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Non accredited ADN, accredited BSN

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by Meltamara Meltamara (New) New

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So I graduated from a non accredited school In 2014 with my ADN. I went back and got my BSN by a school with accreditation. My question is am I considered accredited since my BSN is from there?

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When it is germane, they look at the program you completed in order to be licensed initially. In this case, your ASN program.

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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Is this for the purpose of grad school or employment?

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Employment! Such as the VA

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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1 hour ago, Meltamara said:

Employment! Such as the VA

I would think that experience, references and (of course) licensure would be the primary hiring concerns. I've never worked as a nurse for the VA, but I've also never had an employer drill down to the accreditation of my ADN school. (I'm in a similar boat. My BSN is from an accredited university, but the school where I got my ADN lost their accreditation a few years ago. A long time after I graduated from there, but still...)

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TheLastUnicorn has 4 years experience and specializes in Critical Care, ICU, Rehab.

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At this point with a BSN I don't think anyone cares about your ADN. I wouldn't even mention it. You're an RN with a BSN. That's all employers care about and all that matters. 

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6 hours ago, Jedrnurse said:

I would think that experience, references and (of course) licensure would be the primary hiring concerns. I've never worked as a nurse for the VA, but I've also never had an employer drill down to the accreditation of my ADN school. (I'm in a similar boat. My BSN is from an accredited university, but the school where I got my ADN lost their accreditation a few years ago. A long time after I graduated from there, but still...)

If you got your ADN when your school was accredited then you got it from an accredited school.  Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.  It doesn't matter they lost it many years later.

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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35 minutes ago, Elaine M said:

If you got your ADN when your school was accredited then you got it from an accredited school.  Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.  It doesn't matter they lost it many years later.

Again, I think licensure and work experience are the main considerations that employers have, but it's good that my school's accreditation was in effect when I graduated...

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On 3/26/2020 at 7:07 AM, Meltamara said:

Employment! Such as the VA

I googled this and didn't find the answer but at the bottom of the page it said you could call 1-844-456-5208 or the Human Resources Dept of your nearest VA Hospital.  Good luck! 

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Katie82 has 25 years experience and specializes in Med Surg, Tele, PH, CM.

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Did you take the NCLEX and are you licensed? That sounds like a BON question, particular to the State you are licensed in. The VA is a little lax in their requirements, not always a good thing. 

 

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