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Excelsior Grad Nov '12 New RN! - page 2

Hello my fellow EC friends! I wanted to update you on my EC experience! I took my first excelsior exam on October 2011 and passed my CPNE September 2012. Also I just recently took my NCLEX and passed... Read More

  1. Visit  mrstookielpn profile page
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    Quote from RFarleyRN
    I thought Excelsior was the way to go for me since I was in my 50's when I graduated!! It was hard, but Study group 101 is what I used and I also used the study guides, picking them apart, making sure I knew everything on them for the tests. Graduated with a 3.7, I think! CPNE was another story. Yes I passed the first time, BUT, it was excruciatingly stressful. Take Sheri Taylor's weekend to get ready for it, since she has an extremely high pass rate on her students. It was an amazing weekend and I cannot stress using a "grid". Those of us who had a grid on my CPNE weekend, passed. Those without a "grid" did not!! I clepped many tests, using Instantcert.com. They are great and really prepared me for the exams. Good luck out there and God bless your endeavors. It is never too late to get an education!! I am a JH school nurse now and love it, especially 3 mos. off to spend with grandkids!!
    Wow! Thanks for the inspiration! I'm in my early 40's and I agree.... It's NEVER too late!
  2. Visit  smir953328 profile page
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    Quote from RFarleyRN
    I thought Excelsior was the way to go for me since I was in my 50's when I graduated!! It was hard, but Study group 101 is what I used and I also used the study guides, picking them apart, making sure I knew everything on them for the tests. Graduated with a 3.7, I think! CPNE was another story. Yes I passed the first time, BUT, it was excruciatingly stressful. Take Sheri Taylor's weekend to get ready for it, since she has an extremely high pass rate on her students. It was an amazing weekend and I cannot stress using a "grid". Those of us who had a grid on my CPNE weekend, passed. Those without a "grid" did not!! I clepped many tests, using Instantcert.com. They are great and really prepared me for the exams. Good luck out there and God bless your endeavors. It is never too late to get an education!! I am a JH school nurse now and love it, especially 3 mos. off to spend with grandkids!!
    Thanks for this post. It is motivation for me. I too am in my 50's and this is quite challenging for me, but I'm going to keep at it.
  3. Visit  KitkatPRN profile page
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    Congrats !!!! I'm doing the FCCA & Micro right now, then on to the CPNE !!! I can't wait to be in your shoes !! I agree: Excelsior is NOT easy !! And I will never EVER feel defensive when people ask my where I went to school because it isn't easy or for the easily discouraged, or needing a lot of support .. you must support yourself to learn !! I didn't do the College Network thing but I have to say I bought the Micro College Network book and it has been a lifesaver for me !! Congrats agian !!
    Last edit by KitkatPRN on Dec 7, '12 : Reason: typo
  4. Visit  heimbuc profile page
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    Congrats!! I am an LPN advancing my career via the College Network and Excelsior. If I had to do it over, I would have just gone through Excelsior! that being said, I LOVE Excelsior! And I agree, it's harder than a traditional school, because you have to be super motivated to complete it! I hope to be posting the same results a year from now! WAY TO GO!!
  5. Visit  BarbaraNM profile page
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    CONGRATULATIONS, nursenoraRN!!!!
  6. Visit  aaprimetime profile page
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    Congrats my friend ,I am so proud of you a bright future sits at you feet. Walk your steps with fierce determination . Nothing can stop you now.
  7. Visit  EricJRN profile page
    #19 1
    Way to go!

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