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by nurse4sale nurse4sale (Member) Member

nurse4sale has 15 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg., Geriatrics, Pediatrics..

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Can someone please tell me if colleges, or universities expect you to take basic English comp I and II, along with other basic courses over again if you've graduated 15 years ago? You see, I am a Registered Nurse and want to get my BSN because no one wants to hire me without it. What the heck! If I have to retake all basic courses again such as, Fine Arts, Public Speaking, Writing Intensive and Literature, just to mention a few, it will take me until I'm 57, 58 years old to graduate.

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eatmysoxRN has 1 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg,Cardiac.

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I think each place is different, but yes, courses do have an "expiration date." I would call around to different places and inquire as to whether your associates counts toward basic classes, even if obtained 15 years ago. Someplace may accept the credits.

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My Eng comp, psych and math etc was still good from 15yrs ago. Human development and sciences usually age out. You may have to retake all your sciences or do a review course on them.

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hikernurse has 8 years experience and specializes in NICU.

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Statistics is the big one that expires around here. I agree with sox above that looking around might be well worth your time. Ugh, I can't imagine having to start over with basic level courses!! Good way to get more of your tuition dollars... :rolleyes: Check into on-line schools, too.

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nurse4sale has 15 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg., Geriatrics, Pediatrics..

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Thanks, Kimball, that is exactly what I wanted to hear...........some hope.

And yes, hickernurse, it's all about money. I can't stand politics. I wish I could just take the nursing courses and get it over with. I tried to get into a hospital, so they can foot some of the cost of school, but they're not hiring Assoc. Degree nurses.

Soon everyone will have their BSN, then they'll expect us to get our Masters. When does it all end? I don't recall any other fields where you have to continue climbing the latter of education to do the same job.

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HouTx has 35 years experience as a BSN, MSN, EdD and specializes in Critical Care, Education.

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Nurse4sale,

I understand how frustrated you are, but I'd advise you to check facts before venting. Educational requirements have/are rising in many different healthcare professions. Entry level for PTs moved to Masters a long time ago. Medical Laboratory Technology requirements have also changed. HIT (formerly medical records) has rapidly evolved to meet new challenges... it's not just nursing.

These changes are all based on the need for more knowledge/skill - driven by external forces. We have clear evidence that a more highly educated workforce produces better patient outcomes http://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Report%20Files/2010/The-Future-of-Nursing/Nursing%20Education%202010%20Brief.pdf.

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