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
- 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.