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Please share info about Indiana State University LPN-BSN Program? - page 2

Hi to all, I learned about this program while searching online however I have only been given very vague information and would love to here about the program from those who have attended, plan to... Read More

  1. Visit  Matah profile page
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    Hi there,

    I live in houston and thinking about going to ISU. Can you (or other people in the same case) share your experience. please email me at melfordee6@yahoo.fr. thanking you in advance
  2. Visit  Matah profile page
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    Hi there,

    I live in houston and thinking about going to ISU. Can you (or other people in the same case) share your experience. please email me at [COLOR=#003366]melfordee6@yahoo.fr. thanking you in advance
  3. Visit  lpntorn2be profile page
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    I am currently in phase 3 of the ISU program. I have completed all of the general education and challenge exams. This was my first semester with 2 nursing classes. I have had a wonderful experience so far. It was no gimicks or anything like that. For the record, I did not use TCN and have done my research on them. They are a publishing company and not a school. ISU on the other hand is a recognized university that just has a distance eductation program like many other colleges. Alot of the work is very independent and fast paced. It is up to the you to find your preceptor and clinical site. The school will "facilitate" the process but remember this is a distance education program. You can use there recommended clinical site or you can establish your own. What I have encountered is that many of the local schools have first dibbs on the hospitals so you must network and get a head start. Some of the test are proctored and some are not. If you are already a LPN, you understand how NCLEX question work. It doesnt matter if you have the book in front of you or not, you still have to critically think to get the answer right. It is a lot work and I would not recommend attempting it with a full time schedule. That has been my mistake. I work full time M-F 830-5. Fortunately, I have a desk position and get to do work during some hours of my workday. Otherwise, I would not have made it. This program is as demanding as any other nursing program. Dont think this is a shortcut because it is not. You will fail if you think this is a when I feel like it program. Many Saturdays I get up at 8am and dont leave the computer or my books. There are multiple chapters and online assigments per week. I would equate the classes to the workload of a anatomy&physiology, chemistry or pathophysiology class. The nursing instructors are really helpful. If i email them, they get right back to me the same day or the next. So far as financial aid, I have used both pell grants, subsidized and unsubsidized loans with no problems. They are really good about posting money promptly and have had no problems with the financial aid office like I have with some of the other schools I have gone to. I will keep everyone posted with my progress. I semester down with 5 semesters left (Taking only 2 classes a semester). Wish me luck! Let me know if you have any question. I will be more than happy to answer them based on my personal experience with ISU so far.
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  4. Visit  Arklinker profile page
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    I am getting ready to start my third quarter to obtain my LPN & I am looking into ISU. Did you take the prereqs at another college or did you do it through there college. I graduate my LPN program in June, and I'm not sure how to go about getting my prereqs done.
  5. Visit  juswannabenurse profile page
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    Quote from lpntorn2be
    I am currently in phase 3 of the ISU program. I have completed all of the general education and challenge exams. This was my first semester with 2 nursing classes. I have had a wonderful experience so far. It was no gimicks or anything like that. For the record, I did not use TCN and have done my research on them. They are a publishing company and not a school. ISU on the other hand is a recognized university that just has a distance eductation program like many other colleges. Alot of the work is very independent and fast paced. It is up to the you to find your preceptor and clinical site. The school will "facilitate" the process but remember this is a distance education program. You can use there recommended clinical site or you can establish your own. What I have encountered is that many of the local schools have first dibbs on the hospitals so you must network and get a head start. Some of the test are proctored and some are not. If you are already a LPN, you understand how NCLEX question work. It doesnt matter if you have the book in front of you or not, you still have to critically think to get the answer right. It is a lot work and I would not recommend attempting it with a full time schedule. That has been my mistake. I work full time M-F 830-5. Fortunately, I have a desk position and get to do work during some hours of my workday. Otherwise, I would not have made it. This program is as demanding as any other nursing program. Dont think this is a shortcut because it is not. You will fail if you think this is a when I feel like it program. Many Saturdays I get up at 8am and dont leave the computer or my books. There are multiple chapters and online assigments per week. I would equate the classes to the workload of a anatomy&physiology, chemistry or pathophysiology class. The nursing instructors are really helpful. If i email them, they get right back to me the same day or the next. So far as financial aid, I have used both pell grants, subsidized and unsubsidized loans with no problems. They are really good about posting money promptly and have had no problems with the financial aid office like I have with some of the other schools I have gone to. I will keep everyone posted with my progress. I semester down with 5 semesters left (Taking only 2 classes a semester). Wish me luck! Let me know if you have any question. I will be more than happy to answer them based on my personal experience with ISU so far.
    Hi I have a few questions. .Are you only allowed 2 classes a semester? I applied but the college network called me automatically so I thought I had to go through them. ... Are the classes self paced or do they have set schedules?
  6. Visit  happy1981 profile page
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    I was just talking with an advisor from TSN and they led me to believe if I went thru them I would automatically go thru phase 1,2 and 3. The site for ISU states you have to apply and take testing to get into the program and there are deadlines to do this. Confused can you help?
  7. Visit  JustBeachyNurse profile page
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    Quote from happy1981
    I was just talking with an advisor from TSN and they led me to believe if I went thru them I would automatically go thru phase 1,2 and 3. The site for ISU states you have to apply and take testing to get into the program and there are deadlines to do this. Confused can you help?
    Go by the ISU website as although TCN has a relationship with ISU, ISU makes the admission decisions. You do have to apply. I believe if not accepted your TCN contract is nullified (but you have to provide documentation) Why not contact an ISU admissions counselor for clarification?
  8. Visit  Allnaturalnurse profile page
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    Lpntorn2be I would love to chat more with you but I am new so I can't PM yet. Can you contact me... awalge hotmail thanks
  9. Visit  Allnaturalnurse profile page
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    I am looking into this program and would love to know more, thanks so much
  10. Visit  FANCYLEXLPN profile page
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    Likewise!
  11. Visit  DisneyRNMSN profile page
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    I did the LPN-BSN program at ISU in 2005. I was living in Chicago at the time and for the most part, it was good. I loved my instructors (and keep in touch with many of them today).
    The only issue I had was trying to find my own clinical space in Chicago. It was near impossible!
    I ended up driving to Michigan to a hospital where I once worked. They let me do my clinicals there and I just stayed with my parents. For my Mental Health, I drove to ISU and they let me stay in the dorms. I completed my Mental Health there with an ISU instructor. I would absolutely recommend ISU to anyone.
  12. Visit  keila0327 profile page
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    Quote from adnerbe1
    I am a recent graduate (2012) of the LPN-BSN program at ISU. I have nothing but praise for the program. I am from Wisconsin! I have no idea what happened in California. You must be a well organized, self-sufficient person to be able to articipate and graduate from a program such as this. You find your own preceptors and clinical sites. Perhaps because I had been an LPN for 20 years afforded me the experience necessary to do well in a program such as this. Once again...I have nothing but praise for ISU's LPN-BSN Program!
    How long did it take u to complete the program...pre reqs in all? I'm in the same situation...I took an accelerated LPN class so I have no pre reqs.
  13. Visit  lpntorn2be profile page
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    Hi Allnaturalnurse, just let me know what you need to know. My email is dbracy0002@email.vccs.edu. I don't always check allnurses website but I do check my email everyday. My overall experience with the school and the nursing department has been wonderful. The classes are easy to follow on blackboard. If you study and do the work, you will get a good grade. It is the student's responsible to stay on top of assignments but they do reach out to the students if something is missing or late. When I email my instructors, they get back to me usually the same day. I never get the run around. When I call the school (Admission, Financial aid, nursing dept), I always get a person on the line. If I don't get someone and leave a message, someone calls me back within 24-48 hours. Financial aid has been very helpful and as long as you submit your fafsa and submit your required documents, you wont have any problems. The bottom line is....What you put in, is what you get out? Online programs obviously have its challenges. You have to be a well rounded individual. I manage to balance school, work full time (40 hrs), being a wife, and being a mother. Your dedication and commitment is what will get you to the finish line. It is hard work finding preceptors/clinical sites but I have remained committed. I send numerous email and made numerous calls. In the end, I earned what I worked hard for. The key is to look for preceptors in advance. You may get a lot of no's but there is always going to be that one facility that says yes. The school will give you a list of places that have contracts already in place and I only used facilities from the list. That has worked very well for me so far. I am very pleased with my decision to attend ISU LPN to BSN program.
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