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RN program not Accredited by the NLNAC...should I do it?


Has anyone ever heard of or been to Global Health Nurse Training Services in Alexandria, VA? They offer the LPN program as well as the RN program. I took the entrance exam (TEAS) and passed and was accepted into the school. I originally was going for the LPN but then I decided I should just do the RN program instead since they offer it in 18-24 months.

The problem is...the LPN program is Accredited by the NLNAC but the RN program is not!

What should I do? Is it really bad to do a RN program that is not nationally accredited? Will it affect me later when I want to get into a RN to BSN program, etc.?

Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks!


Has 15 years experience.

i had this question as well. the college who is interviewing me is accredited, but not specifically by the nlnac.

since your lpn program is accredited, i suggest you research other schools in your area and ask them if they will accept your transfer once you are an lpn. then you can go to that nlnac-accredited rn program for another year, and when you finish you will have a peace of mind.

not being accredited by the nlnac doesn't mean you are not a nurse or will not get jobs...however it is "preferred" as you will.

you can look thru my threads for more information on this. i am practically in the same situation.

Edited by *guest*

Thank you. Actually the school is accredited by the state but not by the NLNAC. I guess I'm more or less worried about the classes not getting transferred in another school for the BSN


Has 15 years experience.

are you looking to get your bachelors in nursing or something else?

my goal is to become a registered nurse and then go on to earn my bachelors in biology.

for right now, i am emailing all prospective colleges and asking them if they will accept an associates from my college of interest. i am also asking other colleges, who have 2 year rn programs, if they will accept my lpn degree from this college, since it is not nlnac accredited.

it is, however, accredited by the state, etc. so that's a good thing.

i encourage you to email all of the colleges you are interested in, and ask them if they will accept a degree from your current college of interest. be very thorough, and explain the accreditation concern. that's what i am doing...just waiting on a few replies.

there is another thread within this forum where a lot of people say that it didn't matter at all that their program wasn't nlnac accredited. like i said, it's a good accreditation to have..but not necessary. many programs, like the one i am interested in, are very new and therefore haven't had the chance to be evaluated for that accreditation to begin with.

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