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

  1. 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.....
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   Flare
    that's a shame. I'm sure the program cost her a bundle too!
  4. by   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.
  5. by   AlaBro2010
    That's unfortunate but that's usually how it works.
  6. by   pixiestudent2
    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. by   ThePrincessBride
    Not to be rude but this is something she should have researched prior to forking out a motherload of cash.
  8. by   klone
    I'm surprised she didn't know that. That's one of the first things one should check before enrolling in a program.
  9. by   xoemmylouox
    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. by   Sun0408
    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.
  11. by   klone
    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. by   cp1024
    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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