Allen College has the following institutional approvals or accreditations.
Regional Accreditation is identified as institutional which signifies that all of Allen College's programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 • Chicago, IL 60604--Phone: 800-621-7440 or 312-263-0456 | Fax: 312-263-7462 | email@example.com.
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in an example of regional or institutional accreditation agency, which evaluates an entire educational institution and accredits it as a whole. Specialty, specialized or program accreditation agencies accredit units, schools or programs with a focused area of concentrated study. Specialty programs function within a larger educational institution, i.e., college or university. Specialty accreditation agencies serve the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices in a specialty area, e.g.., nursing, occupational therapy, imaging, and laboratory sciences.
Specialized & Professional Accreditation
The baccalaureate degree in nursing/ master's degree in nursing/ Doctor of Nursing Practice and post-graduate APRN certificate at Allen College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.
Associate of Science in Radiography:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
Bachelor of Health Sciences; Medical Laboratory Science:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Bachelor of Health Sciences; Nuclear Medicine Technology:
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT)
2000 W. Danforth Rd., Ste. 130, #203
Edmond, OK 73003
Bachelor of Health Sciences; Diagnostic Medical Sonography:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Occupational Therapy Accreditation:
The Allen College entry-level Master of Science degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. Once accreditation of the program has been obtained, its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this examination, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. NBCOT is located at 12 South Summit Avenue, Suite 100, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. The NBCOT phone number is (310) 990-7979 and the Web address is www.nbcot.org. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice:
Iowa Board of Nursing (IBN)
River Point Business Park
400 SW 8th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-4685