excelsior.... sorry =) - page 2

by dalman97

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I know this topic has been brought up a gazillion times and I do apologize lol. Does anyone know if tx bon still accepts ec grads? I have googled this every which way possible and I can't find a recent thread confirming whether... Read More


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    Quote from BlessedbyGodRN
    Be persistent. I just received my RN license on Sep. 11 and got a job offer on Sep. 18 at a large level II regional trauma center on a floor that is a mix of neuro, telemetry, intermediate care and ICU. Stress any previous healthcare experience you have on your resume no matter how small it may be. I thought I was going to have to explain to the interviewers what Excelsior College is all about, but they didn't even ask. If you don't make a big deal about it, neither will any prospective employer. You went through an accredited nursing program and as long as you pass the NCLEX-RN you can write that RN behind your name just like anyone else who sat in a classroom for years. My motto this first year out of school is, "Look, I am not going to be anymore incompetent than any other new grad nurse." The reality of the situation is that whether you went the traditional way or to Excelsior, there is a lot to learn in the first year of working as a nurse. Don't devalue your education and don't let anyone else devalue it either. Apply for jobs even when they say, "looking for at least one year experience." One last thing, keep reviewing things in your Fundamentals textbook. You will get a position and you don't want to show up not knowing small things like lab values, normal vital signs, key medications, etc.
    Excellent advice!
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    Quote from BlessedbyGodRN
    Be persistent. I just received my RN license on Sep. 11 and got a job offer on Sep. 18 at a large level II regional trauma center on a floor that is a mix of neuro, telemetry, intermediate care and ICU. Stress any previous healthcare experience you have on your resume no matter how small it may be. I thought I was going to have to explain to the interviewers what Excelsior College is all about, but they didn't even ask. If you don't make a big deal about it, neither will any prospective employer. You went through an accredited nursing program and as long as you pass the NCLEX-RN you can write that RN behind your name just like anyone else who sat in a classroom for years. My motto this first year out of school is, "Look, I am not going to be anymore incompetent than any other new grad nurse." The reality of the situation is that whether you went the traditional way or to Excelsior, there is a lot to learn in the first year of working as a nurse. Don't devalue your education and don't let anyone else devalue it either. Apply for jobs even when they say, "looking for at least one year experience." One last thing, keep reviewing things in your Fundamentals textbook. You will get a position and you don't want to show up not knowing small things like lab values, normal vital signs, key medications, etc.
    Wow... thanks so much for that! I didnt know anyone else had replied. Thanks to everyone else too. I am so excited to get things started.
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    Hi! I live in texas too and I know (2) nurses that transfered LVN - RN with Excelsior recently and are now the DON at nursing homes!


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