Quote from jasmine7
Hello All! What exactly is "EC" and does anyone have a link to Chancellors? I was visited by a representative from The College Network last week and they recommended that I go with Excelsior College to complete my LPN -> RN. It was then suggested I go with an RN -> MSN program for a total of 42 months (12 + 30). They offered also a program via Indiana State but they told me it wasn't completely accredited. This was an LPN -> BSN program that would take approximately 4 years. I didn't realize that the College Network was simply a publishing company trying to sell me study guides until I read these forums. But, if you don't use a publishing company, where do you get your books from in order to study for the exams?
Thanks for all the help in advance, I'm just trying to figure out this online stuff. What I really want is a program that is quick but I can do my clinicals locally.
Hi Jasmine. Just wanted to let you know that Indiana State is accredited. I am looking at several schools & I also looked at Indiana State for the RN-BSN track. I contacted my student loan lender, since I am applying for another Stafford Loan....and I requested some school codes to do that tedious application. Anyways, they told me they were & I did inquired about. I have a link with phone#s & emails if you want to talk to someone who is a nursing advisor whether it would be for LPN, RN or MSN tracks.
Here they are: Nursing: Academic Advisors
Nursing (LPN to BSN Program)
Nursing (RN to BSN Program)
Also, the Indiana State does use College Network. I have never use them either, always taken classes at a brick/mortar school..so I had no clue who they were either!
A good rule of thumb, if you are applying for financial aid of some sort, like me I have to get a Stafford loan, if that college isn't offering financial aid or don't say they accept stafford loans, plus loans etc..., say they only will accept a credit card, cash etc... then you can almost bet they are a diploma mill. Sallie Mae and the lenders where I have my Stafford loans told me this.
Best of luck!