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ACEN ANNUAL REPORT

for Postsecondary and Higher Degree Programs in Nursing
2012-2013 Academic Year: July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013*

ACEN Accredited Programs: Practical
Report Submitted: 11/14/2013
GENERAL INFORMATION
Governing Organization
Nursing Education Unit
Name:
Name:
Address:
Address:
City:
City:
State:
State:
Zip:
Zip:
Website:
Website:
Chief Executive Officer
Nurse Administrator
Prefix:
Prefix:
Firstname:
Firstname:
Lastname:
Lastname:
Credentials:
Credentials:
Title:
Title:
Phone:
Phone:
Extension:
Extension:
Fax:
Fax:
Email:
Email:
SECTION I. SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE

1. Substantive Change
   Indicate whether you have made any of the following substantive changes during the 2012-2013 academic year*.
   (see Accreditation Manual, Section II Policies, p.22)

 
* academic year: July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Substantive Change Notification required within 4 months prior to implementation
a. Change in ownership, legal status, or form
    of control
No
Yes
reported to ACEN  prior to change
b. Change in mission/ philosophy/ core values
No
Yes
reported to ACEN  prior to change
c. Change in organizational structure
     of the nursing education unit
No
Yes
reported to ACEN  prior to change
d.  Implementation of distance education
No
Yes
reported to ACEN  prior to change
e.  Addition of courses or programs different
     in context or method of delivery from what
     was previously offered and accepted
No
Yes
reported to ACEN  prior to change
f.  Addition of programs with a different level
     of credentials
No
Yes
reported to ACEN  prior to change
g.  Change in length of program
     in relation to program and credentials
No
Yes
reported to ACEN  prior to change
h.  Changes in method of academic measure-
     ments (clock or credit) or change
     in the number of clock or credit hours
No
Yes
reported to ACEN  prior to change
i.  Establishment of an additional location
No
Yes
reported to ACEN  prior to change
j.  Relocation of nursing education unit and/or program
No
Yes
reported to ACEN  prior to change
k.  Program Closing
No
Yes
reported to ACEN  prior to change
l.  Change in enrollment (≥25%) by headcount
     for the 2012-2013 academic year
No
Yes
reported to ACEN  prior to change
Other Substantive Change Notification required immediately
m.Change in State Board of Nursing approval
     status (see Policy # 17)
No
Yes
reported to ACEN
n. Adverse action by appropriate institutional
     accrediting agency (see Policy #18)
No
Yes
reported to ACEN
o.  Decline in program outcomes including
      performance on licensure or certifying
      examinations, program completion rates,
      program satisfaction, and employment rates
No
Yes
reported to ACEN

p.  Title IV Participant Compliance:

  • Default rate in student loan program that exceeds threshold set by legislation, regulation, and policies
No
Yes
reported to ACEN
  • Fraud and abuse
No
Yes
reported to ACEN
  • Adverse action following financial or compliance audits, program review, or other information that becomes available
No
Yes
reported to ACEN
  • Entering into a contract with an educational organization that is not eligible to participate in Title IV
No
Yes
reported to ACEN
Other Changes - Informational
q.  Change in Nurse Administrator
No
Yes
reported to ACEN
r.   If you have answered Yes to any of the above, provide date of implementation and a brief explanation of the change. Please also note that all substantive changes require the submission of a substantive change report in accordance with Policy #14. Reporting on this form does not replace the submission of a substantive change report.
     
SECTION II. PROGRAM OUTCOMES
2. What is the graduate rate of employment (percentage) during the 2012-2013
    academic year*? (employment in nursing within 6-9 months after graduation,
    excluding those who have returned to formal education)
%
3. What is your licensure pass rate during the 2012-2013 academic year*

First-time Exam Takers %

4. What is the program completion rate for the 2012-2013 academic year*? %
SECTION III. PROGRAM OPERATIONS
5. Total number of nursing students as of October 15, 2013 Full-time
Part-time
6. Total number of nursing graduates for the 2012-2013 academic year*
7. Program Length
        a. Total number of academic credits in the program of study
           (Please use a conversion factor of 1:1 for lecture and 1:3 for clinicals
            and labs for reporting total credits)
 
        b. Total number of academic terms (semester/quater) required to complete the
            program of study, including all prerequisites and required general
            education courses.
 
        c. Choose one (1):     Semester Credits    Quarter Credits    Clock Hours
8. Faculty
a.  Total FTE (full-time equivalant) faculty teaching Practical degree students
as of October 15, 2013
FTE 
b.  Total number of individuals teaching full-time
c.  Full-time faculty education listing only the highest degree earned per individual  
  (list each individual once)  
 
i. 
Number with an earned doctoral degree
       
 
ii. 
Number with an earned nursing master's degree
    -- Of these, number currently enrolled in a graduate nursing program
       
 
iii. 
Number with an earned nursing baccalaureate degree
    -- Of these, number currently enrolled in a graduate nursing program
       
 
iv. 
Number with non-nursing master's degree with an earned nursing baccalaureate degree
    -- Of these, number currently enrolled in a graduate nursing program
       
 
v. 
Number of faculty with other degrees
    -- Of these, number currently enrolled in a graduate nursing program
       
d.  Total number of individuals teaching part-time (anyone teaching less than full-time)
e.  Part-time faculty education listing only the highest degree earned per individual
  (list each individual once)  
 
i. 
Number with an earned doctoral degree
       
 
ii. 
Number with an earned nursing master's degree
    -- Of these, number currently enrolled in a graduate nursing program
       
 
iii. 
Number with an earned nursing baccalaureate degree
    -- Of these, number currently enrolled in a graduate nursing program
       
 
iv. 
Number with non-nursing master's degree with an earned nursing baccalaureate degree
    -- Of these, number currently enrolled in a graduate nursing program
       
 
v. 
Number of faculty with other degrees
    -- Of these, number currently enrolled in a graduate nursing program
       
9. Preceptors
a.  Do you use preceptors in the delivery of your nursing program? No Yes( If Yes, answer 9b and 9c)
b.  How many are used on average per semester/quarter?
c.  When are preceptors used during the program of study? Last Course Multiple Courses
d.  Describe the preceptor roles.

   

10. Complaints
    Total number of complaints about the program for the 2012-2013 academic year*
 
11. Enrollment
      a. Total number of students enrolled at the governing organization, including
           students as of October 15, 2013 by headcount.
 
      b. Organization specific
              Significant change in enrollment (≥25%) for the 2012-2013 academic year* by headcount
                                 IncreaseDecreaseNo Significant Change
      c. Program specific
              Significant change in enrollment (≥25%) for the 2012-2013 academic year* by headcount
                  Practical   IncreaseDecreaseNo Significant Change
12. Alternate Methods of Delivery
a.  Do you use alternate methods of delivery?
If Yes, select all that apply
No Yes
  Online  
  Multiple (teaching) locations  
  Accelerated program option  
  Alternate schedule (e.g. part-time or weekend)  
  ITV  
  Self-paced learning packages/courses  
  Compressed video 
  Other (if other, please explain below) 
b. 
Online Delivery
Which one of the following options best applies to the online offerings?
  entire nursing program major is online
  several courses of the nursing program major are online
  one course of the nursing program major is online
  online activities as requirements in at least one course of the nursing program major
  no online activities
13. Standardized Testing
a.  Do you use standardized testing in your nursing program?
 (If Yes, answer 13b and 13c)
No Yes
b.  Are standardized tests a course requirement? No Yes
c.  Do students have to achieve a certain minimum score to continue or graduate from the program? No Yes
14. Partnerships
    Do you currently have partnerships
      If Yes, please identify partnerships below  
No Yes
 


   

15. Laboratory Personnel
  a. What types of personnel are used in your skills laboratory?
  Staff (If staff personnel are used, answer 15b)
  Faculty
  Combination of staff and faculty
  None
         
  b. If staff personnel are used, please note qualifications (check all that apply)
  RN with associate degree
  RN with baccalaureate degree
  RN with master's degree
  Non-nurse staff
  Other (if other, please specify)
16. Simulations
  a. Do you use simulation(s) in the delivery of your curriculum?     No Yes (if Yes, answer 16b and 16c)
  b. Identify the type(s) of simulations used

   

         
  c. How are simulations used (check all that apply)
     Part of a class
     Out-of-class assignment
     Remediation
     Skill check-off
     Other (if other, please explain below)
17. Resources
              Significant change of ≥20% in available fiscal resources for the nursing program
                  Practical   IncreaseDecreaseNo Significant Change
 
18. Systematic Plan of Evaluation
  a. Is your program's systematic plan of evaluation fully implemented?     No Yes
  b. Does the plan include ongoing assessment of:
    all student learning outcomes?  No Yes
    all program outcomes?              No Yes
    all ACEN Standards?               No Yes
 
FEEDBACK/SUGGESTIONS
Please use the space provided below for suggestions in improving ACEN policies and procedures.

   
RECOMMENDATIONS TO SERVE AS COMMISSIONERS OR SITE VISITORS
Use the spaces provided below to recommend/nominate individuals to serve as ACEN Commissioners or Site Visitors.
Please include name, credentials, position title, and contact information.
COMMISSIONERS
SITE VISITORS
EDUCATORS
CLINICIANS

Please submit your completed report by November 15, 2013.
Be sure to print a copy of your completed report for your files.

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Thank you for your cooperation.

   
   
   
For assistance, please contact Zaid Toukan by email ztoukan@acenursing.org or phone 404.975.5000