@Bellalee. I do not negate the quality of CCRI, RIC, or URI one bit. However, some of your comments did sound very condescending and without merit. You put the NEIT program down for not yet being accredited...but guess what? They all must start somewhere...including those aforementioned. Now, with that being said, all points that you brought up with the ANA stated that they "may" require a baccalaureate degree for all nurses within 10 years...as of 2008. Ok, so the word may and the year 2008 stand out to me because they have yet to do it and even if they do, who is to say that all of us in the NEIT program do not want to pursue a BSN? And, your opinion of the program is based on what fact about it? What, exactly, do you know of it, specifically? I am not trying to be hostile, by any means. Let me give you a little background on me. I am a non-traditional student with two young children. I have been a CNA for the last 10 years. I have worked in more than one local emergency room, as well as a plethora of other medical settings and so far the number one question that I get from co-workers is...wow, isn't that expensive? Yes, it is more than most. However, NEIT is a private, non-profit, technical college with the lowest tuition of any private college in the state. It is a personal choice to attend, yes. I have found the experience to not only be challenging but inspiring as well. And to say that our clinical experiences will not be as good as any other schools' is insulting. It is also insulting to say that we will not work in a hospital, on a maternity unit, in pediatrics, or anywhere else for that matter. I have, personally, worked with one of the instructors and she is a nurse that I know I have, I can, and I will learn a great deal from. She is very good at what she does and how she shows others to. We all know that we will not know everything from nursing school, be it an ADN or BSN...it's a given. You learn as you practice. I would figure that someone, you or not, in the field, would be appreciative of the school making a go at the program, given the shortage of nurses and such growing waitlists to get into such programs. Their program is very demanding, as any other, and I am sure the accreditation will come, just like many of the other medical degrees at NEIT. Please do not think that this is a fly-by-night program. They take it very seriously, as do I and my classmates.