Excelsior virtual skills

  1. hello all just wondering if anyone took their excelsior virtual skills online and if so could give me any insight on what to expect.. a little nervous as I am an LPN who has only done "real life" skills so a little confused about what to expect on a computer screen..ie; how long it is?, content on it, etc...
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  3. by   JustBeachyNurse
    I'm not familiar with what you are referring to. The clinical skills exam is in person at one of the regional testing centers. There are some online tutorials to prep for the CPNE from a variety of sources. I checked the EC website and there is no reference to a virtual clinical exam that I can find.
  4. by   RissP
    Hello thanks for the quick reply..yeah i have talked with my advisor its a 350 test you do virtually online before going on to the CPNE..so I was just trying to see if anyone had any info on experiences with it..As we all know a little info can never hurt!
  5. by   RissP
    To be more precise it is called focused clinical competencies assessment
  6. by   JustBeachyNurse
    The FCCA is not a collaborative effort (per EC academic honesty policy) so information shared is limited to what is released by EC on the exam content guides to eligible candidates. There are not clinical skills completed virtually from my understanding.
  7. by   JustBeachyNurse
    Review this info from the Excelsior College forum on allnurses:


    18. Students have three chances to pass the Focused Clinical Competencies Assessment (FCCA), which is a two-part, computer-delivered exam that covers 1) head-to-toe assessment and the nursing process and 2) managing multiple patients and working in interdisciplinary healthcare teams. If a student fails the FCCA three times, he/she is dismissed from the program. There is a page about the FCCA: http://www.excelsior.edu/exams/fcca

    19. Students who are enrolled in the FCCA may NOT collaborate on the FCCA. This violates the school's academic honesty policy. This information comes directly from EC faculty, and we take it seriously at allnurses. Do NOT discuss FCCA content or mechanics. We mean it.
  8. by   RissP
    Thank you so much!!
  9. by   RissP
    I didnt realize it was serious! Glad I know now not to ask lol thank u for the info
  10. by   Esme12
    It serious....I'm glad we could help.
  11. by   jo3283
    Hello I had been doing a little research on excelsior and I'm not sure about it. What insight can you give about it.

    Thank you
  12. by   JustBeachyNurse
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    Hello I had been doing a little research on excelsior and I'm not sure about it. What insight can you give about it.

    Thank you
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