I was getting some counseling preparing to transfer out of my community college program. I made the assumption that since I only had a few prerequisites to complete for the RN program, I would only need a few more credits above that, since the school was selling RN classes as transferable to a four year program. It turns out that that was not exactly truthful. Some of the classes I've taken so far are NOT transferable, in fact, I'm very glad that I decided to ditch the RN program when I did because I saved myself a bunch of money on tuition and books.
Here's the message that I'm trying to get across......................
If you're going to go on for your BSN from a 2 year college, then you better get into your school's transfer database and project your classes to finish the program into it. The program at my school's website will even calculate your transfer GPA for you. Your college may just be getting you to stick around and pour money into it after your RN because what choice would you have? You shouldn't have assumed, right? Well, I think the practice of assuring incoming students that thier credits will transfer to a four year college, and just not giving them the whole story, is a little crooked.
Your transfer dept should have a database called ARTSYS. That database will compare the classes you enter into it, and measure them for articulation against a four year college.
The system may be different in your state. ARTSYS is what is used here in Maryland.
Be aware that even the RN-BSN programs have a stipulation of prerequisites that your RN program will not fulfill.
Nursing 101 turns out to be 7 credits that won't even qualify as an elective!:chuckle
See.......told you it was crap