I have been an RN since 2008. I've held one paying RN job. However, because my spouse is military, I've tried getting jobs at Military hospitals and the VA. I finally got a job offer at a VA and then they told me my school wasn't accredited by the CCNE or the NLNAC. So they are taking the offer back.
I am so bummed because I really needed a job and getting a state license to work where we live isn't an option because of the transient military lifestyle. Furthermore, I don't believe I quality for a GA ( where we live) RN license anyway due to the accreditation issue.
Will I be able to get my BSN and use my ADN credits towards the BSN degree if the ADN program wasn't accredited?
I could have sworn that I heard during orientation that the program was accredited, but turns out it was only accredited with the state BON. Why would they withhold such important information?
This was a well known community college program that had put out hundreds of nurses in our state. Now that I know that I won't be eligible to work at any government hospitals or clinics, I'm really saddened. I turned down another job, not nursing, when I got the initial offer from the VA. And I really need to work right now.
Is my degree worthless after this? I wasted so much time and money out of my own pocket. And I worked so hard to get that degree. I'm so upset right now I feel sick to my stomach.
i finally got a job offer at a va and then they told me my school wasn't accredited by the ccne or the nlnac.
correct me if i am wrong, but i thought that ccne only did accrediting of bsn/ msn programs and not asn programs? i could be wrong, but this was just my understanding. the nlnac i think does do adn, and diploma programs.
i also know that the va does require you to have a bachelor's degree, even if it's not in nursing, they require a minimum of a bs/ba degree. i graduated from a school that was not ccne accredited with my adn and i've been accepted to a cal state university for the degree completion, as well as two other private schools that hold regional and ccne accreditation. i think as long as your school has a recognized department of education regional accreditation, you should be fine transferring to a bsn program. i also agree that if you got screwed with your education, make it public so that others are aware and don't get screwed also.
Last edit by Emilynn09 on Apr 26, '12