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
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I have taken the TEAS last year at my current nursing school. I was told that I need to retake the science portion because I got a 50%, and ISU's passing rate is 52%.
I graduate from my current LPN Program in December, so I probably won't take the Challenge Exams until after I take the NCLEX-PN.
I chose ISU because it was nationally accredited and a lot of nurses I spoke with in my area (At Johns Hopkins and NIH) said that it was a very good program.
I have taken all of my pre-reqs, 2brn. I'm definitely aiming to have all of m challenge exams done by June. I almost got sucked into TCN, but I've read a lot of posts that said they were unnecessary and too expensive. You only pay for the study guides and they are $630/ piece...No thanks! I will just make good use of the text books that I've already paid $200+ for and ATI helps a lot. And ISU already uses ATI so it's an easy transition.
Hello. Will be starting Fall 2012 also. Have to take a chemistry class, test out of micro, do the 4 nursing tests, and the teas. Will be a busy next 6 months. I already have a bachelors in social work so once in the program just the nursing reqs needed. I'm glad a new current thread was started. Anyone else testing out of micro? any info given would be helpful. Good talking to you guys.
Hello, I have just started the initial process and I must admit it looks llike a wonderful program. I love getting all the information through the threads, and the posts are a great help. I am in Virginia, and wondering if anyone else in the Hampton Roads area are doing this program.
Good luck to everyone!!!
Great! i'm looking for ward to my studies with them. From my understanding ISU have a great reputation.
I am a student half way through the LPN to BSN program at ISU. I can agree that the program at ISU is just fine. Be prepared to study and work hard. The program is rigorous but you can do you work when it is easiest for you. The biggest difference, olther than the large amount of writing, is you must understand the concepts they teach because you will have to discuss many of them in discussion board postings and provide rational/citations to bacu up your post.
ladyinscrubs, thank you so much for the info you always give about what you have experienced while going through the program. It is very helpful to those of us just starting. please keep it up as will some of us for those starting behind us.