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 so now I'm officially a RN!! I'm proud to say that I'm an excelsior grad to anyone who asks. Excelsior is not just the "easy way out" to get a RN degree. In my opinion it's way more harder than most RN programs around. You really have to be motivated and dedicated to pass excelsior. I hope my post motivates you to continue to try your best and don't give up!!! Your almost at the finish line!!