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Accredited vs NonAccredited colleges?

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Whats the difference? I'm caught inbetween two schools the nonaccredited college is much cheaper. So if I did graduate from the non accredited college what would be the consequences?

HappyNurse2005, RN

Specializes in LDRP.

do you mean non accredited by the state or by the NLN? if it is not accredited by the NLN is it because they havne't tried or b/c they tried and failed to be accredited?

if it isn't NLN accredited, i wouldnt bother. the NLN accredited one have met certain standards, and in my opinion, might be best suited to prepare you for NCLEX. you know the education is good.

not saying the education isn't good at another school, but i'd wonder why its not accredited. why it isn't woudl make a big difference in where i'd decide to go

love, rose

Its approved by the state but it isn't NLN accredited for whatever reasons I dont know.

Its approved by the state but it isn't NLN accredited for whatever reasons I dont know.
its a safe school if its state approved. NLN is just another fancy accrediting body. the reason why that school isnt accredited by NLN is that they probably didnt have the budget to get the accreditation. i heard NLN charges $$$ every so often for the membership, the school has to pay for their hotel accomodations as well whenever they are in the school to observe the program.

its good to have nln accreditation, they check the program to see if it remains w/in their standards. but other than that u just want to make sure that ur nursing education will be recognized by the boards.

I suppose in replacement of the nonaccredited mess, students are required to take test every so often in the program by the NLN..does that sound reasonable?

I suppose in replacement of the nonaccredited mess, students are required to take test every so often in the program by the NLN..does that sound reasonable?

Dunno...but be VERY careful. "Non-accredited" medical schools (some schools which are outside of the U.S.) can prevent students from those schools from attempting to become U.S. physicians. Accreditation is a big deal, generally. You can try looking up Dr. John Bear, who is THE expert in distance learning/education (long before there was a public internet), has some worthwhile things to say about accreditation. I think it may be in one of his books, but you can hardly go wrong with his stuff.

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