Indiana State University LPN-BSN 2012 - page 10

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Hello, I am due to start the LPN-BSN program at Indiana State University in the fall of 2012 and decided to start a thread for fellow students who may be starting around the same time so that we can connect and support each... Read More


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    Quote from nitalpn
    LadyinScrubsI was not asking about your knowledge of ISU nor specifics of the CA BON. I ask cause I was only looking at the different states students are in that are in the program.
    nitalpn, where a student at ISU is located does not help you because there are students across the US and international students.
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    Thank you for the help and honesty, however i still can;t decide but i need your final help, do you think you can email me the syllabuses for just med surge, mental health and community health (since those are the strong classes). I just want to look at it and decide if i could handle the pressure it might come with. Thanx again.
    my email is jasper8967@yahoo.com
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    Quote from mack876
    Thank you for the help and honesty, however i still can;t decide but i need your final help, do you think you can email me the syllabuses for just med surge, mental health and community health (since those are the strong classes). I just want to look at it and decide if i could handle the pressure it might come with. Thanx again.
    my email is jasper8967@yahoo.com
    Jasper, it is not wise to provide an email address on AN because it opens you up to spam or worse. What I suggest is this, go the ISU website and get the class numbers for the classes you want info (N300, N318, N324...) and then start a thread a separate thread on the ISU college site for each of the classes. Ask those who have taken the classes for their input and/or recommendations. A syllibus gives you limited information; what you need is student feedback about the workload.

    You felt that only the three classes you mentioned were strong classes. I disagree all classes at distant learning LPN to BSN program are rigorous and what you consider "strong". Essentially, there are no easy (or non "strong") classes in the program.
    Last edit by LadyinScrubs on Mar 8, '12
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    How are you testing out of micro? I am trying to get in for the fall 2012 and the only class I still need to take is Micro which I was going to take this summer, but I am very interested in this testing out if I can. Let me know. Thanks!
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    That last comment was for
    blakuts or anyone else that know.
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    Ladyinscrubs,

    I have a few questions regarding clinical for ISU. I also am from CA, more central region and on another post I saw someone put a link for clinical sites ISU uses for distant learners, and i didn't find a single CA site! I have not enrolled in ISU yet, I am finishing up prereqs, and I was hoping to be applying later on this year for the program. The lack of clinical sites makes me very nervous! I would hate to be going through the program and then get held up because I can't find a site I met with a guy from TCN (didn't end up going through them) and he told me that several students do their clinical rotations at the general hospital the next town over, but now I realize he could have easily been lying to me. My question is would you suggest I forget ISU altogether and look elsewhere? Have you been able to find any clinical sites (don't need to know where just wondering if you were successful in finding any in general)? Is finding a clinical site such a hassel that I should not consider going through ISU?
    Advice is very much appreciated in this! thank you!!!

    Kelly
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    Quote from kellybelly515
    Ladyinscrubs,

    I have a few questions regarding clinical for ISU. I also am from CA, more central region and on another post I saw someone put a link for clinical sites ISU uses for distant learners, and i didn't find a single CA site! I have not enrolled in ISU yet, I am finishing up prereqs, and I was hoping to be applying later on this year for the program. The lack of clinical sites makes me very nervous! I would hate to be going through the program and then get held up because I can't find a site I met with a guy from TCN (didn't end up going through them) and he told me that several students do their clinical rotations at the general hospital the next town over, but now I realize he could have easily been lying to me. My question is would you suggest I forget ISU altogether and look elsewhere? Have you been able to find any clinical sites (don't need to know where just wondering if you were successful in finding any in general)? Is finding a clinical site such a hassel that I should not consider going through ISU?
    Advice is very much appreciated in this! thank you!!!

    Kelly
    Clinical sites for CA are managed through the Sonoma State agreement so are not listed on the ISU site.
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    Quote from kellybelly515
    Ladyinscrubs,

    I have a few questions regarding clinical for ISU. I also am from CA, more central region and on another post I saw someone put a link for clinical sites ISU uses for distant learners, and i didn't find a single CA site! I have not enrolled in ISU yet, I am finishing up prereqs, and I was hoping to be applying later on this year for the program. The lack of clinical sites makes me very nervous! I would hate to be going through the program and then get held up because I can't find a site I met with a guy from TCN (didn't end up going through them) and he told me that several students do their clinical rotations at the general hospital the next town over, but now I realize he could have easily been lying to me. My question is would you suggest I forget ISU altogether and look elsewhere? Have you been able to find any clinical sites (don't need to know where just wondering if you were successful in finding any in general)? Is finding a clinical site such a hassel that I should not consider going through ISU?
    Advice is very much appreciated in this! thank you!!!

    Kelly
    Kelly, let me correct one thing -- you do not obtain your clinical placement. ISU finds a placement for you. Having said this, you are not the only LVN in California who is nervous. Many in the program are nervous also. This semester's students who are now in N324 (med surg) never received their clinical site. Instead they were told they would take the clinical after this semester ends in summer. Just recently they received an email that those students who receive an incomplete for N324 (which those who have no clinical this semester will receive) may not take any further classes until their incomplete becomes a complete (meaning until they complete the N324 with a clinical and the 60 clinical hours). Many of those students were enrolled in other nursing classes this summer and now they are dead in the water. This means that this problem has delayed graduation for these students. They will not graduate in May 2013 but, if they are lucky, December 2013--all for lack of clinical placement.

    No one at ISU is discussing the problems with the California placements. Those in the California ISU program are very nervous. Kellybelly515 is correct, the cliinical sites for California are a separate entity--although at one time University of Bakersfield was listed on the website.

    ISU has a handful of people who obtain clincial contracts for the students and one person assigns students to those placements. The Califoria ISU DL program is a hybrid of the regular ISU LPN to BSN program. Because the requirements placed upon ISU by the California BSN, ISU partnered with Sanoma State University. The California program is acutally the SSU/ISU DL LVN to BSN program.

    The California information contact person is employed by The College Network and Sanoma State. This is the person who will take your calls on the 800 #, keeps track of the hours student spend in clinical, and submit the student information to the the BSN to get access to the NCLEX once the student graduates. With this most recent clinical placement problem, it appears that there is a problem placing existing California students into clinical sites. Without any true information concering the program from ISU, these students are very concerned that this program is about to implode leaving them with nothing other than receipts for tuition paid.
    Last edit by LadyinScrubs on Mar 16, '12
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    hi there, what happens when you dont pass ? are they letting you to take it as much as you want till you pass or there is a limit ?
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    hi there, what happens when you dont pass ?

    can't say since i have never been in that situation. refer to the isu lpn to bsn website, which should discuss what happens if you do not maintain a passing gpa or pass a class.


    are they letting you to take it as much as you want till you pass or there is a limit

    you must take the classes in order they are presented on the lpn to bsn dl nursing site. you can't pick one from column a and then one from column c and then next semester take three from column d. you must take the classes consecutively.

    as to how many classes you can take, that is regulated on the way you must take the classes. each class has a prerequisite, which is usually the class before it. this limits your ability to take more than two classes a semester. should you have gen ed classes that must be taken, you could end up taking more than 2 classes a semester (two nursing and the gen ed classes). i suggest you get all your isu gen ed classes out of the way because someplace in the or 3rd semester they may stop your progression until you pass those gen ed classes.

    for california students, the calif bon stated that the calif students may not take more than one clinical class a semester. so if you have a didactic class and a clinical class, that would be about it for the semester.
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