Excelsior Grads - Where are they now? - page 16

EC grads, Post your year of graduation and your specialty/specialties. I'll go first: I've been a Level II/III Neonatal ICU nurse since graduation in January '06. Update 10/2015: I've... Read More

  1. by   ougreene
    CPNE 11/09, EC grad. 01/10, RN NCLEX 4/10 (LPN NCLEX 8/00), BSN 09/10, live and work Washington state.

    Currently - Charge nurse/week end supervisor for 100 bed skilled long term care facility and I really love this job!
    Past - pulmonary/Asthma/Allergy and research nursing

    Hurdles - can not get hired on to local hospital, interviews with RN managers drilled me about my clinical experiences during school. Have applied for appx. 50 RN jobs at local hospital.

    EC? Awsome, I could not have done it any other way.

    THANK YOU EXCELSIOR!

    Gail
    Gail Buce, RN, BSN, CCRC, AE-C
  2. by   sunrock
    Quote from ougreene
    CPNE 11/09, EC grad. 01/10, RN NCLEX 4/10 (LPN NCLEX 8/00), BSN 09/10, live and work Washington state.

    Currently - Charge nurse/week end supervisor for 100 bed skilled long term care facility and I really love this job!
    Past - pulmonary/Asthma/Allergy and research nursing

    Hurdles - can not get hired on to local hospital, interviews with RN managers drilled me about my clinical experiences during school. Have applied for appx. 50 RN jobs at local hospital.

    EC? Awsome, I could not have done it any other way.

    THANK YOU EXCELSIOR!

    Gail
    Gail Buce, RN, BSN, CCRC, AE-C
    How did you bsn so quickly and at what college
    Last edit by sunrock on Jan 21, '11 : Reason: left of the word "get"
  3. by   ougreene
    BSN through Grand Canyon Univeristy - on line fast tract program. Started 1 week after I passed my RN NCLEX. Crasy thing to do but it worked!
    gail
  4. by   Nurse_AngelaNV2CA
    I am not a graduate yet but I am in the program. I hope anybody who graduated after 2003 does not have plans to endorse into CA. The state will not allow us Excelsior students/graduates to endorse into the state.
  5. by   billythekid
    My EC update - paramedic 06/99, EC ASN 09/07, online BSN from another college 08/10, CRNA bound 06/11!
  6. by   bzmom
    MY EC update:

    Excelsior College ASN: March 2008
    Liberty University BSN: May 2010
    Frontier School of Nurse Midwifery and Family Practice Nursing: Starting April 2011 - Expected graduation date as an FNP - May 2013!
  7. by   cajunredneckrn
    LPN in 1987.. Graduated EC 2006
    Currently doing Travel Dialysis
    I've done Urgent Care, ER, Psych and Nephrology
    Planning on going back to school when the DH is finished with his masters to get my MSN
  8. by   exnavygirl-RN
    i'm posting another update since i just recently completed the rn to bsn program! woot woot!

    last year i worked for the indian health service and truly loved it, but it was time to move back home. now i'm back with the v.a. working in hospice. love it! excelsior opened many doors for me. i'm not sure what i'm going to do next.

    the best of luck to you all.
  9. by   exnavygirl-RN
    way to go!

    Quote from txspadequeenrn
    just a update.....

    ec rn 2009
    completed rn to bsn 12/06/2010 graduation date 12/17/2010

    applying to fnp at uta 01/2011 and also adult/geri np utmb....
  10. by   Pixie.RN
    I report for active duty with the Army on 23 March!! Woo hooo!! I was selected for active duty service with 50 other lucky applicants in a field of 300+ applicants ... GO EC! I will be working in an Army ER when I finish my officer training.

    Much love to my EC peeps,
    2LT LunahRN!
  11. by   TashaLPN2006RN2012
    Very proud of you Lunah! you will be MISSED around here! =) HOOAH!
  12. by   MedicFireRN
    Quote from LunahRN
    Just to update mine ...

    RN/ADN with EC in June 2008. Been working in an ER (Virginia) ever since.

    BSN with Chamberlain, June 2010.

    And in 2011 ... Army Nurse Corps, active duty, as an ER nurse.
    Congrats! I would LOVE to talk to you and get some insight from you. I am a Paramedic, also live/work in Virginia. Would you still do Excelsior now even though state of VA is now requiring 960 hrs work experience as an RN before giving licensure here? I work as a field medic and in the ER, so I have had a lot of hands on experience with the nursing aspect of pt care and have lots of help for me to get the hands on info that I will need to be a successful RN, I am willing to travel to NC to work for a year as that seems that would be required, but I guess I just need some affirmation from someone who's been there?!

    Do you know anyone here in VA that has done the program since they changed rules back in 08 and as such had to work in another state before applying to work here in VA? If so, did they end up coming back and getting licensed here? Would love any insight and advice you could offer. I have been looking all over to find someone from the state of VA who has gone this route!!

    Thank you!

    Rachel
  13. by   Pixie.RN
    Rachel, I sent you an email.

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