CACC President Jeff Lynn and Health Science Program Administrator Dr. Jennifer Steele recently received great news regarding the ADN (RN) nursing program. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) granted continuing accreditation with removal of good cause for the ADN program. This news comes at a pivotal time in the program’s expansion with its student nurse apprenticeship program.
“This is an exciting time for CACC and the Coosa Valley School of Nursing,” Dr. Steele mentioned.
“Nursing faculty have worked tirelessly over the past years to improve program outcomes and are now able to see the hard work pay off. While covid has been devastating over the past two and a half years, it provided nursing programs and our accreditation organization the opportunity to reevaluate nursing program outcome standards that truly benefit programs like ours. We are grateful for all the support provided by our clinical partners and look forward to many years of educating nurses in the CACC communities.”
This notification came from the on-site visit back in March, and now provides the green light for CACC’s Nursing program to move forward as fully accredited without conditions or good cause. This allows the nursing program to continue to grow to meet local healthcare industry shortages. Having been limited in admission numbers due to accreditation concerns, continuing accreditation will allow the program to admit a more robust number of applicants.
“I want to commend Dr. Steele and her faculty for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to the excellence of our ADN program,” Jeff Lynn, president of CACC stated.
“This news comes as a result of their efforts to make sure CACC has one of the top programs in the state. Excellent healthcare is crucial to society, and it is a priority for us at CACC to give our nursing students the best opportunities possible. We understand the demand for highly skilled nurses, and we want to connect our students to our local healthcare providers.”
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