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Ok, So, TCN charges $400 down and $200 a month for 5 years, to prepare for just the Theory courses? Then you still have about $ 5000 worth of Excelsior fees? ???? And TCN does a credit check? Really?

But at least you don't have to pay for books

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 10 years experience.

See here: http://www.excelsior.edu/about-test-preparation-services

TCN is a publisher of study guides, not an educational institution, and as they are neither endorsed by nor affiliated with EC there is no guarantee that their guides are accurate for the current exams. That is not to say TCN is not effective, for some people TCN helps them navigate distance learning. For other students, they are more successful proceeding on their own.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 10 years experience.

But at least you don't have to pay for books
Some people find that they still need the textbooks.

Seriously? After all of that? A textbook? I'm familiar with them being a publishing company, I'm just shocked that they can charged more than a accredited credit granting institution.

I am currently in Excelsior's LPN to RN program, and I have only needed 1 new book. LPN school books are incredibly helpful.

Violet, so you have taken and passed some of the nursing exams?

Yes I have. My med surg book, Fundamentals book, etc, were all I needed. I bought an extra book in regards to Nursing diagnosis/care plans, but that is it. I also purchased notes from studyguide101 which included notes for each section.

I've been hearing a lot about study guide 101!

There are many threads that discuss this publishing company. If you want their study guides, you can find them on ebay for pennies on the dollar for what TCN will get you to sign a binding contract for.

Yes I have. My med surg book, Fundamentals book, etc, were all I needed. I bought an extra book in regards to Nursing diagnosis/care plans, but that is it. I also purchased notes from studyguide101 which included notes for each section.

I am thinking about doing their Lpn to Rn program. Is it hard I graduate in December and want to start taking classes soon after. Please let me know!

TCN can let you see a demo on their online modules, just ask them for access if you have not seen them.