Indiana State University LPN-BSN 2012 - page 14
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
- 0Apr 3, '12 by mitczak[quote=ladyinscrubs;6322286]Quote from mitczaknopedid not take the challenge exams nor am i in the lpn-bs track.[/quote]
are you working towards becoming an admitted lpn working towards your bsn in the lpn to bsn program at indiana state university? i look forward to hearing about your thoughts of the program as you matriculate.
- 0Apr 3, '12 by mitczakQuote from LadyinScrubsmight re-read the post for correct name
3. Numerous posts discussed how the contact person at ISU failed to return their phone calls or failed to provide them with information about the LPN to BSN program. Instead, according to the posts, the contact person (Ms. Kimber) had The College Network contact the potential student--whether the student wanted to use ISU or not.
4. Had Ms. Kimber prefer to remain annonmyous, she could have posted annonmously, but that would have defeated the reason for her post. I suppose I could have addressed Ms. Kimber by some third party reference such as 'that person at ISU who is responsible for student contact and to provide ISU information', but her name is more appropriate. It should be noted that a previous post by another AN nurse identified the contact person at ISU as "a Kimber or Cook" and how this person's customer service experience with "Kimber or Cook" was not satisfactory.
- 0Apr 3, '12 by LadyinScrubsQuote from simmddIf at all possible, get the ISU FREE study guide for the mental health test, which should also provide you with a list of suggested nursing books. The book I suggested a good study guide (not only for this test but for the mental health class that you will take as part of the program). Also, if you can, get a comprehensive RN NCLEX book, one that has subject overviews as well as test/rationales. Take as many tests as you can and make sure you review the rationales. The rationales are important to help you understand the concept behind the question.Ladyinscrubs I have not taken my challenge test yet but I am preparing now to take the mental heath exam because I just ordered the book on line on half ebay the one you recommended Straight A's in and so far the book is great. I look forward to your post everyday. I just wanted to know can you recommend any other books that will help me.
The process of studying for the challenge exams is difficult because you are doing it on your own. Just take one chapter at a time and don't think about how much you need to cover. Let us know how you are doing.
- 0Apr 11, '12 by precious4k1Hello Tootie88 Saw your message and I too will be starting the LPN/BSN program in the fall of 2012. I myself live in maryland . I'M just waiting for my evaluation of all my credits to know exactly where to start. Once this is completed if you want we can start a study group. Let me know ok Thanks
Quote from Tootie88Hello,
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 other.
I'm in Maryland
- 0Apr 11, '12 by Tootie88Hello, precious4k1
I actually just completed all of my challenge exams today, and I've passed them all (Yaaay).
As LadyInScrubs has said, it is not neccessary to purchase the CSMs from TCN, they are waaaaaayyyy overpriced. I just used ATI, and the text books I already had from school. However, I did just take (and pass) my NCLEX-PN last week Tuesday, so I was sort of studying for both simultaneously.
What part of MD are you in? I live in Baltimore.
- 0Apr 11, '12 by Tootie88Hi, Nora
I finished them all up today. I actually to all four over the course of 2 days. I'm so glad to be done with them!
ATI is a webiste that my PN school used to provide use with tests. I also purhased the ATI mobile app for my cell phone. It alows me to take tests is my free time according to whichever topic I choose and how many questions I want. That was like $20.
ISU doesn't provide you with "study guides" really, they provide you with a syllabus and topical oulines via their blackboard. I guess these are from actual classroom classes. I printed them out and looked through them and used the text books from my PN school to study.
I just graduated PN school in December and took my NCLEX last week, so I did a two for one study special
- 0May 1, '12 by LadyinScrubsQuote from ubskiFrom what you write, I believe you are taking the challenge exam. If you repost a different question and specifically state you are studying for the peds/maternity challenge exam, you may a better response from those who are studying for it or have taken the exam.Hello LadyinScrubs.
Do you have any advice for Nursing 328?
I find it really tough! I am currently working on both Peds and Maternity and trying to make it to the June 1st deadline. Maternity is easier to memorize and understand, but PEDS is difficult.
From memory, this was the most difficult exam of all 4 challenge exams. As far as what to study, you should have received the official ISU study guide from the nursing department that discusses what must be covered. What I did was go over each objective, I made a list, read the appropriate material, and made notes to accompany the objective. Once I had the notes for all the objectives, I used these notes to study from. I have used this strategy for all my courses.