I am looking to become an LPN
- 0Oct 4, '12 by JPickettI am thinking of going to school to become a LPN. I would like to know what should I look for in picking a school.I found one school that would work out because it is close to the house,it is Approved by the board of nurses,but it has not NOT ACCREDITED. I am not 100% sure what the difference is.
- 0Oct 4, '12 by sailornurseNLN accredited? National League for Nursing accreditation is certifying to the quality of courses and credentials of the faculty. If you graduate from a non-accredited nursing program, it may limit where you can work. Local hospitals here will not hire you, the local ADN program Dona Ana Community College recently lost their NLN accreditation and grads from this program will not be able to work at the 2 hospital in town. Clinics may hire you, but it does limit job possibilities.
- 0Oct 17, '12 by LeeLeeTheGPNMost LPN training programs are not accredited by NLN or ANA because the NLN/ANA only recognizes Registered Nurses. However, most institutions that hire LPNs (LTCs, SNF and Rehabs, Clinics, and SOME hospitals) do not require you to have trained at a NLN/ANA recognized institution, as long as your states BON (board of nursing) recognizes them and you must have your license, which you will acquire through the BON.
Most CCs that offer ADN programs have LPN to RN Bridge programs that only require you to have a license to enter the program. Do some research for your area, but this is what I know in Michigan.
@sailornurse I believe this is what apaz123 was trying to convey...
- 0Oct 17, '12 by LeeLeeTheGPNFurthermore, being an LPN will not inhibit you from getting your RN education/licensing. I plan to go for my ADN once I complete PN training. I have spoken to nursing counselors at the school I am interested in and they explained to me that licensing as a practical nurse will grant me advanced placement into their program, meaning, I will only have to complete the second year of the ADN program.