Excelsior College Nursing / LPN to RN / Advice - page 3

by KitkatPRN

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Hello, looking for advice regarding the Excelsior College of Nursing LPN to RN degree. I just enrolled, and am looking for some "words of wisdom". Thanks, Marianne... Read More


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    I have a friend in a formal, very reputable ADN nursing program, and they are indeed doing care plans. She was just complaining that her first one was 35 pages, but she now has it down to 10. IMHO anyone can click some little boxes on a screen, but shouldn't you know the how and why of a care plan? And the CPNE manual tells you everything you need to know - if your coworker said she would keep the patients head up, my question would be 'how?' - a pillow? ? - The manual says 'elevate to 45 degree angle' so that is what I'm gonna say. A small thing - yes, but we need to be precise and exact, we aren't gonna be there to 'wing it'. The CPNE is to show the examiners that you do indeed know your stuff - and I intend to be one of the majority (63% isn't it?) who pass the first time. That would be my 2 cents.....
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    Quote from LunahRN
    The school is not a scam, nor is it a "quick RN." It's definitely not easy! When students sign up, they should be aware of what the CPNE entails. You are not getting the whole picture from your coworkers, either -- you don't fail the CPNE for just one thing. I passed my CPNE on the first try, and many other students do as well. YMMV.
    Hi I just joined this site to talk to someone about excelsior I graduate with lpn may 17! I am registered for ADN completion however I'd prefer doing it online if possible since I'm a single mother and don't want to live my son for work and school. My ultimate goal is CRNA and I seen your currently an ER nurse will you please be willing to talk to me PLEASE wig advice
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    Quote from Lpn stuck
    Hi I just joined this site to talk to someone about excelsior I graduate with lpn may 17! I am registered for ADN completion however I'd prefer doing it online if possible since I'm a single mother and don't want to live my son for work and school. My ultimate goal is CRNA and I seen your currently an ER nurse will you please be willing to talk to me PLEASE wig advice
    I saw in your other post that you are in the Chicago area, correct? If so, I'd recommend another route for your RN -- Illinois will only allow EC grad RNs to work in Illinois by endorsing their licenses in with two years of work experience. This is going to be a far more difficult way for you to obtain your RN and work where you live. That's my advice ... sorry! You can see the EC state board requirements here: State Board Requirements - excelsior.edu
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    I too recently enrolled (Jan 2013). Welcome!! I just took my final in ILN 102 and passed. you can email me with any questions....we can learn this process together. erika.delarm@gmail.com

    Erika
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    any canadian are doing LPN-ADN from this college now? I need some advice
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    Hello Everyone!!!! I am confused about Excelsior??? They have nursing "online" courses available right now, for example, the Essentials of Nursing: Health Safety, which starts in May. Do I have to register for that course? Or can I just study, take practice exams and take the examination? The new ADN Pilot program is confusing me and I am not about to give $1k for each course.

    Nevermind I found it. I was right.
    Last edit by NursePal on Apr 9, '13
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    Can you tell me what EC requires for math? I have my A&P's, micro, Chem, English, psych, ect... Just no math courses.
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    Quote from BBarton
    Can you tell me what EC requires for math? I have my A&P's, micro, Chem, English, psych, ect... Just no math courses.
    They will accept basic, intermediate, or college algebra. I highly recommend ALEKS for your math credit.
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    What is Alkes ?
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    What is ALEKS?


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