KCC invites public comment during nursing accreditation site visit Sept. 20

Three nursing students pose in a nursing lab.

The Kellogg Community College Nursing Program is pleased to announce that it is pursuing national nursing accreditation for the first time in its 55-year history.

As part of the accreditation process, KCC is hosting a site review for the initial accreditation of its Nursing Program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

All members of the public are invited to meet the ACEN site visit team and share comments about the KCC Nursing Program during a meeting scheduled for 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in the Third Floor Student Lounge inside the Lane-Thomas Building, 450 North Ave., Battle Creek.

“Although not mandatory for the nursing field, KCC is responding to employers’ preferences and is enthusiastically seeking program-specific accreditation through a national nursing accreditation body,” said Dr. Jan Karazim, dean of workforce development at KCC. “The process is lengthy, rigorous and costly, but the College remains committed to obtaining the additional assurance that the program exceeds the quality standards of the profession.”

“We’ve never needed program-specific national accreditation, but we feel that the current success of the program puts us in a position to earn yet another feather in our cap and give our students another advantage in their future employment,” Karazim said.

In addition to the Sept. 20 public meeting, written comments also are welcome and may be submitted directly to:

Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

Or via email to mstoll@acenursing.org

Written comments should be received by the ACEN by Sept. 12, 2017.

For more information about KCC’s Nursing Program, visit www.kellogg.edu/nursing.

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