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  • Feb 7

    Quote from AJJKRN
    Tread carefully with Kaplan (and everywhere else )! They are awesome for test preps but...when I was looking for my RN to BSN program about two years ago I was very interested in Kaplan until I found out that while their RN to BSN is accredited, their BSN to NP was not!

    The rep was making the two programs sound seamless and giving me a good discount because of miscellaneous things like being a newer grade, high GPA, etc. When I asked the rep about the NP program not being accredited she said that while it was not currently accredited that they were working on it and that by the time I would be close to finishing the NP program that it "should be"..."should be". oop:

    They may be accredited now but it amazed me that a university or college could offer a program that would not lead to the degree the student was actually attending and paying them for. I still don't know how this is possible!

    Good Luck
    You may want to do some research about program development and how accreditation works. A school first has to begin a program and then seek accreditation. Programs are NEVER accredited from day one. Accrediting bodies won't even look at a program until its fully launched and sometimes at least a year in operation.

  • Nov 24 '15

    Quote from AJJKRN
    Tread carefully with Kaplan (and everywhere else )! They are awesome for test preps but...when I was looking for my RN to BSN program about two years ago I was very interested in Kaplan until I found out that while their RN to BSN is accredited, their BSN to NP was not!

    The rep was making the two programs sound seamless and giving me a good discount because of miscellaneous things like being a newer grade, high GPA, etc. When I asked the rep about the NP program not being accredited she said that while it was not currently accredited that they were working on it and that by the time I would be close to finishing the NP program that it "should be"..."should be". oop:

    They may be accredited now but it amazed me that a university or college could offer a program that would not lead to the degree the student was actually attending and paying them for. I still don't know how this is possible!

    Good Luck
    You may want to do some research about program development and how accreditation works. A school first has to begin a program and then seek accreditation. Programs are NEVER accredited from day one. Accrediting bodies won't even look at a program until its fully launched and sometimes at least a year in operation.

  • Jun 12 '15

    Yes, you are correct. Kaplan's post-Masters Graduate Certificates are not accredited by the CCNE. If you contact the CCNE they will inform you that they do not accredit certificate programs. They only accredit degree programs. For those nurses looking to pursue a post-Masters NP graduate certificate, rest assured that you will still meet the educational requirements to sit for the ANCC national certification exam as long as your MSN was from a CCNE-accredited school.



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