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What kind of accreditation does a school need?

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For an ASN program, what kind of accreditation does a school need in the state of California to transfer that ASN degree to a four year/BSN program?

NurseGirl525, ASN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

They need regional accreditation for credits to transfer.

So if a CA program says they're accredited by the CA BRN- that is enough?

pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience.

Good day, Heathermaizey:

Would they not need national in case the BSN program is not in the same state?

Thank you.

NurseGirl525, ASN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

Good day, Heathermaizey:

Would they not need national in case the BSN program is not in the same state?

Thank you.

No. National accreditation is just something that the nursing board gives to certain schools saying that they approve them. Regional accreditation is actually better and is what allows the credits to transfer. That is what you want to look for.

I have no idea what the BRN is but what you need to look for is whether they are regionally accredited or not. Most community colleges are as they want you to complete your degree at a 4 year college. Most for profit schools are not. Their classes are only good at their school.