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Washington Adventist University BSN nursing program. Takoma park, MD 20912

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Washington Adventist University BSN program has lost their accrediation with ACEN as of August 2014 and they are on WARNING status with Maryland Board of Nursing. I don't want anybody to go through what I went through that's the reason why I'm writing this as a student we might not know what kind of consequence it has to graduate from an un accrediated nursing program.

As a student you have to understand even through the University itself is accrediated that doesn't have anything to do with the nursing program accrediation. They appealed with ACEN to get their accrediation bck twice and they were not able to get their accrediation back twice the latest one being August 19, 2014.

From what I found out if you attend an unaccrediated nursing program up on graduation this is what you are going to face:

-Hospitals and major employers min req is graduating from an accrediated nursing program not from an approved nursing program. Approved and accrediated are 2 completely different things.

-You cannot work for Vetrains hospital, govt & army

-ur BSN degree is not acceptable out of US

-when u try to get ur MSN u have a limited # of universities that accept students with a BSN from an unaccrediated nursing program. From what I was told in MD Board of Nursing they will put u on probation for one semester of ur graduate school then if u do good u will be off ofprobabation. Schools like University of MD totally do not accept students that come from an unaccredited nursing program even with probation of 1st Semester.

-Even though ur able to sit for the board exam after graduation the license they give u basically says ur a safe practioner b/c MD board of nursing requirment are just very minimal that's why WAU is able to keep the warning status with the MD board of nursing. As far as accrediation goes they have a lot of requirments that evaluates students are getting quality education and many many things that they evaluate. So even though ur a licensed RN/BSN ur employer is going to think u came from an institution that doesn't meet standards with the accrediation so u haven't really gone through a strong program so I'm not sure I want to hire u! That goes through their mind this is what I was told....so u will be in a lot of disadvantages. It's very painful to face this after all the hardship u went through.

Can u imagine how hard nursing school is and how busy it makes u and how time consuming it's after paying more for a private institution in WAU and going through all the rough patches it will be heart breaking for u to realize all the disadvantages that comes from graduating from unaccredited nursing program.

When we inqured the nursing dept to tell us what is the disadvantage of attending an un accrediated nursing school they said 2 things

1. U can't work in the army

2. U can't work in VA Vetrains Hospital

When I search on my own I found out all the things I mentioned above.

In my opinion they shouldn't even accept students to the program until they get all this resolved why make students go through the program and give them all the above disadvantages after they spent about $55,000 to $65,000 dollars at the end of the program.

This is the situation with WAU nursing BSN program:

Accrediation with ACEN LOST no more accrediation with them. The program is not accrediated

Maryland Board of Nursing the school is in WARNING status with the board

What they r doing about it:-

Well they filed an application to get an accrediation from a different accrediating agency called CCNE which is located in dupoint circle area of Washington, DC & the site visit is scheduled for Spring 2016 nobody knows if they r going to get the accrediation or not. So who ever attends the school during this time as MD board of Nursing said ur in the loop of a guess game with all the money that ur spending.

Good luck!

when I first applied for the nursing program since I saw some stuff about their accrediation on their own website I ask the person who was taking the application what's going on with the accrediation she made it seem like oh no it's not that big of a deal the university has accrediation it's some thing extra that we r thriving for this and that it really doesn't impact the students I took that non sense she told me and registered and paid all that money to finally find out all the things I posted above. Then when I went to the main main person guess what she had to say....

"u knew this from the beginning didn't u?"

Omg thank God I haven't gone too far....I would have been so mad if three semesters passed by and some body from the admistrative staff had to tell me this!

I feel for the students that r in the guess game right now it's the most painful and frustrating thing on top of the program and worrying about ur self u have to worry about the school as well.

when I first applied for the nursing program since I saw some stuff about their accrediation on their own website I ask the person who was taking the application what's going on with the accrediation she made it seem like oh no it's not that big of a deal the university has accrediation it's some thing extra that we r thriving for this and that it really doesn't impact the students I took that non sense she told me and registered and paid all that money to finally find out all the things I posted above. Then when I went to the main main person guess what she had to say....

"u knew this from the beginning didn't u?"

Omg thank God I haven't gone too far....I would have been so mad if three semesters passed by and some body from the admistrative staff had to tell me this!

I feel for the students that r in the guess game right now it's the most painful and frustrating thing on top of the program and worrying about ur self u have to worry about the school as well.