First things first, I earned my Bachelors Degree in Nursing last March 2011 in the Philippines. I took the NCLEX-RN in January and thank God, passed on my 2nd try. I have been researching the net for job openings for RN's in the US and just learned recently that US hospitals are strict with hiring RN graduates that come from NLN accredited colleges.
Here are the questions I'd like to ask:
1. What are my disadvantages graduating from a school that isn't NLN accredited?
2. Do I have to go back to school again and start ALL OVER, in a BSN program that is NLN accredited?
3. If I do not have to start all over again, can my college units be carried?
4. I plan on getting my Master's in Mental Health soon. And this time around, I am enrolling in an NLN accredited online course so I won't regret anything later. My question is, can I get a Masters even if my Bachelors degree wasn't NLN accredited?
Wow, if only I did my research long ago. Now I am worrying that those 4 years of studying will only go to waste. My parents have spent so much in those long 4 years and it seems very unfortunate for me. I want to start a job in the States asap but with my college being non NLN accredited I'm fearful of being rejected by the hospitals I plan on applying in. Please help me out guys, I would really appreciate a bit of your time