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  • Meet a Few Members of our Staff

          

     In today’s modern world we might call an 800 number and  speak to one person in India and another in South Dakota; yet they all work for the same company. Then there are the times you call and speak to one person at a company and they give you the information you need but you call back only to get a new person who has no idea what you’re talking about. Here at iStudySmart.com the staff is customer oriented and gives you the feeling  of the old days. The days when you knew your grocer, when you saw the same Doctor from your birth and when you would walk in the barber shop and everybody knew your name.  

    We try to fill your needs on a personal level and understand your circumstances in order  to tell you what degree plan works with your schedule, your family, and your social life.  Are you a paramedic, LPN/LVN or Respiratory Therapist looking into becoming a Registered Nurse? We will help you decide if Western Governors program fits your lifestyle or if Excelsior College is the better choice. If you  have no idea what degree you want but have a lot of college credit we might recommend you look into our partners at The National Education Alliance Counseling Center (NEACC).  The NEACC will help you find the quickest path to degree completion, the least expensive degree and show you how to get the most credit for your prior college credit, military/corporate training, licenses, certificates and/or credit by examination (AP, CLEP, DSST and ECE).  The NEACC degree exploration system will also provide you with a complete list of iStudySmart.com courses you need to complete your degree. 

    Meet some of our staff and know who you are talking to! 

    Educational Consultant:  Ashley McCoury. 

    I am here to help you through the sometimes stressful process of finding the courses you will need to graduate from college and get that life changing degree you have always wanted! If you have questions about how testing out works, where to take your test, when to take your test and which test to take (CLEP, DSST formerly the DANTES exam or ECE) I can help! 

    President:  David Wright 

    Are you a college, company or hospital interested in a partnership with  iStudySmart.com?  David is the one to contact! He can set up a discount program for your employees or students.  If you have interest in creating a library for your facility give David a call.

     

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  • Become an RN with iStudySmart.com - Did You Know We Have Nursing Courses?

    iStudySmart.com offers over 60 courses across multiple studies including business, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Did you know nursing courses are also available? iStudySmart.com has over 31 nursing credit hours in study courses such as Health Safety, Chronicity, Reproductive Health, Life Span, and Research. For students who have already completed their LPN/LVN certification, these courses can provide a quick transition to bridge to RN. You may have been thinking about becoming an RN before, but never thought you had time to take the necessary classes and earn your nursing degree.

    iStudySmart.com understands every student is different. You learn at your own pace and have your own study habits. You may also have a busy schedule and life/work responsibilities may be keeping you from attending classes on a physical campus. We wanted to give you an option, and let you know your career and life goals don’t have to take the back seat just because you have a busy schedule. With iStudySmart.com’s nursing courses, you can study when you want, where you want, and test only when you’re ready and comfortable with the material. After learning the material on a schedule you decide, and passing just one exam per course, you earn college credit that is transferrable to an accredited college toward an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. Once you have your degree in hand, finish your clinicals, and pass the NCLEX-RN (board) exam, you will be a registered nurse! If you’re ready to start on your RN journey, you don’t have to wait any longer. Let iStudySmart.com help you reach you RN goal.

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  • Excelsior College Distance Education Nursing Program

    Most nurses out there know one thing about continuing their education: it takes FOREVER! First you have to decide what college to attend, and then get accepted, register for your general education course requirements, and then your name will be placed on a waiting list for all the nursing course requirements.  Sometimes the waiting list is only a semester however there are colleges with waiting lists of two years or more.  In a society where we can watch the news instantly on our smart phones this seems outrageous.  Who wants to wait 2 years just to start their education? Fortunately for LVNs/LPNs, paramedics and Respiratory Therapists there are options. Today I will outline Excelsior College's Associate Degree in Nursing a great option for distance education.

    Here’s how it works:  

    1. You TEST OUT of all your courses (Yep, it’s that simple).
    2. You start with the general education courses (you don’t even have to be enrolled with Excelsior) and test out and pass all of the required general education courses.
    3. Then you enroll with Excelsior and test out and pass all of the nursing courses.
    4. Once that is complete you schedule your CPNE (Clinical Performance in Nursing Examination).   This is a testing clinical held on a weekend at sites throughout the US.
    5. Once you pass the CPNE all that is left is sitting for your NCLEX exam.
    6. Pass your NCLEX and you are a Registered Nurse!
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  • It's Not Just for the Military Anymore, It’s For Everyone!

    It's TESTING OUT!

    For decades military personnel have had the opportunity to study independently and test out of college courses.  Today, there are tens of thousands of people from all walks of life who have earned college degrees using only independent learning to test out of courses.  Passing standardized exam grades are transferred into an accepting college for credit.pass you exam

     

    10 Reasons to Skip Class and Test Out

     

    1. Earn 3 to 6 credits after passing a standardized exam

    2. Over 3,800 colleges and universities allow testing out credit to be transferred into a degree program

    3. You can test out even if you have never attended college

    4. Convenient programs available that fit into your schedule 

    5. Save money over traditional programs 

    6. No classes to attend 

    7. No waiting lists

    8. Go as fast or as slow as you want – you are in control – you set the pace 

    9. Education opens up job opportunities, promotions, and more money

    10. Today is the day to take charge of your future!

     

    Learn How You Can Prepare for and Pass DSST, CLEP & ECE Exams

     

    Testing out is not something that most people can do without studying and test preparation.  That’s where iStudySmart.com comes in.  iStudySmart.com offers three product types. 

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  • iStudySmart.com Helps the Military Family Complete College Credit

    Just because they don’t wear a uniform doesn’t mean the military family doesn’t serve. iStudySmart.com understands that the family left behind is making a sacrifice for their loved one who is protecting our country.

     

    iStudySmart.com is committed to offering discounts to our Armed Forces and their family members. We can help adults wanting to finish a degree, or a child wanting to get a head start on college and save money on tuition.

     

    Here are four ways iStudySmart.com courses can be used:                                       

     - Test out of college classes while still in high school

     - Finish a degree that was started, but never finished

     - Study anywhere and at anytime

     - Increase the financial stability of your family by increasing earning potential

     

    iStudySmart.com has over 60 study courses to choose from and are offered in three formats: Traditional, Advanced and Premier. No matter what format you or a family member decide to use, iStudySmart.com is dedicated to helping adult learners complete college credit and earn their degree fast!

     

    Military discounts are also available!

    Military personnel and their families can receive $50 off any SmartClub membership with coupon code FTSZHC3. When you or a family member is ready to purchase courses, use coupon code JNEBSNA for $20 off any course. During July only, military personnel can purchase any general education tradtional course for $195!

     

    Have questions? An Educational Consultant is happy to help you. Contact iStudySmart.com at 1-800-737-2222 or email at info@iStudySmart.com.

     

    You can also visit the Military page on iStudySmart.com’s website for more information.

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  • Earn Your Degree While Working Full-Time

    Deciding to go back to school and earning your degree can be one of the most rewarding decisions that you can make. However, it can sometimes be easier said than done, especially if you’re working full-time, raising a family or both. How do you manage your time and meet deadlines with work projects as well as course assignments?

     

    Because of your busy schedule with work and family commitments, you may find it difficult to attend classes, which can delay earning your degree even more.  An option to help adult learners is completing college credit by examination, more commonly known as “testing out” of class. Over 3,800 colleges and universities, both traditional and non-traditional, allow some college credit to be earned through credit by examination.

     

    The three most widely accepted credit by examination tests are CLEP (College Board), DSST (formerly known as DANTES Subject Standardized Test) and ECE (Excelsior College). When completing college credit by examination, you can earn your degree faster at your own pace while focusing on your work and family commitments.

     

    iStudySmart.com offers over 60 study courses in business, nursing, humanities, natural science and social science to help you complete college credit and pass these exams. Courses are affordable and special discounts are available for adult learners. Please click here for more details.

     

    For more information about how iStudySmart.com can help you complete college credit, visit our website  and check out the course options.

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