Do the programs entail clinical externships?

Yes. Each program has a clinical externship requirement (unless eligible for exemption). Those with 15-20+ years experience may apply for clinical exemption. Those unable to apply for exemption apply for clinical placement following their online classes, which must be completed within a 30-mile radius of the student’s home or workplace under the supervision of a duly-licensed site supervisor. 


Clinicals are generally completed in hospitals under the supervision of a preceptor who is a licensed nurse or medical doctor assigned to work with the student one-on-one to both demonstrate as well as assess the student’s clinical skills. In certain instances, clinicals may also be arranged in assisted living facilities, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, etc–subject to verification of facility accreditations, credentials and other approvals legally required.

Are these programs nationally accredited?

Yes. All programs are nationally accredited (accreditation verification information available upon request) and lead to board licensure eligibility upon successful completion of all requisite obligatories and requirements.


Because our programs are nontraditional equivalency, closed to the General Public, and offered nationally to qualifying medical candidates, we are required to obtain national as opposed to state-level accreditation. 
To ensure board exam eligibility, all applicants must have the requisite licensure prior to applying, which is used in conjunction with their program diploma to qualify students for board licensure by direct examination and/or endorsement.  Further, we are mandated to maintain the appropriate credentialing at the federal/national level for non-public (private) programmation that does not fall within the purview of a state board.
Students receive a written guarantee in their enrollment documents to ensure they are able to receive their board license and we have NEVER had a single graduate unable to qualify for their licensure; EVERY student may apply for their board license under federal law.  All students/graduates are eligible for board certification and licensure upon meeting the graduation and board requirements (Click Here for Details). 
You can verify accreditation via the Federated Credential Verification System (click here) using the information below. You may also copy and paste the following link into your browser:
  • Name: Erudite Nursing Institute
  • Type of Accreditation: Organizational & Programmatic
  • Accreditation ID#: 39478501099

Can students apply for credit exemptions and transfers?

Yes. Admissions will only consider requests for transfer and exemption of credit hours that meet the following requirements:

  • Credits from accredited USA institution
  • Credits received within previous 2 years
  • Credits from core nursing classes in which a grade of “B+” or higher was achieved
  • Credits originate from a course on the same program level (or higher) as the program of application.

How often do classes begin?

Classes begin four times per year: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. The start date is the same for all programs (LPN, RN, BSN, MSN).

Applications are only accepted for consideration for one semester at a time. Meaning it is not possible to apply multiple semesters in advance.

You may call or visit our website to verify the exact start date for an upcoming semester.

How much is the application fee?

For undergraduate programs (LPN, RN, BSN), the application fee is $ 65.00 and is nonrefundable.


For the graduate programs (MSN) the application fee is $130 and is nonrefundable.