ISU vs. Chamberlain

  1. I'm a LPN wanting to pursue my RN asap. I've looked into both ISU and Chamberlain. I eventually want to get my BSN so I thought the program ISU has would be great...but i'm not sure if I want to go through TCN. I was going to go through Excelsior but I don't like the idea of not having any clinicals. Anyone with experience with either ISU or Chamberlain? What's been your experience? Would you recommend either? Thanks!
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  3. by   rnin02
    I have taken a few courses thru ISU's online program. They went well for me, good instructors, and I like the online format. I didn't do any pre-req's thru TCN, some I have done directly thru ISU, and others I'm not sure what exactly I'm going to do. ISU does have at least one course that requires some clinical time, its focused on assessments, it requires preceptor time (you find a preceptor), a few written physical assessments (adult and pediatric) and a video tape of you doing an adult assesment. They do let you submit portfolios to test completely or partially out of some courses. Good luck!