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Specializes in OR Peri Operative. Has 7 years experience.

I'm sure this has been asked a million times. Sorry in advance. I want to do a LPN-BSN online, I know CN is a publishing company, and the only college I have seen that does lpn-bsn online is Indiana State University, is there a way of bipassing CN or other publishing companies? Or are ther any other colleges that have a LPN-BSN online course?

TIA :)

AimeeJo RN

Specializes in ltc and med surg.

Look into Excelsior if you havent already. I thought about going through them but the traveling for tests and stuff didn't appeal to me. I don't live very close to their facilities anyway. Good luck.

Carebear77

Specializes in OR Peri Operative. Has 7 years experience.

Thanks for your response. I did look at Excelsior and they only offer ADN. I will have to check some other places. Hopefully there will be other options.

Thanks again for your reply. :)

AimeeJo RN

Specializes in ltc and med surg.

Maybe they offer different programs in different areas. I was surprised how few options there are for online transition programs, Excelsior was as close as I could find. University of Phoenix only had ADN toBSN programs specializing in specifics like business aspects or geriatrics or something. In the end I think that I don't have the discipline to do online classes I need the classroom.

Instead of College Network, go to Indiana State's website. They offer the LPN-BSN nursing program online. U take your clinicals locally. they have an agency of local nurses at specific hospitals that will precept u. U don't have to travel to Indiana for exams either.

lvnandmomx3

Specializes in Day program consultant DD/MR.

TCN is for your general studies. If you have all your pre recs you can enroll directly into ISU. You may have a few co-recs to complete like world religion and so on. But TCN basically just sells the modules that are needed to pass the clep,dante's and Excelsior tests to get your general credits for the BSN program. I will be starting it soon, I'm going to get alot of the material off the web and test out that way. I plan on buying as few modules as possible with TCN.

Carebear77

Specializes in OR Peri Operative. Has 7 years experience.

TCN is for your general studies. If you have all your pre recs you can enroll directly into ISU. You may have a few co-recs to complete like world religion and so on. But TCN basically just sells the modules that are needed to pass the clep,dante's and excelsior tests to get your general credits for the BSN program. I will be starting it soon, I'm going to get alot of the material off the web and test out that way. I plan on buying as few modules as possible with TCN.

Thanks for the info. I do have all my general studies done. I finished everything for my RN degree but the wait was horrible so I decided to do LPN then do RN and I would finish before I would have ever gotten into the RN program.

Let me know how you like it, I'm very curious. :) THanks again for the info. :)

lvnandmomx3

Specializes in Day program consultant DD/MR.

You have to have an active LVN license to enroll with ISU. They will request your transcripts and see if you need any additional classes to fufill thier requirements then you should be able to enroll. You may make it to ISU before me. I don't have any thing done I'm starting from zip.... I have to comlete the 1st 10 of 18 classes even before I enroll.

Carebear77

Specializes in OR Peri Operative. Has 7 years experience.

You have to have an active LVN license to enroll with ISU. They will request your transcripts and see if you need any additional classes to fufill thier requirements then you should be able to enroll. You may make it to ISU before me. I don't have any thing done I'm starting from zip.... I have to comlete the 1st 10 of 18 classes even before I enroll.

Oh, you don't have your LPN yet?Your classes will go by fast. I will be sitting for the N-clex in Sept.(I will graduate in August) next year, but I like getting a head start knowing what I will be doing so that when the time comes I can jump right in.

I did talk to a guy from excelsioer and I would need a total of 7 classes (2 co-reqs) and the rest to bridge to RN. I'm just trying to figure what is the best to go. I know I want my bachelors, and even my masters. But I just want to hurry and get my RN for now, and then when my kids are in school full time I can go back and finish.

lvnandmomx3

Specializes in Day program consultant DD/MR.

I have my LVN I was referring to you needing your license to apply for ISU LVN to BSN Carebear77. ISU requires 18 class for the BSN 10 of wich you need to complete before enrolling in rn program at ISU the other you can do concurrent to the RN online courses.So I'm starting with all 18.

Carebear77

Specializes in OR Peri Operative. Has 7 years experience.

Oh ok. I see what your saying. Sorry...

Good luck, I hope it goes fast for you. :)

lvnandmomx3

Specializes in Day program consultant DD/MR.

Same goes for you. Good luck on Nclex. Hw much longer do you have to LVN school?

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