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Brookline College - Graduates not hired ?

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by potatoz potatoz (Member)

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I am very interested in joining Brookline College and their baccalaureate nursing program. The second I mentioned that to my coworker she said "No, don't do it!" I asked why and she replied, "My cousin said companies don't accept graduates from Brookline College".

My coworker also said it's fishy how nursing is in so much demand and there are waiting lists everywhere...but not in Brookline College.

There is no evidence or proof of her strong statement, but it still scared me. Especially since the program is so expensive.

Brookline College does have accreditation:

Accreditation | Brookline College

Are there any Brookline graduates here that can hopefully proof this statement wrong? :)

I truly am excited to join the school, I'm just shocked and scared by her statement. If any one has experiences in Brookline or opinions, it is much appreciated :)

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience and works as a Nursing Faculty.

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Your best next step is to call local employers and tell them exactly what you were told: That this school's grads do not get hired. Ask them if they hire grads of this program- all other things being equal.

I will say in looking at their accreditation that they are NOT regionally accredited and so you may not be able to transfer any credits earned there to another school if need be.

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Thank you for your response meammaryjean. I do have plans on becoming a nurse practitioner in the future. What type of accreditation would be the 'good' one I need to look for in a school?

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience and works as a Nursing Faculty.

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You want your BSN to have CCNE accreditation and also for the entire university to have 'regional' accreditation.

There is actually a very straightforward Wikipedia article about university accreditation. Also several threads on AllNurses if you use the feature.

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I will research more about accreditation, thanks!

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kkbb has 1 years experience.

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Brookline did have issues with the BON, so make sure they are getting all that fixed. But I know Brookline graduates that work for Banner, Honor Health, Phoenix Children's and Mayo Clinic. Yes, Brookline graduates are being hired. As far as furthering your education after, check with ASU and Grand Canyon and see if they would accept you into a master's program if you had a BSN from Brookline.

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EveeRN224 has <1 years experience.

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Brookline College did have issues with their accreditation when I attended there, but they eventually got their accreditation back... I can't speak for other but, I know people who I have graduated with or have graduated before me and they have gotten jobs at PCH, Mayo, Abrazo, Honor Health, and Banner... No matter what school you look into they are going to have their pros/cons you just have to do your research, help this is some what helpful

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How are you liking Brookline college so far? I start August 20th. A bit nervous!

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Hello,

I graduated from Brookline in 2012 when it first started. I had the same problems of any new grad getting hired but applied all over and got a job a few months after graduating. It wasn't in a hospital- but I had a newborn at home and wanted an outpatient Mon-Fri schedule. I worked that job for about a year getting experience in outpatient surgery. Then I decided it was time to move into a hospital. I was hired at Honor Health JCL. No one every mentioned my college- they just wanted someone with a little experience. After I worked there- we ended up moving to Orange County. I now work for one on the top hospitals in the nation. All they wanted was to make sure I had a BSN and experience. I even got my MSN through Brookline which increased my marketability in California.

All in all- it probably doesn't look as good as graduating from ASU but it really comes down to just getting your first job and experience. Then you are hired based on your credentials not where you got your degree from.

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I attended Brookline and graduated from their accelerated BSN program. I had a great experience! I'm honestly glad I chose to go there. After graduating, I moved to the east coast where I had no issues finding a job in a major city out here. I also know people that I graduated with that were able to find jobs in the major hospitals in AZ.

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Dyvinite has 3 years experience.

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Yes regional accreditation is needed.

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