accredited or non-accredited.

  1. Someone help me to figure this out.

    We are hearing rumors that our school may turn non-accredited.

    What does that actually mean to me?
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Cherish
    It means you WILL NOT be allowed to get federal financial aid if you attend a non-accredited schools. If your going for nursing your state board will not recognize that college since its not accredited. If I were you I would not attend that college. But find out if it really is going to be non- accreditated and talk to financial aid and your state board of nursing. Better to know now then somewhere down the road.
  4. by   Bonny619
    Im half way done with my degree but im now hearing it's just a rumor and that isn't going to happen. I guess we just don't have enough teachers.
  5. by   llg
    There are different types of "accreditation" and different agencies that provide accreditation for schools. In order to know the consequences of having your school lose or drop its accreditation, you would have to know more specifics.

    For example, the agencies that must accredit a school so that its students are eligible for federal financial aid and not the same agencies that accredit nursing schools for other purposes. Also, some schools are voluntarily dropping their accreditation from the NLN and switching to the agency run by the the AACN (which, of course will not accredit diploma programs because they are not collegeate based.)

    So ... it's complicated. And you/we would need more details before anyone could tell you what the loss of your school's accreditation would mean. But I agree that you should not base your decisions on rumors. Get the facts from official sources within the school.

    llg
  6. by   hospitalstaph
    [quote=llg]There are different types of "accreditation" and different agencies that provide accreditation for schools. In order to know the consequences of having your school lose or drop its accreditation, you would have to know more specifics.

    For example, the agencies that must accredit a school so that its students are eligible for federal financial aid and not the same agencies that accredit nursing schools for other purposes. Also, some schools are voluntarily dropping their accreditation from the NLN and switching to the agency run by the the AACN (which, of course will not accredit diploma programs because they are not collegeate based.)

    So ... it's complicated. And you/we would need more details before anyone could tell you what the loss of your school's accreditation would mean. But I agree that you should not base your decisions on rumors. Get the facts from official sources within the school.

    llg[/quote

    I completely agree. Non-accredited can mean many different things, depending on WHO it is not accredited by

    TL
  7. by   Bonny619
    So I got more info and they are talking about the NLN, but they said it would have no negative recourse with us going on and transferring to a 4 year nursing program in the future. But, it's still not certain if this is happening or not.
  8. by   PsychNurseWannaBe
    You might be able to find out more information on the BON for your state. They are pretty open with releasing their meeting minutes. I have seen minutes where they reprimand colleges and even close down nursing programs in colleges due to poor performance.

    It's worth a shot.
  9. by   firstyearstudent
    I am attending a non-NLN accredited ADN program and it is well respected with a great NCLEX pass rate. Sometimes schools do not pursue accreditation because of the cost and time associated. I hear that it can sometimes cause problems if you want to tranfer credits for a higher degree (will not happen automatically as it might with an NLN accreditation) but that it shouldn't affect being able to practice as an RN.

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