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Owens' Progress Toward Achieving Full Nursing Accreditation

Registered Nursing Program has Regained Initial Accreditation

As of August 1, 2013

Owens Community College recently received official notice from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), that the registered nursing program has regained initial accreditation through spring 2018.

As part of its commitment to the ACEN guidelines, Owens has increased its nursing faculty from 25 to 35 full-time members – six clinical teaching faculty and four lab faculty – all of whom have master’s degrees in nursing. Owens will also be reporting data collection, analysis and action taken related to data results for the registered nursing program in the Systematic Plan of Evaluation (SPE) to track the program’s effectiveness.

Faculty and staff continue to be dedicated to ensuring that students are receiving the highest quality nursing education at Owens Community College.

As of January 1, 2013, any student who has graduated from the Owens Registered Nursing Program may state that they have graduated from an accredited program.

Dawn Wetmore, Dean
School of Nursing

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) can be contacted as follows:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000
Web address:

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