Kaplan College RN program San Diego Help!!
0May 1, '13 by Mrs2016I'm thinking of applying to this program; however, the following statement from their website worries me as far as getting a job with an ADN degree from them:
The Associate of Science in Nursing program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This program is not accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination - Registered Nurse in California, however. A degree program that is unaccredited is not recognized for some employment positions, including, but not limited to, positions with the State of California.
They are: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools
and Colleges (ACCSC)
I don't want to get into debt of 57K+ to sit on a degree that no employer wants to hire me over. Has any fellow kaplan graduates have had any problems?
What is your insight that they are not NLNAC accredited?
Thank you for taking the time to answer
0May 1, '13 by cjr2619I understand your concern. However, I live in sacramento, and NONE of the community college ADN programs are NLNAC accredited. It is a voluntary accreditation. With that said, all of the programs ARE approved by the California BRN. The schools in my area a extremely reputable and are well known in the area so their students do not have an issue finding a job. They also do not have an issue getting into a RN-BSN program. The job market is tough here, but new ADN grads are accepting jobs in Texas and North Carolina, and those states do not have an issue with the lack of NLNAC accrediation.
I think it would be best to do some research of Kaplans reputation and NCLEX pass rates. Are their students getting hired? If so where? Are they getting into CCRE accredited BSN completion programs?
Personally 57K is too much for me to swallow...that is why I am waiting out he lottery selection process they have here in Nor Cal. I would look else where for a more economical ADN program at one of your local CCs. But that's just me!
Best of luck to you!