Structure, Accreditations and Approvals

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE:

The Nursing programs are part of the Division of Career and Technical Education. Administrative linkages flow from the President to the Vice President of Academics to the Dean of Health and Human Services, to the Nurse Administrator/Chair, to the faculty and staff of the Associate Degree and Technical Degree programs. Please see the CEI website for the organizational chart. cei.edu/about-us/organization-charts/healthcare

ACCREDITATIONS AND APPROVALS

College of Eastern Idaho is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

 Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
 8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100
 Redmond, Washington 98052-3981

The associate nursing program at College of Eastern Idaho located in Idaho Falls, Idaho is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
 Atlanta, GA 30326
 404-975-5000
acennursing.us/candidates/candidacy.asp

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the ADN nursing program is Initial Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at acenursing.us

This nursing program is approved by the Idaho State Board of Nursing in good standing. Last site survey January 2021 and will be up for approval January 2025.

Expected Level of Achievement (ELA) for PROGRAM OUTCOMES:

  • A pass rate of 80% for first-time writers of the NCLEX-RN Licensure and the NCLEX-PN Licensure exam for any given calendar year.
  • 90% of graduates will report employment as a RN within 12 months of graduation.
  • At least 80% of all students who begin the first nursing course in their program will complete the program within 100% of the usual timeframe for their program option. This equates to 4 semesters for full-time option, 6 semesters for part-time option, and 3 semesters for PN to RN Bridge option.

Registered Nursing End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes (EPSLOs) and the Core Concepts

At the completion of the CEI nursing program, the graduate will be able to:

Patient-Centered Care Demonstrate compassionate and culturally competent patient-centered care as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team.
Nursing Judgment Utilize nursing judgement to develop and institute safe, quality care.
Active Learning Actively seek quality information from current, reliable sources to maintain current best practices in nursing.
Professional Identity Exhibit professional values and attributes.

Practical Nursing End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes (EPSOLOS) and the Core Concepts

At the completion of the CEI nursing program, the graduate will be able to:

Patient-Centered Care Provide compassionate and culturally competent care as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team, including the patient and their support system.
Nursing Judgment Utilize the nursing process, critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills, and current evidence-based practices to provide safe, quality care.
Active Learning Implement various learning activities and concepts into patient care.

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