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I really don't feel like wasting my time taking a bunch of pre-reqs to get into a program. I've looked into two so far, and both of them I would need to take 12 or so credits to get in. Is there any... Read More

  1. Visit  Lizzy6 profile page
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    Quote from CraigB-RN
    For most people here it doesn't matter if the state accepts it or not. They already have a license.

    Like I've posted before, you have to look at what your final goal is. And the Federal Gov may or may not recognize it depending on what your trying to do. Some of the services may not accept it for commisioning.

    It is an option, like any other out there. People just need to do their homework before commiting to any program.
    Wasn't talking about the state board of nursing, was talking about being "employed" by the state, federal govt or the VA, working for these facilities employed as a registered nurse in whatever capacity that you have the experience (i.e. case management, community health, med surg, occ health etc.) Yes, I already have my nursing license too & agree with you that most on this board it doesn't matter to them since they already took their state boards.

    However the state, federal & VA do ACCEPT their accreditation, I checked into it. They accept Dundee's degree for either the BN or master's, which is also one of the universities that they will pay for tuition reimbursement if you are employed by them and want to further your education whether it be with Dundee or any other accredited university. I was a former civil service employee (different degree/position) and have looked into the accreditation, because I wanted to make sure it would be accepted since I am trying to get back on at the same Army installation I was employed at previously working in a different field. I also wanted to make sure that if I started with Dundee and wanted to obtain the masters as well, that the DOD would assist with tuition reimbursement if I continued with Dundee or any other accredited university. Below is the website for Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), in case you want to check out any other schools.

    http://www.chea.org/search/actionProg.asp


    http://www.chea.org/search/actionProg.asp?seq=40792
    This is the accreditation for University of Dundee

    But as you said, it is an option, depending on what your goal or what you wish to pursue. For me it is cost, already have 2 degrees & stafford loans.
  2. Visit  FocusRN profile page
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    WHile it is truethan BSN programs all usually have the degree requirement of 120 or more credits, that doesn't mean that you have to take pre req's for them. There are a lot of programs that will AWARD you oh so many general and nursing credits for being an RN, and all you have to do is take their nursing courses. Do a search. It will take a while to find one that is just right but they are out there.
  3. Visit  DBroussardRN profile page
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    Quote from CraigB-RN
    Anyone interested in the University of Dundee program need to do lots of homework before enrolling. It doesn't offer what we consider a BSN. At least not one that will let you go farther, i.e. Nurse Practitioner programs.

    Do a search here. Someone from the UK posted a good description of the program and how it compares to US programs.

    Not taking pre-reqs can be short sighted. If you want to go farther, you may end up taking them anyway.
    I am a Registered nurse in Louisiana, USA. I am also one course away from completeing the BN program at University of Dundee. I do not agree with the above statement that you will have trouble going on for a MSN. I have looked into this matter and spoken with several universities that offer both online and traditional masters and they have all said that as long as the BN is accredited, (and UOD is NLNAC) , and my GRE score is good enough than they will accept me into their programs. The most I may have to do is take a chemestry or a STAT class. But that is b/c it is not required for Dundee. But if taking one or two classes to get into a MSN program turns you off than you need to take a more traditional course and take the 7 - 10 prerequisits and then 7-10 nursing classes that they want you to take. In my opinion those course are a waste of time and money. I have enjoyed my classes at UOD and I would recomend them to anyone.

    D Broussard RN,CNOR
  4. Visit  CraigB-RN profile page
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    Quote from DBroussardRN
    I am a Registered nurse in Louisiana, USA. I am also one course away from completeing the BN program at University of Dundee. I do not agree with the above statement that you will have trouble going on for a MSN. I have looked into this matter and spoken with several universities that offer both online and traditional masters and they have all said that as long as the BN is accredited, (and UOD is NLNAC) , and my GRE score is good enough than they will accept me into their programs. The most I may have to do is take a chemestry or a STAT class. But that is b/c it is not required for Dundee. But if taking one or two classes to get into a MSN program turns you off than you need to take a more traditional course and take the 7 - 10 prerequisits and then 7-10 nursing classes that they want you to take. In my opinion those course are a waste of time and money. I have enjoyed my classes at UOD and I would recomend them to anyone.

    D Broussard RN,CNOR
    Hence the comment that you need to do your homework. When I was looking I found just as many who didn't recognze it as did.

    Like always you have to do your own homework. The information you get here is anectdotal and sometimes doesn't have a lot of facts behind the statements. The Generic MSN programs were more open to the degree program than the NP programs. One positive thing about the program is that the writing standards were higher than the other programs I looked into. Prob better preperation for grad level writting.
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  5. Visit  DBroussardRN profile page
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    Quote from CraigB-RN
    Hence the comment that you need to do your homework. When I was looking I found just as many who didn't recognze it as did.

    Like always you have to do your own homework. The information you get here is anectdotal and sometimes doesn't have a lot of facts behind the statements. The Generic MSN programs were more open to the degree program than the NP programs. One positive thing about the program is that the writing standards were higher than the other programs I looked into. Prob better preperation for grad level writting.
    The programs I have looked into were NP programs. The entrance into a Masters of Nursing program are all the same no matter what track you are looking at taking. All MSN " generic" or not all have to have the core MSN classes and then you choose a track. I think it all depends on the school one is applying to and what sort of degree the induvidual had before entering the BSN and also what there GPA is when applying to the program. IF the degree is accredited, the GPA is high enough, and the GRE score is high enough there should not be any issues entering a program. IF there are issues I think one should look at another program.
  6. Visit  CraigB-RN profile page
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    I will state one more time. All this information posted here is anectdotal information. The poster may be 100% completly honest and well meaning, but they aren't you. You MUST do your own homework based on your desires and future plans are. What didn't work for me, might work just fine for you or someone else. We all have different background and needs.

    Don't base your plans for your future on anything I or anyone else says. Now it's data to help you in your decisions and you can and should use it, but keep it in perspective.
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  7. Visit  chaxanmom profile page
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    Quote from CraigB-RN
    Hence the comment that you need to do your homework. When I was looking I found just as many who didn't recognze it as did.

    Like always you have to do your own homework. The information you get here is anectdotal and sometimes doesn't have a lot of facts behind the statements. The Generic MSN programs were more open to the degree program than the NP programs. One positive thing about the program is that the writing standards were higher than the other programs I looked into. Prob better preperation for grad level writting.
    Excellent advice!
  8. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from DBroussardRN
    I am a Registered nurse in Louisiana, USA. I am also one course away from completeing the BN program at University of Dundee.
    *** Where can I get information on UOD? I went to their web site and it wasn't very helpful. I would like to find out what classes I would have to take, admissions requirements, cost and how to get started.

    Thanks

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