Press Release Joyce University Receives Continued Accreditation by the ACEN
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Joyce University Receives Continued Accreditation by the ACEN

Jun 17, 2024

Joyce University Maintains Accreditation for Associate of Science in Nursing Program

SALT LAKE CITY – June 17, 2024 – Joyce University’s Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program achieved continuing accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Board of Commissioners.

ACEN accreditation confirms Joyce University’s commitment to high-quality nursing education. The extensive accreditation review process, including a self-study report, site visit, and faculty/program evaluation, ensures the program meets rigorous national standards.

“This accomplishment belongs to everyone at Joyce University – our dedicated faculty, staff, and students,” said Joyce University Dean of Nursing Dr. Kelly McCullough. “The accreditation visit allowed us to showcase our core values of service, learning, integrity, caring, and excellence.”

Joyce University has received continued accreditation, earning the institution the maximum period of accreditation by the ACEN, with the next site visit scheduled for Fall 2031. Among Utah’s largest nursing schools, Joyce offers a full suite of nursing programs from associates to master’s degrees, with accelerated pathways for students of all educational levels.

“ACEN accreditation demonstrates Joyce University’s commitment to preparing future nurses with the best education,” said Provost Dr. Lynn Bilder. “It opens doors to rewarding careers and equips graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to serve our communities.”

Joyce University, a Utah leader in nursing education, offers a fast-track Associate of Science in Nursing program in just 20 months. With no prerequisites, the program combines online coursework with hands-on learning experiences through immersive simulations and premier clinical placements.

Colorado, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah students are eligible to apply to the ASN program.


    Founded in 1979, Joyce University of Nursing and Health Sciences’ mission is to prepare students to serve as competent professionals, to advance their careers, and to pursue lifelong learning. Located in Draper, Utah, Joyce University is proud to have helped thousands of students across the US graduate and launch lasting healthcare careers. With a recent expansion of its pre-licensure programs to select regional locations, including Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Nevada, and New Mexico, Joyce University’s expansion enables aspiring nurses in these regions to access the same high-quality education and opportunities that have defined the institution for decades. Join them as they continue to shape the future of healthcare, one student at a time.

    Joyce University is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for the Associate of Science in Nursing degree program and by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degree programs.

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