Nursing-Accreditation-Explanation-NYS-Board-of-Regents.pdf (excelsior.edu) Basically, EC claims that the State accreditation is "special" because the US Department of Education recognizes it. I remember hearing the ASN used to be accredited by the NLN or CCNE? In any case, it really has some limitations for admission and license to practice utility that needs to be considered. Once again Rich, thank you for mentioning this Nontraditional but rather interesting Pathway to Nursing. I never would have realized this school has become so complicated.