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Excelsior exam: Transition to the Registered Professional nurse Role - page 3

I am studying for Excelsior exam: Transition to the Registered Professional Nurse Role. This test is unlike most tests; it is not illness-intervention based. Can anyone how has taken the test (and... Read More

  1. Visit  BrillyD profile page
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    Quote from Mesiam
    I took the test last night and passed. Was not prepared for it 100%, even tried to reschedule but you cannot do it the same day. With that said, I used studyguide101, EC practice exam-went over it few times, and scored first time ONLY 59 and 58. Never retook it but studied it. The rationales are good to go over..also EC syllabus questions. Now I'm starting micro..
    Good job! I used SG101 too and passed - no books gotta love it!
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  2. Visit  Kiamoo21 profile page
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    Passed my Transitions today... So glad it's over. My advice, pay for the practice exams. This is the first test I took that I used them and I kick myself. If its mentioned on the practice exam it's going to be mentioned on the actual test. I don't think I would have passed without it.
  3. Visit  mendez profile page
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    hi , i would like to read about 2013 testimony on the exam transition to the registered professional nurse role.
  4. Visit  tommys girl profile page
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    For those who have passed Transitions this year (2013). Does SG101 have a good study guide for this exam? I did not find their material helpful for the Lifespan series. In my opinion they weren't that in-depth for the broad test questions asked. What was successful for you in breaking this exam down and retaining the information? I prefer the critical thinking test questions we usually take and I hope there will be some on the exam??? H-E-L-P!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)
  5. Visit  levancarter profile page
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    does any one out there took this exam recent 2014 omg
  6. Visit  LPN2RN2BE profile page
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    I haven't taken it as of yet. But I am using pretty much using all the above resources mentioned with exception to the practice exams. I was on the fence about the practice exams, but I may need to give in and apply for them, just as a reference to the type of questions I expect to see on the exam. Trying to be ready to test no later than September 04, 2014
    Last edit by LPN2RN2BE on Jul 30, '14 : Reason: documentation error
  7. Visit  NurseEffort profile page
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    Hello RN2BE2016.
    I have taken the practice exams for the EC Nursing Transition's course and I am using StudyGuide 101 and it has not benefited me much. Just wondering, what are you using as study material? Have you taken the exam?


    -Tondi
  8. Visit  UlanaD profile page
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    I took the exam in January. Used studygroup101 and practice exams. Always use the practice exams!!! Sg101 covered everything from the recommended reading, but I also got the books but hardly used them. There were not that many names and dates as I was expecting but alot of what you would do as a professional nurse stuff, legal, etc.
  9. Visit  Mandylpn profile page
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    maybe someone already said this, use the study guide and recommended texts, also I used the book "LPN to RN" Transitions, think you can get it at EC library
  10. Visit  djclark123 profile page
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    So...I am a medic. I am nervous about my Transitions exam in two days because, well lets face it...this stuff is dry and it kind of sucks. I purchased the SG101 and have been getting 65's for a grade on each quiz, I also bought the EC practice exams and I got a 59 on test A, and 51 on test B (second time I rushed...probably could have done better). Was wondering how bad the test really is and the success rate of these quizes vs the real thing. I dont want to have to take it again.
  11. Visit  LPN2RN2BE profile page
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    Well like you said djclark123 this exam is pretty "dry". I didn't utilize the practice exams for this exam, only SG101 and ECs content outline. I have used the practice exams for the last 3 nursing exams. I also scored less than 60% on the practice exams, but still managed to pull out passing grades on the actual exam. It has taken me 3 exams going in to realize that the practice exams are like pre-exams to see if the nursing student understands the material presented enough to answer NCLEX- like questions. NurseEffort if I recall correctly, the SG101 guide was a little hard to follow because the content didn't flow with EC's Content Outline. This exam is the one I suggest everyone takes first, so that you're over and done with it.
  12. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    Quote from djclark123
    So...I am a medic. I am nervous about my Transitions exam in two days because, well lets face it...this stuff is dry and it kind of sucks. I purchased the SG101 and have been getting 65's for a grade on each quiz, I also bought the EC practice exams and I got a 59 on test A, and 51 on test B (second time I rushed...probably could have done better). Was wondering how bad the test really is and the success rate of these quizes vs the real thing. I dont want to have to take it again.
    I would suggest going over the answers and rationales on the Excelsior practice exams over the next couple of days. Good luck!
  13. Visit  gears profile page
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    Hi everyone. I'm new to the forum. I'm sure I'm dragging this thread from the relics, but I think it's important to let other Excelsior people who have not taken this exam know that it is no cakewalk. Prior to going to take this exam, I had read several threads about this test and was lulled into a false sense of security. I already have a degree in another field (Aerospace) and, with the exception of Sociology and Life Span Psychology, all my prerequisites were completed at my university and a local community college. I took these two exams with Excelsior and made an A on each, but neither one was easy. As yall know, it's very hard to study subjects that just don't click, and neither of these did.

    Back to my point. After skimming over these threads and reading the posts, I expected this test to be relatively easy. However, I started wondering how Excelsior graded their tests and came upon this link that I will place at the end of this post. It's Excelsior's Technical Handbook and it gives the percentage of people who make an A, B, C, D and F for each exam. I had found this link a few months ago and remembered it a couple of days before I took my exam. After reading the posts on this and other threads, I'm CERTAIN that Excelsior has changed this test to make it much more difficult than in the past. I know a woman who took this test a while back. She said she didn't study at all and made a C. She's far from dumb, but she's not the sharpest knive in the drawer, either. She stated, much like I've seen on here, that the test was basically a history exam with some common sense legal jargon mixed in. This, of course, added to my sense of security. However, according to the Technical Handbook, during the time frame of their data collection for this exam, nobody made an A. Easy tests in which people of average intelligence can make a C without studying SHOULD yield several A's. I'm thinking the ones of you who were lucky enough to take the older version of this exam were fortunate.

    I studied for this test for about 3 weeks. In that time, I read both books and revisited the material a few times, even making a few flash cards on Cram.com. In that time, I felt like I became quite familiar with the subject matter. I took the practice exams. Did okay, but wasn't phased since I did crappy on the practice exams for Lifespan Psychology and Sociology, and made an A on the actual exam on both. Either way, I took the exam, yesterday. Rolled out with a C. Made a 77.3, to be exact. Almost 1/4 if this exam was "select all that apply" Yes, I went back and counted. There were 30 of the 129 questions that were of that format. And we all LOVE the dreaded "select all that apply". I would advise anyone who is going to take this exam to really KNOW anything in this subject that has a list of characteristics. And there are several. Good luck. Here's the link to the handbook. It's page 91.

    https://my.excelsior.edu/documents/7...2-8cb10bf34046
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