I see they have Associate Degree in Nursing on their site but not the accreditation. Can you have a program listed that is not accredited? What happens to the students that get in the program and finish it but the school is not accredited?
According to Chattahoochee Technical College "ASN Program Accreditation Status - Chattahoochee Technical College's Associate of Science in Nursing is not accredited by the NLNAC" National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. They are approved by Georgia Board of Nursing.
- What does this all mean? You can go to CTC, take the Nclex, and work IN (and only in) Georgia. However, some employers post jobs such as this one from VNHS "Education: Graduate of an accredited Diploma, Associate Degree or Baccalaureate School of Nursing" Preference given to Baccalaureate Degree (another hurdle)
How to research for yourself... Look at CTC website for Accreditiation Information for ASN
Look at other Associate Degree Programs in Georgia for their accreditation information
Go to the NLNAC website and see which schools are listed
- Go to the Secretary of State for Georgia's website so you can see all the schools with approval for the Georgia Board of Nursing (thats usually a school's first step in the accreditation process in GA)
- Look at some job postings for yourself and see if they mention an accredited program
- Call Nurse recruiting hotlines set up by some hospitals, ask them.
Bumpee wasn't totally wrong but this other person must work for the school.
Last edit by nurse2015 on Jan 24, '13
: Reason: left out some information