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online program. Please give me the "lowdown". I've gotten the info from the school, and spoke with someone through email, but please, I need some first hand opinions. My questions for you are: How's... Read More

  1. by   SanDiegoLVNdude
    Quote from rjc729
    Just saw some on EBAY today. Very low prices in comparison!
    Hi and thanks for your reply. I also saw various College Network Nursing study materials listed on EBAY, but nothing specific to Nursing 224 from Indiana State University (Nursing Care of Adults I). Does anyone know where I can locate this particular module/course outline? Thanks!
  2. by   RED 28
    What do you search under to find these materials on ebay??????????????
  3. by   adnerbe1
    Hi,

    I have 3 out of the 4 manuals for sale and I can probably find u the other one!
  4. by   Dr. Tammy, FNP/GNP-C
    Quote from wefdm21
    online program. Please give me the "lowdown". I've gotten the info from the school, and spoke with someone through email, but please, I need some first hand opinions. My questions for you are: How's it going? How far along are you? Has anyone graduated? If so, how was it finding employment with a degree from this program? How did you arrange clinical time? How does your state feel about endorsing your license? Is it worth while?

    Thanx for your input. I'm finishing up all my core classes at local colleges and universities and I am applying to their nursing programs, but if I'm told that it will be 2+ years before I get in then- uh,uh- I plan to go this route. Oh, I'm an LPN pursuing my BSN...just alittle background. :smilecoffeecup: Thank you!

    I graduated from ISU RN-BS(N) back in 2007 and have been working there as adjunct nursing faculty ever since. It's a great program with great faculty. For me it was a pretty tough program, primarily because I lost my head and decided to do the whole thing in 14 months.

    I graduated with an ADN from Regents College (now known as Excelsior College) and it was quite a different process. I was not use to the APA writing style which is a standard in all nursing writing at this level and beyond. There is much writing to do in the program. Incidentally, you may want to get a copy of the 6th APA and start reviewing. The discussion board postings and assignments will push your limits as you grow through the program.

    For clinical time, you have to arrange your own time. This is the main trade off from a traditional program. There are staff that will aid in the contract and paperwork process, but its pretty much up to you to beat the bushes or in the alternative, accept the closest facility to your home, which may be hundreds of miles away in the event you are not interested in finding a place yourself. I didn't have much trouble in this area as I never left my home town for clinicals--but then again, I didn't give up either. Some students have considerable trouble in finding clinicals in their home town and they do not want to travel to the nearest approved facility. If this is the case it is not the program for you.

    There is very little hand holding in the program as compared to traditional programs. You are expected to be an adult learner and responsible for staying on task and on time. Although you do the work at your own pace, there are time frames to complete assignments with heavy penalties if you do not submit on time.

    As I look back on the process here are the good and bad elements of ISU from my perspective:
    BAD
    1. You have to do more writing than in a traditional course. The majority of communication is through writing. This bad element, however, transforms into a positive for those who go on to graduate school. This actually saved me time and time again.
    2. You have to find your own clinical agencies or be prepared to drive.
    3. ISU has not received approval in all states yet. See below
    http://www.indstate.edu/lpn-bs/image...isu-lpn-bs.gif

    The Good
    1. Cheapest tuition I was able to find--anywhere.
    2. Everything was done at my own pace, within reason. No gas or childcare issues regarding going to class.
    3. I picked the clinical sites and preceptors. If I didn't like them, they were fired (had to do this one time) and picked another. In a traditional program, you have to take the preceptors on the menu.
    4. Heavy focus on nursing elements that are critical for success in graduate school. When I graduated and transferred to the MSN program and DNP program at Duke, I sailed because of the rigor of ISU, graduating with a 4.00 in grad school.
    5. Supportive faculty. They are really tops.

    Hope this helps.

    Tammy
  5. by   mitczak
    Quote from wefdm21
    online program. Please give me the "lowdown". I've gotten the info from the school, and spoke with someone through email, but please, I need some first hand opinions. My questions for you are: How's it going? How far along are you? Has anyone graduated? If so, how was it finding employment with a degree from this program? How did you arrange clinical time? How does your state feel about endorsing your license? Is it worth while?

    Thanx for your input. I'm finishing up all my core classes at local colleges and universities and I am applying to their nursing programs, but if I'm told that it will be 2+ years before I get in then- uh,uh- I plan to go this route. Oh, I'm an LPN pursuing my BSN...just alittle background. :smilecoffeecup: Thank you!
    Word of caution -- You might want to verify with ISU that anyone indicating that he/she is an adjunct faculty person in fact IS an ISU employee.
  6. by   Dr. Tammy, FNP/GNP-C
    Quote from mitczak
    Word of caution -- You might want to verify with ISU that anyone indicating that he/she is an adjunct faculty person in fact IS an ISU employee.

    I'm not sure I understand. Are you making this statement in general or are you specifically challenging the fact that I am an adjunct with ISU? Please do tell.
  7. by   mitczak
    Quote from Dr. Tammy, FNP/GNP-C
    I'm not sure I understand. Are you making this statement in general or are you specifically challenging the fact that I am an adjunct with ISU? Please do tell.
    Just a general statement -- anyone wanting official or authoritative information about their LPN-BS track should contact ISU ... see http://www.indstate.edu/lpn-bs/index.htm
  8. by   adnerbe1
    I can personally verify the above because I AM a student in the LPN-BSN program at ISU and Dr. Tammy is one of my instructors. Have a little faith in people.....Any more info needed, I would be happy to share!
  9. by   Dr. Tammy, FNP/GNP-C
    Quote from mitczak
    Just a general statement -- anyone wanting official or authoritative information about their LPN-BS track should contact ISU ... see http://www.indstate.edu/lpn-bs/index.htm
    Understood. I think what the OP was looking for was something beyond the literature--that is what it was like from a student's perspective who had first hand knowledge of what it was like to go through the program.


    Quote from wefdm21
    Please give me the "lowdown". I've gotten the info from the school, and spoke with someone through email, but please, I need some first hand opinions.
  10. by   anayad
    HI can somebody can help me to find out what is the best way to do the pre-requisites for the LPN to RN bridge program????????
  11. by   Dr. Tammy, FNP/GNP-C
    Quote from anayad
    HI can somebody can help me to find out what is the best way to do the pre-requisites for the LPN to RN bridge program????????
    Admission Requirements and Regulations - Indiana State University - acalog ACMS™
  12. by   RED 28
    DO YOU STILL HAVE THESE FOR SALE???????:grad:
  13. by   RED 28
    Quote from adnerbe1
    hi,

    i have 3 out of the 4 manuals for sale and i can probably find u the other one!
    do you still have these for sale???????

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