Lisa Arends study guides - page 5

Hello....1st time poster....I have been reading a lot and have found good info here...I am an EC student and still have concepts 3-7 and the cpne left, all else is done....Really worrying about the... Read More

  1. by   bornet
    After getting suckered into the so called study guides that Lisa Arends put out, I have contacted Excelsior College for copyright infringement. There is nothing useful in them, and they appear to be some of the course material itself! BUYER BEWARE!!!!
  2. by   toby4
    I have to say I am alittle of an old schooler LOL....Found my best way of studying is to use the EC studyguides and read, read, read...I use studygroup101 notes just for the purpose of having notes...the studyguides that are out there for sale arent always up to date...I also have Lisa's Arends which find them to be like reading a book. Not all notes are going to be the perfect guides for studying. Taking the practice exams after reading helps direct studying as well. Good luck with your decisions...
  3. by   kochertr
    I found Lisa's notes to be a little more organized then SG101, unless I'm missing something.
  4. by   kochertr
    I thought her CD was helpful. I like the practice tests that she had, because of the rationals. I'm not sure if it helped a lot on the real test but it was good practice.
  5. by   llarends
    Quote from epiphani113
    this comment is directly from her ad i have saved in my ebay from when i made my purchase:
    most of the my competitors are not even nurses, many are lpn's who have never attended excelsior college.

    not trying to offend lisa but, as an lpn i was offended by this. i did make it a point to say her notes are informative but supplements should be used. thank you.
    this statement was not made to offend anyone - im talking about my competitors. there is no way an lpn could write study material as good as mine unless they are using my material. i'm tired of people stealing my ideas and trying to say they are better. my material is the only original on ebay - i've been selling it for over 5 years. i've gotten rid of all the other knockoffs so far and i will get rid of them to eventually too and anyone who comes after.
  6. by   celinedee2003
    I purchased her notes to see what they were like but I dont like the comment on her ebay page saying other ebay sellers are "not nurses their LPN's" Last I checked LPN's are nurses and I feel that's disrespectful. Maybe she just stated it wrong. Being most her customers are LPNs we need the proper respect. I hear RNs say that sometimes it's amazing how soon after LPNs get their RN they forget LPNs are nurses too even though they were once one. I think that blow hurts worst. This is my email to her for anyone else who feels the same.


    Dear larends,

    Hello Lisa I'd like to thank you for helping so many others with your study guides. I've just purchased Nursing Concepts 1 & 2 and look forward to it's arrival. My only concern is you refer to other sellers on Ebay not being nurses and their LPN's, but I thought LPN's were nurses too. Being that most of your customers are LPN's it just seems disrespectful. Maybe you stated what you were saying wrong, but others have been offended as well on Allnurses.com. I just wanted to let you know. You may not care as long as the money is good, but as an LPN I feel we are underestimated enough and even though we want to progress to RN we are still nurses and worked hard to earn our LPN titles. I look forward to the arrival of my study guides. Much luck with continued success.
    Celina Haskell (Proud Oncology "Nurse", LPN)
  7. by   Pixie.RN
    I don't see where her page says that at all. It says that her competitors are not RNs, they are LPNs -- I don't see where it says they are not nurses. Where are you reading this?
  8. by   readytoroll
    "most of the my competitors are not even nurses, many are lpn's who have never attended excelsior college. unlike other sellers - who claim to be rn's and excelsior grads - you can verify my credentials. see my about me page."

    i don't think she is saying that lpn's aren't nurses. it may have been better worded as "most of my competitors are not even nurses while others are lpn's who have never attended excelsior...." that's the way i take it. i have her cd's and have only browsed through them. there are some grammatical errors, but these are the notes she took during school. looking back at my notes from lpn school (i am an excellent not taker fyi ) they are filled with grammar and spelling errors too, because i wrote them in a hurry!

    her prices are reasonable and there is a ton of info in them. just look past the grammar/spelling errors and you have a great tool to enhance your studying. that's my two cents!
  9. by   Pixie.RN
    She's actually explained herself on this matter (maybe it was earlier in this thread? Don't remember), and she said what you said, readytoroll -- that was exactly how she meant it. Given the spelling/grammar errors she makes in her notes (because they are NOTES, nothing more), it doesn't surprise me that she might write something that can be misconstrued.
  10. by   readytoroll
    It is post number 56 where she explains herself. I am an LPN and I am not offended by what she said. Truthfully, right now any notes I tried to write for an Excelsior course wouldn't be up to par. Now, when I graduate I might give her a run for her money...LOL (Just kidding Lisa, it seems like more hassle than it's worth but I appreciate it!)
  11. by   celinedee2003
    I purchased her notes to see what they were like but I dont like the comment on her ebay page saying other ebay sellers are "not nurses their LPN's" Last I checked LPN's are nurses and I feel that's disrespectful. Maybe she just stated it wrong.

    Dear larends,

    Hello Lisa I'd like to thank you for helping so many others with your study guides. I've just purchased Nursing Concepts 1 & 2 and look forward to it's arrival. My only concern is you refer to other sellers on Ebay not being nurses and their LPN's, but I thought LPN's were nurses too. Being that most of your customers are LPN's it just seems disrespectful. Maybe you stated what you were saying wrong, but others have been offended as well on Allnurses.com. I just wanted to let you know. You may not care as long as the money is good, but as an LPN I feel we are underestimated enough and even though we want to progress to RN we are still nurses and worked hard to earn our LPN titles. I look forward to the arrival of my study guides. Much luck with continued success.
    Celina Haskell (Proud Oncology "Nurse", LPN)[/quote]

    This is Lisa Response:

    Dear jhersee2009,

    Thanks for writing. My statement was not toward LPNs I have the most respect for LPNs and many I have worked with are more knowledgable than the RNs I have worked with. I was an LPn for 12 years! My about me page is referring to two of my competitotrs that do not even work in the health care field.. one is a drum instructor ... and are utilizing bits and peices of yahoo group materila, free web info etc andselling it as professional material. I direct customers to check the credentials of their seller so they don't end up buying for those who have no interest or experience in the HC field.
    My reference to LPNs has to do with Cerviall Hensley ( study group 101) claims that she completed the program in 4 months and works with a group osf other Excelsior graduates. Cervilla's lawyer has confirmed that she is not a graduate of EC or a Registered Nurse.( She is an artist /rock painter) I think that customers should know the truth about her credentials and false claims. Its difficult to compete with someone who simply copies any credetnials I have onto thier profile, so I added the links to check for grads and license status so customers could see for themselves.

    I am sorry if it sounds offensive. I will look at my page and see if there is a different way of wording the information. Rest assured I have a lot of respect for all nurses from LPN to PHDs! ( nurses rock!) Thanks for your input! Lisa Arends, BSN, RN
  12. by   LPN_2005/RN_10
    I actually passed all of my exams with A's and B's using mainly Study Group 101 notes for studying. She may not be an LPN or RN, but those notes helped alot! LOL
    Last edit by LPN_2005/RN_10 on Oct 21, '09 : Reason: more to add
  13. by   celinedee2003
    The post you all see now on ebay has been changed and is not the original post Lisa changed it and reworded it better after several people felt that she did put LPN's down in her original Ebay advertising page. What you see now is a rewording again so that's why you all are saying she didn't say anything wrong said about LPN's.....It's not there anymore again it's been changed. For the record I have communicated with Lisa after I asked her about the original statement of what she meant. She responded, clarified it, changed it, and she is a great and smart nurse with a promising future. I haven't yet recieved my study guides I ordered from her, but regardless of whether I like them or not her personality, customer service, and open-mindedness to constructive critism is why she will be around alot longer then those other Ebay seller. No ones perfect we all make mistakes, but it how you correct them is what makes you noble.


    Thanks Lisa !!!!

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