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Online BSN not requiring associates or diploma

  1. 0 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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  3. Visit  misswhitney profile page
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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.
  4. Visit  Meriwhen profile page
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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?
  5. Visit  RxOnly profile page
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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??
  6. Visit  TheSquire profile page
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    Why didn't you go on to complete your master's?
  7. Visit  777RN profile page
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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?
  8. Visit  Jazzi_CNA profile page
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    Yes, you need the Associates degree to get the Bachelors degree. It's likea chain,
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
  9. Visit  Multicollinearity profile page
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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.
  10. Visit  knittygrittyRN profile page
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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.
  11. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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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).
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  12. Visit  twobluestarmom profile page
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    I'm an LVN. There are a few online programs for me and that may work for you. Please check out University of Oklahoma and go through the different programs to see where you may fit in to each program The University of Oklahoma College of Nursing - Academic Programs - Undergraduate If you do not believe you are above having to go in with the LPN's or pre-nursing programs, you can't beat their program for online ...under your circumstances...9 months to get your BSN with pre reqs done.

    Also there is Texas A&M College of Nursing & Health Sciences - Texas A & M University- Corpus Christi
    and South Dakota PC Virtual LPN to BSN Presentation College...you may have to just check to see where you fall into place with some of these institutions.

    If you have your pre reqs and received credit, also check out WGU BSN with RN License - Online RN Degree - Online Nursing School I am assuming you are still in Illinois?
    I hope you are able to work around any obstacles. It doesn't hurt to ask advisors in some of the above mentioned schools.

    Best of luck to you. I'm an LPN and have spent years looking and just now are there more nursing programs available to us. I think the biggest obstacle we have had is, Boards of Nursing who regulate and don't try to accommodate LVN's. Many of us have not only trained CNA's, LVN's but have trained RN's as well in various settings i.e.; dialysis.

    Best of luck to you. Hope this was helpful.
  13. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    I entered a BSN program without an associate's degree or diploma. Seems that it would depend upon the program. You probably will have to look until you find a program that will work with your circumstances.
  14. Visit  icur2y4me profile page
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    So confused..
    Last edit by icur2y4me on Aug 2, '12

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