Accreditation at Hondros College OF NURSING
Purpose of Accreditation:
Accreditation is a voluntary system of self-regulation that leads to approval of an educational institution by an officially recognized entity and is designed to evaluate overall educational quality and institutional effectiveness. Accreditation provides assurance that the institution meets nationally established benchmarks and standards. Another significant benefit for students is the availability of federal student financial [Title IV] aid if the student is attending an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.
Hondros College of Nursing is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) to award diplomas, associate degrees, and bachelor’s degrees. The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools is recognized by the United States Department of Education.
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Questions regarding overall educational quality or accreditation should be directed to Adam Bulizak, Dean, Accreditation and Compliance (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions regarding Title IV eligibility or administration should be directed to Mary Cannon, Director of Financial Aid (email@example.com).
National Accreditation vs. Regional Accreditation:
There are two main types of accreditation of post-secondary institutions: regional and national accreditation.
Regional accreditation is granted to an institution by one of six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the United States Department of Education depending on the institution’s location. Regionally accredited institutions tend to place a greater emphasis on academic research and services and less on specific student learning outcomes.
National accreditation is granted to an institution by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and is focused on the educational process and student learning outcomes including placement, retention, and licensure pass rates. Nationally accredited institutions predominantly offer career and/or technical programs with a strong emphasis on preparing students for careers and future success in their fields of study.
Hondros College of Nursing is approved by the State Board of Career Colleges and Schools of Ohio. Westerville (Columbus) main campus (#2024), West Chester (Cincinnati) branch (non-main) campus (#2027), Fairborn (Dayton) branch (non-main) campus (#2025), Independence (Cleveland) branch (non-main) campus (#2026), Maumee (Toledo) branch (non-main) campus (#2038), Akron branch (non-main) campus (#2187). SBCCS monitors and regulates Ohio’s private post-secondary career colleges and schools to ensure compliance with minimum standards as established by Ohio law. For more information, go to www.scr.ohio.gov/. The Indianapolis campus is authorized by: Indiana Board for Proprietary Education, 101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206.
Hondros College of Nursing is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing [OBN] for the Associate Degree in Nursing and Practical Nursing Diploma programs. The OBN regulates nursing education programs in Ohio that prepare students for initial licensure as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse. For more information, go to http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/. The Practical Nursing program received initial accreditation from the Indiana State Board of Nursing at 402 West Washington Street, Room W072, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. For more information, visit https://www.in.gov/pla/nursing.htm.
National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation:
The Hondros College of Nursing Practical Nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at the 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037.
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements Approval
Hondros College of Nursing operates under the approval of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) simplify the process for students to take an online course for credit offered by an institution located in another state. An up-to-date list of states participating in SARA can be found on the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements website.
Students with a concern or issue should first attempt to resolve it with the College, per the procedures published in the Student Catalog. Students located in SARA-participating states who feel that their concern was not adequately addressed by the institution may appeal to the SARA portal entity for Ohio, the Ohio Department of Higher Education, using the Department’s complaint website. Complaints related to grades or student conduct will not be considered, nor will complaints related to situations that occurred more than two years previous.