Nursing Program Receives Continuing Accreditation from National Agency

May 15th, 2020

The College’s Associate degree Nursing program has received continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for the next eight years. The next ACEN evaluation visit will be in Fall of 2027.

“This is a true testament to our faculty and their commitment to Nursing education for our students,” said Dr. Gale Gage, Chair of ECC’s Nursing Department. “We are proud of the quality education we provide to our students, our new nurses.”

Dr. Gage said the accreditation approval from the ACEN is timely this year as 2020 has been designated by the World Health Organization as the International Year of the Nurse.

“This is phenomenal news and is a testament to the great work being done by our Faculty and Nursing Chairperson,” said ECC’s President, Dr. Anthony E. Munroe. “Our students and their future patients are the real winners,” he added.

“We look forward to continued successes for your nursing program. On behalf of the Board of Commissioners, we thank you and your colleagues for your commitment to quality nursing education,” wrote Dr. Marsal P. Stoll, ACEN’s Chief Executive Officer, in the confirmation letter to Dr. Gage.

An ACEN team visited the College last fall to evaluate the program. The final site visit report determined all six standards had been met. Final ACEN approval came following the recent action by the ACEN Board of Commissioners.