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Testimonial - Benefit of Accreditation

Q.   What are the benefits of JRCERT accreditation?

A.   I believe that those who benefit the most from JRCERT accreditation are the students.  Students enrolled in a JRCERT accredited program are assured that the program content is being delivered by qualified and experienced faculty, with facilities and other resources that fully support the instruction. Student learning must be measured, and data must be analyzed, resulting in JRCERT accredited programs constantly improving.  JRCERT accreditation also requires that students gain a knowledge foundation prior to performing procedures on patients and are guaranteed appropriate clinical supervision.  JRCERT accreditation means students experience high-quality, safe programs where their learning is paramount. 

Catherine Ford, M.Ed., R.T. R (ARRT)                                                                                                                                                                   Dean, School of Nursing and Health Professions                                                                                                                                                   Owens Community College


Q.   What are the benefits of JRCERT accreditation?

A.   Programmatic accreditation

  • pushes program sponsors to strive for excellence and embed continuous improvement in the life-cycle of the program. 
  • mandates accountability through benchmarking, analysis, and stakeholder involvement
  • ensures students participating programs deliver consistent learning opportunities which meet/exceed employer/industry expectations
  • focuses efforts on measurable student learning outcomes
  • creates a data-driven culture with reportable results

When institutions of higher education start preparing for regional/institutional self-study & site visit, leadership instinctively turns to the health sciences faculty as experts on developing goals, objectives, and targets; identifying measurement tools; collecting data; analyzing actual results; and developing improvement strategies.  The institutional shift towards outcomes & benchmarking has given health sciences faculty opportunities for greater contribution at the institutional level.  This engagement across disciplines has also resulted in greater collaboration and faculty collegiality!  

Kae Fleming, Ed.D., RT(R)                                                                                                                                                                                             Dean, Health Sciences                                                                                                                                                                                         Columbia State Community College