hi friends i am doing research about south university online degree in nursing (associate) can someone tell me if they had any experience with the school, please be detailed. thank you. for those who never heard about them, south university claim to give associate degree in nursing through online program
, and clinicals could be done at local healthcare facilities, how i have no clue, but that what thay say. i know people do bsn online but other than that....???. what is your opinion on that??? thank you nurses!
Jul 29, '11
college network offers the only totally online lpn to bsn program that i k ow about.
the college network (tcn) is a publisher and book seller. they publish study guides to enable people to clep (college level examination program http://www.collegeboard.com/student/...lep/about.html ) to test out of a class. you do not need tcn or their expensive study guides to clep out of a class. tcn is not accredited and many colleges and universities will not accept classes taken through them.
they want you to take classes through them until you fulfill their requirements and then you take classes through south indiana university for your majors.
if you are seeking a nursing degree, tcn has info about what classes you need should you want to apply to excelsior or indiana state university (isu) you can buy the study guides from tcn and use their program, or you can buy your own text books and not use the tcn program. either way, you will have to take a test to challenge out of the exam--or take your courses at an accredited college/university.
the bookseller tcn has a loose association with excelsior and isu. tcn is not a college and is not accredited; most colleges/universities will not give you credit for the courses you took with tcn. excelsior and isu are the exception. they will give you credit for courses you have challenged or clep through tcn.
afterwards to fulfill your clinicals you have to work with a preceptor for a certain amount of acquired hours also involving some local events like red cross, marathons, etc.
after you have fulfilled your nursing general education classes and prerequisites (either through a community college, university, tcn or clep out some other way, you must apply to excelsior or indiana state university. the excelsior program is completely on line; you take exams thru pearson veu, and you take a two day exam at the end of the course. there is no clinical.
at isu, to get into the nursing program you must take more challenge tests (4 of them). once you pass the challenge tests that are administered on line by isu, you can apply to admission to the isu lpn to bsn nursing program. three are some other pre program requirements such as a teas exam, etc. isu is a distant learning program. you will study on your own but will be connected to the professor and class members via the isu blackboard program. should you have a problem, you can always contact the professor. you will be responsible for reports, projects, quizzes, exams, and other goals that will be submitted thru blackboard. if the class requires a clinical, you will do your clinical in the area where you live.
college network does not allow you to get outside funding they provide you with financing that is ridiculous.
the reason tcn does not "allow" you to get outside funding is this: it is not a school. it is a publishing company that sells books and study guides--it is not a school or university and it is not accredited. you may be able to apply for student loans, but i am not sure.
Last edit by LadyinScrubs on Jul 29, '11