Iowa Wesleyan awarded National Recognition for Nursing ProgramWritten by Theresa Rose on April 20, 2015
Iowa Wesleyan College announces its earned accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). Accreditation signifies the IWC program has met or exceeded standards and criteria for educational quality in its nursing curriculum and its preparation for nursing students to work successfully in the profession.
“We are thrilled to learn our Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is being recognized for meeting the highest standards set forth for nursing education across the country,” said Steve Titus, president of Iowa Wesleyan. “The accreditation process through the ACEN is a rigorous, faculty driven process that took several months. Successfully fulfilling those requirements and achieving accreditation signifies that Wesleyan is delivering our responsibility to offer exceptional nursing education for Iowa Wesleyan students.”
“It is wonderfully affirming for the Iowa Wesleyan Nursing Program to achieve national accreditation status through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN),” said Lisa Kongable, Associate Professor of nursing. “This accomplishment signifies the high quality, rigor, and integrity of our baccalaureate nursing program, as well as the college’s commitment to excellence and best practices in the nursing educational arena. It also communicates to nursing students, the educational community, and the general public that astute measures and care are taken to meet the standards and criteria set by the ACEN to ensure effective education and ongoing, systematic program enhancement at Iowa Wesleyan. We take pride and pleasure in supporting students in their educational journey of attaining their BSN degree.”
The ACEN accreditation program is founded on the belief that specialized accreditation contributes to the centrality of nursing for the public good and provides for the maintenance and enhancement of educational quality through continuous self-assessment, planning and improvement. Accreditation indicates to the general public and to the educational community that a nursing program has clear and appropriate educational objectives and is working to achieve these objectives. Emphasis is placed upon the total nursing program and its compliance with established standards and criteria in the context of its mission/philosophy as well as current and future nursing practice.