Who should your school be accredited by?

  1. NLNAC, CCNE, NLN...there are a lot! What does it all mean, exactly? One school that I looked at briefly, Herzing (herzing.edu), is not accredited by any nursing groups but is accredited by the Higher Learning Comission. By the way, I do want to get my Master's eventually. So is it not repuable?
    Last edit by badgerstudent on May 6, '07
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  3. by   elisabeth
    I would go to your state's Board of Registered Nursing page and see if the school in which you're interested is listed as an accredited program.
  4. by   EricJRN
    NLNAC is the accreditation branch of the NLN, so these accreditations are one and the same really. Makes it a little less confusing and leaves you with two major nursing program accrediting bodies.
  5. by   mixyRN
    I researched this prior to entry in Nursing school and if my memory serves me correctly, NLNAC is the national accrediting body for all ADN programs. So if you have a degree from a NLNAC program, it is recognized by all nursing programs nationwide. I am earning my ADN in New York, but plan to move out of state and then pursue my BSN. I wanted to be certain my degree would be transferred/accepted.
    The CCNE is the national accrediting body for Bachelor's and master's/doctorate degree programs.
  6. by   badgerstudent
    Thanks, mixy, your explanation helps a lot.
  7. by   Cherish
    Yup mixy's right NLNAC accredits associate and diploma programs. CCNE is for bachelors and above.
  8. by   EricJRN
    NLNAC issues accreditation to nursing schools of all levels, from LPN/LVN programs to doctoral programs.

    http://www.nlnac.org/About%20NLNAC/whatsnew.htm
  9. by   mixyRN
    Quote from EricEnfermero
    NLNAC issues accreditation to nursing schools of all levels, from LPN/LVN programs to doctoral programs.

    http://www.nlnac.org/About%20NLNAC/whatsnew.htm
    Well, that's good to know!

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