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- by fitness1st Dec 13, '11My issue is this. I am looking to finish up my LPN at a school that is not accredited it will take me only 4 months since they are willing to take my 35 units of an acclerated BSN nursing program that I was not able to finish due to moving. The BSN units are from an accredited well known university. In addition I have a bachelors degree in Health Science as well. Will it be hard for me to get in an LPN to RN program if my LPN is from a program that is not accredited but it is approved by FDOH? I would greatly appreciate any advise anyone has to offer. This has my had spinning!
- Dec 13, '11 by elkparkThere are two entirely different kinds of accreditation that matter in nursing, general academic accreditation and nursing-specific accreditation (NLNAC and CCNE). Which kind are you talking about (or are you asking about both)?
Few LPN/LVN programs have NLN accreditation, so that's not a big deal. If the school doesn't have general academic accreditation by your regional academic accrediting agency, though, that could create real problems for you down the road when/if you want to further your education.
- Dec 14, '11 by fitness1stI guess my main concern is furthering my education. Since I have to go a round about way and many schools don't want to transfer my nursing units, this school is approved by Board of Nursing but has no regional accreditation. I am wanting to become an LPN so I will not have to do a full two years since I have completed the first 3 semseters out of 5 semsters for a BSN program. My question is do you think it will be hard for me to transfer to an accredited LPN to RN program. It seems like most schools just would like you to have an LPN license with no limitations.