Quote from VickyRN
I may be wrong, but I don't think there are any ADN schools left in North Dakota. They had a failed experiment of mandatory BSN entry level for new RNs across the state. This was reversed in April, 2003, after losing many nursing students to neighboring states. However, the damage has already been done and all of the ADN schools were shut down. Don't know if any have reopened since April of last year.
Thank you for replying to my message. You provided some very interesting points to ponder for awhile. I have checked out Bismarck State College in Bismarck, ND and wrote the NDBON and they responded as such. I still am concerned about the NLN status however.
The Dakota Nurse Program through Bismarck State College has received
initial approval from the ND Board of Nursing. Yes, you would be
eligible to take the NCLEX-RN upon graduation. The Dakota Nurse
Program does not have NLN approval through the National League for
Nursing. A program is not eligible to apply for NLN approval until they
have graduated their first class. Whether Dakota Nurse Program will
seek NLN approval is not known by our office, as it is not a requirement
for program approval in ND. You can check with the CA Board of Nursing
regarding their requirements, but typically if a program has been
approved by the Board of Nursing in the state in which it is offered,
that approval is recognized in other states.
So, I guess the ADN - RN program at BSC is just so new yet; that the college will not be able to apply to the NLN until the first graduates are done. ??? I am going to research more on this; but thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. I have not yet relocated or spent any monies toward it yet.