NICC Welcomes Third Party Comments for Pre-Accreditation Review for Nursing Program
March 15, 2017
Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) is submitting an application for national accreditation for the College’s Nursing program from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA).
The NLN CNEA will consider acceptance of the NICC application for pre-accreditation at its Board of Commissioners meeting on Thursday, June 22, 2017.
As part of the pre-accreditation review process for the Nursing program, NICC welcomes third party comments to be submitted to the NLN CNEA office. Third-party comments must be received by the NLN CNEA no later than 14 days prior to the scheduled Initial Program Application Subcommittee review. The submission deadline for NICC faculty, students, administrators, alumnae and community members is Thursday, June 7, 2017.
NLN CNEA Contact Information:
2600 Virginia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Online comments and queries may be directed to:
For more information about the NLN CNEA Standards of Accreditation, visit:
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).