New nursing programs
have to graduate a certain number of classes (3 classes, I think) before they can receive official accreditation by the NLN. They need to be able to show that their graduates can pass the state board and be successful in finding and maintaining employment. Understanding this requirement, most school WILL accept transfer credits from a new program in its pre*accredited years IF the school is successful in receiving the accreditation promptly when it is eligible. There may be a few exceptions, however.
Accreditation is NOT the same thing as "board eligible." State Boards do not require that a nursing school
be accredited by the NLN in order for the students to be able to take the test. If they did, how could any new programs ever be established?
Attending a new nursing program is always risky because the faculty and curriculum are untested. However, it happens every day. If the educational institution is a good one, they are probably setting high standards and probably doing their best to create a good program. However, you have to remember that you are taking a bit of a risk that the program will have problems. You'll be one of the "guinnea pigs" who will be attending the program as they run it for the first few times and while they are still "working out the bugs."
For some people, attending a new program is the right decision. For other people, it is not.
Good luck with whatever you decide.