Quote from pookyp
Say a student gets their ADN from a non accredited school, but gets their BSN from an accredited school. Does the BSN override the ADN? Will an employer care?
Much of this depends on where you live. In my area, there are no ADN to BSN programs or MSN program that accept grads from unaccredited schools, so the ADN grad from an unaccredited school would have to move or find an online program that would accept them. This can be extremely difficult to find.
Some markets are also much more competitive and are picky. Ex- some specify only BSN nurses, no new grads, etc. It will also depend on the reputation of the program as to whether employers care. There are some proprietary programs in our area that are a joke.
If you plan to continue your education, I would definitely contact prospective grad schools to see if you would be qualified to apply. This would give you a more accurate local picture.