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American National University

Mission Statement

American National University provides opportunities for individuals who are seeking to achieve their career goals by offering credential and degree programs through distance education and blended learning. American National University is dedicated to ensuring adult students have access to quality programs in career focused disciplines that provide the skills needed to be competitive in today’s changing marketplace.

GOALS

  • Offer credential and degree programs focused on preparing students to be competitive in the current marketplace.
  • Integrate soft skills and practical knowledge students need to be effective in their chosen career.
  • Assist students in achieving their academic goals through proactive support and encouragement.
  • Maximize the use of current technologies to offer accessible and relevant academic programs.

ANU Educational Degree Paths


OBJECTIVES

  1. Enhance students’ educational experience in credential and degree programs to meet current marketplace needs in business, information technology, health science, and paralegal professional fields through efficient and effective access to quality curricula, learning resources, equipment, and facilities.
  2. Facilitate a learning environment that promotes the development of skills needed for students to be successful in professional settings while encouraging students to express their own ideas and respect the ideas of others.
  3. Engage students through the delivery of well-developed and relevant curricula that allows students to achieve the stated program outcomes.
  4. Support students from their enrollment to beyond graduation by providing individualized and interactive career services.
  5. Employ appropriately qualified faculty to deliver practical and theoretical knowledge, skills, and abilities that motivate students to learn and achieve their educational goals.
  6. Develop a collaborative culture of continuous improvement that puts students first and allows the University to consistently strive for educational and operational excellence.

 


Accreditation

NATIONAL ACCREDITATION

American National University is institutionally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (see below for campus-by-campus accreditation listing). The university has maintained institutional accreditation for over 60 years, providing an assurance that our degrees meet tested standards of quality recognized by employers, government agencies, and other post-secondary institutions.

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American National University, 1813 E. Main St., Salem, VA 24153 (Roanoke Valley) is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, with the following campuses recognized as administrative sites by DEAC:

  • Harrisonburg Campus, 1515 Country Club Rd., Harrisonburg, VA 22802
  • Charlottesville Campus, 3926 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22911
  • Lynchburg Campus, 104 Candlewood Court, Lynchburg, VA 24502
  • Princeton Campus, 421 Hilltop Drive, Princeton, WV 24739
  • Parkersburg Campus, 110 Park Center Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26101
  • Dayton Area Campus, 1837 Woodman Center Drive, Kettering, OH 45420
  • Bristol Campus (as National College), 1328 Highway 11W, Bristol, TN 37620

DEAC logo
The following American National University campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools:

  • Lexington Campus (Main), 2376 Sir Barton Way, Lexington, KY 40509
  • Louisville Campus (Non-Main), 4205 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40216
  • Pikeville Campus (Non-Main), 50 National College Boulevard, Pikeville, KY 41501
  • Danville, KY Campus (Non-Main), 115 East Lexington Avenue, Danville, KY 40422

The following National College campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools:

  • Nashville Campus (Main), 1638 Bell Road, Nashville, TN 37211
  • Memphis Campus (Non-Main), 2576 Thousand Oaks Cove, Memphis, TN 38118
  • Bartlett Campus (Non-Main), 5760 Stage Road, Bartlett, TN 38134

+ Who is DEAC

Founded in 1926, DEAC is an internationally recognized accrediting body for post-secondary institutions offering primarily distance-education programs from the non-degree level up to and including the professional doctoral degree. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency, and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

 

+ Who is ABHES

ABHES is recognized by the United States Secretary of Education for the accreditation of private, postsecondary institutions in the United States offering predominantly allied health education programs.

 

+ What is the difference between “regional accreditation” and “national accreditation”?

Accrediting agencies are private educational associations of regional or national scope. Regional accreditation agencies concentrate on schools physically located in specific areas of the country whereas national accreditors, like DEAC, can accredit any postsecondary school located in the U.S. without limitation to a specific region.

Each accrediting agency determines its own evaluation criteria to assess whether a postsecondary institute meets it standards. Regional accrediting agencies typically focus on the traditional, liberal arts approach to academics, with greater emphasis on general education rather than preparation for specific occupations. Universities like ANU that are accredited by DEAC, a national career-related accrediting agency, focus on programs designed to educate students for in-demand professional, technical, or occupational careers. This includes certificate/diploma programs or associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees that are delivered in multiple formats: on-campus, online, or via video-conferencing.

It is worth noting that official sources of accreditation approval by the independent Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) make no qualitative distinctions among regional or national accreditors and ”institutions and accreditors need to assure that transfer decisions are not made solely on the source of accreditation of a sending program or institution.”1 For more information on transfer of credit at ANU please click here>>

1 http://www.chea.org/pdf/fact_sheet_4_frame_trans_02.pdf

 

 

 

PROGRAMMATIC ACCREDITATION

Several of American National University’s programs are programmatically accredited by professional organizations. Programmatic accreditation is a mark of distinction that verifies that your training abides by standards that are independently verified by professionals who work in your field.

+ Programs with programmatic accreditation

Program

Professional Accrediting Body

Certification(s)

Campus(es)

Emergency Technology –Paramedic

Accredited by CAAHHEP upon the recommendation of Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North.,
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

  • National Registered Paramedic (NRP)

Health Information Management

CAHIIM logo

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education

  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

Medical Assisting

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North.,
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
  • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)

Nursing

Kentucky Board of Nursing

 

  • Kentucky Registered Nurse (RN) Licensure

Paralegal Certificate/Associate’s Degree

American Bar Association

 

RN to BSN

CCNE logo

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 887-6791

  • Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML)

Surgical Technology

Accredited by CAAHHEP upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North.,
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

  • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

 

 

STATE APPROVALS

Each state agency authorizes approval for post-secondary institutions to operate within its jurisdiction.

+ American National University campuses are authorized by the following state agencies:

State

Campus

Virginia Campuses

American National University is authorized by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to provide educational programs beyond secondary education in the Commonwealth of Virginia; however, the institution is not subject to the requirements of certification by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

The Salem, VA campus of American National University is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission to offer certain online programs to residents of the state. Maryland students who wish to express a complaint or grievance about the institution should follow the grievance policy stated in the University’s official catalog. The University is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of the Attorney General and/or the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Complaints may be directed to: Maryland Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, 200 St.Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21202 – Telephone 410-528-8662/ 888-743-0823.

West Virginia Campuses

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has assigned the Princeton, West Virginia campus of American National University the status of Category II to offer degree programs and the Parkersburg, West Virginia campus the status of Category III to offer degree programs.

Tennessee Campuses

The Bartlett, Bristol, Memphis, and Nashville campuses are authorized for operation by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, located at 404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1900, Nashville, TN, 37243, and can be reached at (615) 741-3605. This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility.

Ohio Campuses

The Akron Area (Stow) campus, Dayton Area campus, and Youngstown Campus have received the Certificate of Registration and Program Authorization from the State of Ohio Board of Career Colleges and Schools, located at 30 East Broad Street, Suite 2481, Columbus, Ohio 43215, and can be reached at (877) 275-4219. The Ohio registration number for the Akron Area campus is 07-01-1811B, 09-07-1905B for the Cleveland Area campus, Dayton Area campus is 04-01-1700B, 11-09-1974T for the Stark County (Canton) campus, 08-11-1884B for the Columbus campus, 04-05-1718B for the Cincinnati campus and 07-03-1816B for the Youngstown campus.

Indiana Campuses

The South Bend campus of American National University is authorized by the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education located at 101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206.

Kentucky Campuses

American National University is licensed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education to offer all programs at the Danville, Florence, Lexington, Louisville, and Pikeville. ANU Online is also licensed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education to offer online degrees.

 

 

 

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