I just graduated in July from an LPN program in the State of NY and passed my NCLEX 2 months later. I am now working full time as an LPN and want to look into attending Excelsior's LPN to RN on-line program as a part-time student. Has anyone done this, and how much time a week should be devoted to this for studying? Also, is it true that it costs about $15,000 for this program? Has anyone received any grants for this? Any insight would be appreciated.
Jul 2, '14
by Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P Senior Moderator
At those prices, you might as well just do the courses through EC, rather than stacking almost $1000 on the top!
No one can guarantee that a student will pass the CPNE. No one. A money-back guarantee, maybe, but that's it. And at the end of the day, paying you back for not passing doesn't mean you're not one strike down from the allowable three strikes.
IMO, students are better off avoiding third-party companies, especially with technology and the plethora of online study groups and resources. I know we all work hard for our income, why spend more than necessary?
Just my opinion, of course. YMMV.
Last edit by Esme12 on Jul 3, '14
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