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- by wannabeanurse1 Sep 11Ok so... I plan on getting an associates degree from a school that is not accredited by CCEE or NLNAC. I do plan to further my education with a bachelors degree where I can transfer my credits and it is approved by NLNAC. I know there are many employers that will only hire RNs that graduated from an accredited programs, but what degree do they look at? Will the look at where I got my associates or my bachelors?
- Sep 11 by dansamyI think that also you have state licensing issues. If I recall correctly, CA is big bear about where/how you obtained your initial degree. Done incorrectly, you can potentially lock yourself out permanently from some states.
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- Sep 11 by BSNINTHEWORKSJob Requirements:
Registered Nurse (RN) Job Requirements:- Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing
- Current Nursing license in state of practice
- BLS/ACLS current (ACLS for specialty units only)
- At least One (1) year of recent hospital experience (within the last two years)
- Ability to be a team player
- Can do attitude
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately!
This is what most job offerings are requiring. Note the first on the list of demands.
- Sep 12 by DoeRNYou may not be able to transfer your credits from an unaccredited school. You should go to an accredited school. And further more you may have issues getting your license and will put in all that time and effort for nothing.
And to answer your question but an employer would most likely hire a BSN from an accredited school versus an ASN from an unaccredited school. So why shut yourself out?
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