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Is this really true?

I had read in a post regarding DSON that only 2 schools here in Colorado are acceridated. I was just wondering if this was true?:o and if so does it matter?

You can go to the National League of Nursing website at http://www.NLNAC.org and serach for accredited schools by state and degree type. It's interesting!


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Now, I'm not a nurse, so take this for what it's worth, but I have done a lot of research.

There are more than 2 programs, but some are BSN programs only, which require you have your ADN first before entry.

Here is a list of schools in CO http://www.allnursingschools.com/find/results.php?prog=any&st=CO&submit=Find+a+School

Notice the one's with a red circled "N" are accredited by the NLNAC.

It probably doesn't matter as much as you think. It will probably only hurt you "if all things are equal" and you are in a state other than Colorado. Also, many folks I've talked to says it doesn't really matter if you are going for your Associate's, but plan on going on to get your BSN at an accredited school. Likewise, i've also heard that if you attend an accredited LVN/LPN program and go on to an ADN program which isn't accredited it isn't seen as much of a problem.

Also, the prestige of the program (regaurdless of NLNAC) is also important. Regis University, one can argue, is perhaps one of the best programs in the state. But it's not NLNAC accredited. Metro is. Where would most nurse hopefuls prefer to go? I think most agree: Regis.

As I said before, I have a friend in Albquerque who attended CCD (Not accredited) and hasn't been hurt by this one bit.

Also, you should also note that the NLNAC is and has been visiting DSON for accreditation. It's on their website located here: http://www.nlnac.org/About%20NLNAC/spring_06_accred__schedule.htm


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Regis University has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools since 1922. The Department of Nursing was accredited by The National League For Nursing – Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) through April 1, 2002. We are currently accredited by The American Association of Colleges of Nursing – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (AACN-CCNE).

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (AACN-CCNE) ---equally as good as NLN and less expesnsive. Many collegite programs moving to this accredisation.


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As NRSKarenRN said, there are now 2 major organizations now accrediting nursing schools. Many university-based schools have switched from NLN to AACN-CCNE for political as well as financial reasons. Both accreditation programs are valid and well-respected.


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