LVN TO RN ONLINE~~ In CALIFORNIA? - page 2

I wanted to know of anyone who knew if this will ever be approved? Or what I can do to do this. I qork with a couple of RN's who got thier degree from excelsior college a few years back; but now this... Read More

  1. by   nursenow
    The clinicals are actually schedualed through Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park California (a very reputable college in my hometown area) and can be arranged for clinical sites throughout the state, possibly even through your current employer. The first twelve or so classes you take are through the college network. After each class you test out of the Indiana State college class. The next step is to actually apply for admission to ISC. It is approved in almost 40 states.

    The only catch that many people are not aware of is that once you sign up for the first 10 -12 classes with college network, you are abligated to pay for all of them(approx $12,000 and financing is offered) WHETHER OR NOT YOU ACTUALLY COMPLETE THEM. If you are seriouse about it and are going to complete the program, it is a good deal. They only offer LVN to BSN, not RN. I sound like a walking add for college network becouse I met with their adviser.

    Even though I chose not to go that route, I know people that did. The main reason I chose not to do it is becouse I gain so much from actually being in a classroom listening to other students ask questions and discuss things. It also is the only online LVN to BSN approved in Ca.
  2. by   TheCommuter
    Moved to the Distance Learning forum.
  3. by   chaxanmom
    Quote from lvnnow
    The clinicals are actually schedualed through Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park California (a very reputable college in my hometown area) and can be arranged for clinical sites throughout the state, possibly even through your current employer. The first twelve or so classes you take are through the college network. After each class you test out of the Indiana State college class. The next step is to actually apply for admission to ISC. It is approved in almost 40 states.

    The only catch that many people are not aware of is that once you sign up for the first 10 -12 classes with college network, you are abligated to pay for all of them(approx $12,000 and financing is offered) WHETHER OR NOT YOU ACTUALLY COMPLETE THEM. If you are seriouse about it and are going to complete the program, it is a good deal. They only offer LVN to BSN, not RN. I sound like a walking add for college network becouse I met with their adviser.

    Even though I chose not to go that route, I know people that did. The main reason I chose not to do it is becouse I gain so much from actually being in a classroom listening to other students ask questions and discuss things. It also is the only online LVN to BSN approved in Ca.
    First off, you don't have to take 10-12 classes through College Network. Most are CLEP, Dantes or Excelsior tests if you choose to test out or you can take them online through ISU or at a cc. Only the 4 nursing modules are testouts of ISU classes. If you test out of pre-reqs you can get study material from anywhere. With TCN you are purchasing the modules not paying for a course so yeah of course you have to pay for something you purchased. Obviously.

    Oh and it's not Indiana State College, its Indiana State University.
  4. by   nursenow
    You are correct. Like I said, you have to test (CLEP) out of the classes. They are all prereqs to ISU. You dont have to take ANY classes through the college network but if you dont have any classes done and you choose to go through the college network, following their program the way they would like you to, you will have to take those classes through them. Once you sign up for them you ARE abligated to pay for all of them. I am not saying you cant get study material elsewhere if you choose to CLEP classes.

    Many LVNs dont have alot of college credits yet (at least the ones I know)and wind up just taking them from college network. After each one, you have to clep the corresponding class at the university by taking a test localy. If you do have classes done, College network will accept them and help you test out.

    After you complete those classes (however you do it) you apply for actual admission to the university for normal online studies. Your study materials from college network can be online, or they give you books if you want.
    Last edit by nursenow on Oct 12, '08
  5. by   chaxanmom
    Quote from lvnnow
    You are correct. Like I said, you have to test (CLEP) out of the classes. They are all prereqs to ISU. You dont have to take ANY classes through the college network but if you dont have any classes done and you choose to go through the college network, following their program the way they would like you to, you will have to take those classes through them. Once you sign up for them you ARE abligated to pay for all of them. I am not saying you cant get study material elsewhere if you choose to CLEP classes.

    Many LVNs dont have alot of college credits yet (at least the ones I know)and wind up just taking them from college network. After each one, you have to clep the corresponding class at the university by taking a test localy. If you do have classes done, College network will accept them and help you test out.

    After you complete those classes (however you do it) you apply for actual admission to the university for normal online studies. Your study materials from college network can be online, or they give you books if you want.
    Ok again, you don't *take* any courses from College Network. You purchase study material from them. They are a publisher like any textbook publisher. The College Network does not "accept" any classes, they are not a school.
  6. by   nursenow
    You're a jewel Chaxanmom.(Big smile) I give up. Also, I found found that there is a thread involving people actually participating in that program with The College Network and ISU. The easiest way for people to get accurate onformation is to take 60 seconds and fill out an online request from TCN but there is still interesting stuff at that forum. Good luck!
  7. by   chaxanmom
    Quote from lvnnow
    You're a jewel Chaxanmom.(Big smile) I give up. Also, I found found that there is a thread involving people actually participating in that program with The College Network and ISU. The easiest way for people to get accurate onformation is to take 60 seconds and fill out an online request from TCN but there is still interesting stuff at that forum. Good luck!
    I'm a junior in the ISU program. I'm really not trying to give you a hard time but it really is important to understand that TCN is not a degree granting institution. There are a LOT of people confused about that because of the way TCN promotes their product. The easiest way to get accurate information is to contact ISU directly. http://www1.indstate.edu/nursing/pro...-bs/lpn-bs.htm

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