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The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Steering Committee of the ACEN Nursing Education Accreditation Conference is proud to announce our inaugural conference scheduled July 12-14, 2018, at the Omni Atlanta Hotel – CNN Center. The conference theme for 2018 is “Quality Education through Accreditation.”

The ACEN Nursing Education Accreditation Conference provides a scholarly forum in which faculty, nurse administrators, and students share best practices in nursing education. The conference is your opportunity to engage in scholarship, learn new educational practices, meet and network with your peers, interact with the ACEN Board of Commissioners, meet our dynamic Chief Executive Officer, and enjoy the numerous amenities of Atlanta, Georgia. In fact, family activities, restaurants, parks, and shopping are within walking distance from the Omni Atlanta Hotel – CNN Center.

Topics for one-hour sessions and poster presentations include, but are not limited to, creative partnerships for nursing programs; innovative online or hybrid delivery of nursing courses or nursing programs; resourceful utilization of preceptors; inventive faculty mentoring programs; faculty evaluation processes; student orientation programs; grievance and/or complaint procedures; curriculum maps for established professional nursing standards, guidelines, competencies, diversity, and standards of practice; academic progression pathways, assessment of student learning outcomes; assessment of program outcomes; and data collection and analysis of job placement rates.


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This activity has been submitted to the Tennessee Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Tennessee Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Please call Sharon F. Beasley at 404-975-5013 for more information about contact hours.