Excelsior LPN to RN - page 12

Hello Everyone, I was wondering if anyone is currently taking the Excelsior LPN to RN ... and how goes it??!! I'm not sure of this program, but I thought I would bite the bullet & try to pass... Read More

  1. by   hopey822
    I've read I think literally all the comments & threads on this topic. while many of them were several years old & some of the info may no longer be applicable, there was some very valid points. I think the most important one being that regardless of where you go, a fair amount of your success is based on your own efforts. I would be interested in anyone who has graduated recently (and even better if they live in the NE part of the country) to chime in on their experience. I've been working as an LPN for the last 2 years, and HS & college I have is more than 15 years old. I would need to do my prereq's through EC and don't want to waste money & time that I don't have as a single mom. thank you!
  2. by   emtpbill
    The only general Ed classes that have a time limit are Anatomy and Physiology 1&2, and I believe microbiology. All of the other one's there is no time limit. I transferred in sociology and psychology from community college of philadelphia and they were 7 or 8 years old.

    I started excelsior in September of 2015 and finished the FCCA's in August of this year. I am only waiting for my test date for the CPNE. In the meantime I have taken a CPNE workshop and have bought supplies to set up my own home lab to practice the simulations on. I want to be 100% ready to go when I get that date or cancellation.

    My only regret......................................was that I didn't enroll in exclesior 3 years ago when I initially thought about it.
  3. by   jdmelton88
    I know this has been years ago but I am also a school nurse. did you ever start
  4. by   jdmelton88
    I know this is an old post but I am currently trying to take the courses can you give me any advice or tips. anything would be great. I have to take patho stat writing class and of course the nursing courses.
  5. by   gislb
    Has any one taken the LPN to RN programs online recently? These are older posts. I was looking into the program from EXcelsior College is it still a reliable college to still attend at?
  6. by   BSNbeDONE
    Quote from gislb
    Has any one taken the LPN to RN programs online recently? These are older posts. I was looking into the program from EXcelsior College is it still a reliable college to still attend at?
    Of course! I have two personal friends who've gone through the program recently. One cancelled a CPNE date 4 months ago and is waiting for another testing date; and the other is waiting for an ATT for the NCLEX.

    There are also EC Facebook groups where you can talk to current EC students who are at various points in the program, from beginning to end...ASN, BSN and MSN students.
  7. by   gislb
    Thank you for the information.
  8. by   edgarandr
    Hi, just wanted to ask you if went for your BSN or ADN and if you went literally to a class during your journey or you did it all online?. I would like to go for my BSN and currently have an Associates Degree in Computer information systems from 8 years ago. Not sure if any of my credits would be transferable. Also were you taking the credit by exam on an monthly basis and what study material would you recommend?

    Thank you,
    Edgar
  9. by   edgarandr
    Quote from Medic1403
    You get out of it what you put in! Excelsior is great if you are self-motivated and really want to learn nursing. I passed taking one class per month finishing in a little less than a year including the NCLEX. No failures, no repeats and passed the NCLEX in 70 questions. That being said, it was challenging, scary and stressful but today I am working in a busy ER and really happy that I did the program.
    CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE IN SOUTH FLORIDA AND WANT STUDY MATERIAL ***
    Hi, just wanted to ask you if went for your BSN or ADN and if you went literally to a class during your journey or you did it all online?. I would like to go for my BSN and currently have an Associates Degree in Computer information systems from 8 years ago. Not sure if any of my credits would be transferable. Also were you taking the credit by exam on an monthly basis and what study material would you recommend?

    Thank you,
    Edgar
  10. by   JustBeachyNurse
    Quote from edgarandr
    Hi, just wanted to ask you if went for your BSN or ADN and if you went literally to a class during your journey or you did it all online?. I would like to go for my BSN and currently have an Associates Degree in Computer information systems from 8 years ago. Not sure if any of my credits would be transferable. Also were you taking the credit by exam on an monthly basis and what study material would you recommend?

    Thank you,
    Edgar
    this is a distance only program. No classrooms. If you are not currently a licensed & working RN you are ineligible for the BSN program. If you are not currently a licensed & working LPN or certified paramedic (MICP/EMT-P) you are ineligible for the ASN program. These are programs for experienced nurses to expand their education. The only class time for the ASN is the 3 day clinical performance exam
  11. by   gislb
    Thank you for your information. I think this is helpful.

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