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NAACLS Former President Receives Distinguished Award

Yasmen Simonian, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, FASAHP, Dean of the Dumke College of Health Professions, at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, is a 2021 recipient of Weber State University Alumni Association’s H. Aldous Dixon Award. Dixon Award recipients have demonstrated careers of excellence and have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support students. […]

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The NAACLS 2020 Annual Report is Available

We invite you to view a Message From the President, 2020 Program Data, 2020 Board of Directors’ Actions, 2020 Volunteers, Statements of Financial Position for FY ending June 30, 2020, and Rosters for the NAACLS Board, Review Committees and Staff. Please visit the NAACLS website at: https://naacls.org/NAACLS/media/Documents/AnnualReport.pdf  

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NAACLS Board of Directors Update – January, 2021

By Dianne M. Cearlock, MT, PhD, Chief Executive Officer Board Supports Position Paper As a result of schedule variations brought about by the pandemic, the NAACLS Board of Directors held an additional meeting this year with a limited agenda. At the January 11, 2021 meeting of the NAACLS Board of Directors, in addition to accreditation […]

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Time Travel Anyone?

by Sally Pestana, MT (ASCP) Many of you reading this were with me in sunny Orlando a year ago for CLEC 2020.  While there may have been a few in attendance who had an inkling of the potential impact the novel Corona virus was to bring to the United States, the vast majority of us […]

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Connect with NAACLS at CLEC 2021.

NAACLS is offering many exciting virtual events next week, and we hope you will join us! Let’s Take a Ride Through the NAACLS Standards  Workshop Webinar; Wednesday, 2/24/21, 7:30am-4:00pm CT. The purpose of this workshop is to explore the flexibility of the NAACLS Accreditation Process and Standards to ensure programs continue to meet the compliance […]

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February 2021 Workshop Early Registration Deadline

The early bird registration deadline for our upcoming pre-CLEC workshop, Let’s Take a Ride Through the NAACLS Standards, is days away. Registration fees and deadlines are as follows: $225/person (EARLY BIRD FEE paid in full by 2/3/21) $250/person (GENERAL FEE paid in full BETWEEN 2/4/21 and 2/17/21) The purpose of this workshop is to explore […]

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NAACLS 2021 Workshop Announcement

NAACLS will conduct a workshop webinar titled, “Let’s Take a Ride Through the NAACLS Standards,” on February 24, 2021, from 7:30am-4:00pm CST. The purpose of this workshop is to explore the flexibility of the NAACLS Accreditation Process and Standards to ensure programs continue to meet the compliance requirements while adapting and innovating. Actual innovative methods used by NAACLS […]

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Request for Public Comment for Transitioning Phlebotomy and Clinical Assistant Programs to Accredited Status

The NAACLS Board of Directors is considering transitioning approved programs to accredited programs and phasing out the term “approved”. Over the past three years, the NAACLS Program Approval Review Committee (PARC) has engaged in internal discussions regarding the definition and challenges of the term “approval.” Discussions were initially stimulated by approved programs that wished to […]

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NAACLS Board of Directors Update – September 2020

By Dianne M. Cearlock, PhD, Chief Executive Officer At the September 24, 2020 meeting of the NAACLS Board of Directors, in addition to accreditation and approval awards recommended by the Review Committee on Accredited Programs (RCAP) and the Program Approval Review Committee (PARC), the following items were addressed: Elections for Board of Director officer positions […]

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