I caught this post at the end of another discussion on this forum. I thought it might be of use to many on this board since many are looking for a distance LPN or RN program similiar to Deaconess. The original poster was MUZICONE. I PM'd her and she is very knowledgable about their program since she just graduated from there. This program seems to be alot cheaper than Deaconess since out of state students pay $147 a credit. I'm going to look into it more after the new year. Good luck to all.
The post went:
I am a recent grad from Rio Salado College in Tempe, AZ. (11/05) Online school with national accredidation and part of the traditional college network. Cheap. Not easy but all didactic is done online and clinicals are arranged with a local hospital where you are at. They are now branching nationally and have had students throughout the us. www.rio.maricopa.edu/
This may be an option for those affiliated with the service. I had a lot of service personell in my class. Some I never met because they were out of state. It is better, in my opinion, than excelsior. The staff is extremely supportive.
Thanks, Muzicone, for the great tip!!!