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- Aug 22, '12 by tammy_zeidan09Quote from llgI already Startef which is why It's a huge thing for y's as students. We just found out after after classes startedNot necessarily. The old accreditation may have expired and they didn't try to renew it. That's different that having something go terribly wrong and having the accreditation taken away from them. Get all the facts before making any decisions.
Personally, I would not go to a school without all the proper accreditations ...but that's just me. I don't like to take chances with that sort of thing.
- Aug 22, '12 by LadyinScrubsGo to the NLN website and see what is posted for your school and its program. Then, call the NLN and talk to the specialist who works with your school & program. Get specific facts; exactly what is going on. Was the accreitation pulled or did the school decide not to renew it? If the accreditation was pulled, this did not happen out of the blue. There would have been warnings and the your school would have a warning attached to it. You need more info about what is going on.
- Aug 28, '12 by DTWriterWhatever the reason, one should avoid attending a non-accredited nursing programs or a nursing program that is in danger of losing its accreditation. "Working on getting accreditation; Reapplying for accreditation" does not equate to "WILL get accreditation" nor "We ARE accreditated"
Below is a link to an article on a nursing program that lost its accreditation and the challenges that students of this program are facing:
DACC nursing program loses accreditation; questions loom for students - Las Cruces Sun-News
The article discusses an example of what could happen to students who attend a non-accreditated nursing program. There may be non-accreditated programs with graduates that were able to obtain jobs and purse higher education - none to my knowledge, though.
OP, the choice to stay in the program is yours; however, I advise you to drop out of this program ASAP. You will have a harder time pursuing resitution from the program if you decide to continue with the program after being told by the chairman on the first day of classes that they are reapplying for the NLNAC accreditation and they don't have NLNAC accrediation.
Assuming that you made a "non-refundable" deposit for this program - Depending on state/federal laws, you could probably get a refund for a "non-refundable" deposit and any other payment made as a direct or indirect result of the program if the program continued to claim NLNAC accreditation at the time you applied and when you made the payments for the program. If such is the case, the program's officials failed to deliver what was promised (NLNAC accreditation) and thus would be obligated by law to pay back at least your deposit. Payments that were made due to false pretenses/false advertisement are refundable by law. Parties that are unable to deliver what was promised is obligated by law to refund payments made to them and pay for any damages resulting from their failure to deliver.
If you do decide to drop out of the program and get your deposit back, try talking to the chairman of the program first before seeking legal counsel.Last edit by DTWriter on Aug 28, '12
- Aug 28, '12 by JoryNo way would I go to a non-accredited problem...no way, no how. I would quit and reapply somewhere else before I did that.
You never know where you might want to go with your education and I can assure you that it will cause problems later on down the line if you graduate from a college that is non-accredited.
- Aug 28, '12 by TheCommuterQuote from DTWriterThe LVN program that I attended lost its NLNAC accreditation while I was attending, and I encountered no problems whatsoever with passing NCLEX, finding a job, or continuing my education.There may be non-accreditated programs with graduates that were able to obtain jobs and purse higher education - none to my knowledge, though.
I attended an RN/ADN completion program that has always been unaccredited, and still encountered no problems with passing NCLEX, finding employment, and so forth.
- Aug 28, '12 by tammy_zeidan09Thank you the commuter. We had a seminar the other day and the chair says it was the 6th provision...data collection. They will apply first candidacy in December. Hopefully that'll mean something. We have been sent in email regarding confirmation from universities partnered with our CC that accept students from our CC so long as we are licensed and maintain a certain GPA.