What it means and why it’s important

In order to enroll students, an Indiana nursing program must be approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing (ISBN). Additionally, nursing programs may be accredited by any of the three nationally recognized accrediting bodies: CCNE, ACEN, CNEA

Accreditation by these organizations confirms that a nursing program has met certain standards of excellence.

Also, CCNE, ACEN or CNEA accreditation may be necessary to transfer your course credits to another accredited program, should you decide to change schools or pursue further nursing education.

Many institutions require graduation from a CCNE, ACEN or CNEA accredited program as part of their employment policies.

Indiana has dozens of excellent accredited nursing programs from the licensed practical nurse to the doctorate level

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