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Excelsior Grads - Where are they now? - page 23

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

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    Quote from LucyLou88
    Pixie RN...I want to be you in my next life! Seriously. It all sounds exciting, and I cheer you on as you manage to juggle all of these things, roll with the punches, and keep going toward your goals.
    You could come over and be me right now, I need a clone! lol. I have switched from my FNP program to the Nurse Educator program at the same school, for a number of reasons. I might go back for FNP someday down the road, but it just isn't my passion right now! Fortunately I only went one class too far into FNP before switching. Oops.

    But I finish the Excelsior MSN (Informatics) in 16 days!!! YAY!!!
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  2. Visit  MedicFireRN profile page
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    I figured I would go ahead and post here.

    Originally a Paramedic, EC ADN grad November 2015; took NCLEX Jan 5 and passed first attempt. I started working on my BSN at the beginning of January, also at EC. I just accepted an ER nursing job that I start on 3/15.

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    Good for you MedicFireRN, you are blessed.
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    Quote from stepbystep12
    Good for you MedicFireRN, you are blessed.
    I certainly am!
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    Congrats to you @medicfirern! I just signed up for ADN RN. What was your main study resources?
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    Quote from Jennybey3
    Congrats to you @medicfirern! I just signed up for ADN RN. What was your main study resources?
    I'm old school in that I believe in textbooks. lol. That was my resource for the exams- I used the content guide from EC, studied using the recommended textbooks. I also used EC's practice exams. That's it
  7. Visit  Moana,RN profile page
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    Started as CNA, had 1 year experience , LPN almost 6 years then graduated Dec. 2015 from Excelsior ADN, currently enrolled @ Chamberlain BSN program and I've been working on a oncology unit for 2 months and I love it.
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    Quote from Moana,RN
    Started as CNA, had 1 year experience , LPN almost 6 years then graduated Dec. 2015 from Excelsior ADN, currently enrolled @ Chamberlain BSN program and I've been working on a oncology unit for 2 months and I love it.
    How did employers view your online RN degree? Did that hinder your job search at all?
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    Quote from Stargate Atlantis
    How did employers view your online RN degree? Did that hinder your job search at all?
    I think networking is more important to us- if you're working somewhere that will hire you on as an RN, then you're set. Otherwise, it may be more challenging just because you don't have the time on a unit to get recommendations from current staff. Most places, hospitals are so big that they screen applicants by current employees. If you don't know somebody, you don't even get interviewed. I was never once asked about my schooling in an interview. I haven't been asked by any of my co-workers either (except for a paramedic who works in our ER who wanted to know if I did a full RN program or a bridge program). I don't think it's as big of a deal as people make it out to be, especially not anymore. I think the thing that hinders most non-traditional grads in the job search is lack of networking.
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