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I am looking for a LPN program in Colorado. I heard Emily Griffith has a great program but I want to later move into RN program. I also checked in Regis What do you think?... Read More

  1. by   albpreemieRN
    I just received this email this am:

    As some of you may have heard, on Monday Denver School of Nursing was granted institutional accreditation through ACCSCT! This accreditation will allow us to offer federal financial aid to our students that qualify, but this will not happen for at least three to six months. In the meantime, students must continue with their payment plan or Sallie Mae loan. Once we have the financial aid department set up they will be able to talk with you about other financing options. Please don't call Kelly or me for any specifics on loan amounts etc. as we won't have that information for several months. We're very excited to pass this fantastic news onto you! See you at orientation on the 12!


    Denver School of Nursing is an Accredited Member ACCSCT.

    The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
  2. by   Satori77
    That is great! Does national accredidation only help with financial aid? Or will there be other benefits? Will graduate schools now accept DSON grads into their programs to get your MSN? OR does that have nothing to do with why grad schools won't accept DSON.
  3. by   Never2late1
    Quote from Satori77
    That is great! Does national accredidation only help with financial aid? Or will there be other benefits? Will graduate schools now accept DSON grads into their programs to get your MSN? OR does that have nothing to do with why grad schools won't accept DSON.
    I heard from my teacher that it does help with financial aid, and I'm sure alot of people are interested in the financial aid than Sallie mae loan
    Right now, only University of Phoenix would take credits from DSON, so wait until they become NLN accreditation
  4. by   albpreemieRN
    Quote from Satori77
    That is great! Does national accredidation only help with financial aid? Or will there be other benefits? Will graduate schools now accept DSON grads into their programs to get your MSN? OR does that have nothing to do with why grad schools won't accept DSON.
    As far as I understand they are working on transfer credits for MSN programs. I also heard they are planning on having their own MSN program in the near future.
    At any rate I feel this is a big step in the right direction for DSON. I know a lot of people have been skeptical, hopefully this will help some of that. I have a feeling it will fill up fast seeing as financial aid will soon be available.
  5. by   Pumpkinpie_usa
    that is a good news that DSON is nationally accredited!!!!



    Carmen
  6. by   sdmom
    That's great about the accreditation! What does this mean about how one qualifies for financial aid? Is it just your financial situation OR is it also your prerequisite grades? Must you get A's or can one qualify for financial aid if one has C's? Just getting started. Thanks everyone!
  7. by   NRSKarenRN
    glad to see this school of nursing continue to improve it's nursing program--instead of diploma can award associate/baccalaureate degrees.

    those considering using this education as a springboard to masters education need to be aware of the types of accreditation for collegiate education that is recognized nationally.

    [font=metaplusbook-roman][font=metaplusbook-roman]in the united states, schools and colleges voluntarily seek[font=metaplusbook-roman]
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]accreditation from nongovernmental bodies. there are
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]two types of educational accreditation: institutional and
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]specialized.

    [font=metaplusbook-roman]institutional accreditation is provided by regional and national
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]associations of schools and colleges. there are six regional
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]associations, each named after the region in which it operates
    [font=metaplusbook-roman](middle states, new england, north central, northwest,
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]southern, western). the regional associations are independent
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]of one another, but they cooperate extensively and acknowledge
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]one another’s accreditation. several national associations
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]focus on particular kinds of institutions (for example, trade
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]and technical colleges, and religious colleges and universities).
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]an institutional accrediting agency evaluates an entire educational
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]organization in terms of its mission and the agency’s
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]standards or criteria. it accredits the organization as a whole.
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]besides assessing formal educational activities, it evaluates
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]such things as governance and administration, financial stability,
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]admissions and student services, institutional resources,
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]student learning, institutional effectiveness, and relationships
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]with internal and external constituencies.

    [font=metaplusbook-roman]a specialized accrediting body evaluates particular units,
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]schools, or programs within an organization. specialized
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]accreditation, also called program accreditation, is often
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]associated with national professional associations, such as
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]those for engineering, medicine, nursing and law, or with specific
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]disciplines, such as business, teacher education, psychology,
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]or social work.
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]www.ncahlc.org/download/2003overview.pdf



    [font=metaplusbook-roman]accrediting commission of career schools and colleges of technology
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]1967/2005/f2009
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]scope of recognition: the accreditation of private, postsecondary, nondegree-granting institutions and degree-granting institutions in the united states, including those granting associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees, that are predominantly organized to educate students for occupational, trade and technical careers, and including institutions that offer programs via distance education.
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]this accreditation will help in establishing with colorado dept of higher education that program meets collegiate type occupational degree requirements and allow for site visit, once passed move to full accreditation status.
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]degree authorization act - colorado department of higher education


    [font=metaplusbook-roman]next is to have program recognized by specialized accrediting body.

    [font=metaplusbook-roman]nationally recognized accrediting agencies
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]national league for nursing accrediting commission
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]1952/2007/f2011
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]scope of recognition: the accreditation in the united states of programs in practical nursing, and diploma, associate, baccalaureate and higher degree nurse education programs.

    [font=metaplusbook-roman]upon obtaining their accreditation, will meet requirements of most masters programs.
  8. by   Satori77
    Quote from nrskarenrn
    glad to see this diploma school of nursing continue to improve it's nursing program.

    those considering using this education as a springboard to masters education need to be aware of the types of accreditation for collegiate education that is recognized nationally.







    [font=metaplusbook-roman]this accreditation will help in establishing with colorado dept of higher education that program meets collegiate type occupational degree requirements and allow for site visit, once passed move to full accreditation status.
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]degree authorization act - colorado department of higher education


    [font=metaplusbook-roman]next is to have program recognized by specialized accrediting body.

    [font=metaplusbook-roman]nationally recognized accrediting agencies
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]national league for nursing accrediting commission
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]1952/2007/f2011
    [font=metaplusbook-roman]scope of recognition: the accreditation in the united states of programs in practical nursing, and diploma, associate, baccalaureate and higher degree nurse education programs.

    [font=metaplusbook-roman]upon obtaining their accreditation, will meet requirements of most masters programs.



    thanks for posting this...this is a big deal to me. as much as i want to go to nursing school and not wait anymore, i don't think this school would be worth it if i can't go to grad school. i really want my masters.
  9. by   albpreemieRN
    Quote from nrskarenrn
    glad to see this diploma school of nursing continue to improve it's nursing program.

    those considering using this education as a springboard to masters education need to be aware of the types of accreditation for collegiate education that is recognized nationally.

    [font=metaplusbook-roman]





    this accreditation will help in establishing with colorado dept of higher education that program meets collegiate type occupational degree requirements and allow for site visit, once passed move to full accreditation status.
    degree authorization act - colorado department of higher education


    next is to have program recognized by specialized accrediting body.

    nationally recognized accrediting agencies
    national league for nursing accrediting commission
    1952/2007/f2011
    scope of recognition: the accreditation in the united states of programs in practical nursing, and diploma, associate, baccalaureate and higher degree nurse education programs.

    upon obtaining their accreditation, will meet requirements of most masters programs.



    thank you for posting this. i know their next step is a specialized accrediting body.
  10. by   Coloradogrl
    This is great I know that I called the board of nursing a couple of weeks ago to ask if they knew if they were going to be accredited anytime soon.
    I "think" that ASSCET is the same thing Concorde has too, but I am not sure.

    With Aid a lot more people will defintly look into their program
  11. by   jmjones222
    Is anyone starting the upper division BSN program in January 2009?

    I am, and am very excited! Anyone commuting from North of Denver?

    Jenny
  12. by   Fweetybee
    Hi Jenny,

    I'll be starting the BSN program @DSON this January also. Finally!! I've been trying to get into nursing school for more than two years--waitlists just got a bit too ridiculous. I'm so happy to hear that the school has institutional accredidation and is working on NLN accredidation as well. At least during all the time I've been waiting I've been able to finish a B.A. and currently working on a second one.

    I will be coming from NE Denver--I live close to DIA so can't currently take advantage of the light-rail which is a real bummer, esp. during winter time. Have you gotten everything turned in yet? I just stopped by and saw Jeff today and looks like I'm good to go so far.

    Well, I'll see you at orientation next Friday; I'll be the Af. American lady with the big curly afro and horned rimmed glasses, nervous as all get out!!

    Good Luck Jenny!

    Angela
  13. by   albpreemieRN
    Hi Jenny and Angela,
    I'm starting the Upper Division BSN in Jan also. Could I BE more nervous?!? I live in Aurora and will most likely take the light rail into school. Looking forward to meeting everyone next week!
    -Amy

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