I completed an LPN program at Galen College of Nursing in Louisville KY. Of course there were no general education courses so I had to start from scratch on my RN. Kentucky takes both the Associates degree from Excelsior and the LPN to RN Bachelors through Indiana State University , but I chose the Excelsior College program because I had no college credit to transfer in.
I really like it because the study materials I have from the College Network are more condensed and I don’t have to read an actual text book. The girl I spoke with at the College network went over all my options. It wasn’t a high pitched pressure sale. She gave me the information and I researched and called her back.
I have LPN friends who are going directly through Excelsior and they are really struggling. Plus when they get ready to test, they have to wait to come up with the test fee. The College Network pays my test fees for me when I’m ready to test.
I guess it just depends on individual preference. This works for me. I can’t afford to wait for the community college to let me in or not work and go to school full time. TCN sends you all the material you need & you work at your own pace.