Please Please explain!!

  1. I just did a little research and discovered that the RN-BSN program i just started is not accredited by the NLN, but it is approved by the board of nursing in the state that I live in. However, I thought all schools should be accredited by the NLN. All the good schools anyways. What can this mean for me and applying to graduate school? Or what does this say about the degree I will earn from this college?
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   amberfnp
    I am researching MSN programs and it would seem most require that your previous nursing, whether it be diploma/ADN/BSN be NLN accredited.

    How far into the program are you?

    Sorry to hear of your dilemna.
  4. by   mycatmax
    I just found out that this program is CCNE accredited. I believe this is just as good as the NLN accreditation. Is that correct?
  5. by   sleeplessonthelake
    I do know that accreditation does effect the transfer of college hours and your receiving credit for these courses completed at this instituion. Which will effect your future degree aspirations. Also, degree of science or art is very important in future degree quest/goals. Good luck.
  6. by   llg
    Quote from mycatmax
    I just found out that this program is CCNE accredited. I believe this is just as good as the NLN accreditation. Is that correct?

    Yes. In fact, many of the top BSN programs are switching their accreditation from NLN to CCNE. You've got no problem.

    Good luck!
  7. by   KenCCRN
    Quote from llg
    Yes. In fact, many of the top BSN programs are switching their accreditation from NLN to CCNE. You've got no problem.

    Good luck!
    Should be no problem....but I am taking a BSN/MSN with the Masters in Education at http://www.tesc.edu . The price is very competitive and its totally online with discussion boards and papers only. If you are an RN already, no clinical is needed and no tests. I am on my 3rd class with A's so far. Its for teaching and not Nurse Practitioner. However, when I am 55 or 60 I want weekends and summers off....and rather be teaching than at the bedside.
    Ken
  8. by   amberfnp
    llg, thanks for letting us know undergrad programs can be CCNE accredited. How about for ADN and diploma programs?

    I had never heard of the CCNE until I started looking for an MSN program. All I knew to look for was NLN.

    KenCCRN
    I am with you on the better schedule when older !
    I am primarily interested in teaching and initially wanted to do a Nurse Educator program, but I have since decided to apply for a FNP program. I don't really want to do clinical practice full time, but I thought that it would provide a wider range of opportunities. Besides, I have no firsthand teaching experience, I just know that I like helping new staff learn their roles and I do a lot of patient eduation with my job(s). So I figure if the teaching ends up not being for me, I have the clinical side to fall back on. And I thought a FNP education would help me to review the assessment skills I don't use everyday and provide a better base of knowledge to pass on to students. I work primarily in an outpatient surgery center and have since obtaining my RN so there are a lot things I have not experienced. I do work in the ED prn also, but even there, still lots I have not done and lots I've only done a few times.
  9. by   mycatmax
    Yes Ken I agree! I want weekends and summers off as well. However, in the state that i live in you only need to have a Master degree in nursing (any nursing master degree) to teach. I do not know if it is like that in all states, but in my state it is. So if I go to NP school, I feel that it will give me the most options. I can be an NP and teach if i want to. Seems like a great opportunity! Good luck to you and thanks for your comment!
  10. by   spydercadet
    Hi,

    I just wrote and got passed a LPN program in the Chicago-land area and the school doesn't have to be NLN or CCNE. The MOST important thing is the state nursing board approval. So you won't have any problems and as long as you're going to get your degree from there, you won't have a problem with transferring credits.

    Good Luck and don't worry,

    spydercadet

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