The Excelsior College Distance Learning ADN Program: Facts, Answers, and Links - page 2

by Pixie.RN Asst. Admin

I thought Id compile some basic information/answers to the questions we see here over and over. This is a work in progress. Please feel free to point out any errors. Thanks! 1. Excelsior College (EC) ADN grads are not... Read More


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    Lunah,

    THANK YOU for compiling all this info for potential students! A very comprehensive list, for sure! It will save the newbies from having to read thousands of posts to get started... any way you can make it a permanent file in this site? I'm sure it will be copied and shared over and over...

    I am reading and rereading # 47... I have paid for Micro and Health Safety, but have not yet scheduled them... I've gotten kinda caught up in studying Micro... there is SO much to learn!

    Thank you for all this information!!!!!

    Barbara
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    This is such great information I am doing my credits that EC told me I need at the community college. Because I need everything thanks for those valuable info now I know exactly what I should be expecting
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    This article has actually changed my life. Thanks for the reminder that EC exists and thanks for the thoroughness of this.
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    I'm all for diversity in learning and alternatives to traditional learning, but you'll miss the comradery of nursing school. And that comradery gets you through some pretty crappy stuff that you've never seen and prepares you for dealing with the stuff we, as nurses have to deal with daily.
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    Quote from WildflowerRN
    I'm all for diversity in learning and alternatives to traditional learning, but you'll miss the comradery of nursing school. And that comradery gets you through some pretty crappy stuff that you've never seen and prepares you for dealing with the stuff we, as nurses have to deal with daily.
    Are you kidding? My LPN class was FULL of drama, back-biting, and backstabbing. Not having to deal with that again was a HUGE plus of this program! Didn't have the time or money for brick-and-mortar anyway, so it all worked out. :-)
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    Quote from brandi45805
    Lunahrn, do I need to register to take my general ed classes through exe exams? I can only take 2 through Ace and I'm trying to figure the best and fastest options. I am taking bio and a&p through straighterline..I have an English completed through college already
    See number 22.
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    Quote from WildflowerRN
    I'm all for diversity in learning and alternatives to traditional learning, but you'll miss the comradery of nursing school. And that comradery gets you through some pretty crappy stuff that you've never seen and prepares you for dealing with the stuff we, as nurses have to deal with daily.
    The people I met while studying for the CPNE are still my friends... CPNE study and survival is a bonding experience! A lot of people don't make the EC journey alone, and I agree - it is nice to go through things like this with others! Allnurses is great for that as well. :-)
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    Quote from BarbaraNM
    Lunah,

    THANK YOU for compiling all this info for potential students! A very comprehensive list, for sure! It will save the newbies from having to read thousands of posts to get started... any way you can make it a permanent file in this site? I'm sure it will be copied and shared over and over...
    I will eventually make it a "sticky" at the bottom of the forum. Thanks!
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    This is definitely a FAQ sticky worthy post!
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    Quote from WildflowerRN
    I'm all for diversity in learning and alternatives to traditional learning, but you'll miss the comradery of nursing school. And that comradery gets you through some pretty crappy stuff that you've never seen and prepares you for dealing with the stuff we, as nurses have to deal with daily.
    With all due respect, in order to go through EC for the RN program, one has to meet certain criteria. One is hours of actual nursing experience. It's not like this school is just testing out paramedics and LPN's that have never hit the floor. A person better have a pretty good understanding of the nursing process to go anywhere in the EC program.
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