Ok, now that I have more time to type, let me tell you what the info tells me.
The College Network has teamed up with major universities to help non-traditional students obtain associte's, bachelor's and master's degrees. They have "partnership in education" agreements with several universities that allow students to transfer course work and "test-out" after using study guides. This covers most, if not all, of the general education/eletive course work.
Now on to the LPN-BSN:
I received a letter with the packet that states,
"Indiana State University Offers the First Distance Learning LPN to BSN Degree Program
Terre Haute, IN, April 23, 2004-Today the Board of Trustees of Indiana State University approved a new baccalaureate degree program for Licensed Practical Nurses ("LPN") that can be completed through distance learning. Indiana State University is working exclusively with The College Network to promote this program.....This new degree program is the first and only of its kind, offering baccalaureate degree program for non-registered nurses entirely through distance learning. The program is 124 credit hours in total and encompasses 450 clinical hours.
Students compelete these clinical hours by working with a preceptor in their local area. The College Network and Indiana State University are working with the National Nursing Preceptor Network, Sigma Theta Tau International, Nursing Knowledge International, and several other nursing organizations in order to help find preceptors for students in this program....LPNs can enroll in the program now."
Here is some more info as quoted, "All upper level nursing courses are completed through ISU online at a more traditional, semester based pace. There is no travel required during any phase of the program-even clinical projects can be completed in your local community. These same clinical projects replace all clinical testing required for graduation."
"Indiana State University School of Nursing is fully acredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission"
Admissions: You must apply and be granted admissions to the University as a degree seeking student, have proof of current licensure as a licensed practical/vocational nurse in the U.S. and have completed a practical nursing program of study from a state-accredited community college, vocational or technical school or NLN accredited institution.
Well, I hope this helps. I think it sounds great. Okay, I will go away now...(I have posted WAY to much here