Excelsior exam: Transition to the Registered Professional nurse Role

  1. 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 been successful) advise me to what to look for while studying. Thanks for your help I appreciate it.
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  3. by   BetterMeRN
    Remember important dates and names. I remember having to study roles of RN ASN v. BSN. Follow the content guide, passed this exam with practice exams and TCN. Best.
  4. by   sw915
    what is TCN ?
  5. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from sw915
    what is TCN ?
    The College Network -- a publisher of study guides.
  6. by   dstep102570
    Know the wars and the laws and acts. I took it about a month ago and passed with a B.
  7. by   WPB-GN
    DSTEP~how did you study for it, did you purchase the books or just studygroup & the practice exam. Thanks for your advice.
  8. by   dstep102570
    I used TCN module and did the practice exams through EC.

    Debbie
  9. by   denisep
    hi all, I am taking this exam next week. I didn't take the practice exam. Did you all find it helpful? also how many questions is this exam? how much time is allowed?
  10. by   N1colina
    @ sw915- If it makes you feel any better, this is the only test I have failed with Excelsior It was pretty hard, but I went into it unprepared the first time, and more prepared the second time around and passed it Just memorize the key people and terms, and know the differences between roles of RN, BSN, LPN, unlicensed staff, etc. You can do it! =)
  11. by   little miss redpatch
    I took this exam a few weeks ago. I would study the major nursing theorists, the nursing associations/organizations, laws, rules of DNRs and delegating things. A lot of it is common sense with some historical and critical thinking questions mixed in. I just used StudyGroup101 along with the practice test and got an A.
  12. by   denisep
    hi thanks so much for the info. had two questions, what is the passing grade? and is the exam about 130 questions? also what is studygroup 101?
  13. by   denisep
    hi thanks for the advice! what is the passing grade? also is the exam about 130 questions? what is studygroup 101? thanks again!
  14. by   little miss redpatch
    Do you have the exam content guide from Excelsior?

    StudyGroup101 offers study guides for each Excelsior exam. I have found them to be very helpful, especially with how I study. The study guides are about $10 for each subject and you get a lot of info. They are digital PDFs and stuff. So, I downloaded mine from their site and got it right away. You can get it on a disc, too.

    http://www.studygroup101.com/index.html

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