Broward College VS. Univ of Miami Accelerated Nursing Program - page 2

by Abundant

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Hi Everyone after reading alot of the forums and post here on allnurses.com I am well informed....thank you all....I put in my application for BC North campus Nursing on Dec 10. and still I don't have points posted. I also... Read More


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    they have to be accreddited somehow! they are graduating new RN's all the time, and are getting hired at my facility!
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    Quote from Abundant
    Greetings BumblebeeRN or anyone else, can you tell me the difference of having a BSN in the real world of Nursing compared to not having it? If I play as if cost isn't a factor (yea right) I want to choose the school that provides a good learning environment, one with a great reputation in the field of nursing, one that provides me with a thurl knowledge base and prepares me for the NCLEX. Since I live in Broward I have only heard of GREAT things about the BC North campus program (in which I applied). I would love to hear about the UM program from those who have attended there. I wonder if I could take my clinicals here in Broward if I did attend UM? But yes that drive is a killer 55 minutes one direction not to meantion the gas...but I am willing, able and determinated to make that drive if that is my best choice. Thanks for you help and advice!
    A BSN and an ASN RN in the real world is a $0.50/cent difference AFTER a year of working at the same facility (well at least mine anyway). Base pay is exactly the same, and you get exactly the SAME amount of training, classes you attend (like new nurse orientation etc).......... NO-ONE praises your for going to any certain school-- like if someone says "oh I went to barry for nursing school" or "oh I went to MDC".... no one cares they just say "oh cool I went there," or "oh that's neat, I went to blah blah"..... that's about it.
    Your name tag just says RN on it, it doesn't say BSN on it.

    The big difference to me, with a BSN is that you can go on to better things like a master's degree program, or with a little experience under your belt you can be a manager.
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    Yes they are accredited, just through CCNE and not NLNAC.
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    sun,
    that's just like barry and nova
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    i just read up on some good stuff that i didn't have an idea about until sunraygurl brought it to my attention. under general nursing student discussions /
    nlnac vs. ccne accreditation.

    now i understand accreditation of nursing schools. i thank goodness that this site - allnurses.com exist so much information and so many people willing to share and help each other. thanks once again
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    Quote from BumblebeeRN
    A BSN and an ASN RN in the real world is a $0.50/cent difference AFTER a year of working at the same facility (well at least mine anyway). Base pay is exactly the same, and you get exactly the SAME amount of training, classes you attend (like new nurse orientation etc).......... NO-ONE praises your for going to any certain school-- like if someone says "oh I went to barry for nursing school" or "oh I went to MDC".... no one cares they just say "oh cool I went there," or "oh that's neat, I went to blah blah"..... that's about it.
    Your name tag just says RN on it, it doesn't say BSN on it.

    The big difference to me, with a BSN is that you can go on to better things like a master's degree program, or with a little experience under your belt you can be a manager.
    Ok I see, have you noticed employers choosing someone who has a BSN over someone having a AA? My plans are to continue my eduction to become a CRNA, so after major research it looks like BSN way is better for me.
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    My plan is to become either an ARNP or a CNM (midwife) personally. But I plan on doing an RN-BSN bridge later and just get working asap as an RN now (and not have to spend half my life paying back student loans). Good luck with your decision. Sometimes they're not so easy to make.
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    that's exactly what I am doing! I am soooooo happy that I don't pay any loans and I can afford to pay school out of pocket without breaking the bank at a public university!
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    Quote from Abundant
    Ok I see, have you noticed employers choosing someone who has a BSN over someone having a AA? My plans are to continue my eduction to become a CRNA, so after major research it looks like BSN way is better for me.
    not at all!!!!
    I've heard stories, and personally a friend of mine who graduated from nova couldn't find a job soon after passing her boards! she ended up taking a job as a secretary and kept applying and applying and 6 months AFTER getting her license she found a job at UM.
    ALL my classmates (ASN) found jobs right after passing or even before passing boards.


    "an RN is an RN"....... you do the same exact thing as a new nurse even with a BSN..... you don't all of the sudden get a higher position or a managerial position or supervisory position just because you have a BSN.
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    Hi everyone I have a quick question. I applied to the nursing program at BC and was selected as an alternate student. Does anyone know how likely the chances are of getting in as an alternate?


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