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Accreditation

Covenant School of Nursing holds full accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and the Texas Board of Nursing. The school is also a member of the Council of Diploma Programs of the National League for Nursing. Covenant School of Nursing is an Equal Access/Equal Opportunity School and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status or disability.

Benefits Of Accreditation

Accreditation, presently organized by region, profession, and type of institution, is ideally grounded in collegiality and the voluntary search for quality improvement. Specialized accreditation is usually applied to fields in which there is a recognized professional degree and where health, welfare, safety, and professional competence are matters of academic, professional, and public concern.

  1. Provides recognition that the program or school has been evaluated and periodically re-evaluated by a qualified, independent group of respected and competent peers who have found it to be meeting appropriate post-secondary, baccalaureate and higher educational purposes in a satisfactory manner.
  2. Offers professional development opportunity and validation for faculty.
  3. Is a gateway to licensure and eligibility for entitlement programs.
  4. Heightens faculty and system awareness and responsiveness to areas needing improvement.
  5. Fosters on-going, self-examination, re-evaluation, and focus on the future.
  6. Aids in student recruitment.
  7. Assists employers seeking graduates who are competent practitioners.
  8. Provides useful information for career and education decision making.
  9. Facilitates the transfer of credit using the following considerations:
    • the educational quality of the institution from which the student transfers;
    • the comparability of the nature, content, and level of credit earned from the programs offered by the receiving college or program; and
    • the appropriateness and applicability of the credit earned from the programs offered by the receiving college in light of the student’s educational goals.
  10. Enables student eligibility for funding support from federal and state agencies, and foundations for those programs that do not have regional accreditation.

For More Information

For more information about our accrediting bodies click the links below to review their website:

ACEN: www.acenursing.org

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Texas Board of Nursing: www.bne.state.tx.us

Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe #3-460
Austin, Texas 78701

National League for Nursing: www.nln.org

NLN
61 Broadway, 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10006