yes the schools themselves are accredited, but the nursing programs themselves are not accredited through the nlnac. they are all approved nursing programs through the kbn though. I called the kbn up and asked about the different lpn programs in louisville before I started anywhere. I am currently a lpn student at spencerian. I am in my 3rd week and so far, so good. I really like my instructors and all the staff and administrative people are very nice. as far as the rn program goes, it was never actually "shut down" what happened was that for a few weeks they weren't accepting any new rn students until they came back to the kbn with their program changes. there rn program is on a conditional basis, but so is galens, if you are interested in looking into the adn private school route. spencerian has gottena bad rep. from both the lpn and rn programs so if your nervous, i would suggest just going to the school and talking to the people there. not one school is the best fit for everyone. Good luck in whatever you decide!