Nursing school accreditation
An accredited nursing school is one that meets and exceeds a certain standard of educational excellence as defined by the accreditation body. The accreditation organizations use the same set of criteria to accredit each nursing program type, for a certain period of time. There are two national organizations that accredit nursing programs.
Why accreditation counts
Attending an accredited nursing school will enable you to apply for Federal and State funding.
You’ll be able to pursue an advanced degree at other accredited schools.
Employers prefer to hire accredited nurses who are trained according to the nationally approved standards of education.
Requirements vary from school to school, but for most, you’ll probably encounter one of these exams.