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ADN at private school to public for RN-BSN?

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Hello all,

I have recently gotten accepted to a private school for the ADN program and hope to transfer to a public university later on for the RN-BSN program, but I haven't seen much information on this being possible so I was wondering if anyone here has done this route before.

I noticed most RN-BSN programs usually favors those who have graduated from a community college as well so I'm assuming I would have to continue my private school route, but it doesn't hurt to ask. Thanks for sharing! :)

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Welcome to allnurses! :balloons:

When you say "private school," do you mean a private-for-profit (proprietary) school? Does it have regional general academic accreditation? If not, you might have difficulty transferring credits from your previous school into a "regular" university.

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Thanks!

The school is for-profit and is accredited by WASC.

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Just contact the nursing department of schools that you might want to complete your education at and ask. They should be happy to inform you what will transfer and what will not.

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Can you find out what your job prospects might be? I worked in nursing ed at a large hospital and we almost never had new hires from for-profit schools. In 8 years doing new employee orientation, I think I saw maybe 2 new grads hired from for-profit schools, and they were hired because they were already hospital employees. Hiring managers preferred to hire from community colleges or state universities. The for-profit schools that did clinicals at our hospital did not have stable clinical instructors nor administrators. The debt that some of these students incur can be outrageous.

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Is there a reason you chose a private school? That is going to be a crazy expensive ADN...

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