Shawnee Community College Nursing Program Receives National Accreditation

Shawnee Community College Nursing Program Receives National Accreditation

ULLIN – Shawnee Community College in Ullin recently announced the Accreditation Committee on Education in Nursing (ACEN) has granted Initial Accreditation for both the Practical and Associate Degree Nursing Programs.

According to a release, the ACEN accreditation means the nursing programs at Shawnee Community College have met rigorous standards and that both programs can be trusted to provide students with quality nursing education.

Shawnee Community College is the only ACEN-accredited Practical Nursing Program in southern Illinois and joins eight other Practical Nursing programs in Illinois that have received ACEN accreditation.

The effective date for SCC’s Initial Accreditation is May 20, 2020, based on the date for initial candidacy. The ACEN Board of Commissioners granted initial accreditation to the Practical and Associate Degree Nursing Programs and are scheduled for their next evaluation visit in Spring 2027.

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