We are thrilled to announce that the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BS Completion Program) is now a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The ACEN is responsible for accrediting nursing education programs, and achieving ACEN candidacy is a significant milestone in the evolution of the Nursing Program and PCOM.
PCOM New York Campus Director Malcolm Youngren says, “I’m very excited about this candidacy, which recognizes the quality of the program, teaching, and clinical experiences that PCOM New York works so hard to achieve.” Not only is accreditation candidacy a reflection of the quality of the program, accreditation can also assist in the further improvement of the program as related to resources invested, processes followed, and results achieved.
“The PCOM holistic nursing program provides a unique focus on holistic nursing and patient-centered care. This accreditation process validates the importance of holistic nurses caring for the whole person,” says PCOM NY Holistic Nursing Program Director, David Rabinowitsch, RN DNP CHTP/I CNE. The nursing program emphasizes theory, research and evidence informed practice focusing on holistic health, wellness, disease prevention and leadership.
Achieving candidacy will help PCOM students in their careers. “Increasingly hospitals and other healthcare agencies today require nurses to be well rounded, to protect and promote health and wellness and to have their bachelor’s degree. Candidacy from ACEN affirms the quality of the PCOM Holistic Nursing Program and more than ever, NYULMC looks forward to hiring PCOM nursing graduates at our institution,” says Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at NYU Langone Medical Center, Kimberly S. Glassman, Ph.D., RN.
The baccalaureate degree is the established educational criteria for professional nurses. The PCOM holistic nursing program provides the philosophical, professional, educational, and clinical groundwork necessary for nurses of the future.
Pacific College is one of the leading schools in the nation for acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, massage, and holistic nursing where students earn a range of degrees, from a certificate to a doctoral degree. We have campuses in San Diego, New York, and Chicago, and host the annual Pacific Symposium conference.