Analyze the role of regional accreditation and its impact on the institution and school of nursing or nursing program.

Impact of Accreditation

Assignment Overview For this assignment, you will write a 5–7 page paper analyzing the impact of accreditation on your nursing program or school of nursing, based on your analysis of the impact of selected criteria and the results of an interview with your nursing program chair, dean, or a faculty member at your institution familiar with regional accreditation. Assignment Instructions For this assignment, complete the following steps: 1.Select a regional accreditor who has influence over your nursing program. (Your nursing program should optimally be your home college or school of nursing.) Then review the regional accreditor’s criteria and select three that you think are of importance to shaping your institution (college or university) and its program or school of nursing. 2.Conduct an interview with your nursing program chair, dean, or a faculty member at your institution familiar with regional accreditation. It is important that the person you interview be familiar with regional accreditation.

During the interview, discuss the impact of regional accreditation on the institution and school of nursing/nursing program, emphasizing the three criteria you selected. Also discuss the interviewee’s experience with accreditation, including topics such as the following: •What is their knowledge of accreditation and the accreditation process? •If they are or have been on a curriculum or accreditation committee, what was their experience as a committee member? •Do they have previous experience with accreditation elsewhere? •Have they had training regarding accreditation issues? •What do they think has been the impact of the three criteria you selected? •Are there other criteria they think have had equal or greater impact? •What challenges has the interviewee experienced in the accreditation process? Then write a 5–7 page paper in which you: •Identify the regional accreditor (include a link to the accreditor’s Web site) and the three accrediting criteria you selected, using the Diagram Template document provided in the Resources. Place the completed diagram on the first page of your paper. •Explain the rationale for your selection of the three criteria.

Why do you think they are important? What impact do you think they have? •Summarize the results of the interview. Identify the role of the interviewee and the interviewee’s experience with regional accreditation. Do not use the interviewee’s name or the name of the institution. In your summary, focus on major concepts and themes derived from the interview and their application to the institution and school of nursing or nursing program. How do you think your interviewee’s experience with accreditation shapes his or her perspectives on the role and impact of accreditation? •Analyze the role of regional accreditation and its impact on the institution and school of nursing or nursing program. Be sure to address all three selected criteria in the analysis.

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Approximately 250 words