RN questions... - page 2

Hello, I have some questions about being an RN. I've been looking at some of the programs in the Hampton Roads area. Hopefully you guys can clear up some of my concerns.... -Does it matter how... Read More

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    Quote from UVA Grad Nursing
    Another thing to consider is the possibility of going on to the next stage (namely a RN-BSN program). Not all schools in Virginia accept MCI credits for transfer. Since a BSN degree is considered essential for many employers, you will want to be sure that you will have the option to go further if you choose to.
    I also wanted to touch on this but I forgot too. Thanks for bringing it up. MCI is regionally accredited and in the accreditation phase with the NLN. Once they get through the NLN your credits will be transferable like anywhere else in the area.

    Also MCI does offer a BSN program that you are eligible for after you have been a nurse for 1 year with your ADN. If you already have a Bachelors you are eligible at UoP to go into their MSN Bridge program after you pass the NCLEX as long as your Bachelors was from an accredited institution.

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    I also forgot to mention that my last professor announced that the VA Beach campus will be rolling out an MSN program this fall. Pretty cool!
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    Hello Everyone!

    ECPI University, Medical Careers Institute School of Health Science has its own bachelor of science in nursing program for its RN graduates (and all other associate degree or diploma grads) that is fully accredited by NLNAC. MCI grads have no problems getting into quality BSN programs to finish their bachelor degrees or gaining admissions to top graduate programs in nursing.

    The MCI BSN program is highly innovative! RNs finish in 45 weeks (full-time online)! You can live anywhere and enjoy the benefits of this school's program. Please check into the details for yourself :-)

    Thank you!
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    MCI is accredited by the NLNAC to its bachelors degree program ... but something that i would be leary of is the NLN's website specificly states "ECPI University-Virginia Beach" so im not sure that the NN campus is accredited
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    Good Eye!
    The BSN program is an online program and managed from the Virginia Beach Campus. So, there is only one campus for the BSN program - the VB Campus.

    Dr. Clark
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    The BSN program is an online program and managed from the Virginia Beach Campus. So, there is only one campus for the BSN program - the VB Campus.
    Dr. Clark,
    Does that mean that both Newport News and VB are NLNAC accredited? And what is the advantage of attending MCI vs. ODU, Norfolk state, etc.? Thank you.
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    The BSN program has NLNAC accreditation. It is an online program where students can enroll from either the Newport or Virginia Beach campuses. One program with 2 different campuses you can enroll from.

    The Associate of Applied Science RN programs are different and are not currently accredited by NLNAC.
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    Is the Associate of Applied Science RN program going through the process of becoming accredited in the future?
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    Just wanted to say that I am a recent June 2011 graduate of MCI. I loved the accelerated program and am considering the BSN program. I bartended/waitressed full time, already had a 4 year old, got pregnant and had another child, took 5 weeks (1 mod) off to have my second child and then returned with a 3 week old to finish the program. I passed every class the first time, graduated in June, got hired in July and then took my NCLEX in July and passed the first time with the minimum number of questions without really studying so it can definitely be done. With that being said, I am fortunate enough to not have to spend a lot of time out of class studying as long as I go to class and pay attention. Not everyone can do that. I had a lot of classmates that didn't work and spent all their time studying and still didn't make it. So your success in the program is really dependent on your learning style and how quickly you learn. Also if you have a family, childcare even when your children are sick, is a must. You can't miss classes or clinicals. You have to be willing to put school before all else for those 16mo but its worth it if you can. As far as employers looking down on MCI grads, it's actually the opposite. A lot of employers actually prefer MCI grads because we have more clinical experience than the traditional school. We tend to have more on the job knowledge where traditional school grads have more book smarts. As an employer would you rather have someone who knows what to do in a situation or tell you what the textbook says to do? I know you posted several months ago but I hope this helps. Good luck in whichever route you choose!

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