Indiana State University LPN-BSN 2012 - page 11

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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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    Hello everyone. I am going to be applying to the June 1st, 2012 deadline. I have most all of the classes required for the BSN because I intended on going to Ball State University here in Indiana, so i was wondering if I have the gen-ed classes done that are outlined for that particular semester can i just move on to the next set of nursing classes or can I only take them during certain semesters. I just didn't know if I could progress thru the program quicker since I have so many classes finished already. Thanks
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    Hello everyone. I will also be starting in the Fall 2012 and it is just a hard decision to make because you have so much information throwed at you and it is very hard to comb through all of it. I talk to the TCN yesterday and I just was not happy with the prices. $25,000 is a lot of money even when you are making payments. I am a single money with a full time job and I just do not have money like that. I really have done my research on ISU. The Florida Board of Nursing recongize them. They are fully accredited which is very good. The BBB gives them an A. So the reserch has been done. I even compared them to other online programs and to me they really stand out. I have been reading comments that others have put on this site about the program and it has been a big help and now I know what direction to take. I will go on amazon.com to see what kind of books I can get to prepare me for the 4 nursing test and then take the TEAS test. I have more classes to take because I do have my AA degree already but ISU stated I can take those while in the nursing program either with them or at a local community college. Thank you all for these post because I was lost with no direction and now I found my way. I will keep you posted on my experience with the program.
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    in reply to the Mar 16 by vaghinak 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 ?




    Upon failure of 2 nursing courses (or the same nursing course 2 times), you are dismissed from the program. http://www.indstate.edu/bacc-comp-ns...s-or-rn-bs.pdf
    Last edit by mitczak on Mar 21, '12 : Reason: forgot to quote
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    Quote from BrianneLPN
    Hello everyone. I am going to be applying to the June 1st, 2012 deadline. I have most all of the classes required for the BSN because I intended on going to Ball State University here in Indiana, so i was wondering if I have the gen-ed classes done that are outlined for that particular semester can i just move on to the next set of nursing classes or can I only take them during certain semesters. I just didn't know if I could progress thru the program quicker since I have so many classes finished already. Thanks
    Whether you can take courses more quickly depends on the pre-requisites of the courses. Some courses can be taken together, others must follow one another. Pre-requisites for courses are listed in the course descriptions in the catalog at Program: Nursing Major - Baccalaureate Track for Students Entering with L.P.N./L.V.N. Licensure - Indiana State University - acalog ACMS (click on the course title to see the description, pre-requisites and credit/clinical hours.
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    Quote from mitczak
    Whether you can take courses more quickly depends on the pre-requisites of the courses. Some courses can be taken together, others must follow one another. Pre-requisites for courses are listed in the course descriptions in the catalog at Program: Nursing Major - Baccalaureate Track for Students Entering with L.P.N./L.V.N. Licensure - Indiana State University - acalog ACMS (click on the course title to see the description, pre-requisites and credit/clinical hours.
    Which courses you take are determined by the department because it is they who authorize you to take classes. If you have not received an authorization to take a class, you will be denied the ability to register for that class. The other issue is locating a facility and a preceptor for the clinical portion of the class. The last considertion is the work load, which is very high and may limit the amount of classes you take.
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    Quote from LadyinScrubs
    Which courses you take are determined by the department because it is they who authorize you to take classes. If you have not received an authorization to take a class, you will be denied the ability to register for that class. The other issue is locating a facility and a preceptor for the clinical portion of the class. The last considertion is the work load, which is very high and may limit the amount of classes you take.
    and that "authorization" is primarily based on whether you have met the prerequisites.
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    Quote from mitczak
    and that "authorization" is primarily based on whether you have met the prerequisites.
    Not necessarily true.
    All nursing students must have authorization by the nursing department to register for any class, especially if they have less than a certain amount of units. However, when a student who has more than the those units, the nursing department must authorize the student to register.

    This semester some students were enrolled in med/surg but were not provided clinical sites by ISU. They have been required to take an incomplete for the clinical portion. To make things worse, they have been told that they cannot take any further classes until that clinical incomplete is corrected.

    Essentially, ISU was unable to provide the student with a clinical site and has stopped the student from taking any further nursing courses until ISU can provide the student with the clinical site and the incomplete is rectified.
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    Quote from LadyinScrubs
    Not necessarily true.
    All nursing students must have authorization by the nursing department to register for any class, especially if they have less than a certain amount of units. However, when a student who has more than the those units, the nursing department must authorize the student to register.

    This semester some students were enrolled in med/surg but were not provided clinical sites by ISU. They have been required to take an incomplete for the clinical portion. To make things worse, they have been told that they cannot take any further classes until that clinical incomplete is corrected.

    Essentially, ISU was unable to provide the student with a clinical site and has stopped the student from taking any further nursing courses until ISU can provide the student with the clinical site and the incomplete is rectified.
    agreed...they cannot move on...they have not met the prerequisite for the next course.
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    Quote from mitczak
    agreed...they cannot move on...they have not met the prerequisite for the next course.
    Dont' agree; what is transpiring this is a new precedent. ISU is mandated to provide these students with a clinical placement (the students cannnot locate and/or self place into a clinical), but ISU failed to find a placcement during the semester the students were enrolled into the class. The students were told continue with the didactic portion of the class, and they would take the clinical next semester along with other nursing classes. Prior to Summer 2012, when ISU was unable to locate a clinical placemen for the student, the student(s) received an incomplete for the lecture portion but the following semester could take additional nursing courses. Those courses may or may not have had a clinical or prerequisite. Starting Sumer 2012, although students are passing but ISU failed to place the student into a clinical, ISU has stopped the student from matriculating. Until ISU can find a clinical placement for the student(s), the student is in limbo and the tenative graduation date is not even in the future--making a long program even longer.
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    I am considering ISU. What about ISUs program made you decide to apply?


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