Quote from TheCommuter
It does not matter how much money my nurse spent to obtain her degree. What matters above all else is common sense, mastery of skills, and safe nursing practice.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with the nurse who purchased used books and materials, just as long as (s)he has mastered the material, passed the NCLEX, and knows how to safely care for patients. Therefore, your comment is rather nonsensical. By the way, many "go-getters" purchase used materials.
Thank you for responding Commuter. I wanted to post but was not sure how.
The Indiana State University LVN-BSN program requires general education courses just like every other degree at ISU in Terre Haute. They also require specific nursing classes.
The general education requirements can be filled with CLEP and DSST exam. These exams have been taken by students all over the country for many years. You can get excellent study material for these exams for pennies online or free at you local library.
I have taken over 60cr of CLEP, Dantes/DSST and ECE exams (and gotten High passes) with discount material.
ISU directs students to the College Network because it is one-stop shopping.
I am not knocking the College Network. If that is what you prefer to use, then go for it. I just want folks to know they don't have to use expensive material to reach their goals. The program is accessable to folks with smaller wallets to.