BCC Nursing Programs Receive ACEN Accreditation

Brunswick Community College (BCC) is pleased to announce that the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing has granted initial accreditation to the BCC Associate Degree and Practical Nursing programs. ACEN Accreditation recognizes high quality in nursing education by fostering program excellence through peer review, benefiting students, faculty, and the community.

“Achieving ACEN Accreditation is a great accomplishment made possible by our faculty’s hard work and dedication,” said Shaylene Ball, MSN, RN, and Director of Nursing. “It stamps approval on programs that we have known for a long time are among the best. It also inspires us to work harder than ever to continuously go beyond the high standards set by ACEN to give our students and their future patients every advantage.”

The ACEN Accreditation process is rigorous, involving candidacy, self-study, and peer review, but the benefits are many. “Potential employers know that students graduating from an accredited program are top-notch and ready to hit the ground running,” said Ball. “Many government agencies will only hire nurses from accredited programs. We feel immensely proud at reaching this important milestone and look forward to even greater accomplishments ahead.”

The purpose of the ACEN is to provide specialized accreditation for all levels of nursing education and transition-to-practice programs. Recognized as an accrediting body by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), ACEN is one of the largest specialized accrediting agencies, accrediting nursing programs throughout the United States, its territories, and internationally. Learn more about ACEN at acennursing.org.

The Associate Degree and Practical Nursing programs are part of BCC’s Health Sciences offerings. This area of study combines science and health services into various career fields committed to improving the healthcare industry and delivering quality care to patients, no matter the population. To learn more about BCC Nursing and other Health Sciences programs, visit our website or contact OneStop Student Services at [email protected] or (910) 755-7320.

June 12, 2023

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