Is anyone aware of West Haven University in Salt Lake City, Utah. I found it listed on the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education list of Approved Institutions. www.westhavenuniv.edu BS-MSN Program Earn your MSN Degree online RN-BSN Program RN's earn your BSN Degree online. Ph.D. Program RN's earn your Ph.D. online. California Law School You will be transferred to our California site. LICENSES AND MEMBERSHIPS: LICENSURE AS A DEGREE GRANTING UNIVERSITY West Haven University has been granted a full, unrestricted license to offer the Bachelors, Masters, and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Degree Programs by the State of Utah, Department of Commerce, Division of Consumer Protection, License # 5167314-9984. NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR NURSING West Haven University is a member in good standing with the National League for Nursing, Membership # 412808. Please see our note regarding pursuit of accreditation on here. NATIONAL STUDENT NURSES ASSOCIATION West Haven University is a member in good standing with the National Student Nurses Association as a Sustaining Member. CALIFORNIA BOARD OF REGISTERED NURSING West Haven University is a licensed Continuing Education Provider of the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP 13265. CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDER IN OTHER STATES Many states accept courses offered by West Haven University for the purposes of nurses renewing their license. This is usually based on WHU's approval as a university in Utah and California. Check with your state for approval status before taking any course to satisfy CEU requirements. CALIFORNIA STATE BAR West Haven University, Cypress, California is registered with the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. Graduates are eligible to sit for the State Bar and become attorneys in California. OTHER MEMBERSHIPS Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce; Cypress Chamber of Commerce; The California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools; The California State Bar; American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants; and the National Association of Paralegals. ACCREDITATION AND LICENSURE: West Haven University is licensed as a postsecondary educational institution, authorized to confer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree, Master of Science in Nursing Degree, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Degree. The focus of the advanced degrees (master's and Doctoral programs) is in nursing administration and is geared toward preparing students for the highest level of leadership in the health care industry. The accreditation process is long and convoluted. As a nurse you may have been involved directly or indirectly in accreditation of a hospital and understand that the process requires considerable effort, time, and resources to achieve. The accreditation of a university parallels in many respects that same laborious process a hospital goes through to gain accreditation. The basic difference is the long wait required for educational institutions. Most nurses are concerned about National League of Nursing Accreditation. As a note, the National League for Nursing does not accredit doctoral programs. It does accredit Bachelor and Master degree programs but can only accredit universities that have regional accreditation. Regional accreditation usually takes approximately five years. Under the Utah license, West Haven University has been in existence for three years and plan to seek and achieve regional accreditation for the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges during the year 2006. This would be before any of the students enrolling in the current program graduates. We anticipate full accreditation and will be seeking National League of Nursing Accreditation at the same time. REGISTERED UNDER THE UTAH POSTSECONDARY PROPRIETARY SCHOOL ACT (Title 53B, Chapter 5, Utah Code) West Haven University has been granted a full, unrestricted license to offer the Bachelors, Masters, and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Degree Programs by the State of Utah, Department of Commerce, Division of Consumer Protection, License # 5167314-9984. Registration under the Utah Postsecondary Proprietary Act does not mean that the State of Utah supervises, recommends, nor accredits the institution. It is the student's responsibility to determine whether credits, degrees or certificates from the institution will transfer to other institutions or meets employers' training requirements. This may be done by calling the prospective school or employer. ABOUT West Haven University: West Haven University's ultimate goal is to establish a full service university with a wide range of programs offered exclusively on the Internet. To this end we have made the decision that no course or program will be offered in a traditional distance learning mode such as correspondent study where a student studies on his/her own and submits course assignments for grading though the mail. Instead, the student must attend class on the Internet in a lecture hall, complete assignments on time, and take active part in the educational process. Students registering for West Haven University will find virtually no difference between the quality of education received at West Haven University and that offered at a traditional, campus based institution. The institution is not accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.