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Heads Up: Only Hiring Nursing Grads from NLNAC or CCNE Accredited Programs

  1. 0 My GF just graduated from a private nursing school. *ITT*. They have a decent enough program but they are not yet NLNAC accredited.

    She has worked as a tech at a major hospital in my area for 2.5 years and was essentially promised an RN position once she graduated.

    Well, just days ago they told her they would not be hiring her because her school was not NLNAC or CCNE accredited.

    As it turns out, most of the najor hospitals in our area have adopted this policy....

    Caveat Emptor.....
  2. 10 Comments so far...

  3. Visit  Flare profile page
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    that's a shame. I'm sure the program cost her a bundle too!
    virgo,student nurse likes this.
  4. Visit  Nursetastic profile page
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    That is not uncommon at all. Every job posting I've seen states that the applicant must be a graduate of an accredited program. Shame on that school for not educating it's students about that tidbit.
    DSkelton711, cp1024, Meriwhen, and 2 others like this.
  5. Visit  AlaBro2010 profile page
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    That's unfortunate but that's usually how it works.
    DSkelton711 likes this.
  6. Visit  pixiestudent2 profile page
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    Same in my area. I am assuming thats why none of the tech schools here (itt, kaplan..) Offer an RN program. I also believe you can't work for the VA hospitals anywhere.

    Maybe your girlfriend can get into an nln or ccne approved RN to BSN program and get a job at a hospital after that.
  7. Visit  ThePrincessBride profile page
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    Not to be rude but this is something she should have researched prior to forking out a motherload of cash.
    DSkelton711, RunnerRN2015, cp1024, and 2 others like this.
  8. Visit  klone profile page
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    I'm surprised she didn't know that. That's one of the first things one should check before enrolling in a program.
    DSkelton711 and cp1024 like this.
  9. Visit  xoemmylouox profile page
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    It is sad. So many colleges mislead you on this topic. Most people do not understand the importance of the accreditation of your school.
  10. Visit  Sun0408 profile page
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    Quote from Nursetastic
    That is not uncommon at all. Every job posting I've seen states that the applicant must be a graduate of an accredited program. Shame on that school for not educating it's students about that tidbit.
    Every listing from HH to hospital states the same in my area.. Sad to fork out all the money and not get hired. I do hope the program is at least approved by the state BON. If it is, OP there is still some hope. If not, she wasted all that time and money. Sorry to hear this, sadly this is an expensive lesson to learn.
    dirtyhippiegirl likes this.
  11. Visit  klone profile page
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    IIRC, ITT has the accreditation of whatever agency accredits "career colleges". AFAIK, that's it as far as accreditation goes. And they're hella expensive.
  12. Visit  cp1024 profile page
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    Quote from sali22
    Same in my area. I am assuming thats why none of the tech schools here (itt, kaplan..) Offer an RN program. I also believe you can't work for the VA hospitals anywhere.

    Maybe your girlfriend can get into an nln or ccne approved RN to BSN program and get a job at a hospital after that.
    Most schools won't recognize for profit school credits. She could probably go to University of Phoenix, but that won't change the fact that her RN education is not accredited, and I think that may still hinder her in the future unfortunately.

    Just FYI, if you watch the ITT commercials, it has in the middle of the screen they show their contact info (right at the end of the commercial) that "Credits earned are unlikely to transfer. It was easily seen and not in the tiny disclaimer print usually used. I don't know if this is a new thing for them, but I noticed it just the other day, and all I could do was wonder why anyone would fork out that much money KNOWING they might not find a job, and that they will not be able to transfer to a respectable school to further themselves. I feel sorry for those who were lied to and told they would be just as marketable as those attending traditional schools.

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