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  • As the general public slowly recognizes the nurse practitioner as a primary care provider, society has a right to question whether or not the profession is in keeping with their own unique code of ethics.

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Accreditation of Schools of Nursing References and Resources

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Nursing World

Information online at American Nurses Association's site, Nursing World

Professional Organizations for Accreditation

These sites are generated by nursing and non-nursing organizations.

  • National League for Nursing (NLN)
    Available www.nln.org
    National League for Nursing (NLN) is an organization of over 2000 agencies and 10,000 individual members whose purpose is to promote the health of communities through nursing. "Its current stated mission is to improve education and health outcomes by linking communities and information through collaborating, connecting, creating, serving, and learning." The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), is the current accrediting body for nursing education in the U.S.
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
    Available www.accrediting-comm-nlnac.org/
    Site by NLN that gives overview of NLNAC.
  • The Council for Higher Education Accreditation's (CHEA) Home Page.
    Available at http://chea.org
    The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a non-profit organization of colleges/universities that promotes voluntary self-regulation through accreditation.
  • Welcome to American Association of Colleges of Nursing
    Available at www.aacn.nche.edu
    The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is an organization whose purpose is to represent baccalaureate- and higher-degree nursing education programs in the U.S.

Government sources on accreditation

Federal resources

  • U.S. Department of Education
    Available www.ed.gov
    U.S. Department of Education (DOE) web site.
  • Department of Education: Office of the Under Secretary
    Available www.ed.gov/offices/OUS/
    Government agency that aids in achieving the National Education Goals.

Articles

Scholarly articles from wide range of sources.

  • Accreditation at a Crossroads
    Available http://chea.org/Perspective/crossroads.html
    Glidden, R. Accreditation at a Crossroads. Excerpted from Educational Record , Fall 1996. Published by American Council on Education (Special Annual Meeting Issue).

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