Quote from royalnurse2b
Hey I looked on the California BON and I don't see ISU anywhere as having accreditation. Does anyone know where I can see their accreditation?
ISU is nationally and regionally accredited. If you go on ISU's site you can see the accredidation there. Look under the "Distance Education" link or "DegreeLink"
ISU was paired with Sonoma State for a number of years because of the fact that ISU need to pair with a CA institution for the clinical rotation part of the program. When Sonoma State pulled out of the deal with ISU, the students enrolled in the program here in CA were unable to continue with their program as well as ISU was not accepting any new CA students.
The BON in CA stated that in order to continue the program here they would have to either pair with another CA university OR obtain their own contracts for clinical sites.
In July 2013, ISU had secured clinical sites for certain zip codes (you have to live at least 50 miles from the farthest site) in CA with the VA Hospitals & Clinics, along with the CA Dept. of Corrections.
If you look at the requirements for a RN license in CA on the BON website it states that you MUST complete your clinical rotations in a hospital or clinic in CA with a licensed RN (preceptor). ISU has met this requirement. I called the BON to check on this and that is what I was told after being on hold for 45 minutes...
I did the research and would never mislead a future RN to a school that is going to end up in a dead end...all you have to do is look on the website and see the requirements for licensure in CA...easy as pie...then go to ISU's website and look up their accredidation...when you want something bad enough, you move hell or high water to find the info...