Indiana State University LPN-BSN 2012 - page 5

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... Read More

  1. Visit  nitalpn} profile page
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    Hey TemeikaI am aiming for next month too. Is the lippincott book helping you any?
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  3. Visit  Temeika} profile page
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    Yea, it seems to get get straight to the point
    But I guess the true test will be when I take the exam.
  4. Visit  lauranurselaura} profile page
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    Hi!

    I have applied for the ISU program and am extremely nervous about it all.

    I live in Richmond, VA and my biggest concern is about the clinical portion. When I looked up facilities that accept ISU students, there were several in the Richmond area. I'm nervous that maybe that list isn't up to date or no one in my area is in the program and therefore the places approved will be confused about the program. I just don't want to get so far and then hit a very disappointing wall.

    I previously completed all the Excelsior College Nursing Concepts (back when they were called that, I feel like they're called something else now along with more exams and something called an FCCA - not required when I was going), but failed the CPNE. It was devastating to go through the entire program only to make one false move and - DISMISSED! It has taken me years and years to recover. I hate to sound dramatic, but when you work so hard and prepare for something so important in your life, it really takes a toll.

    At any rate, there are several appealing aspects to ISU's program and I'm hoping this will be a good fit!

    Anyone else working on this program in the Richmond (or anywhere in Virginia, really) area? Anyone graduate from this program in my neck of the woods? I'd love to hear your experience and maybe some words of encouragement, tips, etc.

    Also - I used to take all my Excelsior exams at a testing center about 20 minutes away. I am hoping they will serve as my proctor for all required tests? (TEAS, the 4 challenge exams, etc.) If not, where has everyone found a constant, reliable place to take these tests? I live very close to Virginia Commonwealth University. They will administer CLEP exams, so I could always try them?

    I also wonder what ISU will say or do with all of the Excelsior Nursing Concept exams I have already taken and passed.

    Trying to maintain a positive attitude and determined to do my best!

    Thanks for any help!
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  6. Visit  4boysmom} profile page
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    Hi. I am planning to attend ISU in summer 2012. I know this is a bit down the road for me, but am wondering about clinicals/preceptorship. Do you have to attain clinical hours in a variety of healthcare settings (i.e. mental health, med surg, etc), or can you complete all of your clinical hours at one faciliity?
    Thanks so much for any info!
  7. Visit  selfless888} profile page
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    Hi, I'm in the program from IL, If u want ur bsn, it's the only program that's online that will go straight to the bsn.
  8. Visit  nitalpn} profile page
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    Selfless888 how far into the program are you?
  9. Visit  LadyinScrubs} profile page
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    I used to take all my Excelsior exams at a testing center about 20 minutes away. I am hoping they will serve as my proctor for all required tests? (TEAS, the 4 challenge exams, etc.) If not, where has everyone found a constant, reliable place to take these tests? I live very close to Virginia Commonwealth University. They will administer CLEP exams, so I could always try them?

    If the testing facility is authoirzed to do testing, you should be able to use it. ISU has guidelines for the proctored facility. A univeristy proctor is a good choice if they take outside students.

    I also wonder what ISU will say or do with all of the Excelsior Nursing Concept exams I have already taken and passed.

    As to what is accepted by ISU and what is not--you must submit your transcripts for evaluation. That is the only way that you will know. However, no core nursing classes ever transfer. The nursing classes mentioned for the LVN-BSN are to be taken in the ISU nursing program
  10. Visit  LadyinScrubs} profile page
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    Quote from 4boysmom
    Hi. I am planning to attend ISU in summer 2012. I know this is a bit down the road for me, but am wondering about clinicals/preceptorship. Do you have to attain clinical hours in a variety of healthcare settings (i.e. mental health, med surg, etc), or can you complete all of your clinical hours at one faciliity?
    Thanks so much for any info!
    The ISU nursing program has two start dates - spring and fall. Once you apply and are tenatively accepted, they will send out the date you will start.

    The clincials associated with the lecture are appropriate for the lecture. You will do mental health clinical along with the mental health dicactic portion. You will do the med surg clinicals along with the associated med surg lecturee classes. You will do the community health clinical along with the communith health lecture class.

    As to whether you can complete all your clinicals in one facility--it depends. If you are in California, you are provided clinicals. You cannot arrange your own clinicals. The rest of the US, you pick your clinicals. They must conform to the requirements of the class. If your facility is large enough to have med surg as well as mental health and they take you on as a student, that is great. However, you must do your community health with a community health facilty--probably a local government community health program or clinic.
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  11. Visit  lauranurselaura} profile page
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    Thanks, LadyinScrubs for the input. I have already submitted all of my transcripts, applied, paid the admissions fee, etc. Just waiting to hear back with their decision. I do hope they allow me to use the old place I used to take the Excelsior exams or VCU. We'll see when the time comes. Also, I imagine they will look at the all of the EC nursing exams I took and say, "That's nice." Haha. I don't expect them to give me a gold medal for any of those. In a perfect world, I'd get some credit for them, but such is life.
    Last edit by lauranurselaura on Jan 25, '12 : Reason: grammar
  12. Visit  1life2live} profile page
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    Hi all,

    I am looking into and planning to attend ISU in Fall of 2012. I need to take the TEAS test and 4 challenge exams. Should I take the TEAS test first or take (and pass) the 4 challenge exams first?

    Thank you in advance!
  13. Visit  toxxic82} profile page
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    Quote from LadyinScrubs

    As to what is accepted by ISU and what is not--you must submit your transcripts for evaluation. That is the only way that you will know.
    I called the other day and was told they do not evaluate transcripts? The only way to know is to apply. Is this correct? Thanks
  14. Visit  toxxic82} profile page
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    I am applying for FALL 2012 admission as well. Graduated in December. Taking my Nclex next month. After that, I plan on taking the 4 challenge exams and science portion of the TEAS since I got like a 47% lol

    I have a few questions hopefully someone can help me answer.
    1)To apply for admission, is it competitive based? If I have all preqs done and all are above C, do I still need to worry I won't get in? What about after passing the 4 challenge exams, is it possible still to not get admitted? Do I need to look for back ups?

    2)Did anyone have their transcripts evaluated before submitting your application for university admission? I called the other day and was told by the nursing dept that they do not evaluate transcripts. I will have to apply and they will tell me whether or not I'm in.

    3)How many semesters into the program, will I be able to sit for my nclex-rn exam?


    These are all the questions I can think of for right now. Thanks in advance for all you guys' help!!!
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