Brown Mackie Holding me back again.

  1. I applied to Clarian Health Network in Indiana, and I was told that due to my practical nursing dimploma being from Brown Mackie I cannot work for their organization. I knew Brown Mackie had its challanges with it accreditation, but I guess I never realized it would hold me back once I was a nurse. I am so upset . My experience should be what limits me, not the school I attended. I can understand Clarian's viewpoint, but man this just stinks!
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    About xoemmylouox, LPN, RN

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  3. by   TheCommuter
    I'm sorry for the troubles you've encountered.

    My practical/vocational nursing diploma is also from a school that is not regionally accredited, yet I have never had any problems finding work as an LPN. I suppose this only becomes a problem if you work in a selective and competitive job market.
  4. by   pca_85
    I'm so sorry. I attended Brown Mackie briefly, don't you wish they warned us about this in their orientation. i'm sure there's places that will still take you that may not be ideal, perhaps after a safe employment they will overlook the Brown mackie scar. Again, I'm really sorry
  5. by   Holleigh
    I didn't think that a hospital or heath care system would deny a nurse based on where they went to school. At the end of the day we have all taken the classes, and we have all passed the NCLEX. The NCLEX is supposedly able to determine your actual skill level in nursing in as little as 75 questions. So really, I don't understand why the college matters if someone from Brown Mackie has to take the exact same NCLEX exam as someone who graduated from University of Michigan in nursing. As long as the NCLEX has been passed should it even matter where the prospective nurse went to school?
  6. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from Holleigh
    I didn't think that a hospital or heath care system would deny a nurse based on where they went to school. At the end of the day we have all taken the classes, and we have all passed the NCLEX. The NCLEX is supposedly able to determine your actual skill level in nursing in as little as 75 questions. So really, I don't understand why the college matters if someone from Brown Mackie has to take the exact same NCLEX exam as someone who graduated from University of Michigan in nursing. As long as the NCLEX has been passed should it even matter where the prospective nurse went to school?
    Some nursing programs have poor reputations in their local communities, and therefore, some nurse managers are reluctant to hire new grads who attended these schools. When a hiring manager is faced with making a decision between two applicants, guess who she/he is going to select? The new grad from the community college program that has a stellar reputation, or the new grad from the local for-profit business college that has a terrible reputation?

    Denying employment to an applicant based on attendance of a shoddy nursing program certainly happens behind closed doors more often than we think, and this practice has been accelerated due to the sluggish economy.

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