Question about Accreditation - page 2

I'm planning on taking nursing program at this community college in Illinois to be RN but I found out that the school isn't accredited by National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. I was... Read More

  1. by   louloubell1
    I think the info you're requesting is very important. Having recently filled out an application for graduate school in nursing, there was a question right on the app that asks where you attended undergrad education, & "Was the program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). . .?".
  2. by   New CCU RN
    Zumz......

    Hope everything works out for ya.
  3. by   Zumz
    tatianamik, Jennerizer, ashse, and RNLou, thank you for the information
    Even though it will cost me so much, I think I'll take the safe path and go to a nursing school that is accredited by NLN.
    I think this accreditation thing is ridicurous. I wish all the nursing programs were accredited by NLN.

    ashse, I'm not a military dependent. I'm Japanese and married to an American. I'll be moving to Illinois soon with my 2 dogs Looooooong flight! lol
  4. by   sjoe
    zumz--a good move. There is no reason to limit your options by attending a school that is not accredited, considering all the time and effort you WILL be putting into it.

    You write, "I think this accreditation thing is ridicurous. I wish all the nursing programs were accredited by NLN."

    Well that is what accreditation is FOR. Schools that meet certain standards and fill out their paperwork are accredited. Those that do not, are not. I could start up a non-accredited nursing school today, charge whatever I want, have whatever kind of classes I want (perhaps just cram courses for the NCLEX), but most likely the students in my school would not likely become very good nurses, though I might make a lot of money in the process.

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