NICC Welcomes Third Party Comments for Pre-Accreditation Review for Nursing Program
April 5, 2017
Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) is pursuing pre-accreditation candidacy status for its Practical Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing Programs. This pre-accreditation application is being made to the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; phone (202) 909-2500. The submission deadline for NICC faculty, students, administrators, alumnae and community members is Thursday, April 13, 2017.
Online comments and queries may be directed to:
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THIRD-PARTY COMMENTS INFORMATION: NLN CNEA expects the engagement of communities of interest in the accreditation process including faculty, students, administrators, alumnae, and community as an indication of stakeholder commitment to program quality and integrity. As part of the pre-accreditation candidacy process, the academic nursing unit is required to communicate information regarding the NLN CNEA accreditation process and established timetable to their defined community of interest.
During the pre-accreditation candidacy review process, the program is required to publicly post a notice informing students, communities of interest, and other members of the public of their rights and responsibilities to submit comments directly to the NLN CNEA staff regarding the program(s) under review. The program must submit evidence of such posting when submitting the pre-accreditation application. Third-party comments will be shared with the NLN CNEA Program Review Committee’s Initial Program Application Subcommittee and the Board of Commissioners during the review process. The comments will be shared with the chief academic nursing officer who will be given an opportunity to respond to the comments if desired. Third-party comments and a program’s response are not part of the pre-accreditation application but are considered additions to the application materials submitted for review by the IPASC (a specialized subcommittee of the NLN CNEA Program Review Committee).