What colleges offer RN - BSN for graduates of ITT Tech?

  1. :heartbeat What schools offer RN -BSN for graduates of ITT Tech? I'm looking at going to ITT Tech for their associate degree program. However, I want to work for a year and then return to school for my BSN.:heartbeat
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  3. by   Moogie
    You might be wise to contact a few of the schools you're considering for the BSN before you commit to ITT Tech or any other school. Generally, one must be a graduate of a program accredited by the NLNAC in order to get into an RN to BSN program.
  4. by   Tj14
    @ Moogie, Thanks. I will make some phone calls monday.
  5. by   Kmolss01
    i know that indiana weslian will offer RN to BSN
  6. by   Ftr_NurseJackie
    Check with the schools first! Indiana Weslyan will accept SOME courses from those programs. You will have to re-take a nice amount of classes.
  7. by   erwhite
    Do not waste your money and energy on a for-profit school. They are dangerously expensive and often not recognized by traditional colleges (i.e. private and public non-profit schools) and, increasingly, employers.

    Have you looked at community colleges or universities in your area? That is the route to go.
  8. by   AgentBeast
    You'd be able to get into most any RN-BSN program however, you'd be treated as a diploma graduate. Basically you would get credit for the first 2 years of nursing courses and nothing else. You would have to take Freshman English 1&2, Stats, A&P 1&2, Chem 1&2, Psych, Stats, on top of all the other GEC courses, then the nursing courses. It would take you at least 2 years to complete what is normally a 1 year program. As other posters have said you are better off looking at a local community college.
  9. by   ky_grl82
    Definetly check out universities in your area (and any other states that consider you in-state). I was surprised that most unversities in my area offer RN-BSN. One was even 100% online (yes a state university!). I researched each one to find the one with the least amount of gen ed courses, the most affordable tuituon, and spoke with a transfer advisor about other classes I need for the program so I can work on them while I am doing my ADN at a community college.
  10. by   CareteamRN70
    Hi, I went to one of those "for profit" colleges to get my ASN and I will be attending Western Governors University for their RN to BSN program. I have just enrolled and am waiting for them to get my transcripts to let me know how many credits will transfer but from talking to an admissions rep quite a few will, plus they only charge a little less then $4k a semester and if you bust butt you "can" get your BSN in one year (1.5 yrs is the norm) and its all online. Their BSN program is CCNE accredited as well..the school I just graduated from just recently got candidacy for NLN but is not fully accredited. Worth a look and cheaper then other online programs.


    Good Luck in which ever school you chose.
  11. by   KaylaRN2013
    I go to ITT Tech for my ADN. We can go to Kaplan and Phoenix for our BSN. ITT Tech is great!
  12. by   Streamline2010
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    :heartbeat What schools offer RN -BSN for graduates of ITT Tech? I'm looking at going to ITT Tech for their associate degree program. However, I want to work for a year and then return to school for my BSN.:heartbeat
    I'd say look at any conventional diploma or associate degree RN nursing program, and forget ITT, for the same reasons the others said: You already know that you want to wind up a BSRN or higher.

    In my region, we still have diploma nursing programs, but they require so many college courses that they are equivalent to associate degree programs, may offer more clinical experience, and they usually don't care where your college credits are from, so long as the content is acceptable.

    Also, ITT's cost for that RN has to be obscenely high, because their electronics and other 2-years are like $50,000 or more now.

    One diploma program here costs only $12,000 but that is only the RN part and does not include all the college work. I know of one that's 28 months start to finish, starting from scratch and includes all the college, and its total cost is in the $29,999 range. An associate degree RN might be $20,000 - $25,000 at a community college or state college.

    Find your state's "OneStop" website for unemployed people. Find the WIA / TRA Training Providers list, and all of the reasonable affordable RN programs should be on there, and should also have data like the total duration, total package cost with all books supplies uniforms & all, plus some salary data for the grads of it.
  13. by   KaylaRN2013
    Why do people say that ITT Tech's Nursing isn't "conventional?" If that means that it's not that old, that's true. . . the truth is that the program is costly, but they have state-of-the-art nursing labs, all books are included in tuition, the parking and tutoring are free, there is individual attention to every student, and we have access to a data library of over 60,000 resources which are free to us...so no, they aren't conventional, and I'm glad
  14. by   Tj14
    I took the HESI exam and scored a 90.24% out of all the applicants im the 4th to score at least a 90% and have a place in the March of 2011 class. I am very excited.