You are correct on Apollo... The Boise program is in the candidate phase of NLN accreditation for their Practical nurse offerings only and are not listed as an accredited school of nursing for any of their programs (www.nlnac.org
), although in Arizona they are in the process for associates RN. CCNE accreditation would not apply as that is for BS and Graduate schools
. Apollo is an accredited technical school, approved by the Idaho Board of Nursing for the Associates program (www.ibn.idaho.gov/publications.htm
schools of nursing).
Just FYI on Excelsior, many states, Idaho included are looking to no longer allow graduates of the Excelsior program become licensed RN's. They have been talking about this for a while.... who knows if or when it will happen.
I don't mean to rain on your parade... but it would be terrible to do all the work and pay all the loads of money to not be allowed to become licensed in this state... I would suggest contacting the Board of Nursing to see when they plan on no longer accepting Excelsior, and if it's within your timeline, getting it done before??? Or apply to BSU, ISU, CWI, CSI though that doesn't help your drive....
best wishes to you in your nursing career...