Do Galen credits transfer?! October

  1. 0 HellO!

    I'm trying to decide whether or not to start Galen in October. My plans are to go there and get my RN then go to someplace like IUS and do their RN-BSN program but I heard that Galen's credits do not transfer to 4-year instituions and you would have to do all 4 years over again. Does anybody know if this is true or not? I'm aware that I will more then not have to do general classes over again like English but I do not want to waste my time and money if I have to spend 6 years getting a 4 year degree because I have to do all 4 years over again. Does anyone know?!

    Thanks for any replies in advance!! & hugs!
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  4. Visit  BBFRN profile page
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    I used to teach for them, and left last Sept. At that time, they were working on becoming NLN accredited. I'm not sure if they have finished the process yet, though. I would definitely call & ask them. If they are now accredited, you should have no problems with your credits being accepted in a 4 year school.
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    Quote from Chica17
    HellO!

    I'm trying to decide whether or not to start Galen in October. My plans are to go there and get my RN then go to someplace like IUS and do their RN-BSN program but I heard that Galen's credits do not transfer to 4-year instituions and you would have to do all 4 years over again. Does anybody know if this is true or not? I'm aware that I will more then not have to do general classes over again like English but I do not want to waste my time and money if I have to spend 6 years getting a 4 year degree because I have to do all 4 years over again. Does anyone know?!

    Thanks for any replies in advance!! & hugs!
    I've been accepted into UK's RN-BSN program, so it really depends on the institution. I do know Galen now has an agreement with Indiana Weslyan for the RN-BSN program. Its actually up to each school whether or not they accept another's credits. I'd take course descriptions from Galen and take them to IUS and ask them.

    Btw I graduated from Galen in May and was accepted into the BSN program in June, so it can be done. Its the general education classes that may get you though.

    Research thoroughly.
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  6. Visit  gabriella86 profile page
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    You can get your BSN online right?
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    I am starting to get nervous about choosing Galen. I didn't think about the fact that the credits might not transfer to certain schools, especially since I want to move out of Kentucky and move up to New England at some point. Shoot.
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    Is the BSN necessary? What is the benefit over just having an associates in nursing? Is it becoming more of a requirement? Harder to find work with just an associates?
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    Quote from gabriella86
    Is the BSN necessary? What is the benefit over just having an associates in nursing? Is it becoming more of a requirement? Harder to find work with just an associates?
    It depends on what you want to do as a nurse. You can be a RN with either an ASN or BSN. There are also diploma RNs, but we don't have those programs in our area any more. I wish we did- all the diploma nurses I know are amazing.
    A BSN isn't a requirement to do bedside nursing, which is what you want to do, right? You'll be perfectly fine getting your ASN, which is the entry level for RNs. If you want to get a BSN in the future, you can usually get some kind of tuition assistance from your employer, once you are working as a RN. You do not have to take the Boards again, if you do go from ASN to BSN.

    I would just concentrate on getting your ASN right now. Believe me, you'll be able to get a job.
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    Quote from BBFRN
    It depends on what you want to do as a nurse. You can be a RN with either an ASN or BSN. There are also diploma RNs, but we don't have those programs in our area any more. I wish we did- all the diploma nurses I know are amazing.
    A BSN isn't a requirement to do bedside nursing, which is what you want to do, right? You'll be perfectly fine getting your ASN, which is the entry level for RNs. If you want to get a BSN in the future, you can usually get some kind of tuition assistance from your employer, once you are working as a RN. You do not have to take the Boards again, if you do go from ASN to BSN.

    I would just concentrate on getting your ASN right now. Believe me, you'll be able to get a job.
    I kind of want to work in a doctor's office. I haven't heard many positive things about working on the hopsital floor.
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    Gabriella- you might have a better chance of working in a physician's office if you are a QMA or LPN in this area. They're cheaper than RNs.
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    Gabriella- you might have a better chance of working in a physician's office if you are a QMA or LPN in this area. They're cheaper than RNs.
    I have come to realize that I don't know what I want. I want to go into nursing. I am very interested in it. I love the many options you have as a nurse. I just honestly do not know what they are. I think I say I want to work in a doctors office because I do not have enough confidence/am not comfortable with having to deal with spur of the moment emergencies on a daily basis.
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    Oh, Gabriella- that's what nursing school is for. You will never have to deal with an emergency situation by yourself as a nurse. And when you do have to deal with an emergency, you will have the knowledge of how to deal with it.
    Do you know any local nurses you can shadow to help make your decision?
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    Quote from BBFRN
    Oh, Gabriella- that's what nursing school is for. You will never have to deal with an emergency situation by yourself as a nurse. And when you do have to deal with an emergency, you will have the knowledge of how to deal with it.
    Do you know any local nurses you can shadow to help make your decision?
    Hahaha. If you haven't been able to tell already I over think everything. In fact, I do know a few nurses. That is a good idea.
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    Quote from zoobyli
    I've been accepted into UK's RN-BSN program, so it really depends on the institution. I do know Galen now has an agreement with Indiana Weslyan for the RN-BSN program. Its actually up to each school whether or not they accept another's credits. I'd take course descriptions from Galen and take them to IUS and ask them.

    Btw I graduated from Galen in May and was accepted into the BSN program in June, so it can be done. Its the general education classes that may get you though.

    Research thoroughly.
    I just looked up Indiana Wesleyan and it is accredited by the CCNE not the NLN. Does that make a difference when it comes to job hunting?


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