Quote from gauge14iv
Right - the college credit issue. I know the BNE recognizes the graduates of the program as eligible to sit for the exam and apply for licensure.
What is a shame about some of these unaccredited programs is that they are expensive and they take as much time and effort as going to an accredited school but then the credits don't transfer.
You're really talking about two different things.
Regarding LVN credit transfers, accreditation is not the issue here.
Whether you get your RN through Excelsior or a community college in TX, LVN credits, for the most part do not transfer.
That is because they are considered to be vocational/technical credits, not actual college hour credits.
Even RN's bridging into BSN programs have the same issues.
Here's how it usually works:
An LVN takes the "bridge" course to the ADN-RN program. Once they pass that class, the school may award a certain number of credits to the LVN, then the LVN continues on into year two with the other ADN students.
As an RN, none of your RN specific classes may transfer into your BSN program. Classes that have prefixes such as RNSG, NSG, etc. will not transfer. The RN takes the a certain number of credit hours and after passing the course or courses, the school grants the RN a specific number of credits in recognition of their previous RN coursework.
As an example, I took nutrition in my LVN program, but the class was called PRNS 1322 because it was part of a practical/vocational nursing program.
It did not transfer into my BSN program because of this, and I had to take nutrition again as a biology course, the way it is classified at most colleges, and the class is called BIOL 1322.
It was literally the same class, but the university wouldn't grant me transfer credits for it because it was a "nursing" class as part of an LPN/LVN program and not a "science" course carrying actual college hours.
Excelsior operates the same way. You don't get automatic transfer credits from LPN/LVN programs. The way that it is worded is that you "convert" LPN/LVN coursework into ADN RN coursework by passing their nursing exams.