Chamberlain dropped NLNAC Accreditation

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    Today, Chamberlain announced that they have dropped NLNAC accreditation and are solely CCNE and HLC accredited. What implications does this have for future employment and/or graduate or higher schooling that I want to pursue? Initially, I'm pretty upset at this change without any input from their students! Anyone have any knowledge or opinions on this?
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    I am also worried. What is NLNAC accreditation? Does it make any difference if a school has it or not?
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    CCNE is a higher level of accreditation than NLN. They "moved up a notch, not down." No need to worry about the change.
    caliotter3, Emilynn09, Pixie.RN, and 1 other like this.
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    thanks for the info.
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    Going along with what Chamberlainedu said, I know a lot of the brick & mortor schools here in NJ only hold CCNE accreditation. I wouldn't be too worried about it
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    I don't see chamberlin listed on those websites listed?
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    Chamberlain on the CCNE list: CCNE Accredited Nursing Degree Programs (takes a while to load, alphabetical)

    On the HLC accreditation site: The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association
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    Thanks!
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    It's not the employer who would be asking about your colleges accreditation, it would be the BON. Each state is different but in order to get your RN license you must have graduated from a college that has the acccreditation required by that paticuliar state's BON.

    I have a BSN and a have been checking out Chamberland for their online NI master's program. It's been kind of a hard sell on their part because I am old school and have never seen myself getting an online degree.

    Anyway...I have multiple years of experience and have never been asked by an employer what accreditation my college had. Come to think about it I don't even have my college's accreditation on my resume. Just make sure that the school you go to has the accreditation required by the state's BON. I would think that all the states would pretty much have the same requirements...maybe.
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    Quote from tyvin
    It's not the employer who would be asking about your colleges accreditation, it would be the BON. Each state is different but in order to get your RN license you must have graduated from a college that has the acccreditation required by that paticuliar state's BON.

    I have a BSN and a have been checking out Chamberland for their online NI master's program. It's been kind of a hard sell on their part because I am old school and have never seen myself getting an online degree.

    Anyway...I have multiple years of experience and have never been asked by an employer what accreditation my college had. Come to think about it I don't even have my college's accreditation on my resume. Just make sure that the school you go to has the accreditation required by the state's BON. I would think that all the states would pretty much have the same requirements...maybe.
    I do stand corrected...not all states require accreditation. In some states the school must simply be approved by the BON. I don't know which states these are but I would question that in the future if you go to a school without some type of accreditation that if you move you could possibley move to a state where the BON does require the school to have been acccredited. Careful; you don't want to go through all that schooling only to find out your school is the one that holds you back due to lack of accreditation.

    Then you have too ask yourself; why aren't they accredited?


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