UACCB nursing program accredited for faculty requirements

UACCB nursing program accredited for faculty requirements

INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - The nursing program at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) is fully accredited for the Standard 2: Faculty Degree Requirements.

UACCB Interim Division Chair of Nursing and Allied Health Marietta Candler said after a follow up report, the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) found 100 percent of full-time faculty and more than 50 percent of part-time faculty had a master's degree.

"We are proud to be accredited by ACEN.  The accrediting body supports the excellence and integrity of nursing programs," Candler said.  According to the ACEN website, "Accreditation also assists in the future improvement of the institutions or programs as related to resources invested, processes followed and results achieved."

ACEN accreditation is a voluntary process that is peer reviewed and enhances improvement in nursing education.

The ACEN report was conducted in spring 2015 and will hold UACCB under the accreditation until the fall semester of 2020, when another self-study report will be required for the registered nurse program.

"UACCB has a wonderful nursing program and we are excited to help bring more nurses into the local job force upon completion of their degree," Candler said.

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