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How do you know if a school is accredited in your state?

  1. 0 I want to do the ADN to MSN online program with Walden University, but how do I know if they are accepted/accredited for California? I've heard of some people doing their schooling only to find that their degree isn't worth anything.........is this true??? How can I avoid this happening?
  2. Visit  SuesquatchRN profile page
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    Ask your state board of nursing.
  3. Visit  Tweety profile page
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    I'm not sure what you're asking. I presume you're already an RN. People get their Masters from all over the country and move around the country. You're degree is not registered with any state agency. You're not going to be taking any state exams when you finish. You just put on your resume that you got your Degree from them and make job applications.

    They have their accreditation from the CCNE, which is a high standard for nursing education, which is as follows:

    http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Accreditation/

    Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs preparing effective nurses.
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    Quote from Tweety
    I'm not sure what you're asking. I presume you're already an RN. People get their Masters from all over the country and move around the country. You're degree is not registered with any state agency. You're not going to be taking any state exams when you finish. You just put on your resume that you got your Degree from them and make job applications.

    They have their accreditation from the CCNE, which is a high standard for nursing education, which is as follows:

    http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Accreditation/

    Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs preparing effective nurses.
    Then why do I hear that the college network's degrees are not recognized in the state of California???
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    Quote from fishchick72
    Then why do I hear that the college network's degrees are not recognized in the state of California???
    The College Network is not a school. It is a publishing house. Excelsior College's RN is not accepted in California because there are no clinical hours.
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    Quote from Suesquatch
    The College Network is not a school. It is a publishing house. Excelsior College's RN is not accepted in California because there are no clinical hours.
    then how do I know which ones are schools & which are not??
  7. Visit  SuesquatchRN profile page
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    You ask the California Board of Nursing.
  8. Visit  fishchick72 profile page
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    Quote from Suesquatch
    You ask the California Board of Nursing.
    they never call me back...........
  9. Visit  SuesquatchRN profile page
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    Go to the California forum. TracyLVN did some research on this and I think posted the answers.
  10. Visit  fishchick72 profile page
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    Quote from Suesquatch
    Go to the California forum. TracyLVN did some research on this and I think posted the answers.
    I've been there, couldn't find any info......I've even asked lots of questions & gotten no replies.......I'll try again though......
  11. Visit  SuesquatchRN profile page
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    Here. Tracy has a link to the CA BON's information.

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f233/confused-259182.html
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    Quote from Suesquatch
    Here. Tracy has a link to the CA BON's information.

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f233/confused-259182.html
    thanks so much!!
  13. Visit  Tweety profile page
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    Quote from fishchick72
    Then why do I hear that the college network's degrees are not recognized in the state of California???
    You already have your RN, so if you get your Masters anywhere in the country you're not going to have to go through the State of California when you're applying for jobs that require a Masters in California.

    The College Network is, like mentioned above a publishing house that gets persons started in any number of programs, colleges and universities. My ex-spouse used them, and eventually got his Masters In Health Care Adminsitration from Bellvue University in Omaha (online) and is working as an adminsitrator here in Florida. He did not have to go through the state of Florida when he applied for his job, he just applied to the company, they verified his Masters through references, and that was that, but it was a private affair between him and his employer.

    I think like the poster above what you're hearing is that the LPN to RN programs like Excelsior (of which some people go through the College Network and some don't) are not recognized in California, and those persons do have to go through the Calfironia BON to get a RN license to work in California.

    You're already licensed, and getting a masters isn't going to change that.

    Now it might be different if you were going for a NP, which is a licensed profession, but since Walden doesn't have a NP program that doesn't apply to you.

    Does that make more sense? Feel free to ask questions.

    Good luck!
    Last edit by Tweety on Nov 20, '07

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