Statement of Accreditation Status

Professional University Dr. Carlos J. Borrero Ríos

  • CEO: Dr. Carlos Borrero Rios, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Noraida Dominguez
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Ryan Hartnett, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools » Exclusively graduate/professional
  • Control: Private (For-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Puerto Rico School of Nurse Anesthetists, The (prior to 8/1/2022)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Granted
  • Candidacy Granted: 2018
  • Accreditation Granted: March 5, 2020
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024

Contact Information

656 ave Ponce de Leon, piso 1
San Juan, PR 00918

(787) 998-8997

www.eeapr.org

  • April 26, 2024
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due May 31, 2024, providing information on key data indicators (financial health) as reported on the 2023 Annual Institutional Update in accordance with federal regulation 34 CFR § 602.16(b). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • March 28, 2024
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report requested by the Commission action of November 6, 2023, providing information on key data indicators (enrollment – FTE), as reported on the 2023 Annual Institutional Update (AIU) in accordance with federal regulation 34 CFR § 602.19(d). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024
  • March 14, 2024
    To note the substantive change visit occurred on January 11, 2024, to the additional location at 702 Ponce de Leon Avenue Baldorioty corner, San Juan, PR 00918, and the information provided in the substantive change request was verified. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • January 4, 2024
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the substantial change in mission within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • November 16, 2023
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report requested by the Commission action of August 28, 2023. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • November 6, 2023
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due December 13, 2023, providing information on key data indicators (enrollment – FTE) as reported on the 2023 Annual Institutional Update in accordance with federal regulation 34 CFR § 602.19 (d). The next evaluation date is scheduled for 2023-2024. 
  • August 28, 2023
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due September 18, 2023, that provides additional information on Standard I: Mission and Goals; Standard III: Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience; Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience; Standard V: Educational Effectiveness Assessment; and Standard VI: Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • March 9, 2023
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • December 2, 2022
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report due January 9, 2023, providing information on enrollment by educational program in accordance with federal regulation 34 CFR § 602.19 (d) (Accreditation Review Cycle and Monitoring Policy and Procedures). The next evaluation date is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • August 26, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 702 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Baldorioty Street Corner, San Juan, PR 00918 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To direct a substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the commencement of instruction at the additional location. To note that written evidence of necessary approvals has been provided. To note the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • March 2, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Doctor's – Professional Practice program in Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that written evidence of necessary approvals has been provided. To note the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • January 14, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approvals from the Puerto Rico Board of Post-secondary Institutions.
  • August 27, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the Puerto Rico Board of Post-Secondary Institutions. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission's request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • March 5, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To grant accreditation. To request that the next self-study, in preparation for a visit in 2023-2024, provide further evidence of a governing board that appoints and regularly evaluates the Chief Executive Officer (Standard VII).
  • November 21, 2019
    To note the substantive change site visit occurred on April 26, 2019 to the main campus at 656 Ave Ponce de Leon, Piso 1, San Juan, PR 00918, and the information provided in the substantive change request was verified. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the main campus to 656 Ave. Ponce de Leon, Piso 1, San Juan, PR 0091 within the institution's scope of candidate for accreditation status. To direct a substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the commencement of instruction at the new main campus. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note the Commission may rescind this action if instruction at the new location does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • March 14, 2019
    To note that the evaluation visit is now scheduled for 2019-2020. To note that Candidate for Accreditation status is an indication that an institution is progressing toward, but is not assured of, accreditation.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the Accreditation Readiness Report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To grant Candidate for Accreditation status, and to invite the institution to initiate self-study in preparation for an evaluation visit in 2020-2021. To note that Candidate for Accreditation status is an indication that an institution is progressing toward, but is not assured of, accreditation.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • Main Campus
    Puerto Rico School of Nurse Anesthetists
    656 Ave. Ponce de Leon, Piso 1
    San Juan, PR 00918
    Opened: 09/16/2019
  • Additional Location
    Puerto Rico School of Nurse Anesthetists
    702 Ponce de Leon Avenue Baldorioty corner
    San Juan, PR 00918
    Opened: 07/01/2022

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