i want to reiterate again-- there is no need to pay the college network money to buy their expensive study guides. if the isu nursing department is requiring challenge exams they must provide free study guides, once you register and start the process to take the 4 challenge exams. you can easily make your own study guides employing those free isu provided study guides as well as using a recent rn nclex comprehensive book for corresponding questions and their rationale. save your money for tuition.
only you can make the decision to enter into a contract to buy the expensive tcn study guides for the isu 4 challenge exams. however, the letter below, printed on isu letterhead is very misleading and potential students are following its advice--buying the expensive tcn study guides. this university sanctioned information is misleading and not necessary.
isu college of nursing, health, and human services
nursing challenge exam instructions for lpn-bs distance students
to initiate the process for the four csm's (customized study materials) and nursing challenge exams, you will need to be completely admitted to the university and have a sid# (student id number). [true]
you purchase the four csm's from tcn (the college network 1-800-395-3276), but take the exams through isu on isu's blackboard website. [untrue & misleading - not necessary. save thousands of dollars by studying your own books and making your own studyguide]
the four challenge exams are n106, n224, n328, and n330. if you do not pass an exam on your first attempt, you will be required to show proof of purchase of the relevant csm from tcn
for the fall 2012
semester, all four exams (n106, n224, n328 and n330) will be required to be completed by the june 1, 2012
application deadline, so please give yourself time for exam retakes if not passed successfully.
nursing challenge exams for lpn-bs distance students:
1) nursing 106: mental health aspects of nursing (2 credit hours)
2) nursing 224: nursing care of adults (5 credit hours)
3) nursing 328: nursing care of the child and family (4 credit hours)
4) nursing 330: nursing care of the childbearing family (4 credit hours)