My dream is turning out to be a nightmare! - page 3

My dream/goal is to be a nurse. It would be a great accomplishment for me if I could get a Bachelors in Nursing. However--- My plan of attending Denver School of Nursing is somewhat shot---... Read More

  1. by   Nurse2bNichol
    I was on Exempla's site this weekend looking at jobs and they now say that they require nurses to have graduated from accredited program as well, so that eliminates several more hospitals in addition to Children's and University if you are going to an un-accredited institution.
  2. by   RNtwoBE
    All of the hospitals say you need to graduate from an accredited program, however not all of them are as stickler as University and Children's. I've recently spoken with Denver Health (where I want to work, so the only one I called lately) and they are hiring DSN graduates.

    Just to give an update...DSN is in NLN candidacy, their website just hasn't been updated since August 2009. Also, we (I'm a current student) have our visit set for September for regional accreditation and are anticipating having that by the end of the year! PHEW!
  3. by   mtnmedic
    http://www.nln.org/membership/memberschools.cfm

    scroll down to Colorado and see for yourselves..."and that's all I have to say about that"
  4. by   Nurse2bNichol
    I see Denver School of Nursing on the website, but I still do not see Platt college.
  5. by   ashaffer
    Just wondering, is there a difference between NLN and NLNAC accreditation?
    Thanks to all who have posted on this thread, it has been helpful to read through.
  6. by   co-nur-2b
    IF you look at that link it is the NLN membership website. which from what I understand is different from NLNAC website. NLNAC is the actual accredidation. http://www.nlnac.org/Forms/candidacy.aspThis is the website I have been looking at. It list schools with accredidation and schools with candidacy status. Platt is on there. DSN is not,I'm keeping my fingers crossed for both!!!-VS
  7. by   mtnmedic
    Quote from co-nur-2b
    IF you look at that link it is the NLN membership website. which from what I understand is different from NLNAC website. NLNAC is the actual accredidation. http://www.nlnac.org/Forms/candidacy.aspThis is the website I have been looking at. It list schools with accredidation and schools with candidacy status. Platt is on there. DSN is not,I'm keeping my fingers crossed for both!!!-VS
    FYI - DSN got their candidacy status awarded yesterday.
  8. by   vsoto
    Awesome! are you a student there? Im wondering how hard it is to get in to their BSN. Can you apply to both ADN and BSN??-VS
  9. by   mtnmedic
    Quote from vsoto
    Awesome! are you a student there? Im wondering how hard it is to get in to their BSN. Can you apply to both ADN and BSN??-VS
    No you have to choose between one or the other when you apply.

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