Kellogg Community College’s Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program has received national accreditation status by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Dr. Jan Karazim, dean of Workforce Development at KCC, said KCC’s Nursing Program has long maintained approval status from the Michigan State Board of Nursing. This required state endorsement, combined with the College’s ongoing accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, provided KCC’s nursing graduates with eligibility to complete the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX). The addition of specialized ACEN accreditation ensures KCC’s program meets the most rigorous and highest standards of nursing education to address the future needs of students and employers in the health care field.
Tonie McMaster, director of Nursing Education at KCC, said, “KCC Nursing students can be confident that the education they receive here meets the standards of excellence upheld by ACEN. National nursing accreditation will provide graduates with even more employment and further educational opportunities, in addition to some scholarship opportunities only available to students from nationally accredited nursing programs.”
Applications for KCC’s Fall 2018 Full-Time Nursing Program are available now. Visit www.kellogg.edu/nursing for more information.
For more information about the ACEN, contact the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, or at 404-975-5000 or visit www.acenursing.org.
Pictured above is KCC Nursing graduate and Bronson Battle Creek nurse Cierra Landon.
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