Third Party Notification:
On February 25-27th the associate degree in nursing program at the Maine College of Health Professions is hosting a visit from members of the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The ACEN supports the interests of nursing education, nursing practice, and the public by the functions of accreditation. Accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review, self-regulatory process by which non-governmental associations recognize educational institutions or programs that have been found to meet or exceed standards and criteria for educational quality.
Part of the requirement for continued accreditation is that educational programs in nursing notify communities of interest when a team from the ACEN is visiting. You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26th, in the Gould Room of the College, located at 70 Middle street, Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240.
Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:
Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326 Or email: email@example.com
All written comments should be received by the ACEN by February, 10th, 2020.
OVERVIEW of our Program:
Nursing Programs offer a path to rewarding employment with growing job opportunities. At Maine College of Health Professions, nursing students attend classes, train in state-of-the-art simulation labs, and take care of patients of all ages in a variety of clinical settings. Students gain in-depth and hands-on experience in the full spectrum of patient care, including: maternity, long-term care, pediatrics, surgery, critical care, rehabilitation, mental health, post surgery, and cardiac care. With options to pursue an Associate’s Degree, Bachelor of Science, or Certificate Program in Nursing, students at every career stage can advance within their field. The primary objective of an MCHP education is to graduate nurses who are well-trained and demonstrate the knowledge, concepts, and skills to become a Registered Nurse.
The objective of the nursing program is to graduate nurses who are well-trained and demonstrate the knowledge, concepts, and skills required to be a Registered Nurse.
Associate Degree Program Learning Outcomes
- Apply sound clinical judgment to provide high-quality, safe, compassionate, patient-centered care across the lifespan.
- Communicate therapeutically with clients, families, and healthcare team members to assist in the achievement of desired healthcare outcomes.
- Educate culturally diverse patients and the community about health promotion, disease prevention, illness management, and adaptation.
- Operate effectively across healthcare disciplines and within the context of a healthcare system.
- Demonstrate professional nursing attributes and accountability.
- Integrate evidence-based information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making.