Quote from fishchick72
Then why do I hear that the college network's degrees are not recognized in the state of California???
You already have your RN, so if you get your Masters anywhere in the country you're not going to have to go through the State of California when you're applying for jobs that require a Masters in California.
The College Network is, like mentioned above a publishing house that gets persons started in any number of programs, colleges and universities. My ex-spouse used them, and eventually got his Masters In Health Care Adminsitration from Bellvue University in Omaha (online) and is working as an adminsitrator here in Florida. He did not have to go through the state of Florida when he applied for his job, he just applied to the company, they verified his Masters through references, and that was that, but it was a private affair between him and his employer.
I think like the poster above what you're hearing is that the LPN to RN programs like Excelsior (of which some people go through the College Network and some don't) are not recognized in California, and those persons do have to go through the Calfironia BON to get a RN license to work in California.
You're already licensed, and getting a masters isn't going to change that.
Now it might be different if you were going for a NP, which is a licensed profession, but since Walden doesn't have a NP program that doesn't apply to you.
Does that make more sense? Feel free to ask questions.