Online BSN not requiring associates or diploma

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    Hi all,

    I have a dilemma. I attended an accelerated nursing program at U. Of IL. at Chicago and was able to sit for NCLEX but was not given a diploma or an accociates. I'm a registered nurse and would like to get my BSN, but cannot seem to find an online program that will take my "non-degree/certificate" RN!!! Anyone know of a school that might take me? HELP!
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    Quote from Lindsey Kay
    Hi all,I have a dilemma. I attended an accelerated nursing program at U. Of IL. at Chicago and was able to sit for NCLEX but was not given a diploma or an accociates. I'm a registered nurse and would like to get my BSN, but cannot seem to find an online program that will take my "non-degree/certificate" RN!!! Anyone know of a school that might take me? HELP!
    You have to have your associates in something in order to do a bsn program. Not sure if you have to have it in nursing, but the program I did only let me do it after I had my AA.
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    You could try Excelsior. However, keep in mind that there are several states whose BONs either flat-out reject Excelsior grads or attach stipulations when they apply for licensure/endorsement.

    I'm curious--what exactly did you get from the school you attended?
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    Maybe you could take classes at a local community college and get your associate's in science, then move along to an online BSN program... is there any staff at the nursing program that could help steer you the right way??
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    Why didn't you go on to complete your master's?
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    As TheSquire mentioned, it seems that you completed the first 15 months of the graduate-entry program at UoIL. I would think that would be equivalent to, or looked at as, a diploma program. Have you actually applied to any online BSN programs and been rejected because you do not have a diploma in hand? Most schools don't ask to see a copy of the degree or certificate awarded; they want to see your transcripts.

    As a last resort, can you get back in to the graduate program, if no other option works?
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    Yes, you need the Associates degree to get the Bachelors degree. It's likea chain,
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
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    I have seen RN-BSN programs that do not require an associate degree. They typically award about 30 credits for an RN license. Diploma RNs earn BSNs this way.
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    You don't need an Associates, I'm working on my BSN and I don't have an Associates. You will however need a Bachelors before getting a Masters.
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    Quote from russodem
    You don't need an Associates, I'm working on my BSN and I don't have an Associates. You will however need a Bachelors before getting a Masters.
    Not quite true. There are RN-MSN programs out there that skip the BSN, but many programs will also offer students to "stop out" at the BSN as well (which is a pretty good idea -- sometimes life happens, and if a patient has to stop school for a period of time, he/she will at least have that BSN).
    Always_Learning likes this.


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