The Excelsior College Distance Learning ADN Program: Facts, Answers, and Links - page 6

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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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    This is a great source of information! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!! Just amazing!!

    I have been wanting to do distance learning for years and just couldn't put all the information together! Local colleges offer nothing that works with my employment schedule.

    Can you tell me more about the clinical exam at the end. I worry about all the work/money being in vain if I can't pass that!?!?!?
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    Quote from smilechaser
    Can you tell me more about the clinical exam at the end. I worry about all the work/money being in vain if I can't pass that!?!?!?
    That is an issue with EC - the Clinical Performance in Nursing Exam (CPNE) can be daunting, and people do fail out if the program after the max number if attempts (three). I don't recommend EC for everyone if you have traditional alternatives. But people do pass the CPNE, many on the first attempt. It's kind of a big gamble.
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    I too thought that I wouldn't go through this program. But I weighed my options: (1) Spend 2-3 days in classes and clinical while trying to juggle a work schedule or (2) Spend no days in class and work the hours I want while self-educating myself. I choose option 2
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    Omg this program sounds like a handful but has not scarred me. This was very informative, helpful, and answered my questions thank you.
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    Bump!
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    Oh my god! Finally I hear from someone who has been through this all the way as I am 3 exams away from CPNE and FCCA and I am getting scared. It is absolutely correct that this is not for everyone, only someone who can schedule study time, create their own study plan off of a syllabus and a list of books and who can not take every excuse to go play when studying needs to be done.

    FYI-I did try to go to traditional school first but the nursing program would have been nearly impossible since I am addicted to food and shelter and couldn't change my job to fit school. (Plus, how would I pay for it with no job?)
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    I would LOVE to be able to attend nursing school in that fashion. It just wasn't going to work out for me.
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    Thanks! Great info.


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