Accreditation Site Visit Scheduled for Daytona State’s Associate Degree Nursing Program

Site visit team invites the public to share comments at October 6 meeting 

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (September 17, 2021) –

Daytona State College will host a site visit for continuing accreditation of its Associate Degree Nursing Program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), October 5-7. The public is invited to meet with the site visit team and share comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled for 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6. The meeting will take place in Room 205 of the Health Science Hall (HSH-320) located at 1200 West International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to: Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3390 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326. Comments may also be emailed to All written comments should be received by the ACEN by September 27.

The ACEN supports the interests of nursing education, nursing practice, and the public by the functions of accreditation. Accreditation is a peer-review, self-regulatory process by which non-governmental associations recognize educational institutions or programs that have been found to meet or exceed standards and criteria for educational quality. Accreditation also assists in the further improvement of the institutions or programs as related to resources invested, processes followed, and results achieved.

“The Accreditation process by ACEN peer evaluators gives the Associate Degree Nursing faculty the opportunity to share stories of our successes and challenges in nursing education at Daytona State College,” said Amy Szoka, Chair of the DSC School of Nursing. “ACEN site visitors verify, clarify, and amplify how we meet our learning outcomes and program outcomes. We are well-prepared for the visit and hopeful we will receive another eight years of continued accreditation.”

The ACEN accredits nursing education programs in secondary, postsecondary, and hospital-based governing organizations that offer certificates, diplomas, or degrees. The monitoring of these programs is tied closely to state examination and licensing rules and to the oversight of preparation for work in the profession.