I found out today that my nursing program is not accredited through the National League of Nursing, nor are they approved from the Michigan Board of Nursing. They are the only school in the local area that is not accredited and/or approved by these two organizations. I am thinking of transferring to another school, as I am almost finished with my pre requisites for entry into the nursing program. I attend a community college that is very close to my home, yet the nursing program is under constant revision and they are not approved like the many other cc's and university schools
are. Every other cc is accredited by the National League of Nursing, and approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing. My school is accredited by something called NCCC? They didn't even know about the Michigan Nursing Board approval. I am seriously thinking of transferring out to another school before I begin to invest my time and money for the next two years in a good nursing program. I would have to drive further away and pay a slight increase in tuition because of the districting, but I am nervous about continuing on with this cc. What would you all do? I am also torn by the decision of transferring to a University, and getting the bsn, verses the Associates. I may have to wait up to a year to start in the cc nursing program, I already have a year and a half completed, so it would amount to close to the same amount of time before becoming a graduate. Does anyone have any input on the pro's and con's of getting your BSN over your ADN?
Feb 2, '05
You may also have trouble transfering any work you did at this unaccrediated college.And what I mean here is that if they are proposing they have a ligit nursing school and they dont, you need to check the colleges main accrediation. It has been my experience that the transfering and receiveing college's must have a common accrediation before the accepting college will accept work from another college.I would be so mad if I did X amount of hours and could not transfer them anywhere. You can check the accrediation status of any college online ,I dont know the exact web address but type in Higher education accrediation. Im just glad you found this out before you started the program.. That would have really been bad.
Last edit by txspadequeenRN on Feb 2, '05