My school just lost its accreditation!

  1. So I'm finishing up my first year, have one more left. Halfway through, and my school loses NLNAC accreditation! Now I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place...
    I think it's best to get my LPN license and go the LPN to RN route because from everyone I've asked (DONs, RNs, NPs), they've all said that accreditation is a big deal with continuing education and getting jobs and transferring licenses even.
    What do you guys think?
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  3. by   Miiki
    I think you should get your RN at another school, there were a lot of posts about schools losing accreditation. At least it happened before you completed and not after you graduated.
  4. by   karma27
    That's what I'm thinking now, but it's hard to transfer. I'm just waiting to hear back from other schools.
    Since it's hard to transfer because of different curriculum being taught in each semester, I've heard it's easier to go LPN to RN.
    There's an accredited school here in my state that offers LPN to RN online, with 6 weeks of clinicals.
    I talked to some nurses that went that route, and they said that they liked the program.
    Everyone I've talked to says it's better for the future and job opportunities to go the accredited way.
  5. by   Merlyn
    It's hard to transfer but not impossible. Go for your RN.