When choosing a nursing program, the first standard that you should review is accreditation. Programmatic accreditation increases the opportunities for nurses throughout the industry.
Employment opportunities, advancement in positions, tuition reimbursement, future job opportunities, and job retention are just a few of the advantages of choosing a programmatically accredited nursing school. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
(CCNE) is a highly respected accreditation and one of only two accrediting agencies currently available to nursing schools. Choosing a nursing program with CCNE accreditation
ensures that it meets the highest standard of student support, curriculum, and quality faculty. Without accreditation, many doors of opportunity are closed to the nurse. Additional industry-related factors include pertinence to today’s nursing environment, practical experience in real-world scenarios, and faculty who understand the role of the nurse in the future of nursing. Seek out nursing programs that are on the cutting edge of industry standards. The program should provide you with opportunities to experience real-life scenarios through practical experience and faculty expertise. Review the curriculum and see that the experiences offered will give you competitive skills when entering the marketplace. Diversity in experiences and learning will serve you well as you work to meet your short-and-long-term professional goals.