@ lady aquene:
i just talked to a rep from tcn two days ago and then yesterday made the decision to sign up with them. there is no entrance exam, test, or entrance interview. it's just them sending someone to answer all your questions. i had him meet me @ a starbucks out here and it was a great experience. as the wife of the "hillbilly" so wittingly put it:
Quote from txspadequeen921
yall do realize that tcn is a publishing company and does not evaluate credits ,does not grant degrees and you do not have to go through them for any distance learning program. the reason they want to come see you lady aquene is to get your money!!!
yes, of course they want your money. who doesn't? the next question you need to ask is, "what do they offer for my money?"
tcn (the publishing company) just offers you the study materials to pass the exit exams for all of your pre-reqs. not a bad deal in my opinion... yeah, it will cost you.. but show me a higher education that's free. also, the speed in which you get the courses done is 100% up to you. take 1 week per exam or take 1 month... it doesn't matter.
when you finish your pre-reqs (passing all the exit exam tests), you are then accepted into isu's lvn-bsn program. that's where tcn leaves the equation and isu takes over.
it seems like a legitimate deal and if you have the drive and motivation to study and pass the tests... its pretty sweet. i can still hold a full time job, hang out with my friends, and do whatever as long as i take like 2-4 hours a day and study anywhere i am.
some people need someone like an instructor hounding them to get stuff done and accomplish this... that's cool too, but this program isn't for them.
i hope that answered some questions.