National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) Sanford Program for Medical Laboratory Science is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), 5600 N River Road Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, phone (773) 714-8880. NAACLS is recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA). Recognition by CHEA affirms that standards and processes of accrediting organizations are consistent with quality improvement and expectations of accountability. Accreditation is a process of external peer review, which in turn grants public recognition to a program of study or an institution that meets established qualifications and educational standards.
- Identifies for the public specialized programs and institutions that meet nationally established standards of educational quality.
- Stimulates improvement of educational programs involving faculty and staff in ongoing self-evaluation, research and planning.
- Promotes a better understanding of the goals of professional education.
- Provides reasonable assurance that practitioners meet minimum educational standards upon entry into the profession.
Sanford Health Program for Medical Laboratory Science maintains current accreditation and its oversight is the responsibility of a Program Director and an Advisory Committee. This committee is made up of both internal and external members involved in both industry and/or education. The committee's purpose is to discuss issues of relevancy and effectiveness in regards to curriculum, program and student policies, current student issues and appropriate market concerns to allow for a vital, responsive educational environment for our students and our school.