Indiana State University LPN-BSN, Recommended or not?? - page 3

Can we please chime in as to whether indiana state is offering a viable program for LPNs to BSNs? How about responses from current students?... Read More

  1. Visit  cindarent} profile page
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    Quote from seasons
    Thanks so much for that info. it really helped. I'm recently new PN grad and was considering using the college network. Also had concerns about getting preceptor/ clinical site. One question , is the course based on your on pace?
    Seasons,
    The course is set up to be 6 semesters or 3 years. You could take longer I'm sure. The part that is self paced is doing the prereqs and 4 challenge exams, as well as the Teas exam.
    The school is supposed to help set up a preceptor and site. You may have to do some footwork if you are in a remote area that has no sites previously used by ISU. I think it varies in difficulty depending on what state you are in and distance of acceptable clinical sites. I spoke with the coordinator from Ca and she said there are currently 100 students in the program and that everyone was placed without a problem. The best thing to do is contact the state coordinator for your state and get an idea of which facilities have been used before and might be an option.
    There are ways to get through the program without using The College Network too. Read all the ISU threads and you will get a lot of info. You can PM or email me if you gave further questions. cindarent@gmail.com
    Good luck!
    Cinda
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  3. Visit  lizzyreg} profile page
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    Hi there everyone, I am a LPN with an associate degree with almost every nursing prereq out there done. I just need advice and suggestions on either to go to Excelsior college or Indiana State University. Does anyone know how long it will take me in either colleges since I have an AA degree with all my prereqs out of the way. Please some one help.Thank you.
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    Quote from lizzyreg
    Hi there everyone, I am a LPN with an associate degree with almost every nursing prereq out there done. I just need advice and suggestions on either to go to Excelsior college or Indiana State University. Does anyone know how long it will take me in either colleges since I have an AA degree with all my prereqs out of the way. Please some one help.Thank you.
    Information about ISU at http://www.indstate.edu/lpn-bs/ List of all course work required at http://www.indstate.edu/bacc-comp-ns...eet-lpn-bs.pdf
  5. Visit  Temeika} profile page
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    Quote from chaxanmom
    That is not true that they do nothing to help with clinical sites. You decide where you want to go and they arrange the contract. Look, it's a school with students all over the country. Do people honestly expect them to set up thousands of contract all over the country *just in case* a student MIGHT go there someday? That's silly. You HAVE to be proactive in a distance program. That's just part of the gig. I completely understand wanting to ensure a site before forking over the money. That makes sense. However, I'm really not sure what people are expecting from ISU in this regard. My experience has been that they are remarkably helpful in arranging the contracts and very very open from the get-go about it being your responsibility to have a site that will take you. If you live somewhere where the hospitals don't want you, what specifically are you expecting ISU to do about that? Know what I mean? I get the impression from some posts that some are saying ISU is somehow neglectful or unhelpful if you are unable to find a site and I'm not sure what the expectation is.

    True, I was told for GA the preceptor site is a hospital in Marietta GA, 30 minutes north of Atlanta.
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    Quote from Temeika
    True, I was told for GA the preceptor site is a hospital in Marietta GA, 30 minutes north of Atlanta.
    You can request that contracts be established for other sites...see http://www.indstate.edu/nhhs/contrac...nformation.htm
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  7. Visit  evjohnson} profile page
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    Quote from RiversideCA-LVN
    I have 2 more semesters at ISU and have not had any problems finding a clinical site or preceptor. I did locate the facility but ISU did all the paperwork & negotiating for the contract. I was also given names of facilities that other students had used in prior semesters. I would have to disagree that ISU does nothing to help you find a clinical site/preceptor.
    ISU may cost more from Excelsior, but some states do not accept Excelsior because they do not have clinicals. My total cost will be around $23,000 including clinical fees, tuition, & testing fees. However, I will have a BSN when I have finished and this is completely worth it. My cousin just paid a private school close to $62,000 and all she has is a RN and cannot transfer any of her classes to a university to receive a BSN she must continue and this overpriced school!!!!
    ISU's distance program is definitely not for everyone!! If it was that easy then everyone could do it and that would not be good for the patients were are caring for.
    Hi Riverside CA-LVN,

    I live in Riverside too and would like to get some first hand information from you about ISU LVN to BSN and your experiences. I just finished my LVN program and while waiting for my permit to test, I wanted to apply to ISU distance learning program. I have been reading reviews about this school and I can see myself going to this school. I just need some advise so I can move forward. Would you be so kind to email me so I can get your email address. Please email me at (elizabeth@whainc.com) Thank you in advance for your time.
  8. Visit  ishootu} profile page
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    Just wondering if anyone knows if Missouri residents can do more than one clinical in a semester?
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    Quote from ishootu
    Just wondering if anyone knows if Missouri residents can do more than one clinical in a semester?
    From what I understand, only Calif limits clinicals to one per semester. Call the ISU 800 # and they could give you more info.
  10. Visit  Temeika} profile page
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    I'm Late but thanks, that link was so helpful, there are more sites than I Knew of including my current location.
  11. Visit  lvnmom2010} profile page
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    I am about to enroll with The college network. Since I complete most of prerequisites, just need to do the transitional courses before applying to Indiana State University. My questions is 'Has anyone challenged the actually transitional courses, so we can skip the college network" "Has someone successfully finished the phase 3 through Indiana State University and what's your experiences"
    Thanks!
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    Hi Riverside CA-LVN,
    I am so glad to hear some positive feedback from you. Did you have any hard time enroll in any class with Indiana state? How long did it take you to complete phase II?
    Thanks!
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    Quote from lvnmom2010
    I am about to enroll with The college network. Since I complete most of prerequisites, just need to do the transitional courses before applying to Indiana State University. My questions is 'Has anyone challenged the actually transitional courses, so we can skip the college network" "Has someone successfully finished the phase 3 through Indiana State University and what's your experiences"
    Thanks!
    lvnmom you mentined you are about to sign up for TCN because you need to take the 4 challenge tests. As many have posted on AN you do not need the $2500-3000 TCN study guides to take the callenge courses. The decision is yours as you can study on your own using the free ISU challenge study guides.

    If you need the prerequisite or gen ed courses for ISU, you can study using CLEP material at a fraction of the cost that TCN charges. If you do not understand what CLEP is, do a Google search on the word.

    I note you are asking many of the same questions that others have asked and received answers. Check what others have written on the ISU allnurses college site, and you may have your questions answered.
  14. Visit  smorgan1228} profile page
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    Quote from cindarent
    The tuition is listed on ISU's website. It ends up being about $13,000 with all the fees. Clinicals are $500 each and total another $3,000. So about $16,000 without College Network materials or testing fees included. That would add on another $4-5,000. You can use financial aid to pay for ISU tuition only- such as Pell Grants, Cal Grants, or scholarships. Whatever the balance is you can also get a Stafford loan.
    A local hospital where I did clinicals gave me a scholarship which will cover almost the entire amount of the challenge exam fees (about $1,000).
    One way to keep costs down is to do the prereqs at a community college instead. In CA I get a tuition waiver and so all I have had to pay for is my books while attending LVN school and doing all my prereqs the past 2 years.
    The TCN materials are helpful to prepare for the exams but you can find them used instead like I did. It is definitely a more focused way to study than buying and reading a lot of books covering each subject.
    I used them to study for 2 weeks for the first 2 challenge exams and got A's in both.
    Good luck!
    I'm missing NURS 328 Nursing care of the Child and Family. Can you tell me where you found yours?
    Thanks!


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