Clinical Sites - Los Angeles, CA LPN-BS track from Indiana State Univeristy

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    Hello Everyone,

    I have just started my application with ISU for their LPN-BS Track program. I have not really read concrete answers as to where the clinical sites are in Los Angeles, CA so I decided to start a new thread specific to LA, CA students of ISU. Anyone here already have a clinical site? If so can you provide a list? Thanks alot!!!!
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    I was also wondering the same thing. I personally dont know anyone yet that has done the program yet. The idea is great because as you know our wait times here to get into any local community college is HORRIBLE. If you find out please post it here I am also really interested.
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    Has anyone used The College Network from LVN to BSN? Hearing mixed reviews. mostly negative. I am in CA amd am looking for an RN program.
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    Quote from mick226
    Has anyone used The College Network from LVN to BSN? Hearing mixed reviews. mostly negative. I am in CA amd am looking for an RN program.
    Hello, I got stock with the COllege network but It was a bad Decision that I am still paying. Don't get me wrong I am starting Indiana state program in January 2013, but I took the pre requisites in a different school.
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    Quote from nicolelvn
    Hello Everyone,

    I have just started my application with ISU for their LPN-BS Track program. I have not really read concrete answers as to where the clinical sites are in Los Angeles, CA so I decided to start a new thread specific to LA, CA students of ISU. Anyone here already have a clinical site? If so can you provide a list? Thanks alot!!!!
    Those of us who are enrolled in the program ask the same question as you have asked every semester. The problem is those students in Calif are enrolled in the Sonoma State/ISU LVN to BSN program. It is exactly like the regular distant learing LPN to BSN program but with a few changes mandated by the CA BON. One of the rules is we Calif students cannot self place into a facility. We mustt provide the liaision names of places we wish to do our clinicals [of course by now, the liaision knows all the facilities that will or will not accept ISU students] and then we wait. Some have had great difficulty getting placed and have had to do lecture one semester and then clinical for one class the next semester and at the same time doing a clinical and lecture for another class that same semester. Some students don't get placed and have to wait a semester for placement. I have written about the problems with placement in CA, so you can do a search on my past posts. What is irksome, is ISU continues to accept Calif SSU/ISU LVN to BSN students and tells those students that all is well.

    Someone asked about TCN. It has its use, but it is exhorbitantly expensive. I suggest doing your own readinng employing the free ISU study guide that shows the general areas that would be covered in the challenge exams and then make your own study guide with answers. Also, get a good RN NCLEX comprehensive study guide that reviews the subjects and has qustions/answers/rationales. If you do the review reading required for the challenge exam, make your own study guide with study questions, and read/answer the NCLEX study questions/rationales, you should do well without buying the study guides. However, if you have money to burn, by all means buy the guides. I did both; bought the guides and studied my own books. I was lucky as some of the questions on the exam were never covered or discussed in TCN study guides.
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    Quote from nicolelvn
    Hello Everyone,

    I have just started my application with ISU for their LPN-BS Track program. I have not really read concrete answers as to where the clinical sites are in Los Angeles, CA so I decided to start a new thread specific to LA, CA students of ISU. Anyone here already have a clinical site? If so can you provide a list? Thanks alot!!!!
    nicolelvn --
    Another student, who just applied to the program, received a letter from the ISU nursing department dated in June 2012 from ISU:

    "As a California student, I wanted to inform you that we are currently having a program review with the California Board of Registered Nurses, and therefore have to place a temporary hold on the application process until this review process has been completed. We have every reason to believe that this will only take approximately six to eight weeks, at which time we will resume the admission process into our program for the Fall 2012 semester."

    No explanation what the "program review" is about or who is doing the review--ISU, the Calif BON or both. It has been over 8 weeks since the letter was sent out but, so far, ISU has remained silent.
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    So you found out. I had a friend tell me this also. That is why I decided to finish up my BA program and do the ELM out here in S. Cali. From what I was told by someone is that California is not to happy to have a school come in the state and take away money from their colleges. You best believe that these hospitals are bonded with the schools. I lost the testing fees to MHN exam. I asked if I could donate the test fees to a student in need but I got no reply. I hate that people are playing with peoples lives. I took most of my science classes online at Ivy tech. I am now going to have to repeat 3 of them.

    I have a feeling that they are going to limit the amount of students they accept due to the clinical placement. Good luck to you all.
    Last edit by dianah on Aug 4, '12 : Reason: Terms of Service
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    If you note the Calif program is through Sonoma State University--meaning that all Calif ISU students are also registere with SSU in the joint partnership. Thus, the program is through a Calif university.

    Actually, there has been discussion about the issues between the Calif Board of RN and the ISU DL nursing program. Some has stated that it is probably an accreitation issue. I did a search on ISU in the National League of Nursing (the agency that does the accreditation). ISU was up for renewal a not long ago but they have another coming up. I note that ISU's upcoming renewl (about 2013) has a WARNING on their accreditation renewal. Wonder what that is about.

    As far as the classes you took through Ivy Tech is a normal brick and mortor school, and your transcript will not say distant learning. Now, if the class you took requires a lab along with the lecture, that could cause you to have to retake the class somewhere else. Ivy Tech is accredited and you should be able to transfer your credits.
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    Has this been resolved? I am starting my LVN school soon and hope by 2014 i can apply here... I live in Fresno and concerned i wont be able to find a clinical site..

    Anyone know any info? Also who can i contact about sites here in the Central Valley?


    Quote from LadyinScrubs
    nicolelvn --
    Another student, who just applied to the program, received a letter from the ISU nursing department dated in June 2012 from ISU:

    "As a California student, I wanted to inform you that we are currently having a program review with the California Board of Registered Nurses, and therefore have to place a temporary hold on the application process until this review process has been completed. We have every reason to believe that this will only take approximately six to eight weeks, at which time we will resume the admission process into our program for the Fall 2012 semester."

    No explanation what the "program review" is about or who is doing the review--ISU, the Calif BON or both. It has been over 8 weeks since the letter was sent out but, so far, ISU has remained silent.
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    Quote from misspinkmeow
    Has this been resolved? I am starting my LVN school soon and hope by 2014 i can apply here... I live in Fresno and concerned i wont be able to find a clinical site..

    Anyone know any info? Also who can i contact about sites here in the Central Valley?
    The issue in California (lack of clinical placement, the ISU program being out of CA BRN compliace on 6 issues, and ISU lying to the CA BRN when it was investigating student complaints) has been resolved. THERE IS NO ISU LVN TO BSN PROGRAM IN CALIFORNIA. The present program ends December 31, 2012 and there is no program to take its place.


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