Types of School Accreditation - The Guide!

Accreditation is an important and frequently misunderstood topic! National vs Regional? Academic vs Nursing? Which is which? What do they mean? Knowing the difference can make the difference in getting a job or furthering your education.

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Hibbzem17

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Specializes in home health, developmental disabilities.

Becker College is accredited by the New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.The Associate Degree of Science in Nursing (ASN) program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN) and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

so is my school nationally accredited? ACEN? Help! I don't want to go to a non accredited school . Thank you in advance!

SummitRN, BSN, RN

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Specializes in ICU + Infection Prevention. Has 11 years experience.
Becker College is accredited by the New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.The Associate Degree of Science in Nursing (ASN) program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN) and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

so is my school nationally accredited? ACEN? Help! I don't want to go to a non accredited school . Thank you in advance!

Your school has:

state BON approval

regional academic accreditation

national nursing accreditation

These are great things for your school to have! :)

Hibbzem17

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Specializes in home health, developmental disabilities.

Thanks for your response! That's so good to hear

Steph9492

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If I graduate from a school with state level accreditation but if for any reason want to move later out of said state can I still practice nursing as long as I take the NCLEX