Graduated from non-accredited program

  1. I graduated from a non-accredited BSN program in FL. I know, I know, but it is too late now. I spoke with a local university's advisory department over-the-phone. I was advised since I received my LPN from an accredited program, that I attend an LPN to RN bridge program. From there, I could attend an RN to MSN program from the same university or any accredited university in the state. I explained that I obtained a BA in a different specialty already from a (SACS) school, why could I not apply to the RN with Non-Nursing Bachelors to the MSN program. I was told because the RN program was not accredited, it was not possible. Is there any other way? Are there any CCNE universities in FL that accept students on probation because of non-accredited RN program and have a good or at least decent reputation for FNP? I prefer not to attend an online or out-of-state if that is an option. Any help or direction would be grateful...
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   inthecosmos
    I am a bit confused. Did you graduate and sit for the NCLEX exam for your RN? Are you currently an RN?
  4. by   Orca
    Quote from inthecosmos
    I am a bit confused. Did you graduate and sit for the NCLEX exam for your RN? Are you currently an RN?
    I was wondering the same thing. There is a fair amount of information missing.

    I got an e-mail a while back offering me a master's degree program from "a prestigious non-accredited university". Seems to me that the two are pretty much mutually exclusive.
  5. by   mmc51264
    My comm college was not "accredited" by NLN or the like, but it was by the college system. I was eligible to sit for my RN and become a nurse. So I am a nurse and have had no trouble getting into a university to complete an RN-BSN program or a different university to get my MSN. everything. transferred.
    There is so much confusion about accreditation. Something like Miller-Motte or ECPI might not be accredited for someone to sit for NCLEX which is hy they do a lot of CMA programs, although some have LPN and even ADN programs. Varies by area/state I think

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