The diploma nursing program at Covenant Medical Center's Covenant School
of Nursing located in Lubbock, Texas is accredited by the: Accreditation
Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners
for the Diploma nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at
The school also holds accreditation by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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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.
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.
Offers professional development opportunity and validation for faculty.
Is a gateway to licensure and eligibility for entitlement programs.
Heightens faculty and system awareness and responsiveness to areas needing
Fosters on-going, self-examination, re-evaluation, and focus on the future.
Aids in student recruitment.
Assists employers seeking graduates who are competent practitioners.
Provides useful information for career and education decision making.
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.
Enables student eligibility for funding support from federal and state
agencies, and foundations for those programs that do not have regional