Career College vs. University for Accelerated BSN


Hi everyone!

I am actively searching Accelerated BSN programs in the Denver, CO. area. Majority of schools that I have come across who offer these programs are Career Colleges. I have tried researching them and am finding mixed reviews. Is there anyone out there who can give me factual advice or experienced advice on the pro's and con's on revieving your BSN from a Career College? I am specifically looking at the Denver School of Nursing because they begin new programs at the start of each term. They are currently an Accredited member of the ACCSC. Please let me know your thoughts...

Thank you!


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Specializes in Critical Care, Nsg QA. Has 28 years experience.

Regardless of your nursing aspirations, only go to schools that are accredited by either the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Both are nationally recognized and will allow you to sit for the NCLEX. In addition, classes from these programs should transfer to other schools should you decide to further your education.