confused about MCI accreditation

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    I've read about a million threads on MCI and while it's not my first choice, I'm taking a look at it. My issue is I'm a Naval spouse and if we move will I be able to work in another state? I spoke with a admission counselor a few months ago and I could never get a straight answer out of him. He said something about there being 10-15 states I'd be able to find work in, but it's fuzzy.

    Thanks for your help (and sorry ahead of time because I know this question has probably been asked a million times)
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    MCI PN's program is accredited last i heard the RN program was on hold which was about 2 months ago. However i would suggest you look a little more into them. I went there for PN and today was my last day!!! The credits earn there do not carry over and the program is so expensive. you should look up reviews about the school on google, i did after i was in school for a year and wish i would have sooner. Its an okay program but if i could do it all over again i would not chose MCI, but to answer you question when you get your license in Virginia you get a compact license which you can take to any compact states (https://www.ncsbn.org/158.htm). I know people who have gotten a compact license and gone to a state that wasn't compact and just had to do this thing called a walk through.
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    The credits do carry over to technology schools that are accredited by the same accrediting company.
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    Do not go to MCI. As of 2-3 months ago they are no longer accredited. Even though you can still sit for the NCLEX after graduation, you will NOT be able to continue your education any further. So if you eventually want your bachelors, your credits will not transfer and you will have to start from scratch. The nurses they put out are not as high quality as other institutions as well 9I'm saying this as a generalization). My hospital will not allow them to do clinicals here, and many others wont either. This is a very important factor to consider.
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    Quote from mangatron
    do not go to mci. as of 2-3 months ago they are no longer accredited. even though you can still sit for the nclex after graduation, you will not be able to continue your education any further. so if you eventually want your bachelors, your credits will not transfer and you will have to start from scratch. the nurses they put out are not as high quality as other institutions as well 9i'm saying this as a generalization). my hospital will not allow them to do clinicals here, and many others wont either. this is a very important factor to consider.
    can you be a bit more specific where you got that information? i don't have a dog in the fight (not a student there or plan to be) but when statements like this are made and i don't see any other information, i have to be a bit skeptical. i did check the nlnac website and this is what it shows for mci:

    ecpi college of technology - virginia beachbaccalaureate
    accreditation status:year of initial accreditation:january 2009continuing accreditation: last evaluation visit:january 27-29, 2009most recent action:july 2009next evaluation visit:spring 2014
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    There is more than one MCI. I guess it depends which school a person planning on attending.
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    I'm sorry, I should have been more specific. I was referring to the MCI in Richmond, VA. My friend has a friend that just graduated from MCI (before they lost accreditation) and was worried about finding a job since she was coming from a now unaccredited school. As far as their clinical placement, I was told by MCI students that were visiting my floor that they usually only have placement in nursing homes. This was for the RN students! They said how excited they were that they got to go to a hospital for placement that semester. However, based on their below-par performance, the Nursing Director of Medicine (who was my prof last semester) no longer allows them placement at our hospital.
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    Hello MCI RN student here,

    I attend the Newport News MCI campus. We are regionally accredited and in the accreditation phase for the NLN. I have a prior Bachelors and all my credits transferred in and the acceptance process was a breeze for me. The program is extremely expensive, $41,000 for the now 16 month program, but I have the GI Bill so this expense does not matter to me.

    I absolutely love my school and so far I have been a straight A student. I volunteer and network a lot in my area, I will have no trouble with my degree. It is hard to transfer credits to other universities because we are still waiting on the NLN accreditation. However our campus offers a B.S. program which I am told is NLN accredited. Also we have been told that the VA Beach campus will be rolling out an MSN program at the end of this year.

    I am accepted to go to UoP for an MSN/MHA bridge program after my degree. But they weighed my BS degree accreditation, not my MCI accreditation.

    The classes are 5 weeks long and tough, I have to dedicate myself to school. Thankfully I have a supportive hubby and no kids.

    If you have anymore questions feel free to message me. As an actual student, I can give you actual answers. Good luck!
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    from the nlnac candidates for accreditation page:

    ecpi college of technology - newport associate medical careers institute
    1001 omni blvd, suite 200
    newport news, va 23606
    usa

    nurse administrator:
    bridgette carstens, msn, rn
    director of nursing - associate degree registered nursing program
    email: bcarstens@medical.edu
    phone: (757)873-2423 ext 73399
    fax: (757)873-2472


    http://www.nlnac.org/forms/candidacy.asp
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    In response to the original question: If you get a VA license there is a multi state privledge, but if you go to a different state you can just apply there ans should have no problem getting the license. I imagine it is the same for LPN. I actually went to school in VA and got my license originally in WVA.
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