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For over 30 years the NAACLS News has been the primary way for NAACLS to inform our volunteers and programs of important updates regarding our accreditation process. After the fall newsletter the NAACLS News will be converted into a blog format. This evolution will allow staff to establish a more constant flow of information as […]

The American Medical Association (AMA) is pleased to announce the release of the 2011-2012 Health Care Careers Directory, which provides detailed information on more than 8,400 educational programs at 2,600 institutions encompassing 82 different health care occupations. This directory provides indispensable information on accredited educational programs in all 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Canadian provinces, […]

Maria E. Delost, PhD, MT(ASCP), Chair of the NAACLS Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP), was awarded Distinguished Professor in Teaching at Youngstown State University in Youngstown OH in April 2011. Hugh W. Bonner, PhD, Treasurer of the NAACLS Board of Directors, was elected as President of the CAAHEP BOD for a one-year term.

The 2010 CHEA regulations require that accrediting agencies require of all programs accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) recognized accreditors the publication of outcomes measures in their published materials presented to students and applicants. The regulation is clear that it is the prerogative of the institution as to which outcomes measures are […]

The Winter 2012 cycle includes programs that will have site visits during Fall 2011 and will be placed on the agenda for the Winter 2012 meeting of the review committees. Recommendations from the committees will be acted upon by the Board in April 2012.

MLS DeVry University – Phoenix Campus, Phoenix, AZ Allen College, Waterloo, IA South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD MLT MedVance Institute – West Palm Beach, FL Bunker Hill Community College, Charleston, MA Macomb Community College, Warren, MI Mercyhurst College, North East, PA HT Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH Harcum College, Bryn […]

All organizations that accredit, approve, or recognize educational programs have guidelines and a process for handling complaints. Complaints are infrequent at NAACLS but, when received, are taken seriously and addressed by following a written process. The guidelines and process used by NAACLS are designed to provide the complainant and the program in question with respect […]

The NAACLS Standards revisions are focusing more on outcomes for clinical laboratory science programs. Program curricula are already designed to have positive outcomes that include Board of Certification scores that meet or exceed national means, and employer satisfaction with graduates that demonstrate entry level competencies. To have these positive outcomes there have to be some […]

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