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

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by cleealto cleealto Member

Specializes in Cardiology and General.

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Shelbs93

Shelbs93

4 Posts

I live in Illinois as well, did you ever get an answer to this question?

jessicatrac924

jessicatrac924

13 Posts

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.

AmyLPN2016

AmyLPN2016

1 Post

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.

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Rochayne00

Rochayne00

1 Post

Hi Cleealto,

I just found your post regarding ISU. Hopefully you are still active on this site. I'm an LPN in WA state, have all required pre-reqs done, and considering applying to ISU for the LPN to BSN. I just sent you a friend request. I would love to chat via message if you're still willing to offer advice?

Thank you!

knotizer12

knotizer12

40 Posts

Hey, I know I am very late to the party, but can I ask a few questions about the LPN-BSN program?

1) How hard, on a scale of 1-10 (har), were the classes?
2) How much did the program, in total, cost?
3) Was it difficult to juggle school, work, and life?

I'll probably think of more late.

Vivika

Vivika

1 Post

Hi! I start the ISU program in a couple of weeks. I currently work at St. Joe's in Tacoma, and I see that most of my clinical sites can be at St. Joe's hospital. How did you find your preceptors? How would you rate job placement after this? How would you compare your knowledge gained vs. people who went the traditional RN route in class?

Sorry for all the questions, I am just super excited to see someone in my state go through the same process as myself!

lauranurselaura, BSN, RN

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

Hi Vivika!

Congratulations! You'll probably get the best responses by joining the ISU LPN to BSN FB page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/isubsn/

cleealto

cleealto

Specializes in Cardiology and General. 27 Posts

The process of finding a clinical site was very challenging.I won't lie. I spent months reaching out to clinical sites on my own behalf to see if anyone was willing to start a contract or those that had contracts if they had a space for me. I was fortunate to get into a large hospital organization on a trial basis and they ended up extending the contract to accommodate me for the whole program and all my sites.. CC/TELE/MED/SURG-GERIATRIC FLOOR/ Public Health at their offsite OP AIDS/HIV center. This was with Virginia Mason in Seattle if you are in that area. They were wonderful. It is easiest if you can get your own employer to start a contract since you have connections on who to contact in the education department... hope this helps! ISU helps only with the writing of the contract not with finding one for you.

lauranurselaura, BSN, RN

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

It's been a great program! I am set to graduate in December. It's had it's ups and downs just like any nursing program, but overall, I've really enjoyed it and have felt it is very fair. You must, must, must be an organized and self-motivated student, though. If you don't do well with online courses or in the distance education environment, you won't do well in this program. Otherwise, it's pretty awesome.

Finding clinical sites is the most painful part, but, it can be done. You will need to be your own advocate and do the footwork in order to secure a site, but once you do or at least talk with someone at a hospital who says they're at least willing to consider you, you can connect them to ISU and they will work on things from there. You may need to find your own preceptor too, which can be a real pain. But, like I said, it's not impossible. It just takes patience and determination. I ended up creating a spreadsheet of every hospital where I live and called each and every one and then made notes of who I spoke with and when, what they said, etc. Lastly, be willing to travel a few hours to your site. You may not be able to find a hospital willing to take you closeby. I traveled an hour in one course and 30 minutes in this semester's course. I'm still not sure what will happen in the Fall when I completely my last clinical rotation.

Yeya7702

Yeya7702

4 Posts

I live in Washington state and interested in applying to the LPN-BSN program through ISU. Anyone have any advice/comments on the program? How is the material delivered and how are their tests done? Is it only testing or is there a lot of paper-type assignments? I have a family and work and wanted to make sure it would be a right fit for my life.
Thank you in advance!

Eunji Lee

Eunji Lee, LPN

Specializes in OB/GYN. Has 9 years experience. 23 Posts

Can anyone share your prerequisite grades and Kaplan score? I’m so nervous.