South Suburban College’s Associate Nursing Program Earns Accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

South Holland, IL – South Suburban College (SSC) announces that its Associate in Applied Science nursing program has achieved accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) through Spring 2028. This recognition follows a review process and on-site visit, leading to the ACEN Board of Commissioners’ approval during their September meeting.

Dr. Linda Brown-Aldridge, the Dean of the Nursing Program, shared her thoughts on the accreditation, “This accreditation stands as proof of the unwavering commitment and hard work demonstrated by our SSC faculty, the institution’s executive leadership, and our dedicated students.” Dr. Stokes, President of SSC, emphasized the significance of ACEN accreditation, saying, “Attaining ACEN accreditation is a pivotal milestone for our nursing program. It underscores the dedication of our team and their unwavering commitment to improving the student experience.”

The accreditation process included an assessment and planning effort aimed at improving the nursing curriculum and education experience. Dr. Brown-Aldridge and her team have submitted data to ACEN, covering nursing curriculum, cohort information, and other pertinent data, reaffirming SSC’s dedication to improvement.

Dr. Tasha Williams, SSC’s Vice President of Academic Affairs, voiced her vision for the future,

“This accreditation solidifies our position as a provider of nursing education in the Southland. We remain committed to equipping students with the skills they need to make a positive impact on patient care and the community.”

ACEN accreditation is a voluntary process that uses peer review to assess nursing academic programs. It provides specialized accreditation for nursing education programs, offering certificates, diplomas, or recognized professional degrees. In attaining this status, SSC’s nursing program has showcased its skill in five areas: administrative capacity and resources, faculty qualifications, student support, curriculum development, and program outcomes. This recognition reinforces SSC’s commitment to excellence in nursing education.

SSC’s full-time Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program provides students with specialized training to cultivate an understanding of nursing theory and practice. Graduates are equipped to deliver healthcare services to the community in various roles. Upon program completion, students are prepared to sit for the National Council of Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

To learn more about the ACEN accreditation or the nursing program, please contact the SSC Nursing Department at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2260. For additional details about the SSC nursing program, visit SSC is located at 15800 S. State Street, South Holland, IL.