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

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by cleealto cleealto Member

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nurse2b0272

nurse2b0272

Specializes in Geriatrics, Home Health. Has 5 years experience. 18 Posts

I'm a current Excelsior student that is also interested in ISU. The only thing that concerns me is the ability to obtain a clinical site. Currently the wait time for the CPNE is 1yr which is not good at all. I had heard previously that you had to use TCN for study materials sonIm glad to hear that is no longer the case because they tend to misrepresent their role to students. Were you able to get endorsed in CA because that is another concern. Did you take actual classes or is it exam based like execlsior? I've had the hardest time staying motivated with Excelsior because I don't have deadlines like I have when I have taken courses online through other colleges.

arminelk21

arminelk21

1 Post

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.

olivelucy

olivelucy

Has 1 years experience. 7 Posts

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

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 12 years experience. 1 Article; 13,952 Posts

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?

NICU Guy, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 7 years experience. 4,071 Posts

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.

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evat1

evat1

Has 1 years experience. 1 Post

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

Mommynursegrace

Mommynursegrace

Specializes in pediatrics,gerontology,skilled nursing. Has 9 years experience. 12 Posts

Hi could you please email me I have some questions... gracetrabucco at gmail dot com...please I need some help

Mommynursegrace

Mommynursegrace

Specializes in pediatrics,gerontology,skilled nursing. Has 9 years experience. 12 Posts

please message me, I need some help and a lot of questions. gracetrabucco at gmail dot com

whitoles

whitoles

3 Posts

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.

lauranurselaura, BSN, RN

Specializes in Clinical Research. Has 19 years experience. 44 Posts

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?