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Accelerated Learning Center – Student Notification


We have decided not to continue our relationship with Distance Learning Systems Indiana, Inc., (DLSII). Therefore as of June 24, 2013 we have actively been working with our own publisher to create a better study system and material for our students. The new material will be correct and more up to date with Excelsior’s program and the Text books that they require for their program. This new tutoring program and study material will better prepare you for success in your quest for the final examinations and the completion of your college degree and RN license. The new program is up to date, easier to comprehend, and has more study tools. Our new program and tutorial study material will consist of the following items to aid you in your success:

  • Accelerated Learning Center Quick Reference Guide
  • Accelerated Learning Center Workbook(s)
  • Accelerated Learning Center Reminder Cards
  • Accelerated Learning Center Final Practice Exam

As with the Excelsior program there are required Text books for all courses except Intro to Sociology, Intro to Psychology and Life Span Developmental Psychology. Text books as with all traditional and nontraditional, programs are not supplied by Accelerated Learning Center. All required Text books are the responsibility of the student. Along with this announcement is a listing of all the current required text books for the ASN program.

For those students that have already purchased the DLSI study material, you will continue to be receiving your material from DLSI. I want to assure you that we are committed to instructing you as we always have. The ALC Instructors are committed to instructing by the new program as the material and students become available. The Instructors will be merging the course materials for the DSLI students. But your DLSI material may not always be correct or current and will not always match due to the fact that the DLSI material was written off of different text books.

The current Tutoring Program is sold as a package and includes both the instruction and the study materials. But, for those DLSI students that have already paid separately for their study material and would like to have the new materials, we will make the new program material available at a reduce rate. Please see me for pricing and ordering if you are interested.

Warmest Regards,

Stephen Jones, CEO Accelerated Learning Center.



NURSING 104, 105, 108(214), 109(106), 209(107)                         

Fundamentals of Nursing Concepts, Process and Practice, by Barbara Kozier, Glenora Erb, Audrey Jean Breman, Shirlee Snyder, (Prentice-Hall, Inc., 9th edition, 2011)


NURSING 104, 105, 109(106), 209(107), 211,212,213         

Mosby’s Guide to Nursing Diagnosis, by Gail B. Ladwig and Betty J. Ackley (Mosby Elsevier, 3rd edition 2011)


NURSING 105, 209(107), 211, 212, 213                             

Pharmacology: a Nursing Process Approach, by Joyce LeFever Kee, Evelyn R. Hayes, and Linda E. McCuistion ( Saunders, 7th edition, 2008)


NURSING 105     

 William Essentials of Nursing & Diet Therapy, by Eleanor D. Schlenker and   Sara Long, (Mosby Elsevier, 10th edition, 2011)


NURSING 108(214)

Nursing in Today’s World, by Janice Rider Ellis and Celia Love Hartley ( Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, 10th edition, 2012)


NURSING 108(214)  

Leading and Managing in Nursing, by Patrica S. Yoder-Wise (Mosby Elsevier, 5th edition 2011)


NURSING 109(106)

Community Health Nursing, by Mary Jo Clark, (Pearson Education, 5th edition,  2003) 


NURSING  109(106), 209(107), 211, 212, 213                               

Phipps’ Medical-Surgical Nursing, Health and Illness Prespectives, by Wilma J.Phipps, Frances D. Monahan, Judith K. Sands, Marianne Neighbors and Jane F. Marek. (Mosby Elsevier, 8th edition 2008)


NURSING 209(107)

Olds’ Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women’s Health Across the Lifespan, by  Michelle Davidson, Marcia L. London, Patricia A. Wieland Ladewig   (Pearson, 9th edition, 2012)


NURSING 212                                       

Foundation of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, by Elizabeth M. Varcarolis, Verna   Benner Carson, and Nancy Christine Shoemaker (Saunders Elsevier, 6th edition 2006)



 English Composition I & II                      

Sticks and Stones and Other Student Essays, by Thompson, Ruthe (Bedford  Books 7th edition 2011)   Literature for Composition, by Barnet (Pearson10th edition),   Keys for Writers, by Raimes, Ann (Wadsworth Inc. 5th edition)



Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues, by Barbara MacKinnon(Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, 7th   edition)


World Religion                                      

Ways to the Center: An Introduction to World Religions, by Denise L. Carmody and T.L. Brink (Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, 6th edition 2006)


Anatomy and Physiology I & II              

Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, by Frederic H. Martini and Judi L. Nath (Benjamin Cummings, 9th edition, 2012)



Microbiology: An Introduction,

by Gerald J. Tortora, Berdell R. Funke, and   Christine L. Case, eds. (Pearson Benjamin Cummings, 11th edition, 2013)


College Math                                       

Mathematical Excursions, by Aufman Lockwood, Nation, Clegg (Brooks/Cole,  Cengage Learning, 3rd edition, 2013)



 Introduction to Sociology                                   

No Text Book Required


Introduction to Psychology                                

No Text Book Required


Life Span Developmental Psychology                 

No Text Book Required





Writing Challenges – Overcoming Test Anxiety

As you know from class, our English Composition classes are issued several writing challenges geared toward helping you practice your writing skills.

Sometimes these challenges contain specific instructions for writing one of the three types of essays you will be tested on, and sometimes they will be generic assignments. Read the rest of this entry »

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Letter From Birmingham Jail

Hello everyone! Here is a link to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”.

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William Blake: Various Poems

William Blake is one of the poets that students are encouraged to be familiar with before going into the English Composition and Humanities exams.

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E.E. Cummings: Various Poems

One of the more interesting poets out there to try to interpret is E.E. Cummings, and it is recommended that students be familiar with his style before taking the Humanities and English Composition exams.

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Emily Dickinson: I Heard A Fly Buzz When I Died

Emily Dickinson’s “I Heard A Fly Buzz When I Died” is one poem that receives many levels of analysis when being interpreted, and students are encouraged to be familiar with her work for the English Composition and Humanities exams.

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How To Copy and Paste Text

Hello everyone! One computer question I receive frequently from students is how to copy and paste text.

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How to Print a Microsoft PowerPoint Document

Many of the classes offered at our nursing school are taught using Microsoft PowerPoint slides. Frequently, students have difficulty remembering how to best print these slides to bring to class or study from. Here are some basic instructions for how to print a PowerPoint file.

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Microsoft PowerPoint Printing Styles

Many of the classes offered at our nursing school are taught using Microsoft PowerPoint slides. Frequently, students have difficulty remembering how to best print these slides to bring to class or study from. Here are some basic instructions for how to decide which method of printing you want to use.

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English Compostion Week 7 Activities

Week 7 Activities 10/11/10 Hello everyone! Here are the Week 7 Activities that the Fall 2010 class completed recently.

Week 7

Today we will cover the NEW essay type, the Revision Strategies essay.

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