I will try and make this short but sweet. I began working toward my RN degree with EC in 2001. I did not finish and went on to persue other things also, was too nervous to do the CPNE. I am now ready to get this done. I am in refresher course now to get my LPN in good standing. After that I have a decision. Here it goes...
1. I have no plans to finish my education with an Associate Degree but rather at the very least a BSN.
2. The school I am in right now for refresher just opened an LPN to BSN program. They are not accredited yet but are approved, will hopefully be accredited soon.
I am wondering if hospitals possibly a magnet hospital will even consider EC educated nurses? Also, I assume that the credits from EC don't transfer very well into other programs. Also, anyone having trouble working in different states due to the requirements?
The second part of this is I would assume that it is a huge negative to go to a college that is not accredited.
I am so nervous to make this decision - I could be done with excelsior in about a year or have my BSN through this other option in 3-3.5 years (I have prereqs to do and retake A&P and micro).
any input is sooooo appreciated.
(PS, my mother and sister are both EC graduates but I am not wanting to get into a discussion with them because they are so pro EC).