Anyone did the indiana state university LPN to BSN online? Or have any info.? - Page 4Register Today!
- Jun 6, '11 by angelkayI am also considering the ISU program, but I am wondering if I could or should clep out of some of the pre reqs required, or should I look for some of these classes online and would any one know where I can or should begin, all info is greatly appreciated
- Sep 7, '11 by moomommyHi Kgeiger1,
I saw the Phase II modules on ebay for $300. Do you think it's ok to purchase them used? If you went directly thru TCN for them, can you tell me an estimate of what I will be spending? I'm finishing up my prereqs at my community college and hope to start Phase II by next Fall.
- Sep 19, '11 by lily2013Has anyone graduated from ISU from RN or BSN program? and have you been able to find a job successfuly?
- Oct 10, '11 by LadyinScrubsFor those who are interested in the ISU distant learning LPN to BSN program, go to the distant learning site. There are a great deal of posts tehre about whether or not to buy the expensive study guides, what to do if you do not buy the expensive guides, and the nursing textbooks to sudy from.
I seriously doubt that those who have graduated from the ISU program is still haunting the student AN website.
- Oct 20, '11 by kally24dQuote from Kgeiger1@Kgeiger1,Hi Everyone,
I am currently a BSN student with ISU, and I must say my experience has been great. I want too say too those who are not good at taking online classes this program is NOT for you. I am finishing up my first semester now, I took two classes LVN to RN as well as Physical Assessment class. It was alot of work, but all it takes is time management and you can get the work done.
You must have all your pre req complete before applying to the nursing program then you must complete the 4 nursing modules as well as the ATI TEAS exam. All the information is on on the ISU Nursing web site.
I am interested to get into the program next august. I was wondering if you can give me a little advise about those challenge test, since im planning to take them starting this december. Do you think i could use my PN review books to prepare for them. What are their level of difficulty? also for the clinical is stated that we have to look for a preceptor 6 months prior the nursing program start , and some ppl find it realy difficult to even find the list of facilitites they provide to agree and get clinical, What was experience like , anything you could tell me or advise will be appreciate... I really want to get into this program next year.
- Nov 17, '11 by Phillylpn88Do you start clinicals in phase 2 or 3 with isu? Also is there any reason or chance for someone not to get accepted into isu program?
- Nov 19, '11 by LadyinScrubsDo you start clinicals in phase in phase 2 or 3 with isu?
I am not that familiar with the terminology of "phase 1, 2 of 3". This is what I know. One you pass all your challenge exams and apply to the program, you are addmitted temporarily. You must pass the transition and the assessment classes before you are admitted to the facility as a student. The assessment class has a lab.
The next class is mental health and it too has a lab.
Also is there any reason or chance for someone not to get accepted into isu program? Sorry, don't know. I am a student and not an ISU admissions counselor.
- Dec 6, '11 by LadyinScrubsQuote from kally24dhave you started taking the challenge exams and if so, how is it going for you?@kgeiger1,
i am interested to get into the program next august. i was wondering if you can give me a little advise about those challenge test, since im planning to take them starting this december. do you think i could use my pn review books to prepare for them. what are their level of difficulty? also for the clinical is stated that we have to look for a preceptor 6 months prior the nursing program start , and some ppl find it realy difficult to even find the list of facilitites they provide to agree and get clinical, what was experience like , anything you could tell me or advise will be appreciate... i really want to get into this program next year.
- Mar 9, '12 by northSo I'm not sure what the deal is with ISU. I've been very interested in their LPN-to-BSN program; however, I haven't had any success talking to ISU. I've called several times and either get a busy signal once the voicemail system transfers me or I'm sent to an extension for a "Kimbler" and end up getting the voice mail for a "Cook". That's confusing. Not even sure if I ended up in the right voicemail box. Then, I leave a message (I've YET to talk to an actual human being at ISU) after which I've been bombarded with voicemails and emails from The College Network.
Some people on here have mentioned dealing with ISU directly and not using TCN. How is that even possible? Trying to get to ISU is like trying to navigate through a voicemail system of the federal gov't. I simply cannot seem to get to the people that I want and I'm routinely being fed back to TCN. I even left a voicemail specifying that I'm not interested in talking to the college network yet, but that I want to speak to ISU about their program and then I'll decide if I need the TCN middleman. Never heard back from ISU.
So as appealing as an LPN-to-BSN program that is accepted in most states sounds, I'm suspicious of how smoothly the program with ISU would be. If I can't even speak to someone on the phone BEFORE they get my money, once they've already got it, what can I expect?
I think I'll have to walk away and try someone else's program. I'm really looking at Lamar in Texas now.
- Mar 9, '12 by LadyinScrubsQuote from northyou do not need tcn to attend isu. now if you have prerequisites that must be completed, sometimes it is easier to use tcn or use clep to test out of the class--if that option is available. i am not suprised that you have received no information from isu and instead they gave your private informtion to a private, for profit company called the college network. this seems to be the norm for the program. read the other posts here about isu, and you should get some good advice.so i'm not sure what the deal is with isu. i've been very interested in their lpn-to-bsn program; however, i haven't had any success talking to isu. i've called several times and either get a busy signal once the voicemail system transfers me or i'm sent to an extension for a "kimbler" and end up getting the voice mail for a "cook". that's confusing. not even sure if i ended up in the right voicemail box. then, i leave a message (i've yet to talk to an actual human being at isu) after which i've been bombarded with voicemails and emails from the college network.
some people on here have mentioned dealing with isu directly and not using tcn. how is that even possible? trying to get to isu is like trying to navigate through a voicemail system of the federal gov't. i simply cannot seem to get to the people that i want and i'm routinely being fed back to tcn. i even left a voicemail specifying that i'm not interested in talking to the college network yet, but that i want to speak to isu about their program and then i'll decide if i need the tcn middleman. never heard back from isu.
so as appealing as an lpn-to-bsn program that is accepted in most states sounds, i'm suspicious of how smoothly the program with isu would be. if i can't even speak to someone on the phone before they get my money, once they've already got it, what can i expect?
i think i'll have to walk away and try someone else's program. i'm really looking at lamar in texas now.
now, if they isu, kimber and/or cook will not talk to you, go to the isu lpn to bsn program website. look at the info there. it discusses the requiements for the nursing program and the challenge exams. you must be accepted into the university and must have the gen educatoinal requirements or must take them at isu, clep out, or take them at some other college. to enter the nursing program, you must test out of 4 classes (aka challenge exams). you do not need tcn to study for the program, and isu should provide a study guide as well as a list of the books to study from.
as far as not getting a live person to call you back, what can be said. the quality of the administration is reflected on the people the administration hires. the education the program offers is excellent although it is very rigorous and has so much busy work built in that it is advised to take 1 class a semester. there are some other problems, such as the clinical placements must be obtained by the stuudent.
before you can do anything, apply to the university, get your student id and have your colleges submit formal transcripts so they can be evaluated. only after this is done, can you really know what you need to take to enter into the program. tcn can send out a sales person who will do an evaluation of your transcripts, etc. and advise you what you need to take to enter into the program. you must be aware that this person is called a representative, but is actually a sales person for tcn and gets a cut on what you buy. plus this sales person is not a university counselor and may give you bad advise based on a vested interest. if you do turn to tcn for advice, do not sign up for anything no matter how appealing the inducements are. if you decide to go the expensive tcn route, the availability will be available in a week or a month. sleep on your decision and do some research--then decide. tcn wants your money, the representative wants a split of your money, and you do not need tcn. you have the power. don't let them make you think that tcn is the only way into isu.