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This is a discussion on Heads Up: Only Hiring Nursing Grads from NLNAC or CCNE Accredited Programs in General Nursing Discussion, part of General Nursing ... My GF just graduated from a private nursing school. *ITT*. They have a decent enough program but...by mindlor Nov 13, '12My 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....
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- Nov 13, '12 by Flarethat's a shame. I'm sure the program cost her a bundle too!
- Nov 13, '12 by NursetasticThat 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.
- Nov 13, '12 by Belle1005That's unfortunate but that's usually how it works.
- Nov 13, '12 by sali22Same 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.
- Nov 13, '12 by ThePrincessBrideNot to be rude but this is something she should have researched prior to forking out a motherload of cash.
- Nov 13, '12 by kloneI'm surprised she didn't know that. That's one of the first things one should check before enrolling in a program.
- Nov 13, '12 by xoemmylouoxIt is sad. So many colleges mislead you on this topic. Most people do not understand the importance of the accreditation of your school.
- Nov 13, '12 by Sun0408Quote from NursetasticEvery 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.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.
- Nov 13, '12 by kloneIIRC, ITT has the accreditation of whatever agency accredits "career colleges". AFAIK, that's it as far as accreditation goes. And they're hella expensive.