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Overview report: Bachelor of Nursing


NVAO has confidence in the quality of the Bachelor's degree programmes in Nursing. This is evident from the overview report published by NVAO on the assessments of these programmes. However, this was not the case in 2015, when NVAO issued negative accreditation decisions for all these nursing programmes. What followed was a thorough reform of the curriculum and an extension of the duration of studies. NVAO’s overview report sketches a general picture of the assessment procedures and the substantive findings of the assessment panels. The report concludes with NVAO's insights and policy recommendations.

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A route map for high-quality work-based learning in higher education

Together with experts from the field, NVAO Netherlands has worked on a guide that can inspire study programmes, students and organisations in the (further) development of work-based learning. The guide 'A route map for high-quality work-based learning in higher education' describes a system that can contribute to the dialogue on the quality of work-based learning within higher education and is therefore also relevant for review panels responsible for the assessment of study programmes with work-based learning in the programme.

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Arnold Jonk appointed as new chair of NVAO

The Committee of Ministers has appointed Dr Arnold Jonk as chair of the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) on the recommendation of Minister Robbert Dijkgraaf of Education, Culture and Science. He replaces Sander van den Eijnden, who will retire as chair on 1 November 2022. This will make Arnold Jonk the only member of the Executive Board nominated by the Netherlands. He will start his term on 1 October. One month later, he will take over the chairmanship.

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Jo van Ham and Marc Vermeulen joined our board

The Committee of Ministers has appointed two new board members for the board of the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) in The Hague, upon the recommendation of Robbert Dijkgraaf, Minister of Education, Culture and Science. Jo van Ham and Marc Vermeulen joined the board since 1 May.

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NVAO becomes Luxembourg's permanent quality assurance partner

In the coming years, the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) will expand its regular assessment activities in the Netherlands and Flanders to include Luxembourg. It has reached an agreement with the Luxembourg government on this. Until now, Luxembourg recruited reputable quality assurance organizations to conduct higher education assessments. The Luxembourgers are choosing NVAO as their permanent quality assurance partner. Remarkable in this relationship: NVAO will also help design the new quality assurance system in Luxembourg in collaboration with the ministry and all Luxembourg parties involved.

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Anneke Luijten-Lub leaving NVAO per mid-December

Anneke Luijten-Lub is leaving NVAO after more than two years. She will become interim member of the Board of Governors of Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences.

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