I'm curious...when one applies for a job as a new grad from any school....
let's assume for the moment you have your license because you passed your
state boards...do you put what school you attended on your resume or simply
that you are "licensed" and the clinical experience gained at X institution?
Does HR at any potential hospital, clinic, nursing home etc, ask to see your
transcripts or your license? Does you license state where you graduated
from? I'm in Illinois and want to know not for nursing, but for the Sanford
Brown's Diagnostic Medical Sonography certificate program for which I've been
told, once completed, I am eligble to take the appropriate licensing exam thus
becoming a licensed diagnostic medical sonographer. I have an associate
of science degree from an accredited junior college. The reason SOME of us
apply to programs such as the ones Sanford Brown offers is because of the
overwhelming number of applicants at other junior colleges. 600 applicants for an
12-18 seat semester start makes odds of getting into the cheaper colleges slim even
with perfect gpa's. I'm 42 and don't have a 100 years to finally get in.
I have a 4.0 gpa with transcripts to prove it, so it's NOT always because the
other students on here don't have the necessary gpa's to gain entry. That is
not correct thinking nor is that a fair statement. All of the courses I took to obtain my
associate in science will transfer to any 4 year institution and exceed requirements
for an associate of applied science RN degree. I had to have calculus and statistics
to graduate with an associate of science. It's also my understanding that
most of the Bachelors and Master's programs at many 4 year institutions are
online based and are for licensed nurses, so finding one to accept your transfer
credit should not be too hard. Actually, the gen eds required for the
nursing program entry are not that cumbersome and would be required for any
degree program, so if you have to take them to bridge to a BSN or MSN, so be it.
Maybe for Sanford Brown propspects, taking the gen ed at an accredited Junior
college first and then doing the program would be best since you then won't have
to re-take any gen eds at the bachelors and masters level.
Do you have to repeat the nursing courses such as fundamentals of nursing? If
that were the case, I would not recommend going through the Sanford Brown