TAMUCC ELine BSN

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    Has anyone completed or applied to the E-Line BSN program in Corpus? If so, was anyone already a LVN? I am already a LVN and just didn't know if it made any difference if I did the entire program, or if any of my LVN experience/classwork will count towards it.

    Also, any opinions from those in the program or those who have completed it?

    Is it 100% online minus the clinicals? I live in Houston and have heard there are some hospitals such as the VA hospital or Texas Women's that work with TAMUCC for the clinicals.


    Any advice or comments would be great!!!! Thanks
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    i have never even heard of that school before so i'm no help...just wanted to say good luck!
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    a while back i looked into this program and was told i would receive no credit for being a lvn. i would have still had to complete the entire program. as of several years ago there was no lvn to rn or lvn to bsn bridge via e-line....which made no sense to me at all....i had to do it the old fashion way...lvn to adn then adn to bsn......good luck

    Quote from candicehall1118
    has anyone completed or applied to the e-line bsn program in corpus? if so, was anyone already a lvn? i am already a lvn and just didn't know if it made any difference if i did the entire program, or if any of my lvn experience/classwork will count towards it.

    also, any opinions from those in the program or those who have completed it?

    is it 100% online minus the clinicals? i live in houston and have heard there are some hospitals such as the va hospital or texas women's that work with tamucc for the clinicals.


    any advice or comments would be great!!!! thanks
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    I just graduated from this eLine program in Dec. 2010. I passed the NCLEX on the 1st try on 2/9/11. I did not have an LVN first, so no help there.

    My thoughts..
    PROS: Almost all is online (except the head-to-toe assessment early in the program that you must go to Corpus for). Clinicals are self-scheduled and can be done all in a row up to a maximum hours per week (depending upon level in the program). You can work through an entire class before starting another in the same semester. It doesn't matter what order you complete your semester work in. I completed one class at a time b/c it flowed and I believe it helped me finish quicker with more focus. You can study and test according to your schedule, all online (except HESIs). (PERSONAL NOTE: I had two babies while in this program and still graduated AND passed the NCLEX!). The pass rate for the NCLEX is higher for the eLine students than the on-campus students (90%). If necessary, you have up to an entire year to complete one semester.
    CONS: You are responsible for initiating clinical agreements in your area between facilities and the school if an agreement has not yet been made. Some of the instructors are not great at getting your assignments back to you timely.

    Hope this helps.
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    Thanks for sharing! I applied for summer 2011 admission and have an interview next wednesday on March 23rd. Did you have an interview when you applied and if so, any advise? Also, I was just wondering how long it took you to complete the entire program from start to finish? And what hospital did you do your clinicals at? Thanks for the information, I haven't found much on this website about the Eline program!
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    I did not have an interview. It took me four years to get through the two year program but I took my time. I worked, I had two babies while in the program, and refused to miss a baseball practice or game to study. Most finish WAY quicker than I did, but I did finish, and I did pass the NCLEX on my first try! It was a great program for me bc it was impossible for me to physically attend classes. I studied at night when the kiddos (5 now) were all tucked away for the night.

    If you get into the program, one of your best assets is the other students. They have a discussion forum for eLine students (once you are in) that is very helpful bc the students very much want to help each other. It is a great resource for finding other students in your area, asking all sorts of questions, and getting overall support.

    I live in Central Texas, so completed my rotations at Hillcrest and Providence in Waco.

    Hope this helps!
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    To texasshyles:

    I am looking at this eline program myself and am excited to find that someone has actually graduated from the program successfully it sounds like.

    I have some questions if you do not mind answering them for me.

    1. What is the cost of these classes?
    2. How many classes do you take in a semester?
    3. I see there are "modules" within a class, can you explain more about them?
    4. How many students do they accept to this eline program?
    5. I live in SA, TX and have about four other friends that are thinking of doing it, in your opinion would it be a good idea for all of us to do it together? I would think so b/c we could study and help one another right?
    6. Were clinicals like any other clinicals? Meaning since your school is in another city and clinicals are in another city.....did nurses in the hospital treat you any different? did you feel behind the curve at all?

    Thank you very much and hope to get in. Hope to hear from you soon we are ALL excited about finding this program.
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    mrsaggie:

    Congrats on getting an interview wish you luck. I am inquiring about the program now and hope to get into it.

    How did your interview go? If you dont mind sharing. The website does not have too much information, so if you found out any other good information worth sharing please, do so I would like to know what else you learned about the program.

    deleongirl
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    Quote from deleongirl
    To texasshyles:

    I am looking at this eline program myself and am excited to find that someone has actually graduated from the program successfully it sounds like.

    I have some questions if you do not mind answering them for me.

    1. What is the cost of these classes?
    2. How many classes do you take in a semester?
    3. I see there are "modules" within a class, can you explain more about them?
    4. How many students do they accept to this eline program?
    5. I live in SA, TX and have about four other friends that are thinking of doing it, in your opinion would it be a good idea for all of us to do it together? I would think so b/c we could study and help one another right?
    6. Were clinicals like any other clinicals? Meaning since your school is in another city and clinicals are in another city.....did nurses in the hospital treat you any different? did you feel behind the curve at all?

    Thank you very much and hope to get in. Hope to hear from you soon we are ALL excited about finding this program.
    1. It cost me about $3,500/semester.
    2. 3-4 (full course load)
    3. Modules are a breakdown of each class into subdivisions, like chapters, that you complete individually to fulfill the needs of the whole class..when you complete all of the modules, you have completed the class.
    4. UNKNOWN
    5. It is great to make friends or have friends in the program for support and inspiration!
    6. I did not feel behind the curve at clinical. Make sure you humble yourself and respect the nurses' time. They are there to do their work first as their first duties are to the patient and the facility, and then to you. If you do this, they will argue over who will get you instead of the other "regular" students who act as though they are priority. This will also result in the nurses' willingness to help you learn.

    GOOD LUCK!!
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    Hi texasshyles,

    Thanks for your response! I am sorry I haven't responded sooner. This forum doesn't always notify me. It was very helpful! Congrats on finishing the program, that is such an inspiration! I don't know how you did it with 5 kids! That is wonderful!!


    Hi deleongirl,

    Thank you for the reply! I am sorry I haven't responded sooner. This forum doesn't always notify me. If you ever post something and I don't answer, please email me at mrt@aggienetwork.com

    My interview went great! I found out last Monday that I was accepted to the program!! Here is the run-down on the interview and admission stuff. This round, 30+ people applied to the eline program and 9-10 were accepted. Ten is the maximum number of people that the program accepts each semester (summer, fall, & spring). There were only 10 people at my interview so I assume they mainly interview their selected candidates to make sure they like you in person. The interview was kinda like an orientation, we were taught about financial aid and school resources. We also got a chance to ask faculty and current eline students many questions. This was all done in the morning. Right before lunch we went to the computer lab and they had us do a writing exercise with a nursing prompt. They gave us like 45min to type it and then they printed it out and gave it to the people who would interview us. After lunch, which they served to us, we were interviewed individually by a group of people (faculty, staff & students). The questions were fairly simple, just get to know you questions. With a few dilemma situation questions. I recommend asking questions at the end.

    They made their admission decisions that Wednesday evening and had letters out by Friday (which I got on Monday). School starts on May 31st and registration started on April 4th. With my acceptance packet was a check list of things that you must have before class starts. Such as $100 deposit, CPR by American Heart Association, current immunization record, transcripts, and criminal background check.

    I learned somethings at the interview. The quickest that the program has ever been completed is 18 months (that is school work and clinicals). If you want to complete it this quickly, they recommend you have don't work. Pharmacology is now a prereq and so you do not have to complete this again during the program, which shaves of some time. Clinicals are the tricky part depending on where you are located.

    Please let me know if you have anymore questions. I will try to keep you updated throughout the program. I want to complete it ASAP! My goal is 15-18 months, so we will see if it is do-able.

    Thanks
    mrsaggie


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