(Associate of Applied Science, Registered Nursing Program)
The program is designed to prepare graduates for Registered Nursing positions in a variety of healthcare settings. The program combines studies at Owens Community College with planned and guided experience in client care in healthcare facilities and community agencies.
Effective May 6, 2013 the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC) changed its name to the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). The mission of the agency has not changed.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) can be contacted as follows:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, Georgia 30326 Phone: 404-975-5000 Web address: www.acenursing.org
Owens Community College recently received official notice from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), that the registered nursing program has regained initial accreditation through spring 2018.
As part of its commitment to the ACEN guidelines, Owens has increased its nursing faculty from 25 to 35 full-time members – six clinical teaching faculty and four lab faculty – all of whom have master’s degrees in nursing. Owens will also be reporting data collection, analysis and action taken related to data results for the registered nursing program in the Systematic Plan of Evaluation (SPE) to track the program’s effectiveness.
Faculty and staff continue to be dedicated to ensuring that students are receiving the highest quality nursing education at Owens Community College.
As of January 1, 2013, any student who has graduated from the Owens Registered Nursing Program may state that they have graduated from an accredited program.
Dawn Wetmore, Dean
School of Nursing