Here it is as we have been hearing it from our Dean of Nursing. Looking for people who I can reach out to that have been in this situation as I am told, by our Dean, that it is what every school has to go through when starting a new Nursing program.
My school is not yet accredited as my class is the first to go through the program for our campus. Rasmussen College is accredited in other states, but is new to Wisconsin (Green Bay campus applies for their accreditation this upcoming month as its their first group graduating, and Wausau will be able to apply in June). We initially were told that once Green Bay is accredited we will be as well, but since have found out that, because each school has it's own Dean of Nursing they have to be accredited seperatly. Everyone in my class is concerned as we wish to continue with our education immediately, but are having issues with school's saying they won't be able to accept us since our school is not yet accredited. Our Dean is informing us that there are schools that will accept us as long as we have passed our NCLEX and our school has applied for the process (which we were told that it takes 18 months to get after applied!!). We also were told that every school goes through this when starting a new Nursing program, so my question for you is, are there schools you are aware of that will accept us as ADN-BSN'S since our school will be applying as soon as we graduate (June 2013), and has anyone else gone through these issues (as our Dean is making it sound like not a big deal)? Any information or direction I should take would help me and my classmates out tremendously!