Excelsior Friendly Grad Programs

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    Does anyone have a list of Excelsior "friendly" grad programs (NP & CRNA), that acknowledge the Excelsior BSN for admissions?
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    If I were you, I wouldn't bother doing the BSN if you know you want to go on to be an advanced practice nurse. After you get your RN, do an ADN-to-MSN program. There are plenty that will accept EC grads, if you end up doing your RN through EC. I have friends who are now NPs via Graceland (Graceland University) and Frontier (Frontier Nursing University). I think that the majority of schools will accept EC's education, but they might have an issue with the sciences not having labs if you do the A&P and Micro exams through EC vs. doing them somewhere in person. If you know you want to continue your education, you might save yourself a hassle in the long run by doing A&P and Micro at a local community college.

    Good luck!
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    I only did ADN thru EC and BSN through univ of Wyoming. All of my labs were in person so did not have any trouble getting into CRNA school.
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    So do you guys think that I should do the Excelsior BSN/MSN or a regular 4 year if I choose to go the CRNA route in the future?
    Quote from LunahRN
    If I were you, I wouldn't bother doing the BSN if you know you want to go on to be an advanced practice nurse. After you get your RN, do an ADN-to-MSN program. There are plenty that will accept EC grads, if you end up doing your RN through EC. I have friends who are now NPs via Graceland (Graceland University) and Frontier (Frontier Nursing University). I think that the majority of schools will accept EC's education, but they might have an issue with the sciences not having labs if you do the A&P and Micro exams through EC vs. doing them somewhere in person. If you know you want to continue your education, you might save yourself a hassle in the long run by doing A&P and Micro at a local community college.

    Good luck!
    Quote from missnurse01
    I only did ADN thru EC and BSN through univ of Wyoming. All of my labs were in person so did not have any trouble getting into CRNA school.
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    I don't think it matters as long as the school is accredited. However EC is expensive compared to other online programs. Making sure your sciences have labs is probably more important. You could always just call a school you are interested in and ask them. I didn't want to take the risk, and there were cheaper alternatives, so I choose a different school. I didn't like all the hoops the rn-bsn at EC had.

    good luck


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