The reason that I chose to enroll in Ivy Tech's nursing program, is that not only are they approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing, but they are accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
I have called a few area universities regarding transfer of credit by an institution that was not nationally accredited. All of them said that in order for credit to transfer it must be from a nationally accredited institution. Nearly all of Ivy Tech credits transfer to other colleges and universities.
Another reason for choosing Ivy Tech, is that because they are nationally accredited, they are eligible for federal and state financial aid. Indiana Dabney does not qualify for government financial aid.
Ivy Tech also has a new partnership agreement with Valparaiso University that allows Ivy Tech graduates to earn their BSN at a reduced tuition rate to address the shortage of nurses and nurse educators in the area.
Follow link to article: http://www.valpo.edu/news/index.php?...d=2972&sy=2006
Also, Ivy Tech has many colleges throughout the state of Indiana. I know for a fact that local hospitals hire their grads.
And yes I do have previous healthcare experience as a CNA.