I learned and earned my RN from hospital training in Hong Kong in 1978. Since then, I have continued my work as RN, without a stop. I took and passed the CGFNS, and NCLEX in 1991 . I have been working in Los Angeles as RN for over 10 years. Now, I think I want to advance my career in nursing, but then I find out it is not accreditted as college-based education, and non-creditted for UC or CA state credits, I have to start all over again for a BSN. That is too tough......, and too much to study at this mid-life like a crisis!
California Board of Nursing recognised my past nurisng education and clinical experience in Hong Kong, and allowed me to take the NCLEX, is that similar to a graduate from a Associated Degree ? By the way, Los Angeles County Hospitals still runs the nursing program that lead to RN in hospitals, not in a college.
Are there any other hospitals in any states still running nursing programs
lead to RN ? What are their prospect of these graduates for further nursing education?
Can anyone give me some advice on this matter,
or tell me some colleges/ universities recognised those RN graduates from hospital-based education.
Any (on-line) BSN programs that may accept me for some exemption rather than I need to take all the 120 credits before I can get my BSN?