LPN Private Schools? - page 4

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Can someone please tell me all the private LPN schools in the Chicagoland area? I don't want to wait a few years on a waiting list. PCCTI American Institute J'Renee Facility Northwestern Institute of Health... Read More


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    How about the Northwestern Institute LPN program?is this also not accredited by NLNAC?im planning to go for LPN on Feb 2011 and maybe bridge to RN in community college or univ.
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    Hello formerrt, I've done so much research on these private nursing schools, I could bookkeep for them lol. Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology is not accredited by NLNAC. They are accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation -which are really the accreditations that matter because they set the standards. But most schools or hospitals only want to recognize the NLNAC. Send me a private message with your email or facebook info, and I'll try to guide you through my personal research.
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    Hi JessiBoopCNA.I tried to pm u but i cant find the send message link. when i check it says i need 15+ post so i can send private mssg.
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    I think NLNAC should not be something which should scare you since in Chgo area NLNAC accredited programs for LPNs are only those at Chicago Public Schools (but none of Community Colleges), College of DuPage and South Suburban College.

    See this link: http://www.nlnac.org/Forms/directorySearch.asp

    As you can see, LPN programs on CCC (City Colleges of Chicago) are also NOT accredited.

    You will find a job with Northwestern Institute, Americare or CMK since all these schools (among others) are accredited by the state and if you can go to NCLEX-PN you CAN find a job.
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    What about their LPN credits transferring to another college for an RN and dose it transfer to any other college than saint xaxiver uni
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    Of course You can bridge with all these schools. When you ask about bridging, other school look your license (NCLEX-PN), they don't care much about school.

    St Xavier will accept you, and I made inquiry at Excelsior college in Albany, NY and they only care about NCLEX - they even didn't ask about school.
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    Quote from Magelan
    Of course You can bridge with all these schools. When you ask about bridging, other school look your license (NCLEX-PN), they don't care much about school.

    St Xavier will accept you, and I made inquiry at Excelsior college in Albany, NY and they only care about NCLEX - they even didn't ask about school.
    Thanks for the input, should be easier than
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    Quote from JessiBoopCNA
    Hi Chris NS, I responded before about NLNAC accreditation. Although it is voluntary for colleges to enroll with the National League of Nursing Accreditation Council, many colleges or employers will not accept or hire you if you come from a school not accredited by the NLNAC. So your courses may or may not transfer to other colleges or universities besides St. Xavier. And just fyi, yiu have to take 12 credit hour courses with St. Xavier, and there is a long waiting list to get into their program, 2013 - 2014, CMK Health Care is not accredited by the NLNAC. It sucks, but it is what it is.


    CMK Healthcares LPN program is still new, before a facility can be accredited, they would have to be offering the program that is to be accredited for a minimum of 1-2 years before being considered for acreditation. Once accredited they can then opt to offer grants.

    The part where you stated that employers looks for accreditation is false. All employers look into is that you have a state certified license and that is the most important thing
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    In addition to accreditation, teh only thing that accreditation agencies want is that you pay the accrediting fee which normally adds up to $50-75000
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    Hello Myk4408, I'm stating what was told to me numerous times by the NLNAC and potential jobs, registered nurses I know, and a few colleges. I'm just letting Chris NS know what s/he might run into -just to inform him/her. Personally, I'm going to apply at a few schools that aren't accredited -so I'm going to take my chances. But, there are times, just for the heck of it, I'll look up job listings for registered nurses or LPNs, and some list as a requirement, 'must have graduated from an accredited NLNAC program....and submit college transcripts.' So, my statement is not false. I stated SOME not all. I certainly hope that accreditation doesn't matter to employers or colleges (when seeking to advance your nursing career). I wish everyone the best!


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