Excelsior Grad Nov '12 New RN!

  1. 7 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!!
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    About nursenora1

    From 'Miami'; Joined Jan '10; Posts: 106; Likes: 52.

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  3. Visit  natnat122 profile page
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    Quote from nursenora1
    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!!
    CONGRATULATIONSSS!!!!! AHH!!
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  4. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    Yay nursenoraRN!!!! Congrats, I'm proud of you!
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  5. Visit  chiromed0 profile page
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    Congrats and keep us posted on your job search success.
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  6. Visit  nursenora1 profile page
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    Right now I'm working for an acute rehabilitation center as a primary nurse. They have already changed my title and have me doing RN duties...I know...ALREADY?! I'm not complaining though. I don't plan on changing jobs now, maybe in the future...we'll see.
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  7. Visit  MLLEBELLE profile page
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    How did you study? Did you do a tutoring program like College Network or Achieve First?
  8. Visit  missnurse01 profile page
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    congrats! I graduated back in 05, got my BSN this year, and start grad school next year! nothing like that learning on your own to push you forward in all your educational endeavors!
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  9. Visit  Erikadawn RN profile page
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    Congrats! Best feeling in the whole world, and if you can attend Excelsiors Commencement, it then comes full circle.
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  10. Visit  amygarside profile page
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    Comgratulations to you!
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  11. Visit  BrillyD profile page
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    Congratulations!! I can't wait to be in your shoes!! - studying for LS3 now with a friend who was in a formal program and studying for nclex. I must be learning a lot more than her because I am consistantly scoring higher on the studygroup101 quizzes than she is and our backgrounds are similar except she went to class everyday and I study on my own. I highly recommend Excelsior also.
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    Quote from MLLEBELLE
    How did you study? Did you do a tutoring program like College Network or Achieve First?
    I never did college network which is a scam. I studied using mainly study group 101 and a RN foundations book if I needed clarification on something. I wish I could tell everyone I know to stay away from college network. That's what usually discourages ppl to stop going to excelsior because they get caught up in all of the college network lies!
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  13. Visit  nursenora1 profile page
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    Quote from BrillyD
    Congratulations!! I can't wait to be in your shoes!! - studying for LS3 now with a friend who was in a formal program and studying for nclex. I must be learning a lot more than her because I am consistantly scoring higher on the studygroup101 quizzes than she is and our backgrounds are similar except she went to class everyday and I study on my own. I highly recommend Excelsior also.
    GOOD LUCK ON LS3!!!! You will do great! Your almost done. FCCA,CPNE,NCLEX........RN!!
  14. Visit  Songbird,RN profile page
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    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!!


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