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accelerated BSN & process questions...

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by RHill9919 RHill9919 (Member)

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hey all, I have a question about an accelerated BSN program. I currently have a B.S. in psychology. I'm using the American Association of Colleges of Nursing link to research different programs. I searched in California, for example, and only found one program in San Diego county. However, when I do a broad search via google, I found more than one accelerated program in San Diego.

is there a particular accreditation or association I should look for when researching a school? I don't want to waste my time on a school that won't allow me to become a RN or get my masters in a nursing field.

Also, I'm applying from Japan, where I'll be living until late 2015. When I apply, what is the process, interviews, etc? I imagine I'll have to fly back to the states a few times for this?

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You could try looking up the board of nursing for certain states you are interested in. They usually have a list of accredited schools for that state. It's very difficult researching programs. I just got accepted to an accelerated program in my city, but it was hard finding other alternatives to apply to. I am going to be starting at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio (Texas) in May 2013. Their A-BSN program is only 15 months long, and it seems they're accepting most students who meet their admissions criteria. Check it out: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

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u want the program to be approved by the state board of nursing and have regional and national accreditation. ie CCNE/NLNAC and I believe in cali the regional accreditation is WASC i think. This allows you to be able to cont your nursing education like to get into MSN or DNP programs anywhere in the country. All nursing schools should have their accreditation listed on their webpage or you can call and ask

Diff schools have diff processes some require interviews some can do over the phone interviews. Also some require you to take either GRE, TEAS, or HESI as an entrance exam. Once again alld epends on the school

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To search for schools in California go to: RN.CA.GOV

It shows u all the programs all over the state.

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Half of my prereqs must be completed online. I live overseas with my husband and none of the U.S. colleges on the navy base offer any prereqs. My college choices are UMUC (where I am now), Central Texas College (doesn't offer prereqs), and Univ. of Phoenix (which I kinda laugh at)....I emailed UT San Antonio a few weeks ago and their response was that prereqs had to be completed in a traditional classroom :(

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