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This is a discussion on Accreditation questions, please help... in LPN / LVN Nursing Student, part of Nursing Student ... hello there, i am new here and would like to find out about accreditation before i enroll in this...by Januarylove80 Jun 16, '12hello there, i am new here and would like to find out about [color=#009999]accreditation before i enroll in this school. i am interested in the lpn and phlebotomy program they have, but unsure. they are accredited with : state council of higher education for virginia, national health career association, virginia board of nursing. they all look good right? well, here's the catch... on the bottom of the webpage, they mention this. [color=#009999]we currently do not have an external accreditation board to come and evaluate our program. however we have established all the affiliations and certifications to legitimately operate in virginia. so, what does that mean? can i or should i trust this school? please help and thank you in advance. here is the website...
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- Jun 16, '12 by TheCommuterYou should be fine. The vast majority of LPN programs have no external accreditation from the NLN (National League for Nursing). You will be eligible for licensure upon graduation as long as the program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing.
- Thank you so much for your input. Can you tell me what are the steps to getting into LPN? I heard you have to take a entry exam? If so, what do the exam consist of?
- LPN entrance exams vary with the different schools. Most are basic high school math, reading comprehension, language skills perhaps some science thrown in (mine was scientific information included in the reading comprehension section basically had to answer questions based upon the medical/scientific passage presented).
Some LPN programs have pre-requisite courses such as anatomy & physiology, English composition, Algebra, etc. My program only required a HS diploma or GED and an entrance exam.
The basic steps: 1. contact the school to determine their application requirements/procedures. 2. Apply 3. Take any entrance exams and/or pre-requisite courses. 4. Once accepted, enroll in the program.
- Thank you so much for the replies. Now, do LPNs also ddo phlebotomy work? I am really interested in that feeild, but I also understand that they don't maake much money. I am a certified CAN wanting more education! So, I am kinda stuck on what to do next. I know I need to have a high school diploma, but mine has been lost for a few years now. I went to school I Guam, so the time differnce is all off from here to there. I am 32 yrs old and not sure if I can even request another one. Will they be asking to see my diploma? If so, I am kinda screwed! LOL
- If your high school can verify that you graduated then you won't need the paper document. I had to have my HS transcripts pulled for nursing school, they told me they have to hold onto transcripts and graduation verification forever (at least in the US)
- Are you refering to LPpN or RN? I am in Virginia, I am just not sure if I can get in contact with my high school due to time difference. Right now, it is day over there while night here...lol.
- I'm an LPN. Do you have any family over in Guam that can help you secure your HS transcripts? According to the website you posted above, their application requires a HS transcript or proof of GED, not just a diploma. Usually this is required by board of nursing regulations to show that you meet the minimum entry requirements.
Phlebotomy is covered in some LPN programs. It depends on your state's nurse practice act whether phlebotomy is an LPN skill or if you need additional credentials/certification to perform phlebotomy.
- That is a good idea, I never even thought of that! LOL. Thank you. I will look into seeing if phlebotmy is covered, as I am very interested in phlebotomy work. I just hate that it don't pay as well. I hope my high school still have my transcript. It has been so many years and they also recently renevated the school, but I will check on it. Thank you for the info!
- Jul 16, '12 by Januarylove80Thank you, nurse remington. I decided to just do phlebotomy for now. It will have to do for now...
I talked to a lady who had a friend that attented ultimate health and there was nothiing good about what she said. On top of that, she regret going there. :-(