Program One of Just Three in Centerville-Dayton Corridor to Receive ACEN Accreditation

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 7:02 PM

The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program at Fortis College in Centerville has been granted full, continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).  The nursing program accreditation is effective for eight years, through spring 2022.

ACEN accreditation was approved by the Board of Commissioners at its July 10-11 meeting based on findings by the ACEN site visit team this spring. In her notification letter, ACEN Chief Executive Officer Sharon Tanner, EdD, MSN, RN, congratulated Fortis on its “outstanding achievement.”

“This is huge news for our campus and a great day for our students, graduates and staff!” said Campus President Richard Rucker, Ph.D. “We consider ACEN accreditation to be one of the ‘gold standards’ of nursing accreditations and one that enables our students to do their clinical studies at a wider range of top-notch facilities and our graduates to seek employment at all of Ohio’s major hospital networks.”

Rucker added, “The full and continuing accreditation for the Fortis College nursing program at Centerville ensures our program remains one of only three in the Centerville-Kettering-Dayton corridor to have received ACEN accreditation. That’s a very noteworthy achievement.”

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing is nationally recognized as a specialized accrediting agency for post-secondary and higher degree programs in nursing education and responsible for the specialized accreditation of nursing education programs (Clinical Doctorate, Master’s Degree, Baccalaureate Degree, Associate Degree, Diploma, and Practical Nursing program). ACEN has authority and accountability for carrying out the responsibilities inherent in the application of standards and criteria, accreditation processes and policy-making, among other duties. 

            The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. To reach ACEN, call 404-975-500 or visit