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- by angellove6776 Mar 28Hello all I have read from another thread that the LPN program at Hostos is not accredited. What does this mean? I thought that most certificate programs would most likely be credited no? Because what would be the point of their program would you be able to get a job if it wasn't accredited?I don't know I'm just a little confused and if someone has done the LPN at hostos can you please give me some insight on how was your experience and/or if you had trouble finding a bridge program because of accreditation problems? eventually I want to do a bridge program and I would like to avoid any accreditation problems Plus I also would like to know what to look for accreditation wise in the programs and a rn program I would like to be a travel nurse thanks guys!
- Mar 29 by TheCommuterAccreditation is simply not important for LPN programs. As long as the LPN program is approved to operate by the state board of nursing, your education will be fine. Approval and accreditation are two different things.
The National League for Nursing (NLNAC) accredits LPN programs. To give you a sense of how rare accreditation is for LPN programs, there are no NLNAC-accredited programs in California, which is a state that has more than 200 LPN/LVN programs. There are less than five NLNAC-accredited programs in the second largest state of Texas.
And yes, you can continue your education to become an RN after graduating from an unaccredited LPN program.
- Mar 30 by angellove6776Oo ok thank you very much for clearing that up for me!