Difference between CCNE and NLNAC accredidation

  1. If a school is only NLNAC accredited is that good enough to practice in other states? What is the difference? Thanks
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  3. by   elkpark
    Yes -- the usual wording you see is "(must be a graduate of) an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program." Either one is sufficient.

    The "difference" is that they are two different organizations that both accredit nursing programs, but they accredit different types/levels of programs. I believe (someone correct me if I'm wrong!) that NLNAC accredits diploma, ADN, and BSN programs (only), and CCNE accredits BSN and graduate programs (only).
  4. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from elkpark
    The "difference" is that they are two different organizations that both accredit nursing programs, but they accredit different types/levels of programs. I believe (someone correct me if I'm wrong!) that NLNAC accredits diploma, ADN, and BSN programs (only), and CCNE accredits BSN and graduate programs (only).
    You're correct.

    The NLNAC also accredits LPN certificate/diploma programs.
  5. by   bethca
    Does that mean either one is just as good? Or is the CCNE considered better if youwant a Masters later on??
  6. by   elkpark
    Either one is just as good.

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