YVC’s Nursing program hosts virtual public meeting on accreditation
Yakima, Wash. — Yakima Valley College’s Nursing program will host a site visit for continuing accreditation of its associate degree nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The community is invited to attend the virtual meeting and share comments about YVC’s program on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 1:30-2:00 p.m. PST.
Virtual Accreditation Site Visit
Access Code: 784-594-853
Dial-in Information: United States (Toll Free): 1-877-568-4106
United States: +1 (571) 317-3129
Participants will need to download GoTo Meeting App to participate. It is recommended that participants download the app prior to attending the virtual site visit.
Written comments are also welcome and can be submitted to:
Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Road Northeast, suite 850
Atlanta, Ga. 30326
All written comments are due to ACEN by February 12, 2021.
The ACEN supports the interests of nursing education, nursing practice, and the public by the functions of accreditation. Accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review, self-regulatory process by which non-governmental associations recognize educational institutions or programs that have been found to meet or exceed standards and criteria for educational quality. Accreditation also assists in the further improvement of the institutions or programs as related to resources invested, processes followed, and results achieved. The monitoring of certificate, diploma, and degree offerings is tied closely to state examination and licensing rules and to the oversight of preparation for work in the profession.
YVC’s Nursing program offers six quarters of instruction that leads to an Associate in Nursing Direct Transfer Degree (ADN-DTA/MRP). Students complete four quarters of pre/co-requisite and supporting courses prior to applying for the Nursing Program. Nursing courses proceed consecutively with objectives for each course accomplished before the student proceeds to the next course. Students who complete the ADN-DTA/MRP program and successfully pass the RN licensure exam (NCLEX-RN) will be considered as having met the minimum requirement for transfer into Washington State RN-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs and, if accepted into an RN-to-BSN program, will be awarded senior standing.