In September 2013, CASN began a project to establish standards for nursing education programs and to revise the process of approval in Haiti.
“To improve nursing education in Haiti, the USAID-funded Health Financing and Governance (HFG) project is working closely with the Ministry of Health or Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population to strengthen its ability to manage an effective standards-based quality system for nursing educational institutions. This system is known as “reconnaissance.” In particular, HFG is working with the Département de Formation et de Perfectionnement des Sciences de la Santé (DFPSS) or the Department of Training and Development for Health Sciences, which is the MOH unit responsible for nursing education.”
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In 2017, officials from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) of the United States signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA). Both organizations are recognized as accrediting agencies for registered nursing education in their respective counties. Both organizations acknowledge that although the forms of accreditation are not interchangeable because of some differences, each party fully recognizes the credibility of the accreditation process of the other.