INfo for LVN to BSN at indiana state university? - page 6

it states intheir material that clinicals are done locally with a preceptor..does this mean you have to do a practical clinical test in order to complete the program ( like regents?) or you just do... Read More

  1. by   Pigskin_RN,BSN
    Quote from NurseCubanitaRN2b
    Does anybody know how long it takes to complete Phase III? I'm kinda wishy washy about the whole program because I just want to finish and I don't want to take 2 1/2-3 years when I already have a Bachelors degree already. I also wanted to know regarding those Challenge Courses, do you have to be enrolled in the semester and waste that whole semester with the challenge courses or once your accepted into the school (not the nursing school) while you're waiting for the next semester to start can you challenge the courses? Thank You

    You have to complete the 4 nursing challenge exams before you enter the nursing program. You can apply to ISU before completing these exams. I will complete the program in 6 semesters. You should be able to complete it sooner than 3 years but no guarantees. You could possibly take summer school, but depends on what classes are offered and if you have completed the prereqs for that class. This program is definitely worth the time even if it's 3 years because you learn a lot about nursing practice, research, and so many things you will not get in an associate degree program. Good luck!
  2. by   NurseCubanitaRN2b
    So Phase III is done in 2 1/2-3years? Eweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, I'm not liking this. I'd rather finish in 18-24 months at max.
  3. by   chaxanmom
    Quote from NurseCubanitaRN2b
    So Phase III is done in 2 1/2-3years? Eweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, I'm not liking this. I'd rather finish in 18-24 months at max.
    I finished phase III in 4 semesters. Two of those semesters I only took 2 nursing courses because I still had a couple pre-reqs to do. I think 18-24 months is very reasonable.
  4. by   NurseCubanitaRN2b
    Thanks Chaxanmom. I can live with 4 semesters for the program, but not anything beyond that. When you said you took 2 nursing couseses because of the prerequisites, were they nursing prerequisites? As in you need Nursing 302 (numbers are just an example) before taking Nursing 303? I also want to know if you can do preceptorship during the program because I would like to gain some experience in one area besides general med surg. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance
  5. by   chaxanmom
    I still had a PE course and a speech course that I hadn't taken for my pre-reqs yet so I did those. Just make sure you have all your pre-reqs done and it will be easier to get the nursing stuff done faster. Yes you can do a preceptorship, that's how you do your clinicals. You will need a preceptor for an assessment class, community health, psych, med-surg, critical care, and the final practicum which can be anything. The final one is your opportunity to try out an area you've always wanted to try so that's nice.
  6. by   NurseCubanitaRN2b
    Thank you for the information! I appreciate it. I took precalculus as an upper division math course and passed. The only thing I have left to take is statistics and I'm taking that because I know it's a requisite for some courses in the MSN program. I have everything else in the general education and also my sciences. So I'm looking at the CSM and also the nursing classes. If you're admitted for the Fall will they let you take the CSM courses during the summer previous?
  7. by   mitczak
    Quote from NurseCubanitaRN2b
    Thank you for the information! I appreciate it. I took precalculus as an upper division math course and passed. The only thing I have left to take is statistics and I'm taking that because I know it's a requisite for some courses in the MSN program. I have everything else in the general education and also my sciences. So I'm looking at the CSM and also the nursing classes. If you're admitted for the Fall will they let you take the CSM courses during the summer previous?
    You have to have the challenge exams done before you can be admitted to the nursing program (http://www.indstate.edu/nursing/prog...n-criteria.htm) . . wasn't sure if you meant admitted to the major or just to the University.
  8. by   NurseCubanitaRN2b
    The challenge exams are the CSM courses correct? Sorry for not being clear but yes admission to the nursing program. I know you need a 2.5 gpa for the nursing program and 2.0 for the university alone. So then I should apply for summer admission and then apply to the nursing program for the fall? Or is that even possible?
  9. by   chaxanmom
    Quote from NurseCubanitaRN2b
    Thank you for the information! I appreciate it. I took precalculus as an upper division math course and passed. The only thing I have left to take is statistics and I'm taking that because I know it's a requisite for some courses in the MSN program. I have everything else in the general education and also my sciences. So I'm looking at the CSM and also the nursing classes. If you're admitted for the Fall will they let you take the CSM courses during the summer previous?
    Not sure about that because a couple of things have changed. When I started you had to be in the nursing program before you could take CSM tests. Now I believe the rule is that you have to complete them before you apply to the nursing program.

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