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RN that Graduated from non accredited

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I graduated from non accredited RN program and am finding very limited to pretty much no employment opportunities. Is there anyway to test out of an accredited program?

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No. You can try to get into an accredited program and if you are accepted they will do a review of your transcript to let you know what classes will be accepted to transfer in. You would then have to retake the courses that do not pass academic muster.

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Do you have a license? I can't imagine your schools accreditation being a deal breaker. It was enough for the bon to let you sit for your test

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Find an accredited for profit BSN program that accepts your Everest credits. Then never claim where you originally received your AA. Finally, learn from your mistake and stay away from the chamberlains,canyon creeks, and Rocky Mountains universities.

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Thanks. I live in Florida and Barry University will except me into their RN to BSN program with testing. Wish me luck

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Do you have a license? I can't imagine your schools accreditation being a deal breaker. It was enough for the bon to let you sit for your test

State BON approval is the bare minimum requirement to be eligible for licensure. Lots of employers -- the entire US military, the entire VA system, most (all?) academic medical centers, many of the better quality community medical centers -- will only hire graduates of ACEN- or CCNE-accredited nursing programs. Choosing to attend a non-accredited (ACEN or CCNE) program is closing the door on a lot of professional opportunities before you even get started in nursing.

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I ended up transferring into an accredited program and completed 6 months. I tested out and they gave me a diploma. I did not need to retest for the NCLEX, then I complete a RN to BSN program. Currently looking for a job and have many options. When there is a will there will be a way :)

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Do you have a license? I can't imagine your schools accreditation being a deal breaker. It was enough for the bon to let you sit for your test

But why? My state's BON doesn't allow unaccredited schools. They have no problem shutting down schools that don't meet criteria (and for my state, being accredited is a criteria).

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I ended up transferring into an accredited program and completed 6 months. I tested out and they gave me a diploma. I did not need to retest for the NCLEX, then I complete a RN to BSN program. Currently looking for a job and have many options. When there is a will there will be a way :)

Good for you! It looks like you made the best out of the situation and got past it.

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But why? My state's BON doesn't allow unaccredited schools. They have no problem shutting down schools that don't meet criteria (and for my state, being accredited is a criteria).

What state are you in? Most do not require ACEN or CCNE accreditation to be eligible for licensure, just BON approval.

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I'm curious and really don't know much about this at all but why would anyone even go to a non-accredited program in the first place? I'm sure there are plenty of accredited programs to choose from.

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