Has anyone in Tennessee heard of Accelerated Learning Center? PLEASE HELP!

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    I am an LPN trying to become an RN. I am looking at a place called Accelerated Learning Center. Has anyone heard of it? I met 2 nurses during my clinicals that were going through them and they had nothing but good things to say about it,but I cant find anything else about it ANYWHERE! Please help!

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    I believe the link is rnsooner.com. I went to their office down in the metroplex area last year before starting my LPN program. They seemed nice. Unfortunately, I do not know much about the program. They were not forthcoming with the tuition amounts or the actual time it takes to finish due to my lack of LPN status last year.
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    This appears to be a testing preparation vendor. They likely will provide you with study materials to take the Excelsior College (LPN-RN) degree program exams. You should contact Excelsior College directly to see if they are recommended at excelsior.edu.
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    Actually, I am the President of ALC. We have been in TN for 5 years now. We provide Masters and Doctoral level instruction focused on the Excelsior College exams. We also provide a CPNE Lab, as well as a NCLEX Lab.

    Classes are one day per week, for 4 hours. There are both morning and evening classes available, including Saturdays. This means that you can maintain a full-time pace and still keep your job.

    For those of you who know Lynn Frederick, you may want to ask her about us. She has visited me at my office in Nashville, TN and seen our operation for herself.

    StateBoardFacts: Excelsior no longer runs that partnership program. I wish they did.

    As far as fwardlaw147's concern about not disclosing rates, there was no point since she was not qualified for Excelsior's program. Although our rates have not changed in 2 years, who knows if they will or not once she graduates from LPN school?

    As a matter of policy, we do not sign up a new student until they have our rates, as well as any they will take for EC, exams, clinicals, books, etc. in writing. I don't believe in "surprises" of this nature.

    Anyway, hope that clears things up.

    BTW: I may be wrong about this, but I believe that we are the only non-traditional nursing program allowed to speak to Tennessee Tech's LPN classes on site, prior to their graduation.
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    Please contact the Board of Nursing prior to signing anything with Excelsior or RN Sooner!! Ask them about the programs.
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    Agreed! Please do check with the TN Board of Nursing. One of my instructor's DON is a member of the TN Nursing Board. Also, check with the Better Business Bureau. You will find zero complaints in the 5 years we have been in operation.
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    allizfulloflove :what did you find out? did you decide to sign up? please share, I am considering. I just started looking. But I was completely astonished with the $$. I am researching. I just don't know if I can do that right now.
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    Quote from tenn lpn
    I was completely astonished with the $$.
    I'm not quite sure what you expected. If you need all of your General Ed classes and all the nursing classes - then add in the CPNE lab and NCLEX lab - then add in your books and Excelsior fees - all that totals less than 1 year's tuition at a traditional nursing school!

    We pride ourselves on doing everything possible to make our program affordable and flexible enough to accommodate any work schedule. Plus we have a pass guarantee second to none.
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    no offense drgraden, i was just shocked.
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    No problem. Give me a call and I'd be glad to discuss it with you.

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