Claremont college's nursing program loses voluntary accreditation
"The decision does not reflect deficiencies in instruction or student performance," Dr. Susan Henderson, Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs, said in a statement last week. "The rigor of the program and the quality of our graduates is evidenced by our record of pass rates on the nursing license exam that are consistent with other programs in New Hampshire, and by the successful employment experiences of our graduates, who hold positions in hospitals, schools, medical offices, and business and industry in the Upper Valley and across the Granite State and New England."
"Accreditation by the ACEN is not required, but we feel it is worth having and we will work to regain it in the upcoming months," Henderson said.
In the meantime, River Valley Community College plans to hold meetings with freshmen, who were to enter the program this fall, as well as seniors, who are halfway through the program, within the next week.
Henderson said while the ACEN program is voluntary, the accreditation is important.
"We value a peer review and accreditation," she said. "And that's why we went through this whole process way back when their program was created in the late '80s and early '90s and we value that. It's like a stamp of excellence."
It is not a matter of creating the documentation, but centralizing it and making it more understandable, Henderson said.
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