OK... I had to make this in BIG letters for the poor misguided individuals who don't have enough research skills to come to an educated decision about whether credits will transfer.
I graduated from ATS in MAY 2010. I sat for the board exam in JUNE 2010 and PASSED with 75 questions. It was a cake walk. After diligent research, I found that because the school is accredited I was able to transfer my credits to the following schools: ( Note: I was specifically looking for an online RN-BSN program that 1. Didn't require a bunch of nonsense prereqs 2. Would excuse the LPN program I attended because it was a vocational program 3. Would allow me to advance to MSN NP when I graduated.)
University of Southern Indiana
Thomas Edison State College
and some others that I don't remember.....I stopped keeping notes when I was accepted at Chamberlain.
Now....I am currently enrolled at Chamberlain, and have 2 semesters left before I get a BSN. I am working FT as an RN and make 74k/yr. There is no limit to what I can do when I get factual information regarding my education options.
Is CSU, Case,Kent, or other local schools your only option? No. People please think outside the box called OHIO. There are so many programs that will accept you if you only ask for an application and have the GPA.
Part of the problem is that you ask about your specific school transferring credits. Stop this!! ATS IS an accredited institution and the school is not MANDATED to accept them, so the schools that have heard all of the horror stories, regarding poor patient care by the clinical students, choose not to accept ATS students- usually the ones in the Cleveland and surrounding areas. Also the schools seemed a bit biased about a fairly new nursing program, as if to say, it isn't good enough. As I stated earlier in the post, as a student seeking knowledge, you have to apply yourself and do more than what is given to you if you expect to excel. That is with ATS, CSU, KENT, and any other program.
Does that mean ATS students suck? Not all of them. This points to the fact that ATS needs to raise the bar on admissions. Every Ghetto-fabulous person that walks throughout he door with the ability to pay for the degree should not be allowed in the school. When you have a hood rat mentality, it doesn't matter if you are the President( God forbid), your mentality will carry over into the way you conduct business. Same with nursing knowledge..it will be carried out in the manner you perceive.
Enough about that.
BTW, 60% of my graduating class is enrolled in an RN-BSN program right now, and judging by the responses on this post, most people who are going FORWARD with their education is not stewing over this ATS credit transferring business. It would be wise to do your homework, use critical thinking, and get down to business with this issue because they are making the entry requirements more difficult.
Just thought I would share some hope with the the unbelievers:nurse: