Are the lpn to bsn programs scams? - page 2

At school we had the whole job fair deal and they had one table with a lpn to bsn program. The guy was nice and informative but than later I was told it was a scam that these programs do no exist and are not recognized. I do not... Read More

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    She also said avoid Indiana State University online LPN-BSN, that the hospital won't recognize that either.

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    It depends on what state you are licensed in if ISU is accepted. Some states do allow licensing with their program and some don't. You should check with the board of nursing for the state you want your license in to see if the school you are wanting to attend is on their list of accepted schools. Always do your research and go to the source. Indiana State has a good program for some and it's not right for others. Go to the school's website, not through another company. The College Network is a scam and a half (speaking from experience).
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    That's interesting as both schools are fully accredited by NLNAC.
    From Excelsior "The Excelsior College School of Nursing was designated a 2011-2016 NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing (NLN). Our nursing degree programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)"

    The Indiana State University BSN programs have been NLNAC accredited continuously since 1969 (over 40 years)

    There are many state schools that are not NLNAC accredited. NLNAC is a highly respected academic accreditation. Granted both programs are not accepted for initial licensure in all states due to various state and BoN regulations.

    Then again not all traditional brick-and-mortar, state BoN approved schools are accepted in every state. For example programs in many schools in the US are perfectly acceptable for initial licensure in their home state and thus appropriately approved by the Board of Nursing. But may not be accepted for endorsement or initial licensure by other states. Georgia comes to mind as one as they require more clinical hours than many other states, so someone who graduated from a school in say, PA with an AAS or direct BSN with 1000 hours (arbitrary number) of clinical experience may be required to secure additional experience before being granted a license in GA because the BoN requires a minimum of 1400 clinical hours (again random, arbitrary number)

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