Students interested in a nursing degree should consider Owens Community College. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) recently awarded the program its maximum accreditation of eight years. A voluntary peer review process designed to monitor educational standards and criteria, ACEN is recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Irene Jones, Chair of the Nursing Department, said “A higher accreditation like (this) with ACEN reflects on the quality of education that we provide and the quality of the faculty that teach our students. We don’t just exceed our state board of nursing minimum requirements, we go above and beyond.”
Owens’ commitment to high standards is evident in student results as well. Pass rates for students taking the examinations for registered and practical nurse licenses exceed both state and national averages. Nursing students graduating from Owens also have higher than average placement rates.
More information about the nursing program can be
obtained by calling 567-661-2387 or 1-800-GO-OWENS,
Ext. 2387 or visiting owens.edu/sonhp.