Thomas Edison State College

  1. Hello. Anyone attending Thomas Edison State College (TESC), either the online RN-BSN program or the RN-BSN/MSN program? Saw a couple older posts when I did a search, but nothing current. Thanks!

    Lizzie
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  3. by   Lizzy6
    I gather no one on allnurses is attending TESC for either the RN-BSN program or the MSN program. Seeing lots of views, but no replies.
  4. by   flowjoe64
    I replied to another thread about TESC.....basically I was looking to apply to this one, but am put off by the exhorbitant application fee 75 dollar plus 300. "credential review fee", AND they charge you for transferring in credit to their institution...so the tuition is more like 300.00 per credit hour, as opposed to 165.00, as they advertise. Its a little bit back handed I think. I mean , just say your tuition is 300.00, instead of chargin me tuition for transferring in credits. How can you charge me AGAIN for classes I tool somewhere else. that should be illegal.
  5. by   Lizzy6
    Quote from flowjoe64
    I replied to another thread about TESC.....basically I was looking to apply to this one, but am put off by the exhorbitant application fee 75 dollar plus 300. "credential review fee", AND they charge you for transferring in credit to their institution...so the tuition is more like 300.00 per credit hour, as opposed to 165.00, as they advertise. Its a little bit back handed I think. I mean , just say your tuition is 300.00, instead of chargin me tuition for transferring in credits. How can you charge me AGAIN for classes I tool somewhere else. that should be illegal.
    Thanks for replying. Please see my reply to you under the other thread. I never heard of charging extra for transferring in classes you have taken. I didn't see the $165, only that the out of state tuition for the RN-BSN program is $352 cr/hr.

    2007-2008 School of Nursing Tuition and Fee Schedule

    Application fee* $75 BSN and BSNM credential review fee* $300*Application fee and BSN and BSNM credential review fees are non-refundable. Tuition per credit attempted Enrolled students BSN New Jersey residents $300 BSN Out-of-state residents $352 TECEP examinations $150 Graduate nursing courses $433 Nonenrolled RNs* BSN New Jersey residents $300 BSN Out-of-state residents $352 Graduate nursing courses $433
    *Non-enrolled students who wish to try an online nursing course may take 2 courses prior to enrollment. Students must be enrolled by the end of the second nursing course.

    NOTES:
    • All tuition and fees listed here were approved on June 8, 2007, by the Board of Trustees of Thomas Edison State College and are effective July 1, 2007. Tuition and fees are subject to change. </STRONG></STRONG></STRONG></STRONG>
    • Tuition and fees for courses and examinations for the nursing and general education requirements taken at other institutions will be the student's responsibility.
    • Nursing students who, in each 12- month period, earn a minimum of 3 credits at Thomas Edison State College or elsewhere that apply to their program requirements, will be considered continuously enrolled. Students who, in each 12-month period, do not earn a minimum of 3 credits at Thomas Edison State College or elsewhere will be placed on Inactive Status. At the time students reactivate their status and return to the College they will submit a Re-enrollment from Inactive Status form along with the appropriate fees and will be provided an updated review of credentials.
    • Active duty military personnel who enroll in the School of Nursing will pay the nursing tuition and fees.
    • Neither the Comprehensive Tuition Plan nor the Enrolled Options Plan applies to students in the School of Nursing.


  6. by   Aristida
    I am thinking of doing the MSN program at TESC. Has anyone looked into this? Is anyone working on their MSN online? :spin:
  7. by   mona b RN
    [font="comic sans ms"]tesc is a great program. the courses are challenging and relevant. i definitely recommend the program.

    good luck
  8. by   flowjoe64
    Thanks..but I was actually hoping for irrelevently easy.

    Actually, I am taking my first class there now. Teacher is vague about instructions...so I get to learn by getting back corrections on my papers...go figure.
  9. by   texasphilli
    Can you tell me what the classes are like?? how much time is required for study time?? do they require group projects with others or can you do it on your own??What is the timeline for completing homework etc? what is a typical week in this school?? i am thinking of applying to start in January and would like to know what I am getting into.due to the high fee assoc with validating previous work and all. Would like to be sure before I spend that kind of money. I have previously attended UOP and the classwork was fine, but the group work was a nightmare as I usually had to do it all to ensure that my grade was good. How much reading is required and how long are the classes, is it possible to do two at once??
  10. by   texasphilli
    MONA B where are you?? Please give me some insight on this school or anyone else that is going there.
  11. by   flowjoe64
    Just finished 3rd class. Its not hard, just time consuming. everything is turning in research papers. There are no group projects, and each 3 credit class ends up being a little over a 1000.00. It is the cheapeset, accredited school I have found. AND, you dont actually have to take statistics to get your BSN. Only if you want the MSN. Each class is 3 months. there are only 8 core nursing classes for the BSN degree.
  12. by   SuesquatchRN
    TE is New Jersey's distance learning school. It's quite well respected in certain areas, but I honestly know nothing about their nursing program.
  13. by   texasphilli
    Thank you for the insight- Are the classes 12 weeks long?? Is there alot of reading in the classes?? when you say research papers how long do you have to complete these?? Sorry for all the questions, just trying to be sure I have chosen the right college.

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