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St Joseph's Hospital RN Program

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I like what I have read about this program but was curious...is it not accredited?

LaLaEm4

Specializes in LTC, DD.

The LPN program is accredited, the RN is not as of this moment...hopefully it will be soon because I'd like to do the LPN to RN program.

Good Luck!!

:)Emma

The LPN program is accredited, the RN is not as of this moment...hopefully it will be soon because I'd like to do the LPN to RN program.

Good Luck!!

:)Emma

Hmmm,......why would someone enter a non-accredited degree program? I want to apply but not if it won't be worth it in the end.

LaLaEm4

Specializes in LTC, DD.

http://nlnac.org/Forms/directory_search.htm

**this is a good link to help weed out accredited vs. non accredited**

Some people don't mind that it's not because as far as I know, accredited deals with transferrability w/ course credits...so some people will go through a non accredited program because it's faster to get into, and while they can get a job, they might not be looking into future advancement. And if they do, they would probably have to re-do many of the credits. That's just what I've gathered...could be wrong...but I did a little research into it and decided that accredited was important to me. And not just accredited, nationally accredited- not just regionally. So many details!

Good luck!!

SarahLovesNovember, BSN, RN

Specializes in Still a medic at heart but ICU, M/S, SVU. Has 6 years experience.

Hi Everyone!

First off I want to start off by saying tha I am currently in St. Joe's RN program and due to graduate next May. I too had many reservations about the program because it was new and because of the accredidation. First off, we are most likely finishing our accredidation by July of this year. That would be local, I believe. We've already been granted temporary state accredidation while we are finishing this process. Immediately after, the school is going for national accredidation. We've had all the accrediting tours and just awaiting the final word.

It is a smaller school and yes, I understand the hesitation on part of students to enroll in a program that is up in the air, but I feel wholeheartedly that we won't have an issue with it. I do plan on continuing my education immediately after graduation and we have a partnership with 3 Universities so we can get our ASN-BSN with no problems with credit transferability.

I hope this helps you all!!

Sarah

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