My initial plan was to apply to IVY Tech for their ASN program. I received a B in my Psychology course and it was suggested to me to retake the course. If I do that, I will not be able to apply to the program for another year, Fall of 2010. I do have an undergraduate degree in Business Administration. Yes, I can apply to second BS programs, but their pre-req requirements all differ. For example, one of Purdueís requirements is that a person have one year of General Chemistry versus Marian collegeís one semester of Introductory Chemistry. Also, I am in the middle of changing careers, so the quickest route is best. I have looked into the ITT Technical RN program. This program is new, so there are a few concerns I have developed. They are not NLN accredited, so I am concerned about securing employment after graduation. They have been initially accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing. After speaking with the Board of Nursing, I understand that the school must wait for their first graduating classís pass rate on NCLEX in order to secure full accreditation status. I also understand that some of the credits may not transfer to BSN programs. I researched that information only to discover that the general education courses may not transfer to another program. Having an uncumbersome RN license is the requirement for an RN to BSN. Since I already have an undergraduate degree and have taken my science courses, I donít see that being a problem. Indiana Wesleyan University has an RN to BSN program where the student attends class one night a week. So, after securing employment as an RN, the program sounds like a good deal and IWU is CCNE accredited, so after receiving my BSN, I should no longer have any issues with the accreditation of my nursing degree.
I have a friend who went through the RN program at IBC and secured a job with Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis, so I know there are facilities willing to hire graduates of these programs, but just not sure which ones. Any input would be beneficial.