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CCNE or NLN accreditation?

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by KYRNCA KYRNCA (Member)

KYRNCA has 5 years experience and works as a RN.

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Hello... I'm trying to find a RN-BSN Online program and I see that some are accredited by NLN and some by CCNE. Is one better than the other? Will either of these impact my career one way or another?

Thanks!!

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The NLNAC accredits LPN, diploma, ADN, and BSN programs. The CCNE accredits BSN and graduate programs in nursing. So, they "overlap" on the BSN programs. As you've already seen, BSN programs can be accredited by either the NLNAC or the CCNE (or, sometimes, both). Either accreditation is equally acceptable. As long as a program has one or the other, you're ok.

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KYRNCA has 5 years experience and works as a RN.

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Thank you!!

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MsPC has 2 years experience and works as a ED RN.

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My only bit of advice on either is the Army will accept NLN or CCNE, but for the Navy they told me it had to be the CCNE accredited. Besides that I have not noticed anywhere else that even mentioned it as far as applying for jobs or anything.

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KYRNCA has 5 years experience and works as a RN.

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That's interesting... I got my ADN from a NLN accredited school and the Navy was always there offering joining opportunities. Why would they do that if they don't accept NLN accredited schools?

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MsPC has 2 years experience and works as a ED RN.

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To be in the Navy you have to have a Bachelor's degree from a CCNE accredited school from what my health care recruiter told me...

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