Difference between CCNE and NLNAC accredidation

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    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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    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).
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    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.
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    Does that mean either one is just as good? Or is the CCNE considered better if youwant a Masters later on??
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    Either one is just as good.


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