Grantham University Nursing Programs Receive ACEN AccreditationGrantham University is honored to announce the Grantham School of Nursing has been awarded accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). ACEN has a tradition of ensuring quality nursing education, and Grantham’s School of Nursing is proud to have met their standards for accreditation.

The Value of Accreditation

One of the most important criteria to consider when choosing a degree program is accreditation. Accreditation shows that a school or a program has been held to a high level of quality assurance – not just through the initial certification process, but through regular reviews that ensure it has continued to meet the necessary requirements to maintain its accreditation status.

The staff at Grantham University strive to provide the best education possible through each degree program, and accreditation is a marker of how strong the curricula are and the value provided by their degree programs. It assures future employers that a prospective new hire’s degree came from a reputable program and the candidate is prepared with the skills and knowledge needed to do the job. It also gives confidence to students to know their courses meet industry standards and can prepare them for career success.

About ACEN

The National League for Nursing Education (NLNE), a parent organization of what would later become ACEN, published the first set of accreditation standards for nursing education in 1917. Through various iterations, this organization has worked to provide standardization across nursing education and to ensure a successful model of self-evaluation, peer review and approval processes.

Today, the ACEN accreditation program is recognized by both the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), affording them the authority to confer and monitor the accreditation of nursing education programs nationwide. ACEN believes in the enhancement of quality education through continuous self-assessment, planning and improvement. These core values help promote effective education both today and into the future.

Accreditation through ACEN opens doors for students, making it possible for students to transfer credits, to continue their education if they decide to seek additional or advanced degrees, and to convey their competency to potential employers. It also promotes effective and consistent education – which is of particular importance in healthcare fields like nursing.

These values are woven into each of the nursing programs at Grantham University, including our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) online degree programs.

Master of Science in Nursing – Case Management Specialization

Grantham’s Master of Science in Nursing – Case Management Specialization degree program is designed to prepare students for career paths like staff nurse, charge nurse or director of nursing. With the development of core skills such as delivering advanced nursing care and making critical thinking decisions regarding diagnoses, educational interventions and therapeutic interventions, graduates will fulfill all the criteria to earn their MSN.

Students also learn to create, evaluate and facilitate case management plans that benefit clients and make effective use of resources. Identifying patient problems, determining outcomes and coordinating resources are all components of the case management process that students will master through coursework and training.

The case management specialization prepares students to deliver personalized and effective patient support through a deep understanding of human diversity and social issues, health promotion and disease prevention, and leadership and management skills.

Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Education Specialization

The Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Education Specialization degree program at Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in roles that have a bigger focus on education: as clinical nursing instructors, nursing faculty, patient educators and staff development educators. Graduates of the program often find work in nursing schools, community health agencies or other care facilities.

Students in this program learn, in addition to MSN core skills, how to design curricula, integrate strategies that support diverse learning needs, and analyze educational experiences in order to adapt and improve over time. The program offers an emphasis on topics such as tenure, governance, academic freedom and ethical concerns.

This specialization is designed specifically to help prepare students to effectively educate and adapt to new trends and best practices within nursing education – both in the classroom and in clinical settings.

Beyond specializations

These nursing programs are just two of the advanced nursing degree programs offered by Grantham, and they both go beyond their specializations to prepare each graduate for a successful career in the nursing field with core MSN skills. These extremely flexible programs allow students to complete courses from their own homes and at their own pace.

Plus, like all Grantham University programs, the MSN and other nursing degree programs also incorporate the school’s six core professional competencies: communication, distributed collaboration, professional and social responsibility, critical thinking and problem solving, career management, and data aptitude.

Are you ready to begin pursuing Master of Science in Nursing degree at Grantham University? Courses start monthly*, and we are ready to help you get started! Contact us online or call (888) 947-2684 to get more information and to begin the enrollment process.

*Some courses within these nursing specializations start quarterly.