A question about accreditation

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I need some help understanding some critical points about continuing education and accreditation.

I have a B.S. in another field. For affordability reasons, I will probably pursue an ASN at a local community college, but then will want to finish a BSN. I looked at one RN-to-BSN program that said you must be a graduate of a CCNE-accredited school in order to be accepted. From what I can tell, the community college is not accredited by CCNE.

How common is this requirement?

Specifically, are their ASN graduates from Ivy Tech Community College who have gone on to obtain BSNs while working as a nurse?

Thanks...

madnurse2b

175 Posts

I need some help understanding some critical points about continuing education and accreditation.

I have a B.S. in another field. For affordability reasons, I will probably pursue an ASN at a local community college, but then will want to finish a BSN. I looked at one RN-to-BSN program that said you must be a graduate of a CCNE-accredited school in order to be accepted. From what I can tell, the community college is not accredited by CCNE.

How common is this requirement?

Specifically, are their ASN graduates from Ivy Tech Community College who have gone on to obtain BSNs while working as a nurse?

Thanks...

Why wouldn't you finish the ADN RN and then do a RN to MSN program?

Just curious.

Specializes in Med/Surg.

Oh, I've no objection to an RN-to-MSN program if it's available, but I guess the question about accreditation still applies.

tinediddy

72 Posts

I called the NLNAC to ask about accreditation and how important it is to attend a program that is nationally accredited and I was told that the main thing is when you want to do a program like RN to BSN, etc. the school you choose may not accept all credits from the institution that you went to that wasn't accredited. I am doing an accelerated RN program at a nursing school where the RN program is not yet nationally accredited and the school told me being nationally accredited is not a big deal basically it is an "option" as they put it. Hope this helps!

Specializes in Medical Surgical/Addiction/Mental Health.

There are two major accrediting bodies of nursing, NLNAC and CCNE. I am not sure the difference between the two. I would do a internet search on the two to see the major difference(s). If you are attending a community college, I am sure it is accredited by one of these accrediting bodies. I would call the school you are interested in attending and simply ask if they will accept your associates degree in nursing that is NLN accredited. I am sure they will. I have not ran into any problems as of yet. Good luck to you.

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