Anyone enrolled in the ISU LPN to BSN program?

  1. I was just wanting to connect with others who are enrolled in this program. I am in my 2nd year and at times feeling frustrated with it. It seems that I hear people talking about it but have not met anyone who is actually enrolled in it. I really wish it was a LPN to ASN program because I would be done so much sooner.
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  3. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from chellelpn35
    I really wish it was a LPN to ASN program because I would be done so much sooner.
    Welcome to these forums.

    Even though an ASN program would have meant that you'd be finished with the program sooner, the BSN will enable you to have more opportunities later on down the line when you'll need them. What if you're unable withstand the physical rigors of bedside nursing 20 years from now as the result of injury or simple degenerative changes? The BSN degree will open the doors to opportunities away from the bedside, just in case you cannot physically do floor nursing anymore. Good luck to you!
  4. by   JONlvn-np2b
    acouple of my co workers are enrolled in isu. btw, how many years is it if you were to start from phase 2 and doing the program full time? studying 5 days a week, 6-8 hours a day.
  5. by   lvnandmomx3
    Phase III is 3yrs that I know of there is no way of making it shorter.The way it was explained to me even though it is online and at your own phase. It follows the traditional spring fall semester plan. And you take certian classes each semester. Only difference is you do the work on your own time, but you still have reading and assignments that are due.
  6. by   chelleRN38
    Quote from JONlvn-np2b
    acouple of my co workers are enrolled in isu. btw, how many years is it if you were to start from phase 2 and doing the program full time? studying 5 days a week, 6-8 hours a day.
    I don't know, I started at phase one and have been working on phase one and two at the same time. I tested out of some of the phase one courses and taken others but I am almost completed with them. My goal is to have phase one completely down by fall of '08 so that I can concentrate solely on nursing courses at that point.

    When I originally joined I was told that it was a 3 year program if you went part time....maybe if you had phase one completely done that would be true but I have found that I need to take a full load (12 credit hours) per semester starting at phase one and it will probably take me 3 years to finish. There is a lot of courses to take but you are getting a bachelor's degree when you are done.

    Chelle
  7. by   chelleRN38
    Quote from Tracylvn
    Phase III is 3yrs that I know of there is no way of making it shorter.The way it was explained to me even though it is online and at your own phase. It follows the traditional spring fall semester plan. And you take certian classes each semester. Only difference is you do the work on your own time, but you still have reading and assignments that are due.
    You can take more or less nursing courses depending on your schedule. They suggest no more than two per semester but you can do more. It is set up as a part time program for people that are working at the same time but if you were doing it full time I am sure you could handle more. It does follow spring and fall, they have talked about offering nursing courses during the summer but have not done that yet, I just use the summer to do gen ed courses.

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