thomas edison state college

  1. hello all,

    I will be starting TESC in October and wanted to get opinions from current students. How are the courses, anytips for success.

    Thanks

    Diva_nurse
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  3. by   kimhaw
    I am thinking of applying here. Any info appreciated esp. clinicals?
  4. by   Larabelle
    What specific questions do you have? I highly recommend TESC. I am currently in TESC. I have completed all of the nursing courses and all I have left is to take Microbiology and I will have my BSN from TESC. I enrolled in April 2006. I took two classess per quarter. General advice which I would give to anyone who is thinking of enrolling TESC. It is not easy!!! It is very time consuming. You will not believe the number of weekends which I spent from mornning to dusk on my computer working on papers. I earned a "A" in every class but I worked at it. I did not have to do any clinical time. My tip for success is to never, never, never get behind in a class. Place due dates for papers on a calendar and begin work on your papers EARLY!!
  5. by   mona b RN
    I completed 4 courses towards a BSN with TESC. The courses were not bad, but as someone else pointed out, they do require some work. There are no clinicals but I believe there is a community assessment type project.
  6. by   kimhaw
    I want to do the rn to msn program. I would like to know how long it takes to complete. I understand it won't be easy but I like the idea of doing the rn to msn at one time. I thought I saw something about you can start anytime. Is there really a 375.00 app fee.
    Last edit by kimhaw on Jun 23, '07
  7. by   mona b RN
    I don't think there is an application fee for the BSN program. I think there are 7 courses for the BSN. Not quite sure exactly how many for the MSN. You can take a couple of courses without applying. I also believe you can as many course as you want to finish on your own timeframe.

    Best of luck to you.
  8. by   LuvWounds
    where is thomas edision/ Do they hsve a LPN-RN program
  9. by   flowjoe64
    I have their application packet...it is confusing, but looks like they require a 75.00 application fee PLUS a 300.00 fee (NON-REFUNDABLE) in order to do a full "credential review" They also appear to charge you tuition for the credits you already received somewhere else....if they are transferred in to TESC. Makes the $$ per credit hour double to about 300.00 per credit hour. approx. 13k for about 40 credit hours, if done in two years. This is leaving a bad taste in my mouth, and I may pass them by.
  10. by   Lizzy6
    Quote from flowjoe64
    I have their application packet...it is confusing, but looks like they require a 75.00 application fee PLUS a 300.00 fee (NON-REFUNDABLE) in order to do a full "credential review" They also appear to charge you tuition for the credits you already received somewhere else....if they are transferred in to TESC. Makes the $$ per credit hour double to about 300.00 per credit hour. approx. 13k for about 40 credit hours, if done in two years. This is leaving a bad taste in my mouth, and I may pass them by.
    flowjoe - I spoke to the dean of nursing, and yes, you are correct about the $75 appl fee and the $300 credential review of your transcripts. That floored me too. For out of state RN-BSN program, tuition is $352 per cr/hr. I did asked her why so much $$$ for the appl & transcript review, her answer was that TESC is extremely generous about accepting all/majority of your classes, and that you would end up taking less classes as opposed to other colleges that would not accept those classes. If you obtained your ASD/ASN (accredited) degree at a community college, I was told all would be accepted, and extra classes could be put towards any general electives you might need. I checked out lots of schools in my state and of course out of state, all seem to be anywhere from $340 to $550 cr/hr. I ended up narrowing my selection to 3 other online schools other than TESC, and it seems to be anywhere from $12K to 15K as you said for the 2 yrs. The only reason I was leaning towards TESC, is due to accepting more of my classes....plus they were not requiring me to take 2-3 extra religions, or extra history, etc.. Best of luck to you.
  11. by   flowjoe64
    Great info, Thanks! I see you are right. I have also applied at 3 other schools, to see what the prereq situation is. Where I came up with the tuition charged for transferring credits, is from their site, using their tuition calculator...and it seems to add up the same anyway. You know I must have seen a really old post that posted incorrect $$ per credit hour..and did not recheck. Anyway, my problem is I wanted to choose my school, after they told me what prereqs, if any are required. I mean my sciences are over 15 years old, AND I would hate to pay 375.00, and then be told I have a whole lotta other courses to do. I am trying to find a program that I only have to take about 8 courses total...including prereqs...FYI: I have sent app. off to Univ. of Wyoming, Univ. of texas El Paso and Univ. of North Alabama....due to price and fewer upper level nursing courses. I am also trying to dodge the math and stats bullet. Good luck, and it was so nice of you to cut and paste the info from the site to this board.
  12. by   flowjoe64
    I wish they would accept a 75.00 application fee alone, and just give me a prelim. review of my transcripts so I would know if they will accept everything or not....300.00 to find out that I lack many courses...would be money wasted.

    So, I never asked you, are you enrolled yet?? I have the application, but am waiting to send it until I can find out if all my credits will transfer. I did go to a comm. college....and have my ADN/ASN.
  13. by   Lizzy6
    Quote from flowjoe64
    I wish they would accept a 75.00 application fee alone, and just give me a prelim. review of my transcripts so I would know if they will accept everything or not....300.00 to find out that I lack many courses...would be money wasted.

    So, I never asked you, are you enrolled yet?? I have the application, but am waiting to send it until I can find out if all my credits will transfer. I did go to a comm. college....and have my ADN/ASN.
    flowjoe, ditto here. I was hoping they would accept the $75 too for an unofficial transcript eval....other schools I was able to fax them a copy of my transcripts for an "unofficial" eval, but it least it told me where I stood in regards to cost (how many extra classes I would need). I believe the dean of nursing was sincere in regards to accepting all classes, & then some. No, haven't sent in my $75 yet, nor the $300 since credit card is maxed, and just had a lot of incidentals this month, in addition to the norm (mortgage ,utilities, etc...). I am hoping it is not a waste, but I am thinking if this school can "save" me from taking those extra classes, well, might be worth it.

    Lizzie
  14. by   Lizzy6
    Quote from flowjoe64
    Great info, Thanks! I see you are right. I have also applied at 3 other schools, to see what the prereq situation is. Where I came up with the tuition charged for transferring credits, is from their site, using their tuition calculator...and it seems to add up the same anyway. You know I must have seen a really old post that posted incorrect $$ per credit hour..and did not recheck. Anyway, my problem is I wanted to choose my school, after they told me what prereqs, if any are required. I mean my sciences are over 15 years old, AND I would hate to pay 375.00, and then be told I have a whole lotta other courses to do. I am trying to find a program that I only have to take about 8 courses total...including prereqs...FYI: I have sent app. off to Univ. of Wyoming, Univ. of texas El Paso and Univ. of North Alabama....due to price and fewer upper level nursing courses. I am also trying to dodge the math and stats bullet. Good luck, and it was so nice of you to cut and paste the info from the site to this board.
    You are welcome. I "want" to choose my school too, especially since I have to obtain another Stafford loan, I want to pick/select what I need to take, or wouldn't mind taking. Yeah, majority of my classes are over 15 yrs old, got some even older when taking other classes previously, and TESC assured me they would take them. Thanks for the info on the schools you mentioned. I did look at Univ of Wyoming, can't recall exactly...but I think they wanted either too may extra history classes or was it math...can't remember, but I took that school off my list. I have a big accordion full of all the schools I have looked at/sent transcripts. You mentioned you are trying to dodge the math/stats...me too. That is the only course that would be a concern for me...I hate stats, and don't want to take it. I have 2 other math classes and 2 schools accepted one of the math classes to be equivalent with their stats. I know for a graduate degree, I would have to take THEIR stats, but right now just want to complete my BSN.

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