American National University
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 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.

DEAC logo

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:

  • Bartlett Campus, 5760 Stage Road, Bartlett, TN 38134
  • Nashville Campus, 1638 Bell Road, Nashville, TN 37211

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

  • Louisville Campus (Non-Main), 4205 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40216
  • Pikeville Campus (Main), 50 National College Boulevard, Pikeville, KY 41501

+ Who is DEAC

Founded in 1926, DEAC is the preeminent accrediting organization for distance education delivered worldwide that sets high standards for academic quality, inspiring excellence in teaching, learning, and student outcomes through voluntary assessment and peer review. DEAC accreditation standards establish education quality expectations and assess an institution's ability to integrate technology to meet the needs of 21st century graduates and employers. DEAC accreditation provides students with confidence that the institution offering programs, ranging from high school through the professional doctoral degree and non-degree certificates, have been evaluated and meet rigorous standards established by education industry professionals.

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is also 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

 

 

Federal SEVP Approval

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll non–immigrant alien students.

The following programs are approved for non–immigrant alien students and currently offered by American National University.
Roanoke (main) Campus Degree Type
Master of Business Administration Master of Business Administration
Cybersecurity * Master of Science
Information Technology * Master of Science
Business Administration – Accounting Bachelor of Business Administration
Business Administration – Management Bachelor of Business Administration
Cybersecurity * Bachelor of Science
Medical and Health Services Management Bachelor of Science
Network Administration * Bachelor of Science
Business Administration – Accounting Associate of Science
Business Administration – Management Associate of Science
Health Information Management Associate of Science
Medical Assisting Associate of Science
Network Support Associate of Science
Paralegal Associate of Science
Medical Assisting Certificate
Paralegal Studies Certificate
*STEM Programs are eligible for up to two additional years work authorization under OPT.
Lexington Degree Type
Medical and Health Services Management Bachelor of Science
Medical Assisting Associate of Science
Medical Office Professional Diploma
Louisville Degree Type
Health Information Management Associate of Science
Medical Assisting Associate of Science
Medical Billing and Coding Diploma
Phlebotomy & ECG Technician Diploma

 

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. In addition, programs with approval or licensure from relevant professional organizations are also listed here.

+ Programs with programmatic accreditation

Program

Programmatic Accreditation / Approval / Licensure

Certification(s)

Campus(es)

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)

Medical Assisting

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N.,
Falls Church, VA 22043
(703) 917-9503
www.abhes.org

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

Nursing

Licensed by Kentucky Board of Nursing

 

  • Kentucky Registered Nurse (RN) Licensure

Paralegal Certificate/Associate’s Degree

Approved by American Bar Association

 

Pharmacy Technician Diploma

ASHP logo

Accredited by the Pharmacy Technician Accrediting Commission (PTAC)

 

Pharmacy Technician Associate’s Degree

ASHP logo

Accredited by the Pharmacy Technician Accrediting Commission (PTAC)

 

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)

 

 

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.

Tennessee Campuses

The Bartlett 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.

Kentucky Campuses

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

 

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