LPN to BSN from ISU - page 4

Anyone heard about or is going through this new program from Indiana State University from The College Network. And if so, what do they mean when they say "completing your clinicals with a local... Read More

  1. by   GGirll22
    Is there anyone out there that has completed the College Network Program ?? All the post are old and most from 2004. Is there anyone out there with some updated information?? Thanks.. I'm a current LVN with 2 days to change my mind about the program.
  2. by   mitczak
    Quote from Rose2gard
    Is there anyone out there that has completed the College Network Program ?? All the post are old and most from 2004. Is there anyone out there with some updated information?? Thanks.. I'm a current LVN with 2 days to change my mind about the program.
    might take a look at this thread
    http://allnurses.com/distance-learni...ty-365874.html
  3. by   MedSurgeMess
    I had a very bad experience with the college network, and thought all of you should know this right from the beginning: ISU does not have an exclusive agreement with TCN for credit transfers/accepting the cleps/dantes. This straight from the mouth of school of nursing at isu and from their admission office. Check with ISU to find out, because after doing much of the TCN work, I found out from a coworker who got screwed. I started investigating and found out that much of what the "wonderful" TCN adviser told wasn't close to true. Go straight through ISU for any dealings. I was only going to go for RN-BSN and because of fine print, now owe many thousands of dollars with nothing to show for it! My friend was doing LPN-BSN, she owes more than me and has nothing to show for it either. Just remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it is.
  4. by   josully
    Hi
    I just met with someone from the college network that coordinates with isu. I am also thinking about doing the lvn to bsn program threw this school. The total cost is about 30,000. you do under grad by studying their modules and testing out at different test sites. Sounds good but im also concerned it sounds to good to be true. The clincal part worries me as well. So i figured I would do some more research. The program does seem organized.If your determined and to busy to go the traditional route,it sounds like a good option.I will do more research before writing a check.
    Josully
  5. by   LadyinScrubs
    Quote from josully
    Hi
    I just met with someone from the college network that coordinates with isu. I am also thinking about doing the lvn to bsn program threw this school. The total cost is about 30,000. you do under grad by studying their modules and testing out at different test sites. Sounds good but im also concerned it sounds to good to be true. The clincal part worries me as well. So i figured I would do some more research. The program does seem organized.If your determined and to busy to go the traditional route,it sounds like a good option.I will do more research before writing a check.
    Josully
    What did you decide. Did you sign up TCN for the prerequisites course for ISU?
  6. by   Deeyoumans
    @ineedachange1



    Hello I read your blog I also live in new jersey and looking into the lpn to bsn program at ISU, I've been doing some research and I am not 100% sure about all of the details I've looked into clinical sites in new jersey for that program, I am not sure If you have to follow at their pace or it's on your own, I have some college network material from a previous RN program for excelsior I need to call college network to find out if I can use any of this I've heard of different methods of getting general education courses done. Spoke to the woman on the phone that deals with this program at ISU she was very vague, please let me know if you find out any more information!
  7. by   mitczak
    Your best bet is to deal directly with ISU to find out information about the LPN-BS option. You can request info at http://indstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SI...VvpO&SVID=Prod

    Their program is a semester based program. There are a few agencies in NJ, but you can also initiate a contract for others -http://www.indstate.edu/nhhs/contracts/clinical-agency-information.htm
  8. by   LadyinScrubs
    i've been doing some research and i am not 100% sure about all of the details i've looked into clinical sites in new jersey for that program, i am not sure if you have to follow at their pace or it's on your own,
    good question. i know that you are in a class and have assignments, etc. my program is in calif, which is completely different from the rest of the us. best thing is to call isu.

    i have some college network material from a previous rn program for excelsior i need to call college network to find out if i can use any of this i've heard of different methods of getting general education courses done. spoke to the woman on the phone that deals with this program at isu she was very vague, please let me know if you find out any more information!

    can't help you on the gen ed classes as i took all my gen ed at a community college and at a university. i do know that isu accepts transcripts from ivy tech (a community college which has an online aspect for gen ed courses. it is like tcn but it is accredited and a college)

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