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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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  • 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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  • Nursing Students: Go to School in Your Pajamas!

    Thousands of people go to school in their pajamas every day.  By using distance learning to obtain your Associate’s Degree in Nursing, you can enjoy studying in a relaxed atmosphere while working toward your goal of becoming an RN.

     

    Advancing your career from LPN to RN, Paramedic to RN, or RT to RN is your ticket to job security!  While it can be challenging for some to commute back and forth to school and figuring out child care while balancing a full schedule, distance learning students don’t have those things to worry about.  If you are a Licensed Practical Nurse, Paramedic, or Respiratory Therapist looking to become an RN, distance learning is a convenient solution for you.  Distance learning programs allow you to take courses from the comfort and convenience of your home or during your downtime! 

     

    Don’t waste time and money commuting back and forth to school several times a week, just pull up a chair and get started wherever you’re comfortable. 

     

    Don’t arrange and incur the extra expense for a babysitter to watch your kids while you’re at class on campus several times a week.  You can be in your home with them studying while they do their homework or play.

     

    Don’t rearrange your work schedule for school, simply study when you want and test when you’re ready.  If you learn better early in the day, during down time at work, while your child practices baseball, or late into the evening, that’s perfect!  You decide when, where, and how long!

     

    The demands of a family, a full or part-time job, and other responsibilities can make the thought of getting your Associate’s Degree in Nursing seem like a dream that will never become a reality.  However, with the convenience and flexibility of distance learning nursing degree programs you can move from LPN to RN, Paramedic to RN, or RT to RN without disrupting your entire life.

     

    If you want to earn your ASN degree, but would not have to drive to a college campus, iStudySmart.com has the in-depth study materials you need to complete college credit using CLEP, DSST, and ECE exams.  iStudySmart.com courses cover every concept you'll see on test day. Complete the assignments and you'll know what you need to know. It’s guaranteed!

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