NEED INFO: ADN school not accredited yet, ADN-BSN schools that will accept still?

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    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. <br>&nbsp;<br>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!
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    There are going to be very few options for further advancement after a non-accredited program. It is a risk for you.
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    I wouldn't advise you to continue with that program. It seems that, without accreditation, it's almost impossible to move forward.
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    What your Dean of Nursing said is actually true. Every college goes through this period where they try to get their program accredited, EVERY single one. If you are able to sit for your NCLEX there is no reason for a school not to take you into a bridge program, at least in my state. The tricky part comes from the regional accreditation. For example, my school, Bauder, is regionally accredited through SACS, making the credits I take protected and transferable as a degree. However if the school is nationally accredited, and not regionally, STAY away!!!!! Those schools are scam schools, and state universities will not accepta nursing degree from them. My advice is if it's regionally accredited stay in the program. As long as you can sit for the NCLEX, you should be fine to transfer. Although I would definetly reccomend doing it ASAP, so that if for some reason the school doesn't get it, you are already in, or graduated from your BSN.
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    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!
    We are able to sit for our NCLEX.
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    So is it fully accredited now. I am very interested in going to this schoo and finishing in 18mths anything to beware of?/
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    No Bauder is not fully accredited yet for the nursing program. This is because the first graduating class was in November 2012 and many of them have not taken the boards yet.


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