National League of NursingNational League of Nursing

The Voice of Nursing Education

News and Updates

CNEA Webinar offered March 6 - NLN CNEA Pre-accreditation Candidacy: An Overview of the Process

Nursing programs interested in applying for pre-accreditation candidacy in 2017 are welcome to join us for a one-hour webinar on Monday, March 6 at 2pm EST. NLN CNEA Executive Director Dr. Judith Halstead, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF will present the webinar. Learn more and register.


CNEA Workshop offered April 19 in San Diego - Preparing Your Program for NLN CNEA Accreditation: Beginning the Journey​

Are you preparing your program for initial accreditation? Do you have questions about how to plan and organize your program’s goal of achieving accreditation? This all day session is designed for those nursing program administrators and faculty who are new to the accreditation process, and for those who are responsible for guiding a never-before accredited program through the initial accreditation process. Topics to be covered include applying NLN CNEA accreditation standards to your program; preparing faculty, staff and students to participate in the accreditation process; and approaches to organizing the program’s self-study. Learn more and register.


CNEA Workshop offered April 25 –
The ABC's of Developing Program Systematic Evaluation Plans for NLN CNEA Accreditation

Interested in learning more about how to develop a systematic evaluation plan for your program? And how you can use the plan to help prepare your program for NLN CNEA accreditation? When focused on continuous quality improvement, the process of evaluating your nursing program and pursuing accreditation can be a rewarding experience for faculty and administrators. Join Dr. Judith Halstead, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, executive director of the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA), for a hands-on learning experience of how to create a systematic evaluation plan that is realistic, standards-driven, and helpful in preparing your nursing program to engage in the NLN CNEA accreditation experience. Special focus will be placed on the NLN CNEA standards, the evaluation process, and how to develop quality-focused program, faculty and student outcomes for nursing programs of all types. Learn more and register.


CNEA Workshop offered May 5 – Achieving NLN CNEA Accreditation in Practical/Vocational Nursing Education

Are you preparing your practical/vocational nursing program for initial accreditation? Do you have questions about how to plan and organize your program’s goal of achieving accreditation? This all day session is designed for those nursing program administrators and faculty in practical/vocational nursing programs who are new to the accreditation process. Topics to be covered include applying NLN CNEA accreditation standards to your practical/vocational program; preparing faculty, staff and students to participate in the accreditation process; and approaches to organizing the program’s self-study. Space is limited so register early. Learn more and register.


CNEA Workshop offered August 24 –
Writing Your Program’s NLN CNEA Self-Study: Process and Outcomes

The collective process of writing a self-study provides program faculty with the opportunity to conduct a self-assessment of program strengths and areas for further development. This session will provide participants with strategies and tips that can be used to write a self-study that is focused on addressing the NLN CNEA Standards of Accreditation in an organized and concise manner. Emphasis will be placed on ways to describe program outcomes and continuous quality improvement efforts that are aligned with NLN CNEA accreditation standards. Space is limited, so register early. Learn more and register.


CNEA Pre-summit Workshops on September 14 in San Diego

CNEA will offer The ABCs of Developing Program Systematic Evaluation Plans for NLN CNEA Accreditation and Preparing Your Program for NLN CNEA Accreditation: Beginning the Journey as pre-summit workshops on September 14. Registration for pre-summit workshops is coming soon.

 

NLN CNEA Pre-Accreditation Candidacy Application Deadlines

Pre-accreditation candidacy applications submitted by April 10, 2017 will be considered at the June 22-23, 2017 Board of Commissioners meeting.

Pre-accreditation candidacy applications submitted by August 14, 2017 will be considered at the October 19-20, 2017 Board of Commissioners meeting.

Pre-accreditation candidacy applications submitted by December 4, 2017 will be considered at a February 2018 Board of Commissioners meeting.

NLN CNEA Joins Other Accrediting Agencies in Nursing Education in Historic Collaboration to Issue Joint Statement 

The National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA); the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN); and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) have come together around the issue of academic progression in nursing. The three, which set national standards for nursing programs across the spectrum of higher education, released a joint statement affirming their endorsement of academic progression models in nursing. The statement was developed in cooperation with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) program. This is the first time the three accrediting bodies have collaborated on a statement addressing nursing education.

The full statement is available here.


CNEA

Did you miss the latest issue of CNEA Connection, the NLN’s accreditation services newsletter?
Read it »


NLN CNEA Pre-accreditation Candidacy: An Overview of the Process webinar offered March 6

Preparing Your Program for NLN CNEA Accreditation: Beginning the Journey​ workshop offered April 19 and September 14 in San Diego
Learn more and register for April 19 »
Registration for September 14 pre-summit workshops coming soon


The ABCs of Developing Program Systematic Evaluation Plans for NLN CNEA Accreditation workshop offered April 25 and September 14
Learn more and register »
Registration for September 14 pre-summit workshops coming soon


Achieving NLN CNEA Accreditation in Practical/Vocational Nursing Education workshop offered May 5
Learn more and register »



Writing Your Program’s NLN CNEA Self-Study: Process and Outcomes workshop offered August 24
Learn more and register »



Upcoming Pre-accreditation Candidacy Deadlines

April 10, 2017
August 14, 2017

November 13, 2017**

** Updated deadline