ISU LVN to BSN program California - page 10

by LadyinScrubs

ISU has two distant learning LVN to BSN programs. One is for California LVNs and the other is for non-California LPN students. While the programs are similar there are some differences. 1. The Calif BON has placed a limit on... Read More


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    Quote from lvnrnmd2be
    Im in Los Angeles and ISU was one of my options but the last few days ive been reading that this program no longer is available, or its on hold ? can anyone confirm? and what happens to all the people who signed up with TCN ?
    I have an email from the Dean of the Nursing Deparment at Sonoma State University...
    "The ISU/SSU program is currently not accepting new students into the partnership. Last May a student filed a complaint with the CA BRN that opened up legal complications with our partnership. I apologize as I am acutely aware of the consequences of this action. Other options that are available to students are listed under approved schools on the CA BRN website at www.rn.ca.gov. Once again my apologies."

    So, it appears as though the partnership of ISU and Sonoma State are breaking up. Will ISU confirm this info? I called and emailed several people at ISU on Friday and they won't confirm or deny ANYTHING. So, best bet is to look somewhere else. I am. I have already paid $$$$ to TCN to do this program but hit appears to be falling apart.
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    I hope they dont shut this program down I dont know where else to go?
    What are you going to do?

    Are there other online LVN-RN programs that CA will accept?

    My goal is to become a FNP, so if you know of a route I could go that CA will approve online please tell me since this might or is going to happen to future LVN-RN students


    Quote from stephadler82
    I have an email from the Dean of the Nursing Deparment at Sonoma State University...
    "The ISU/SSU program is currently not accepting new students into the partnership. Last May a student filed a complaint with the CA BRN that opened up legal complications with our partnership. I apologize as I am acutely aware of the consequences of this action. Other options that are available to students are listed under approved schools on the CA BRN website at www.rn.ca.gov. Once again my apologies."

    So, it appears as though the partnership of ISU and Sonoma State are breaking up. Will ISU confirm this info? I called and emailed several people at ISU on Friday and they won't confirm or deny ANYTHING. So, best bet is to look somewhere else. I am. I have already paid $$$$ to TCN to do this program but hit appears to be falling apart.
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    Hello to all, today I received an email from Indiana state school of nursing, which is stated that the partnership with Sonoma state university will be ending on December 2012; therefore, no new students will be admitted to the program. The ones already admitted will continue the program, but for now the program has been shut down until further notice :-( !
    It sucks because I have turned in everything to start on spring 2013. .... I hate California now for not having enough nursing schools, not having enough faculty, and for having so expensive private schools !!!!
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    I empathize with you, me too I am already set to go into the program early summer of 2013 then this thing happened. Did you also recieve a letter of acceptance from ISU? Anyways, what about continuing the online studies then perhaps make arrangements with ISU where we can all take our clinicals by batch or cohort and take the NCLEX-RN out of state then get a reciprocity to be able to practice here in CA? Any input on this idea???

    Quote from quik248
    Hello to all, today I received an email from Indiana state school of nursing, which is stated that the partnership with Sonoma state university will be ending on December 2012; therefore, no new students will be admitted to the program. The ones already admitted will continue the program, but for now the program has been shut down until further notice :-( !
    It sucks because I have turned in everything to start on spring 2013. .... I hate California now for not having enough nursing schools, not having enough faculty, and for having so expensive private schools !!!!
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    On Sept. 25th CSU Chancellor changed his recommendation and advised SSU not to enter further partnership contracts with ISU. This ends any future prospects of continuing with SSU in order to be able to offer clinicals in CA. In addition to that, current program was found NOT to be meeting BRN requirements even after the second progress report was submitted by ISU administration. You can read about it for yourself on Meeting materials link, but since the info about CSU Chancellor’s decision came out 2 days prior to the meeting you will not see that on the notes posted so far. http://www.rn.ca.gov/pdfs/meetings/b...ials_sep12.pdf p.208 and down.
    You have to wait for the meeting notes and webcast to be posted in the coming days. At this time no further communication was provided by ISU administration to its current students.
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    Quote from poppy93
    On Sept. 25th CSU Chancellor changed his recommendation and advised SSU not to enter further partnership contracts with ISU. This ends any future prospects of continuing with SSU in order to be able to offer clinicals in CA. In addition to that, current program was found NOT to be meeting BRN requirements even after the second progress report was submitted by ISU administration. You can read about it for yourself on Meeting materials link, but since the info about CSU Chancellor’s decision came out 2 days prior to the meeting you will not see that on the notes posted so far. http://www.rn.ca.gov/pdfs/meetings/b...ials_sep12.pdf p.208 and down.
    You have to wait for the meeting notes and webcast to be posted in the coming days. At this time no further communication was provided by ISU administration to its current students.

    I attended the September 27th California BRN Board meeting in which ISU had to discuss its non-compliant program. What I learned, after reading the information the Board posted on its website and listening to the testimony during the Board meeting, was ISU was a nursing school who was out of control. The nursing administrators ran the school as if they had no state board oversight. The LVN to BSN progrm had numerous student complaints, but the nursing administration, its administrators, or the dean took no action to solve those complaints. What I heard was ISU was noncompliant and flaunted the rules/laws the nursing school was to adhere to. Instead of working with the California Board of Nursing, the Indiana State University nursing department and its administrators lied to the California Board of Nursing to cover up wrong doing within the nursing program and to continue its operation.

    I have no idea what the result of a nursing school lying to an investigative consumer protection agency would be, but the actions of the Indiana State University's nursing administration and dean is shocking and beyond belief. I do hope they are forced to take responsibility for their lies and covering up wrongdoing.

    As to why the program shut down in California, well, ask yourself why such a profitable program would be shut down by the California State University Chancellor. My belief was that the Chancellor saw a corrupt program and put as much distance between Indiana State University's nursing program as he could.
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    Wow, if the Board knows they lied to them once, I wonder what are their chances of ever being approved again even if let's say they find some private school to partner with. Sounds like no CA state university would want to be part of this mess any more.
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    Quote from paris13
    Wow, if the Board knows they lied to them once, I wonder what are their chances of ever being approved again even if let's say they find some private school to partner with. Sounds like no CA state university would want to be part of this mess any more.
    I agree with you, however, many students are blaming the California State University Chancellor for pullling the plug. To make matters worse, ISU is advising students to "stay the course" or ISU is diligently working to obtain a new partner in California.

    Given the fact that ISU LIED TO THE CALIFORNIA BOARD OF NURSING DURING THE CA BRN INVESTIGATION OF STUDENT COMPLAINTS, I believe that the CA BRN will be extra careful of any new program or partnership ISU brings to California. After all, lie to me once shame on you; lie to me twice, shame on me.
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    In this program offered in N.Y. State ?
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    The LPN-BS track from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN is not available in New York - http://www.indstate.edu/lpn-bs/image...isu-lpn-bs.gif


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