Non-accredited schools - page 2
I'm moving to Pensacola Florida in a few months and none of the community colleges seem to be accredited for a R.N.(2 yr.) program. If I go to a college that isn't accredited is that bad? Will I... Read More
Feb 24, '04Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in Emergency Department ; Joined: Feb '04; Posts: 56thanks orrnlori. I am definitely not going to PJC now. My dh is in the Navy and with his profession we thankfully have a few choices of where we want to live. So hopefully I can find a nationally accredited school in another location
Feb 25, '04Occupation: RN, online professor, author. Joined: Nov '03; Posts: 159; Likes: 2Quote from sonja24It isn't good :uhoh21: As long as a nursing school is approved by the Board of Nursing in that state you can get your RN and work as an RN. The problem comes if you want to get a license in another state and/or get your BS. Most college programs will not accept a nursing program that is not accredited. Some will if you have a valid license but it is always iffy.I'm moving to Pensacola Florida in a few months and none of the community colleges seem to be accredited for a R.N.(2 yr.) program. If I go to a college that isn't accredited is that bad? Will I not learn the skills I will need?
Feb 25, '04Occupation: Pedi RN Joined: Sep '00; Posts: 2,728; Likes: 109If you cannot pass NCLEX you cannot get a license. You would be a nursing school graduate working in a non-nursing capacity. If the school is non-accredited there must be a reason. Check with the state Board of Nursing.