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I have an appointment with College Network Rep. this week. I was wondering if anybody has graduated from the program. I am an LPN trying to get my RN. If anybody has any information I would... Read More

  1. by   fatcat0899 RN
    thank you. I just recently signed up w/tcn. and want this to work for myself and just need someone to say that they have been thru the program and survive.

    Dawn
  2. by   chaxanmom
    Quote from Tracylvn
    That was my exact thought.....lol and those book are easier to tote around than a 3 ring module....lol the only thing I like with module is the practice tests, But Im sure I could find a study cd for A&P or micro.
    When I was doing A&P I googled for quizzes for each system and had really good luck with that. Most textbooks these days have companion websites and it pulled those up so definitely try that!
  3. by   lvnandmomx3
    When I was doing A&P I googled for quizzes for each system and had really good luck with that. Most textbooks these days have companion websites and it pulled those up so definitely try that!
    That is a great Idea thank you for the idea. I did not think of that. I knew about the c'd that come with the books and the links, but never thought of googling "A&P quizzes".
  4. by   lauraflowers
    Hi everyone, I'm a newbie here. I just passed the nclex-pn, last month. I was hoping I could bridge at my cc but seats are limited and I can't wait. Just relocated to IL from Atlanta, and I want to continue schooling. I am looking at excelsior or indiana state university. How do I get the College Network study guides? Where do I get the clinical experience? Anybody have advice for me? I don't know if the board of nursing here in IL will accept either degrees. I will call tomorrow to see if I can get anyone to talk to, so far I have not been able to talk with a live operator. Thanks in advance for any info you can provide
    Last edit by lauraflowers on Dec 2, '07
  5. by   chaxanmom
    I would start by just reading threads in the Distance Learning forum. There's a TON of information on both there.
  6. by   lauraflowers
    Quote from chaxanmom
    I would start by just reading threads in the Distance Learning forum. There's a TON of information on both there.
    Thank you so much.... didn't think to check... still trying to find my way in this wonderful site... wow this site is very informative..
    Chaxanmom I read in one of your posts, not sure which one, that the TEAS you took was "super easy" how did you prepare? There's the online version and the manual version, which one prepared you the most or was similar to the real thing. I think I'm going to be your classmate if I go this route
    I just spoke to the College Network, a sales person is scheduled to meet with me on Friday, I'm excited and looking forward to starting soon.
  7. by   nursecarlie06
    Quote from lauraflowers
    Thank you so much.... didn't think to check... still trying to find my way in this wonderful site... wow this site is very informative..
    Chaxanmom I read in one of your posts, not sure which one, that the TEAS you took was "super easy" how did you prepare? There's the online version and the manual version, which one prepared you the most or was similar to the real thing. I think I'm going to be your classmate if I go this route
    I just spoke to the College Network, a sales person is scheduled to meet with me on Friday, I'm excited and looking forward to starting soon.
    lauraflowers, if i were you i would NOT meet with The College Network. They don't actually have degrees except with Indiana State University. If you choose to go with Excelsior you can find The College Network, TCN, books online through Ebay for MUCH MUCH MUCH cheaper. It will save you alot of money. Research more on both schools before signing with TCN because once you sign, you CANNOT back out. I made that choice and many other people did as well and alot of us regret signing with TCN because we realized we could get the books other places. TCN is mostly a publishing company.

    Good luck though with whatever you choose.
  8. by   chaxanmom
    I disagree. Meet with them because they give you a great little summary paper of what you need. Just make a pact with yourself NOT to sign anything at the first meeting. See what your plan of study is then come home and see what's available as far as resources (modules on ebay, textbooks, library books, etc) and determine what your needs are. THEN go back to TCN if you decide that their modules are worth the money and will meet your needs. Just know that they are hardcore salesmen and that is a good enough reason as any to not sign anything at the first meeting.

    Oh and lauraflowers...I just picked up a nursing school entrance exam prep book at the library but really most of it was common knowledge type stuff.
  9. by   nursecarlie06
    Quote from chaxanmom
    I disagree. Meet with them because they give you a great little summary paper of what you need. Just make a pact with yourself NOT to sign anything at the first meeting. See what your plan of study is then come home and see what's available as far as resources (modules on ebay, textbooks, library books, etc) and determine what your needs are. THEN go back to TCN if you decide that their modules are worth the money and will meet your needs. Just know that they are hardcore salesmen and that is a good enough reason as any to not sign anything at the first meeting.

    Oh and lauraflowers...I just picked up a nursing school entrance exam prep book at the library but really most of it was common knowledge type stuff.
    chaxanmom...your right she should atleast meet with them but not sign with them that day. i think thats what i meant.
  10. by   lvnandmomx3
    I would meet with TCN cause I got a packet that told me what test to take where and the address to the different test sites(clep, dantes and exclesior). As well as cost for the tests.
  11. by   txspadequeenRN
    i say don't meet with tcn....i say run ...overpriced and definitely unnecessary. but that is just me
  12. by   chaxanmom
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    i say don't meet with tcn....i say run ...overpriced and definitely unnecessary. but that is just me
    she mentioned isu...not unnecessary for that program.
  13. by   lvnandmomx3
    From what I understood 4 TCN Modules are necessary for phase 2 of the program ( there are not any text books for these tests). You take the test with ISU on the internet from your home. ISU partnered with TCN for them to publish the study material for these tests there are no textbooks for these test. TCN is not really needed to do the general studies or the co-recs but they are needed for the phase 2 tests. I met with them did not sign up with them at all (even for the phase 2 material). I purchased a intro to study guide off ebay for $25 as well as a intro to sociology textbook for .70 cents from amazon and are using these books to study for my 1st clep. I'm with the other that are using other resources to get through the general classes then only will use TCN for what is necessary.

    TCN is affiliated and partnered with ISU but not with Excelsior so for Excelsior student TCN is not necessary for any of thier classes they can uprchase all books from other sources and also from the Excelsior bookstore.

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