Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) is proud to announce that the New York Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Completion Program) with a holistic focus is now accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The ACEN is responsible for accrediting nursing education programs, and achieving ACEN accreditation is a significant milestone in the evolution of not only PCOM’s nursing program but also the college as a whole. PCOM’s partially-online program became a candidate for ACEN accreditation in April 2014, which is a voluntary, self-regulatory process by which non-governmental associations recognize programs that have been found to meet or exceed standards and criteria for educational quality.
Hospitals and other healthcare agencies increasingly seek well-rounded candidates from distinguished programs; ACEN accreditation bolsters the careers of PCOM students in a competitive field by reaffirming the quality of the Holistic Nursing Program. “The nursing department at PCOM is very proud to have obtained ACEN accreditation. It means that we have achieved the highest level of quality and standards, which makes our program an excellent opportunity for nurses to learn how to practice holistically,” said Sandra Maldonado, Holistic Nursing Program Director. 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 of Oriental Medicine is one of the leading schools in the nation for acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and massage, where students earn from a certificate up to a Doctoral degree. We have campuses in San Diego, New York, and Chicago, and host the annual Pacific Symposium conference. PCOM is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), registered with the New York State Education Department (NYSED), and approved by the Board of Regents. PCOM’s Master’s and Doctoral degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). The Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission of Education in Nursing (ACEN).