Approvals & Accreditation

Ambria College of Nursing is approved by the following local, state,and federal agencies:

ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)

Ambria has applied and is working on meeting the requirements for ACEN accreditation. Click here to view the official letter from Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Update on ACICS

The U.S Department of Education has revoked ACICS status as an accreditation agency. ACICS accredits thousands of schools in and outside the U.S. All schools accredited by them are given 18 months to seek for a new accreditation. In response, Ambria is pursuing accreditation with ACEN and another agency recognized by the Dept. of Education.

It is important to note that this change in accreditation agencies has no effect on students with regards to receiving federal financial aid.


Ambria College of Nursing does not have an articulation agreement with other institutions. Whether to accept credits earned at Ambria College of Nursing is the decision of the institution where the students wishes to transfer. It is the responsibility of an accepting institution to choose whether or not to accept credits earned at Ambria College of Nursing.

Students should verify whether another institution would accept credits earned at Ambria for transfer. If the accepting institution does not accept Ambria credits for transfer, the accepting institution may require the student to repeat some or all of its coursework.

Complaints against Ambria College of Nursing may be registered with the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Student complaints, that cannot be resolved by direct discussion with the school in accordance with its written grievance policy. Please click this link to file your complaint to the Illinois Board of Higher Education:
1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333
Springfield, IL 62701-1377
Fax Number: (217)782-8548

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About Ambria College of Nursing

Ambria College of Nursing is the only private nursing school in Illinois that offers a seamless ladder nursing program which consists of LPN, LPN to RN, and RN to BSN.

With classes available in the morning, evening, and weekend hours and full-time or part-time course load, our flexible schedule allows you to earn a nursing salary while pursuing your Bachelors Degree in Nursing. Read more...