Nursing Program Accreditation

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It is amazing how many options there are out for accreditation. According to the Nursing Program Accreditation Resources (2011) accreditation has two levels: institution and program and further broken down into regional and national. There are six regional accrediting agencies that certify schools meeting specific standards (Nursing Program Accreditation Resources, 2011). National accrediting agencies focus on associations of schools with common themes. There are 52 of these agencies such as the Council on Occupational Education and Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (Nursing Program Accreditation Resources, 2011). The various accrediting bodies may cause havoc for a student if they want to transfer schools as their

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