Quote from kellycinalli
Want to go back to school and need to do the online route.
How is everyone's experience with this particular school? Is it worth it? How long do u have to do the reading material and the test. How hard is working full time and managing my house and kids as well finding time to study ?
When it's time for clinical, where do u go? In your surrounding hospitals or out of state?
Thank you for your time. I'm eager to start and hope you all can help me make my decision!!
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I just did my very first exam and essentials of nursing safety &and preparening for transition to RN now. For me it's good as I'm working FT, have a side business so I can study a couple of hours a day according to my schedule. I think if you are disciplined enough to make yourself study regularly, find some good online study groups, you'll do fine.
I've been a lpn for 22 yrs now so I will say I think I have to work a little harder than those who have been in class recently (it's been a while!) but that's ok. My Daughter in laws mother finished the program and graduated at age 60 a few years ago-studied her butt off fo the CPNE and passed and is loving life and the boost in salary. I lucked out and found a recent graduate in my area on craigslist who gave me ALL of her books, so I saved a lot of money there. I'll do the same when I finish and pass the karma on.
For me it is a challenge to do it all online vs traditional school but time-wise it's great-no waiting list- and definately the most cost effective! You should go to Excelsiors web site and read up on the program and talk with some who have completed it. There are lots of EC grads here!
Good luck whichever route you choose! You can do it!