Graduated from a non accredited University.

  1. Has anyone graduated from a school that was not accredited by NLN or CCNE. How difficult was it to get a job? How badly did it affect your chances? Any info will help please :-)
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   roser13
    Can you even sit for the NCLEX without graduation from an accredited program?
  4. by   Thetist1
    Check your states board of Nursing

    https://www.ncsbn.org/2321.htm
  5. by   xoemmylouox
    It will be harder to find a job, but you should still be able to sit for the NCLEX. I advise against it, it's tough enough to get a job as it is.
  6. by   RNsRWe
    Considering how difficult is usually is to find employment WITH a license and WITH a degree from an accredited school, why would you consider anything less?
  7. by   Nursetastic
    In addition to the difficulty you will have finding work, it will also be difficult to get accepted to school if you ever want to further your education.
  8. by   hiddencatRN
    Also, if you're ever interested in military nursing, I believe they require you to have graduated from an accredited program. It's also not unusual in my area to see employers specify that applicants must have graduated from an accredited program in addition to having an active license.
  9. by   joanna73
    With this market, why would you invest time and money into a non accredited institution? I don't understand.
  10. by   St_Claire
    From the responses here I think we are all wondering why you would choose a non-accredited program. When the nursing shortage hit schools revamped their programs and received accreditation. In my area you can barely throw a rock without hitting a nursing school.
  11. by   lclarke05
    From my understanding, schools take a couple years to get the CCNE and NLN accreditation The program has to graduate a certain number of students and have statistics i.e. and NCLEX pass rate. The actual university is accredited just not the nursing accreditation.
  12. by   lclarke05
    I am in San Diego, my options are limited, the prerequisites for the schools differ so much. I have been taking prerequisites for years...I am okay with taking one more if the school looks like I have some hope of getting in but...I am getting drained.
  13. by   lclarke05
    Yes you can! I thought all that mattered is that you have a license...I guess not.
  14. by   lclarke05
    Quote from RNsRWe
    Considering how difficult is usually is to find employment WITH a license and WITH a degree from an accredited school, why would you consider anything less?
    Their curriculum and schedule is very attractive, and I am running out of options.

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