ASN non accredited and RN-BSN accredited okay?

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    Hello everyone! I hope I can find some answers here. Okay....I just graduated from a school for my ASN (associates degree in nursing) that is non-accredited. BUT, the same school that i just graduated from offers a RN-BSN that is accredited by CCNE. So my question is, if I have ASN (non-accredited) and received my RN-BSN (accredited), will CRNA programs accept it? Cause my nursing courses for my ASN is not accredited...I called a couple of CRNA schools and some said it's fine and some said no...I just dont know what to do...Anyone experienced this same situation?
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    If you are a RN with an accredited degree then it would not matter what your other degree is.
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    I think its fine, because in most cases your BSN overrides the ASN. Think about it, when you get an RN-BSN degree you are a BSN nurse and if the school wants a BSN accredited program and your BSN is accredited, then you are a BSN RN. There are plenty of schools that don't have a problem with that. Keep doing what you're doing. You can go back to your ASN program and get them accredited.
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    Quote from manusko
    If you are a RN with an accredited degree then it would not matter what your other degree is.
    Thank you for the reply! I'm just worried it would be a problem.
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    Quote from daniel_CRNA
    I think its fine, because in most cases your BSN overrides the ASN. Think about it, when you get an RN-BSN degree you are a BSN nurse and if the school wants a BSN accredited program and your BSN is accredited, then you are a BSN RN. There are plenty of schools that don't have a problem with that. Keep doing what you're doing. You can go back to your ASN program and get them accredited.

    VERY, VERY TRUE!! You have a valid point. Just curious, when attending grad school, you don't transfer credits from ASN and BSN to grad school do you? Cause my fear was if you had transfer credits to grad school, my nursing credits from my ASN (non-accredited) will not transfer..
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    As far as I know they just look at the whole BSN, not specific credits. The only specific courses they consider are the science ones and nursing accreditation does not matter when u're taking A&P for example.
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    daniel,

    Are you a CRNA currently? or are you in school?
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    Quote from daniel_CRNA
    As far as I know they just look at the whole BSN, not specific credits. The only specific courses they consider are the science ones and nursing accreditation does not matter when u're taking A&P for example.
    Makes total sense!thanks again...DO u know anyone who went through the same thing?
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    Just wondering something. Why did you attend a non-accredited school?
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    Quote from manusko
    Just wondering something. Why did you attend a non-accredited school?
    Good question...my mistake was I didn't even think of checking before I entered the program. I just wanted to get my degree..


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