Excelsior Grads - Where are they now? - page 3

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   Melody48_MSNEd
    Graduated July 2007 with ASN, work Flex Pool (all floors...Tele, PCU, ICU, Pedi, etc), was a LPN for 10 years.
    I am now enrolled in the RN-MSN program at Excelsior College.....
    Last edit by Melody48_MSNEd on Sep 27, '07
  2. by   HAPPYNPROUD
    graduated 2004, was an lpn for 6 years prior to that, working in level 1 trauma center as charge nurse now and full time bsn student, planning on msn after that
  3. by   morgorm
    Assoc in Veterinary Tech. State Univ.-1983
    LPN Community College-1990
    ADN Regents-1992
    BSN Regents-1995
    MSN/FNP Clarkson College-2001

    Currently Director of an LPN program and loving teaching.:spin:
  4. by   jnette
    Graduated Oct. 2002

    Former USAF medic and had stayed in the health field ever since.

    Worked in Hemodialysis and now Home Health.

    Best thing I ever did for myself!
  5. by   DutchgirlRN
    Graduated 6 years ago. ACLS nurse in outpatient imaging center, CT special procedures.
  6. by   FocusRN
    I haven't graduated yet, but let me say that this is a GREAT thread. It is so motivating. Congrats to you all!!!...
  7. by   dayshiftnurse
    graduated from ec dec 2002. honestly the happiest moment of my life! my preceptors couldn't understand why i wans't crying or anything--little did they know i had been crying for hours the night before hoping to pass. i got lots of help and guidance from online study groups and chat boards, telephone friends i met online, etc.

    i was previously a therapist wanting very mcuh to switch to nursing...knew i had missed my calling, and without ec changing professions would have been extremely difficult. i have been practising now for 5 years. had very little nursing expereince at first and so found it easier to gain skills by working for an agency. i have worked in nursing homes, continuing care, medical and then surgical...since then got my icu certificate, one course short of my oncology certificate, and now working on coronary care certificate. mainly i work in icu/ccu floors and bridging into cvicu.

    my career goal within next 3 years--to help open/expand a nursing school and teach & help mentor others. i really feel a need to give back considering the fortunate path i had with ec.

    ec completely turned my life around...i hope it continues to be an accessible way for men & women to access nursing.
  8. by   Itshamrtym
    Hello: 2005 ADN EC grad. I had a very good experience with EC.. Currently (almost 2 years) been working in the OR. Started studying for BSN this summer. Currently studying ethics. Havn't enrolled in EC BSN program yet. Not sure??? Anyone heard of Liberty University. I have a friend in the on-line BSN program and loves it.. Not sure I can do the BSN EC way.. Might take too long. Well good luck to everyone
  9. by   Itshamrtym
    Quote from Dream_Nurse
    I haven't graduated yet, but let me say that this is a GREAT thread. It is so motivating. Congrats to you all!!!...
    Congrat to you.... Keep plugging along... You will get there... oh, what a relief when you pass that darn CPNE (the test from hell). But it can and will be done Right??? take care good luck and keep us posted
  10. by   RNinfamily
    Grad. 2003, ADN prior LVN for 6 years. Since grad. worked Pediatrics, Public Health and currently Triage Nurse.
  11. by   Boston-RN
    I graduated as an LPN June 06, started EC Sept 06, graduated Oct 19 07, took NCLEX Oct 31, interviewed at Beth Israel in Boston on Nov 12th on the Cardio Thoracic Surgical Floor and got the job offer today....

    not too shabby for a person that was a "low pressure nurse" or "lets pretend nurse" and someone that went to an "online college" one of the top hospitals in boston on a CT surgical floor....
    Last edit by Boston-RN on Nov 28, '07
  12. by   Itshamrtym
    Congrats to you!!!!
  13. by   nurse2b2010
    SO GOOD TO HEAR POSITIVE THINGS FROM SOMEONE WHO LOVES NURSING! Seems like all I seen is a lot of negative things from nurses who don't like nursing.

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