CCNE accredited, not NLNAC accredited, is it a problem?

  1. Hi, everyone:

    I looked some BSN programs. One of them kind of attracts me. It is from a descent public univesity, with CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) Accrediation and state board approved, but no NLNAC accrediation.

    Per my understanding, NLNAC is for Diploma, ADN, BSN and MSN programs. CCNE is only for BSN and MSN programs. I saw some BSN, MSN programs accredited by NLNAC but not CCNE.

    My question is, if I go to a BSN program only accredited by CCNE (of course, also state board approved), then will I have any trouble later on if I want to work in any other state, or go to graduate school?

    rhp
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   manna
    Our program is transitioning from NLN accreditation to CCNE. I have not heard anything but good things from the faculty, and expect to have no problems in the future.

    Good luck!
  4. by   rhp123
    Quote from manna
    Our program is transitioning from NLN accreditation to CCNE. I have not heard anything but good things from the faculty, and expect to have no problems in the future.

    Good luck!
    manna,

    thanks for the reply. What are the good things you heard? Does that mean CCNE accrediation is better than NLN accrediation?
  5. by   manna
    Actually, the CCNE board has been here in the last two weeks - and actually came and spoke to our students, asking our opinions on what in the program needed improvement, etc. The faculty and all the students, so far, were very impressed with the CCNE organization as a whole - in general, they seemed much more helpful and interested in the status of the program than the NLN accreditors did in the past.

    And like you mentioned, CCNE is the organization to certify BSN and MSN programs. Many are often NLN accredited as well, but that is mainly the organization for ASN programs. Since there is often a difference in the curriculum (as well as other things) between the two, I think it's a fine thing that they have different accrediting bodies.

    Here's a link that you might find helpful, another former discussion on this board about NLN/CCNE

    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthre...ighlight=NLNAC
  6. by   rhp123
    Quote from manna
    Actually, the CCNE board has been here in the last two weeks - and actually came and spoke to our students, asking our opinions on what in the program needed improvement, etc. The faculty and all the students, so far, were very impressed with the CCNE organization as a whole - in general, they seemed much more helpful and interested in the status of the program than the NLN accreditors did in the past.

    And like you mentioned, CCNE is the organization to certify BSN and MSN programs. Many are often NLN accredited as well, but that is mainly the organization for ASN programs. Since there is often a difference in the curriculum (as well as other things) between the two, I think it's a fine thing that they have different accrediting bodies.

    Here's a link that you might find helpful, another former discussion on this board about NLN/CCNE

    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthre...ighlight=NLNAC

    Manna:

    Thank you. Your reply and link is very helpful.

    rhp

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