Ave Maria University is pleased to announce its Nursing Program has received full accreditation from the Board of Commissioners at Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). ACEN is one of the leading accreditation bodies in nursing education in the United States, and is devoted to strengthening the quality of nursing education through its review process and rigorous standards.
The successful completion of the process concludes a thorough multi-year evaluation that included a major self-study and site visit to the University. ACEN assesses nursing programs in light of the following six criteria:
- Mission and governance
- Faculty and staff
- Student policies and support structure
- Fiscal, physical, and learning resources on the campus
- End of Program outcomes and student achievement
In addition, the accreditation is retroactive to the fall of 2019, meaning it not only benefits current and future students, but positively impacts the career of past AMU Nursing program alumni. The University’s Nursing program boasts a 100% job placement among alumni and being accredited by one of the most respected national organizations in nursing accreditation lifts the program and University to new heights.