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

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    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...

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    that's a shame. I'm sure the program cost her a bundle too!
    virgo,student nurse likes this.
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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.
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    That's unfortunate but that's usually how it works.
    DSkelton711 likes this.
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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.
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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, RunnerRN2b2014, cp1024, and 2 others like this.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.


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