IS there hope after going to non accredited BSN school

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by sain Member

Specializes in Developmental disability, Psychiatry. Has 15 years experience.

Hi everyone.

I'm an Associate degree RN and I'm currently going to CTU online for my BSN. I recently found out that the school BSN program is not accredited!!!!

I'm loosing my mind right now, because I really wanted to go to nurse practitioner school after.

Does anyone know if there are any NP schools out there that will accept a graduate from an uncredited BSN school?

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 224 Articles; 27,608 Posts

Your options for educational advancement are limited with a BSN degree from an unaccredited school. If you hope to become a nurse practitioner, you could achieve this by earning a post-masters certification.

You'd need to first earn an MSN degree in nursing leadership or nursing education from a fully accredited school that will accept CTU's credits such as Western Governors, University of Phoenix, or Grand Canyon U. Once you earn your accredited MSN degree, you will become eligible to complete a nurse practitioner post-masters certification.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 45 years experience. 7,899 Posts

OR- just switch right now and get into an accredited BSN program. More direct route- cut your losses early.

sain

Specializes in Developmental disability, Psychiatry. Has 15 years experience. 36 Posts

OR- just switch right now and get into an accredited BSN program. More direct route- cut your losses early.

I wish it was that easy.....But I already came so far, my graduation date is in June 2015. That is time and money invested, that I just don't want to loose.

sain

Specializes in Developmental disability, Psychiatry. Has 15 years experience. 36 Posts

You'd need to first earn an MSN degree in nursing leadership or nursing education from a fully accredited school that will accept CTU's credits such as Western Governors, University of Phoenix, or Grand Canyon U. Once you earn your accredited MSN degree, you will become eligible to complete a nurse practitioner post-masters certification.

Thank you. I contacted Phoenix university yesterday. I asked specifically about the FNP, and they said "No" they would not accept my BSN. I'm suppose to speak to someone from the nursing department on Monday. I will ask them about the other "nursing leadership" or "nursing education" program as you suggest.

Thank you so much, because at least there appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel now.

I will update you as soon as I speak to them on Monday.

Thank you again.

icuRNmaggie, BSN, RN

Specializes in MICU, SICU, CICU. Has 24 years experience. 1,970 Posts

What is CTU?

sain

Specializes in Developmental disability, Psychiatry. Has 15 years experience. 36 Posts

CTU is Colorado Technical University.

They have a campus and online class. I am attending their online class.

Overall I feel the online school is very good, but their BSN program is not accredited.

sain

Specializes in Developmental disability, Psychiatry. Has 15 years experience. 36 Posts

Thank you so much for your advice.

I contacted Phoenix University and they provided me with the same information that you did.

According to the Nursing admission advisor I would be able to take the MSN in education. After I complete the MSN in education, I would be able to take the FNP if I still wanted too.

I'm glad that there is a light at the end of this tunnel for me.

Thank you again.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 224 Articles; 27,608 Posts

I contacted Phoenix University and they provided me with the same information that you did. According to the Nursing admission advisor I would be able to take the MSN in education. After I complete the MSN in education, I would be able to take the FNP if I still wanted too.
The tuition for WGU's MSN in education is significantly cheaper than U. of Phoenix. Just some food for thought.

sain

Specializes in Developmental disability, Psychiatry. Has 15 years experience. 36 Posts

Thank you so much. I will contact WGU, to see what they say.

sain

Specializes in Developmental disability, Psychiatry. Has 15 years experience. 36 Posts

Update: Turns out CTU received CCNE accreditation while I was in school. So my options opened up in regards to where I can attend school. I'm excited and happy so I wanted to share this joy!