For Everyone Just Starting with EC - page 3

I am starting this thread for everyone just starting with EC, especially the pre-req's. How are ya'll planning to do them with EC courses, EC exams, CLEP exams, or Dantes exams? I am planning on... Read More

  1. Visit  Drysolong profile page
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    I think with Indiana State you have to be an LPN at least 2 years - Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong.

    This thread has been very helpful and answered a lot of my questions. I officially start my LPN program in April and planned to use EC for RN program.
  2. Visit  Chelle2780 profile page
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    I talked to ISU and you do not have to be a LPN for two years before starting the program. I asked this on another thread but I think it is worth asking here too.

    I met with a man from the College Network and he gave me a paper with all the classes marked that I will need to complete the LPN to BSN program at ISU. After each of these classes is a letter, e, d, or c. Referring back to the chart on the paper this stands for excelsior, dantes or clep. Does that mean that I will take my prereqs at a variety of testing centers and through different proficiency exams? I find it to sort of confusing, when he was here he made it sound really simple like I would study for a test and then go to their test site and test on it but now that I am looking and learnign more about the College network I realize that *they* don't test me at all, just sell me materials that will hopefully help me pass the tests. Am I correct?

    I would call me College network guy and ask him but I cancelled and decided not to buy the $6000+ of study guides from him so he probably wont' be nearly as helpful as he was.
    Last edit by Chelle2780 on Jan 26, '06
  3. Visit  sheliamd profile page
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    Hey Chelle.....

    Be careful with College Network. I was warned on a different thread about them. They basically give you info for the classes and charge you for it, but you don't actually earn college credits.... at least this is what I was told (I even spoke to one of their reps and was told the same thing). Just thought I'd let you know so that you call look into it further.
  4. Visit  Chelle2780 profile page
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    Thanks for the warning....at this point, I am very glad that I cancelled and didn't buy the $6000 in study guides. They are very helpful and have very slick marketing, I can see where many people hear what they have to say, are eager to get started and sign without investigating it......you only have 3 days to cancel. From what I understand, College network sells you study guides. You then go to a test center and take a test, what I learned (and they didn't tell me) is that I can go to that test center with or without them and take the test.....it isn't *their* test center.

    The man I met with actually gave me a bit of pressure pitch to sign (since I was unsure at the end of our meeting) saying that if I didnt' sign that day he would have to drive all the way back to my house. I signed and he told me that all I had to do was to call him and tell him not to submit the contract the following monday and he wouldn't. I called and told him and he was very nice about it. I was nervous about trusting him but I have heard nothing from them since and left my option open to buy some study guides from them in the future if I change my mind. I have heard good things about their study guides but have found them way cheaper on Ebay.
  5. Visit  sak25 profile page
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    Question...
    How do you pass the tests without the study guides? The college network man said that I need them in order pass the tests (which are actually EC tests). How does that work?
  6. Visit  G-BOZ profile page
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    Quote from sak25
    Question...
    How do you pass the tests without the study guides? The college network man said that I need them in order pass the tests (which are actually EC tests). How does that work?
    The college network man was feeding you a bunch of junk, remember he is a salesman, to all please dont get fooled into signing contracts with bad companies like rue, chancellors, college network etc. You can buy the study guides on ebay for a cheap price, and you can also download the free EC content guides for free. These publishing companies are after your money.
  7. Visit  Chelle2780 profile page
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    I think he should have said that they can *help* you pass the tests. You can use any study material you like to take the tests. I think the CN was helpful to me but yet on the verge of being dishonest with stuff they didn't tell me. Luckily, I didn't get trapped in a contract with them.
  8. Visit  pedinurse05 profile page
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    Quote from G-BOZ
    The college network man was feeding you a bunch of junk, remember he is a salesman, to all please dont get fooled into signing contracts with bad companies like rue, chancellors, college network etc. You can buy the study guides on ebay for a cheap price, and you can also download the free EC content guides for free. These publishing companies are after your money.
    My sentiments exactly! Beware of the publishers....
  9. Visit  sak25 profile page
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    I have just applied to EC for my LPN-ASN degree. I currently work in a DDRC. It sounds as though the clinical section is more of a LPN review. I had to pass injections, sterile dressing change, suction, catheterization, etc. to pass my PN classes. Is this correct, or is there more to it?
  10. Visit  nursie06 profile page
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    Ok So I Just Had A Meeting With The College Network And To Me It Also Sounded Like Just A Expensive Publisher. How Much Does The Ec Program Cost? Would You Recomend Gonig Through Ec On My Own Or Doing The College Network First? With Me Having 2 Kids At Home And One On The Way And A Husband Who Works Odd Hours Its Hard For Me To Have To Do Classes At A College And I Would Rather Do An Online Program If Possible. Any Advice On Programs Or Colleges Would Be Of Great Great Help! Thanks
    Chrissi
    Last edit by nursie06 on Feb 25, '06


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