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Mission Statement

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.
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

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

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

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).

For more information on DEAC, see: https://www.deac.org/Discover-DEAC/Heading.aspx

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.

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
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
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.
Pikeville Degree Type
Nursing Associate of Science
Medical Assisting Associate of Science
Phlebotomy & ECG Technician Diploma
Louisville Degree Type
Business Administration Master of Business Administration
Cybersecurity Master of Science
Information Technology Master of Science
Medical & Health Services Management Bachelor of Science
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

The Health Information Management accreditor of American National University (Online) is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Associate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2028. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
Health Information Management

The Health Information Management accreditor of American National University - Louisville is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Associate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2022 . All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

  • 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

Accredited by the Pharmacy Technician Accrediting Commission (PTAC)

 
Pharmacy Technician Associate’s Degree

Accredited by the Pharmacy Technician Accrediting Commission (PTAC)

 
RN to BSN

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 Louisville and Pikeville campuses. ANU Online is also licensed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education to offer online degrees.
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