Im an lvn graduate. A friend of mine in california told me about an online school called indiana state university. He said that you can take an lvn to rn program. also, he told me its accredited in the state of california and can take the RN nclex afterwards. I tried to do some research and found out they have an "lvn to BS" program.
I know this may be a dumb question but does that mean the program is an "LVN to RN" program? or is it a program to be an LVN with a higher degree? I dont know exactly what an "LVN to BS" means. Also, is a BS the same exact thing as a BSN?
Also, anyone tried that school and how was it? Thank you.
Dec 5, '12
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Stay far away from Indiana State!! i was one of the 141 students that were caught up in the mess in CA. Luckily, I was only in my first semester. The fashion in which ISU handled this situation was atrocious. It took me over 2 months to get a partial refund and I had to fight for that. They stopped returning all emails and phone calls. The administration at ISU is deceitful, and does not care about students whatsoever. STAY CLEAR OF THIS PROGRAM!!!
ISU did not return your emails or phone calls--did that give you any indication that the School is fradulent? Since you were in the first semester, you did no clinicals. You have not been declared by the CA BRN as practicing nursing without a license because as a student who was not in concurrent didactic and clinicals, the nursing student exemption that covers nursing students in clinicals did not apply. Thanks to ISU's fraud, mismanagement, and malfeasance, ISU put all those students who took clinicals which were not concurrent, the students are at risk for a misdemeanor.
Now ISU is attempting to do the same with another California university nursing school. Iwould imagine that the California BRN will check everything ISU submits because ISU lied and mislead the Board--according to the BRN. California State Universities will have nothing to do with ISU. Possibly some private school who may wish to link with ISU because the distant learning nursing program is worth millions.
Since you have acceptd ISU's settlement, then that is the end of the issue for you. For others, they are seeking other venues for full reimbursement.
Last edit by traumaRUs on Dec 6, '12
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Jan 18, '13
ISU will be up and running in California soon again. They are currently finalizing things. Could be as early as the end of Feb 2013. Yes, next month.
I was told today they are finalizing clinical sites with the VA. Could be up as early as next month, the end of next month (February). Fall 2013 at the latest. All does not appear to be lost. I am not affiliated with ISU at all, just another person who was very close to getting into the program and then left to hang. They called me personally today to tell me this. When they are up again, they are planning to contact all the CA students.
Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Jan 18, '13