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NAACLSNational Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
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Abbreviations: NAACLS, National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences; PA, pathologists' assistant.
Instructions and a link to an online 42 item survey developed by the ASCLS Research Task Force were emailed in May 2009 to 7,572 individuals who were either members of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science or program directors of NAACLS accredited two-year, four-year, and graduate educational programs.
The previous program was NAACLS accredited in 2000.
NAACLS is the acronym for the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences--the organization that assures the lab community that clinical lab training programs have met minimum essential standards.
The clinical site must meet NAACLS standards as a training facility and clinical mentors must also comply with set standards.
Member programs of the NAACLS have argued for the master's or doctoral degrees to replace the baccalaureate degree as the career-entry standard for the clinical lab scientist/med tech.
Directory of NAACLS approved Online Clinical Laboratory Education Programs.
Every three years, all sites are visited under an NAACLS accreditation agreement.
9) Declining numbers of students interested in lab science led to the closure of training programs approved by the NAACLS from 1,000 to about 500 today.
A NAACLS approved resource on writing instructional object-tives is available.
Presentation by Kathy Hansen for the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel at the NAACLS Futures Conference in Rosemont, Illinois, September 22, 2000.