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I am trying to make a decision on which on-line RN-BSN and eventually MSN program to go with. All the information is overwhelming ( Grand Canyon University, Chamberlain, Western Govenors, and so on) I am trying to get into the Army Nurse Corp and they require at least a BSN. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

I am trying to make a decision on which on-line RN-BSN and eventually MSN program to go with. All the information is overwhelming ( Grand Canyon University, Chamberlain, Western Govenors, and so on) I am trying to get into the Army Nurse Corp and they require at least a BSN. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Just make sure the school has both national and regional accreditation. The Army wants to see NLNAC (or whatever it's called now) or CCNE. Just make sure you keep your GPA up (because the Army does care about that) and get at least two years of experience. And it's Corps, not Corp. We're a corps, not a corporation! ;) Best of luck to you.

Just make sure the school has both national and regional accreditation. The Army wants to see NLNAC (or whatever it's called now) or CCNE. Just make sure you keep your GPA up (because the Army does care about that) and get at least two years of experience. And it's Corps, not Corp. We're a corps, not a corporation! ;) Best of luck to you.

I'm assuming you mean regional and program-specific accreditation? CCNE is a program-specific accreditation (also called a "trade" accreditation). Regional is the highest accreditation a school can get. It is the "gold standard" of accreditation. National accreditation, although it sounds more important, is actually a lesser important one. Many online schools go for national accreditation because it is easier to get.I believe American Sentinel University has national accreditation, whereas WGU has regional. I'm looking at American Sentinel's DNP programs and national accreditation would not stop me from going there. I've found since I have been working in higher ed that an advanced degree will get you hired regardless of where it's from (unless you want to work for a very prestigious institution, such as Johns Hopkins). I worked with my school on accreditation so I know a little bit about it. :-)

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

Whatever you would call ACEN and CCNE accreditation, that is the accreditation to which I am referring in response to rhnurse3. It is required for consideration by the Army in the context of BSNs and commissioning as a nurse. I am in the Army, so I know a little bit about that. ;) Thanks for educating me! I had always seen those referred to as national accreditation.

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