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- Jun 24, '11 by t.adamsonI'm just wondering what CLEP exams can I all take to count towards my nursing degree with excelsior?I took my Sociology today and passed Now what?
- Jun 24, '11 by Erikadawn RNIntro to Psychology, Human Development, Humanities, or a Literature. They have a list of what they accept
- Jun 25, '11 by BarbaraNMQuote from Erikadawn RNIn one of the other threads, someone was about to take a CLEP Intro to Psych... but found out from EC that it was not required, so she is taking the Human Development instead, which IS required. So maybe check with your advisor first...Intro to Psychology, Human Development, Humanities, or a Literature. They have a list of what they accept
- Oct 28, '11 by LoriAnn27Hi...I am new to the forum and have been a LPN for ten years. I have been told I have excellent clinical assessment skills and therefore looking into Excelsior College. I have attempted Math 113 which is a College Algebra 3x at local colleges and have failed (Once prior to LPN program and twice after)-this Math was always a mandatory to get into several LPN to RN bridge programs. I noticed that with EC that you only need 2 credit hours of Math--can anyone explain this more into detail? Will it be possible for me to get my RN? Really disappoints me. I also have advanced English classes and humanity Civilization classes as well as psych and socialogy from 1994 from local college. Will this transfer? I am a mother of three children, ages 17, 13 and 6 months and work very very part time! Will I be able to do this?
- Oct 29, '11 by LunahRNLoriAnn, Excelsior is very liberal as far as accepting credits. Your best bet is to apply and have your transcripts sent to see exactly what you'd need to complete the ADN degree. Also, please be aware that due to the nature of the program's clinical component (one big clinical exam at the end vs. traditional clinicals), there are some states that don't recognize EC grads: http://www.excelsior.edu/state-board-requirements
The math requirement is a new thing at EC that started just last month, I believe. Not sure which classes they'll accept as far as the math goes, but they'll tell you when they evaluate your transcripts.
- Oct 29, '11 by FiremedicMikeAre excelsior nursing classes listed as P/F on transcripts, or do the grades on the exams become your course grade and thus affect your GPA?
- Oct 29, '11 by LunahRNThe exams have grades and affect your GPA, with the exception of the CPNE -- it's pass/fail (preferably pass, tee hee).
- Feb 10, '12 by flyladynurseQuote from it's hot in phoenixJust wondering - where did you do your clinicals? I work in corrections and not sure if I could do them here or not? Do they allow that ? Can you PM me? I still haven't written 15 yet so still can't do it...ThanksI too did Excelsior and I was with the 08 bunch that graduated and about 2 months behind Lunah and if it was not for this site and Excelsior's own peer network, I doubt I would of made it. The tests were not bad at all, but then their is the CPNE. I had paid and was waiting for the EC workshop and it was cancelled 4 weeks before my CPNE, I about took a stroke and headed for a roof somewhere But then I found out about the EC workshop (3 classes) online and it was a little cheaper and it was awesome.
Then came the CPNE, I had been a LPN on a high acuity oncology floor for 10 years and I had to go from Phoenix to Utica NY (highly reccomend) and I had practiced for it, till that was my only dreams. I was nervous when I first got there, not because I was worried about how hard it was, but because I had heard some stories, and they were not very pretty. So I got started and then I just got into it and plugged away through the weekend and was done by 930am on Sunday, then I ate something, because I do not think I ate or slept much up to that point. Then the very next thing I did, was drive to a bookstore and bought an NCLEX practice book
The CPNE is techincally not hard, they give you all the information needed to pass (study guide is >500 pages), it is just you have to do everything the way they feel is best practice, I wish all those going in or already in this program, the best luck possible and rememebr there are alot of us here that have been through it and we are an excellent resource for you
- Feb 10, '12 by flyladynurseQuote from flyladynurseAnd just to clarify...it would be the clinicals AFTER the CPNE - I live here in AZ where it is required to do the 120 hours...Just wondering - where did you do your clinicals? I work in corrections and not sure if I could do them here or not? Do they allow that ? Can you PM me? I still haven't written 15 yet so still can't do it...Thanks
- Apr 14, '12 by rita052607Lunah, Im assuming you attended Excelsior. What did you think about the program? How long did it take you? How was the cpne?