The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo School of Nursing was recently awarded full reaccreditation for its baccalaureate of science in nursing (BSN) program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
“A full 8-year accreditation for our nursing school is a wonderful accomplishment,” said Director Katharyn ‘Kay’ Daub. “I’m especially pleased that we were commended for our value in the educational pipeline with the expansion of our RN to BSN program.”
The announcement followed last October’s site visit when a review team met with the school’s administrators, students, hospital staff, faculty and community members. Daub said the team was impressed by the students and overwhelmed by the support of the advisory board and UH Hilo administration. She applauded the faculty’s work on the rigorous self-study report, which led one reviewer to describe the curriculum alignment with American Nurses Association standards as the best that they had reviewed.
The ACEN accreditation process provides for the maintenance and enhancement of educational quality through continuous self-assessment, planning, and improvement. The next review is scheduled for fall 2023.