Indiana State University LPN-BSN, Recommended or not?? - page 4
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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
- 2Jun 24, '11 by mitczakQuote from TemeikaYou can request that contracts be established for other sites...see http://www.indstate.edu/nhhs/contrac...nformation.htmTrue, I was told for GA the preceptor site is a hospital in Marietta GA, 30 minutes north of Atlanta.
- 0Aug 16, '11 by evjohnsonQuote from RiversideCA-LVNHi Riverside CA-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.
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 (email@example.com) Thank you in advance for your time.
- 0May 10, '12 by lvnmom2010I 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"
- 0May 10, '12 by LadyinScrubsQuote from lvnmom2010lvnmom 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.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"
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.
- 0May 11, '12 by smorgan1228Quote from cindarentI'm missing NURS 328 Nursing care of the Child and Family. Can you tell me where you found yours?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.