ISU LPN to BSN ..RN Graduate in Washington State.. letter of guidance to such students - page 3

Hello! I am a recent graduate of an online LPN-BSN program, have successfully passed my NCLEX and am registered now in two states. The program I attended was Indiana State University and it took... Read More

  1. by   arminelk21
    Hello clealto! Thanks for starting this thread. I might be quite late to catch up on this. I used to start with TCN on trying to get my pre-requisites and absolutely wasted my money. Glad to know that they're not with them anymore. How long did it take for you to finish the program? Does ISU provide great support in terms of following up, looking for clinical sites and all. How much was the cost? Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.
  2. by   olivelucy
    Hopefully you will see this and reply! I have been an LPN for two years in the state of Washington and recently have been looking into ISU. I guess I'm holding back because I can't tell if it is a scam or not. The application process seems rather odd to me, how was the application process for you? How did you know you got in? Thank you! I have a lot of questions haha
  3. by   JustBeachyNurse
    Quote from olivelucy
    Hopefully you will see this and reply! I have been an LPN for two years in the state of Washington and recently have been looking into ISU. I guess I'm holding back because I can't tell if it is a scam or not. The application process seems rather odd to me, how was the application process for you? How did you know you got in? Thank you! I have a lot of questions haha
    It's definitely a legitimate accredited alternate route program. Have you contacted the school directly?
  4. by   Guy in Babyland
    Quote from olivelucy
    Hopefully you will see this and reply! I have been an LPN for two years in the state of Washington and recently have been looking into ISU. I guess I'm holding back because I can't tell if it is a scam or not. The application process seems rather odd to me, how was the application process for you? How did you know you got in? Thank you! I have a lot of questions haha
    As a graduate of ISU's campus ABSN program, it is a state university. It is definitely not a scam and the instructors and staff in the LPN-BSN program care about you getting your BSN. Several years ago California decided to end their agreement with ISU because ISU was competing with California schools for clinical spots and the easiest way was to not renew the agreement at the last minute. Many of the students were left with half a degree and nowhere to finish. ISU stepped up and worked very hard to get an agreement with the VA in California to allow their students to complete their clinicals there outside of California's BON jurisdiction. Several ISU instructors flew out there to get clinical instructors that were willing to help the students get their clinical requirements. The school also arranged with a local hospital to allow several California students to complete clinicals at their hospital. Those students flew to Indiana and several clinical instructors interrupted their summer break to allow those students to complete their clinical requirements. Your BSN degree from ISU will be identical to mine.
    Last edit by Guy in Babyland on Jan 27
  5. by   mitczak
    A map of current states in which the LPN-BSN Track is available for enrollment is located at States that Recognize the LPN-BSN Track | College of Health and Human Services
  6. by   evat1
    Hello,
    I have been an LPN for 16 years and would really love to finally go back and get my RN but have to keep working, Does anyone know of any bridge programs in IL that are part time or flexible so that I could continue working and finish. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
  7. by   Mommynursegrace
    Hi could you please email me I have some questions... gracetrabucco at gmail dot com...please I need some help
  8. by   Mommynursegrace
    please message me, I need some help and a lot of questions. gracetrabucco at gmail dot com
  9. by   whitoles
    Hello, I would like to talk to you about the program. I am currently taking my first few courses and would like to know what to expect as the program advances.
  10. by   lauranurselaura
    What are the courses like? Are there quizzes and tests that must be taken at a proctor testing site? Are there papers due? Is it a lot of discussion board postings?
  11. by   Shelbs93
    I live in Illinois as well, did you ever get an answer to this question?
  12. by   jessicatrac924
    I just got accepted into ISU, but still have 2 classes to take. ( Chem and College algebra) So as of right now i'm Pre LVN-BSN. I know it's competitive. I'm just wondering how they choose who gets in. Is there a points system? If so, what were the average points needed? Thanks ! Sorry if this was already asked.
  13. by   AmyLPN2016
    Hello! Thank you so much for all info. I'm glad to hear about someone from the same state actually completed the program. I recently just got accepted into this fall semester. I also live in WA. So excited and nervous in the same time. Also, just learned about it is going to be the first clinical for NURS304. May I ask how did you find the clinical site? Thank you very much.
    Last edit by AmyLPN2016 on Jul 15

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