LPN to ADN
Nursing is a state approved program. Students must successfully complete the program and sit for the NCLEX-RN exam administered by Pearson-Vue testing agency. Upon passing the test, students apply to the State of Michigan for a license. Accreditation is not required for state licensing.
The Kirtland Community College Nursing Program is seeking to become accredited through the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA).
The accreditation process must be completed within three years of being accepted as a candidate. Within this time frame the nursing department will submit a self-study report and then welcome NLN CNEA on-site program evaluators to campus in 2019.
“CNEA accreditation focuses on continuous improvement and and our commitment to provide our nurses with a high quality education in order to prepare them to excel In the workplace,” said Bethany Hubbard, director of nursing.
According to the NLN CNEA, the organization promotes excellence and integrity in nursing education globally through an accreditation process that respects the diversity of each college’s program mission, curricula, students, and faculty. It also emphasizes a culture of continuous quality Improvement and influences the preparation of a caring and competent nursing workforce.
The NLN CNEA Standards of Accreditation consist of five standards with accompanying quality indicators and interpretive guidelines for each quality indicator. These five standards are applied to alt types of nursing programs.
As part of the accreditation process, interested parties are invited to submit comments to the National League for Nursing, in writing, directly to NLN CNEA, attention Tabitha Bennett, NLN CNEA Administrative Coordinator, no later than November 27, 2017.
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