Online transition programs for LVNs for Texas

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    I am currently a LVN in Austin tx. I was applying for Lamar port Arthur online but they has a warning and are not taking new nursing students. I can not get a hold of anyone.. No one will return my phone calls so I don't know if they are ever going to continue the progr. Anyway I was looking for other options I'm not sure i want to do excelsior because of the cost. Does anyone know or can give me any information of online programs that are recognized by Texas. I heard Indiana state university had one but not sure for that's accurate. I searched the texas BON but I can't find any online programs. Any help would be great thanks!!!!
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    Quote from luvmysoldier
    I am currently a LVN in Austin tx. I was applying for Lamar port Arthur online but they has a warning and are not taking new nursing students. I can not get a hold of anyone.. No one will return my phone calls so I don't know if they are ever going to continue the progr. Anyway I was looking for other options I'm not sure i want to do excelsior because of the cost. Does anyone know or can give me any information of online programs that are recognized by Texas. I heard Indiana state university had one but not sure for that's accurate. I searched the texas BON but I can't find any online programs. Any help would be great thanks!!!!
    Information about the LPN-BS track of the baccalaureate nursing program at Indiana State University is on the web at Indiana State University : Department of Baccalaureate Nursing Completion : LPN-BS
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    Quote from luvmysoldier
    I am currently a LVN in Austin tx. I was applying for Lamar port Arthur online but they has a warning and are not taking new nursing students. I can not get a hold of anyone.. No one will return my phone calls so I don't know if they are ever going to continue the progr. Anyway I was looking for other options I'm not sure i want to do excelsior because of the cost. Does anyone know or can give me any information of online programs that are recognized by Texas. I heard Indiana state university had one but not sure for that's accurate. I searched the texas BON but I can't find any online programs. Any help would be great thanks!!!!
    My intentions where also to sign up with Lamar this year. I also saw that they had pulled their openings for the rest of the year. I called them and talked with the nursing department. I was told that the reason for pulling the start dates was because the received a warning status from BON/NCLEX because of the lowered pass rate of students. Pass rate apparently went below 85%. The lady told me that they could not understand why so basically they requested a investigation into how the tests where taken. They received a report that many of their students where waiting 6+ months to take the NCLEX which was causeing a lowered pass rate on first attempt testing. Although, when they tested a second time the pass rate was almost 100% basically. This lowered rated caused the BON to put a "warning" against them and only allow one start date per year.

    I was told that they were going to recheck after the October test date (which was the past October 2012) and wait for the warning to be removed so they could open more start dates. I was told to keep watch on the site for more dates to appear or else the next one would be basically in January of 2014
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    Excelsior College Nursing programs are accredited by the NLNAC (Excelsior College Nursing Programs - excelsior.edu), and graduates of the Excelsior ADN program are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN for licensure in Texas (FAQ's for Students).

    I am also located in Texas and currently enrolled in the Excelsior ADN program, so I did the legwork to make sure I wasn't wasting my money.

    I have been impressed with the Excelsior program so far and am happy I chose to go with their ADN program. I know that Panola College in Carthage has a LVN-RN program with distance learning option you may want to check out.... I almost went with them, but Excelsior won out in the end.

    Good Luck!
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    Also, the Texas BON website states that Panola College is fully accredited.
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    ISU has become accepted in Texas. Having said that, ISU was recently caught lying to the California Board of Registered Nursing and the Board found that ISU was operating an illegal nursing school in Calif from 2007-2012. ISU may fit your needs, but realize that ISU lied to one Board of RN and it has not been honest or followed its own guidelines with its own ISU student nurses. Advisory: be aware what you are getting yourself into before you committ.
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    I am in the same boat! Moved to Austin about a year ago and already graduated LVN school and there is just nothing for an LVN to ADN program here... I would like to know what you decided?? I did check out Port Arthur Lamar and they still have no start dates yet. Please let me know!
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    DO NOT DO LAMAR STATE LVN-RN PROGRAM!!!!!!!! Take it from an LVN who has tried it. I started with one girl and neither of us were able to pass. I was about 6-7 months into the program. They're testing in the program is not good, and when I called to ask questions, the instructor told me she wasn't allowed to discuss grades over the phone. Well its an online program, I am not driving way to PA. On top of that, you have to find your own clinical site and if you are in Central Texas....GOOD LUCK WITH THAT! Unless you want a home health or Nursing home, I couldn't find a single hospital that would take clinical students from Port Arthur. When I started the Program I lived in East Texas and you may find clinical sites there but once I moved to central texas....NOTHING! Also when I moved to central texas, there were two girls at the hospital I work at that were doing the program as well and they both failed out as well. I am telling you, this is not a good program at all. Do not waste your time or money! I just wish I would of got a warning before I started and it wasn't til after I got out of the program that I realized they had a warning on the BON site.


    Good Luck to the brave souls willing to try this school. But don't say no one warned ya!
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    I'm at Lamar now for my lvn, I have 2 semesters left.... I'm glad I saw this I have heard some bad stuff about the RN program
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    If ISU is an approved program, then why isn't listed on the BON under approved programs?


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