Not NLNAC Accredited school cause problems later?? - page 2

I am looking to go to a private college called Career Training Solutions here in Fredericksburg, VA for either their LPN or new RN program. However they are only accredited by the VA state board of... Read More

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    Quote from zoobyli
    I just had a problem that came up because my school is not NLN accredited. I applied for a job, was told they would be calling back to set up a time for me to come for an interview. They then called the next day to say they couldn't go through with the interview because my school is not on the list of NLN or CCNE accredited schools. So it COULD cause you a problem and not just for continuing on to get your BSN. Granted it could be the one hospital, but I've noticed all hospitals say "must be graduated of accredited program". Which accreditation do they count as accredited I have no idea. My school does have accreditation btw, just not NLN.
    Wow..that's messed up..I haven't heard of that happening before. Do you live in the DC area? Can you share which hospital if so..I will not be applying there I guess. The graduates of my school work at Wash Hosp Center and 2 of the INOVAS. One student that came in during orientation had several offers right after graduation.

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    Try IUON at St. Kitts in the Carribean. No waiting time and the cost is comparable to schools in the states.
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    There is no way you can complete prerequisites in one year, even if you have taken all of the prerequisites to the prerequisite classes in high school. It is going to take me 2- 2 1/2 years to do all of my prerequisites. This is why it just might be better to just go into a 4 year BSN program right off the bat.
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    I think it would depend on several factors, most important would be 1) Where you want to move if you leave VA. 2) Would want to pursue an advanced degree?
    I live in MA and about 70-85% of all RN posting I have seen state you need to have graduated from a NLN Accredited Program. If you ever want to pursue an advanced degree, your classes might not be accepted at other schools.
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    My school is going through the process of getting NLN accreditation. That being said, I am moving out of state next Saturday, the day after we are finished with our NCLEX review course. I have an interview set up in the city I will be living in. I am also going to be enrolling into a RN-BSN program once I have my license. I am also taking my NCLEX exam in Texas, and I am graduating in Arizona. It shouldn't be an issue, as a lot of schools don't go for this.

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