Without naming schools, a certain Community College that offers an ADN is accredited with the IL Dept of Professional Regulation only and not NLNAC. Is that a big deal? Could that a potential problem as far as getting a job and continuing education down the road? Thanks!
Apr 13, '05
It will not affect your ability to sit for NCLEX and become licensed.
It may affect your ability to get accepted into a BSN or MSN program in the future.
NLN accreditation was once considered the "gold standard" for nursing education programs. It is still well-recognized, but there seems to be a small number of schools moving away from it, as it is a very expensive and time-consuming process to go thru accreditation. There are factors other than accreditation that can indicate a quality nursing education program.