Call EC directly and talk to admissions. Don't take the word of RUE or any other publishing company..... they're not always right. They are in no way connected to EC, they just make expensive "study systems" for people to use to study for EC tests. Like KolkataMom said, you can get used books from other EC students. Heck, you can even buy brand new ones for cheaper than you'd pay going through RUE. Trust me on this one.... I was burned.
Only EC can tell you exactly what credits you already have will transfer. RUE has been known to tell people "ohhh, you won't need any general ed. courses..... all of yours will transfer right in!" when in reality, some of the courses won't transfer and will need to be taken.
The people in the EC ASN program have some sort of medical background, whether it's EMT (from basic to paramedic), LPN, medical assistant, respiratory therapy, etc. etc. It's not like just anyone can do it--- they have to have some experience. There are no clinicals, so only qualified people can enter the program.
Send me a private message if you have any questions at all.... I will do my very best to answer them for you. I'm sure I am nearing the end of the ASN program now, and I have found out a lot along the way. I'm sure KolkataMom has too.
By the way..... EC's number is 888-647-2388. Give them a jing.