OADN And The ACEN Release Regulatory Guidance

(Aug. 3, 2020) - Beginning on July 1, the U.S. Department of Education has issued a new compliance requirement for all higher education institutions in receipt of federal financial aid.  All post-secondary institutions are now required to disclose whether programs intended to prepare a student for licensure or certification will qualify them to work in the state where they are located.  This new regulation applies to all such courses of study, including nursing. The ACEN and OADN have jointly developed regulatory guidance to assist nursing programs in meeting this new requirement.  Nursing programs are strongly encouraged to consult with their office of institutional compliance on this matter, as well.

Guidelines And Evidence-Based Quality Indicators For Nursing Education Programs

OADN participated in the expert panel that informed this national study by NCSBN. The study was conducted over three years to identify quality indicators of approved nursing programs, and warning signs of programs at risk for approval, for the development of regulatory guidelines for nursing programs. Please, read this important report.

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