Worried About Accreditation - page 3

by afterseason

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The school I'm attending has a very new ADN nursing program. When I started attending the school, they only offered LPN. My plan was to do that, try it out, and then move forward with my degree. I ended up leaving school for a... Read More


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    Quote from PatMac10,SN
    My program, also an ADN program, is similarly seeking NLNAC accreditation. Actually, my class, the class of 2013, will be the first class to benefit from the accreditation, for we are the class that is going to be reviewed/ interviewed. All previous graduating classes will be grandfathered in under the accreditation. Hopefully all goes well!
    So, will the previous graduating classes be able to say they have graduated from an NLNAC accredited school, or will it only be your class and subsequent classes?
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    Quote from ericabeth

    So, will the previous graduating classes be able to say they have graduated from an NLNAC accredited school, or will it only be your class and subsequent classes?
    Yes. Previous graduates will be grandfathered in to say that they attended an NLNAC school! Also, I realized that another reason we are seeking accreditation is because many if the bridge programs will either require graduation from an NLNAC accredited program or prefer it. So that's a plus to getting accredited, it may give you more options for BSN and Graduate nursing programs!
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    I think the big questions I would ask, is 1.) do employers hire graduates from this school, and 2.) do BSN programs around your vicinity take graduates from this school. If both questions are "yes" answers, then I would have no problem going to this school. Not only is it important for your program to be accredited, but it is important for it to stay accredited. To me, it's kind of out of your control. If it is a well respected program in your area, then go. Not every area has a large state institution nearby offering the BSN. Many areas rely on local public or private institutions to meet the education needs in that community. The school I am going to is a local ADN program. The program is well respected and accredited, but the school itself is on accreditation probation. I am not sure what that means for the program. I hope my school stays accredited, as well as my program!!!
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    Quote from emcadams
    I think the big questions I would ask, is 1.) do employers hire graduates from this school, and 2.) do BSN programs around your vicinity take graduates from this school. If both questions are "yes" answers, then I would have no problem going to this school. Not only is it important for your program to be accredited, but it is important for it to stay accredited. To me, it's kind of out of your control. If it is a well respected program in your area, then go. Not every area has a large state institution nearby offering the BSN. Many areas rely on local public or private institutions to meet the education needs in that community. The school I am going to is a local ADN program. The program is well respected and accredited, but the school itself is on accreditation probation. I am not sure what that means for the program. I hope my school stays accredited, as well as my program!!!
    We have our site visit from the NLNAC in February. I do feel confident that we will receive accreditation (which is a lot coming from me, a neurotic over-worrier). We also did get a chance to meet with the graduate class, and all have gone on to receive employment and/or continue their education without issue. I believe this does have a lot to do with the school itself simply being well-established and well-respected.

    Good luck to you, and hopefully everything works out with your program as well!


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