I am currently applying to as many nursing schools that i can possibly find, but i am not having any luck with getting in. I have my associates degree in Liberal Arts and have completed my health science courses. I was wondering if any one can tell me the differences in RN programs @ a community college, or Cal State vs a trade school such as American Career College (which also offers a BSN).
Also, is there a difference when a hospital is seeing RN applications from a community college or a trade school. Please help!
Oct 26, '07
by NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN Moderator
Trade schools in most states are only able to award a certificate of program completion, not a collegate degree, as education program licensure under technical/secondary school education Therefore, credits are often not transferable to higher education program.
Example: American Career College, California
Can I earn an AA degree at ACC?
No. While ACC is fully accredited, we are not a traditional two- or four-year college. But you will earn a certificate of completion that is recognized and valued by prospective employers
They do not grant Bachelors degree; nursing program is Vocational Nursing.
Check with your states Dept of Education to see type of license: post-secondary education or collegiate.
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Oct 26, '07