Resurrection University Fall 2013 Applicants

  1. Hello,
    I decided to start this thread as I am applying to Resurrection's night program for the fall. I was just wondering if anyone else was applying and what parts of the process have you completed? I just sent in my application and will be applying for the Teas. Maybe we could all keep in touch and Good luck to everyone!
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  3. by   nurseprnRN
    Never heard of this one. Who accredits them?
  4. by   Alecat86
    Hello! I am also applying for Fall 2013, but daytime program. I am planning on sending my application in this week!
  5. by   dwalla40
    Have you began studying for the TEAS exam yet? I'm hoping for guaranteed admission.

    Resurrection has just moved to the St. Elizabeth area in Chicago and is accredited by the CCNE.
  6. by   Alecat86

    I am also hoping for guaranteed admission. I have the TEAS study book, but have not started studying. I am planning on starting very soon. How about you?
  7. by   Alecat86
    I have another question for you. Where did you put your application essay? I see on the application where it says "If you would like to include a personal statement please enter it below" but I don't see where you put the application essay regarding respect. Let me know! Thanks!
  8. by   nurseprnRN
    Nursing Program Accreditation Resources

    [FONT=helvetica] From Nursing Program Accreditation Resources
    Accreditation–it’s a term that you have likely heard in the past, but do you know what it really means? If not, you’re not alone. Many people are unsure about what it means when a program or school is accredited, the different kinds of accreditation that exist, and how this elusive term affects your education and career. Here are some important things that you should understand about accreditation as you prepare to start your nursing education.
    What Is Accreditation?
    When you enroll in a degree program, you want to be confident that everything you are taught meets professional standards.; You want to know that the curriculum will prepare you to enter the healthcare industry with the most current skills and knowledge in that field.. This is where accreditation comes in. Accreditation is a process by which educational programs are evaluated by an outside body that determines if professional standards are being met. These organizations help ensure that the education you receive conforms to certain requirements,, allowing you to proceed knowing that the time and dedication that you put into your studies are a wise investment.
    Accreditation is given at two important levels: institution and program. It is important to understand both, as each is important to your education plan.
    University Regional vs. National Accreditation
    Colleges and universities can earn 1 of 2 types of accreditation: regional or national.
    In the United States there are 6 regional accrediting agencies:
    • Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools (Commission on Higher Education)
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (Commission on Technical and Career Institutions and Commission on Institutions of Higher Education)
    • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (The Higher Learning Commission)
    • Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (Commission on Colleges)
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges and Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities)
    These accrediting bodies certify that schools in their region meet very specific standards of higher learning.
    National accrediting agencies focus not on areas of the country, but rather associations of schools with common themes. These agencies tend to accredit post-secondary technical, career, and vocational programs. There are 52 of national agencies in the United States. Some examples are:
    • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
    • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT)
    • Council on Occupational Education (COE)
    What does this difference mean to you as a student? The biggest issue is the ability to transfer credits between different schools. points out that schools that are nationally accredited typically accept credit from both regionally and nationally accredited schools, but the opposite does not hold true; most regionally accredited schools do not accept transferred credits from nationally accredited schools. So if you began your higher education coursework at a nationally accredited school and then want to transfer to a regionally accredited school, your coursework at the nationally accredited school many not transfer.
    This issue isn’t just limited to transferring credits; it can also have an effect on your ability to continue your education in advanced programs, which in turn can impact your ability to progress in your career. Many institutions of higher learning require you to have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution in order to apply to their graduate programs.
    Nursing Education Program Accrediting Bodies
    The Department of Education sanctions two national organizations that accredit nursing education programs. The first is the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). As detailed on the organization’s website, the NLNAC is responsible for the specialized accreditation of a wide variety of nursing education programs, including clinical doctorate, master’s, bachelor’s, associate, diploma, and practical programs.
    The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) also accredits nursing schools, but only those that solely offer master’s and bachelor’s nursing degrees. Similar to the accreditation process of the NLNAC, the CCNE offers a nongovernmental peer review process that operates in accordance with nationally recognized standards, according to the CCNE website. The organization’s mission statement outlines its intention to accomplish several purposes, including:
    • Holding nursing programs accountable to the community of interest,
    • Evaluating the success of a nursing program in achieving its own goals and meeting its expected outcomes,
    • Evaluating the extent to which a nursing program meets the standards for accreditation,
    • Implementing changes that can continue to improve nursing programs, and
    • Informing the public of the value that accreditation has, so that institutes that have such status are recognized for their merits.
    Beyond the NLNAC and the CNNE national accrediting bodies, there are also other accrediting bodies for specific, advanced practice nursing fields. For instance, the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) is responsible for accrediting midwifery education programs.

    Why an Accredited Program is Important
    If you will be seeking financial aid to pursue your nursing education, choosing an accredited program is vital. In many cases, you cannot qualify for federal and state financial aid, tuition reimbursement programs offered by employers, nor scholarship and grants unless the program is accredited by the NLNAC or the CCNE. Similar to the regional vs. national accreditation issue, you may face an admissions issue to a graduate nursing program if you earned your nursing degree in a non-accredited program.
    Both the NLNAC and the CNNE list accredited nursing programs on their websites.
    Your Future
    There are many resources that you can utilize when trying to learn more about schools and where their accreditation positions them in relation to your career path. All universities and colleges have their accreditation information listed on their websites, and there are also countless resources available online to learn more about accreditation and how it affects your education. In the end, the more information and knowledge you possess as you make the decision about where you want to pursue your nursing education, the more confidently you can make a decision that will in turn help you to shape your career.

    National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc., “About NLNAC,” About NLNAC (accessed November 3, 2011)
    American Association of Colleges of Nursing, “Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education,” Mission, Values, & History. American Association of Colleges of Nursing | Mission, Values, & History (accessed November 2, 2011).
    American College of Nurse-Midwives, “Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME).” Accreditation (accessed November 3, 2011)., “Regional Accreditation vs. National Accreditation,” Issues to Consider. Regional Accreditation vs. National Accreditation (accessed November 3, 2011).
  9. by   Esme12
    Moved to Illinois nursing

    Their accreditation page.....Accredited Nursing Schools | Top Nursing Schools | Nursing Schools In Chicago
  10. by   dwalla40
    Yes I have started studying because I am also applying to another university that requires the Teas to be taken by the end of January. Is this the only college you are applying too? Also, I haven't finished the application yet. I started on it, but I decided to wait until all my final grades posted. They just posted, so i will be finishing it over the weekend.

    Are you going to a nursing school?
  11. by   Alecat86
    This is the only school I am applying to for now. I just sent in my application. What are you doing to prepare for the TEAS and how much are you studying each day? When are you taking it?
  12. by   dwalla40
    I am studying for the Teas just off of the study guide. I did take a Teas preparation course, but I felt as if it was a waste of my time. I try to study at least 2-3 hours a day. I have to take it on January 26th.
  13. by   samist
    I've already taken the TEAS and scored an 82%, which is not bad but its not great. I would buy the package on ATI with their study guide and the two practice tests. Math is tricky and you do end up spending more time on the problems than you think, so when practicing practice each problem in less than a minute.

    Oh, and I'm apply to ResU this fall too, super excited!
  14. by   samist
    I checked the CCNE's website, ResU is accredited by the CCNE.