LPN to RN in Michigan with Excelsior - page 3

I was just wondering if anyone has had any actual experience going from LPN to RN with excelsior college recently. I would like to get as much information as possible about the process, programs and... Read More

  1. by   jessi17
    How did you like the courses?
  2. by   BSNbeDONE
    The courses for the ASN are totally different from those courses of higher degrees, in that the ASN program courses incorporates quizzes and exams that are not part of the BSN (which I completed at EC); not have I heard anyone mention those components as part of the MSN track.

    For the BSN program, there were discussions, several papers to write, a couple of individual AND group projects...but no quizzes or exams. I did the exams for the ASN because that was all that was offered back then. I honestly don't know if papers are required for the ASN courses. You can probably get this and a lot more specific info by talking with an advisors.

    So, the experience with the courses will vary per person per course per degree.
  3. by   Joel001
    There are no papers for the associates in nursing. You have a choice to take the (tests) which comply of 120 questions per nursing course or take a (10-12 week class) online which compose of weekly 250 word discussions APA format and weekly quizzes, midterm and a final.

    I brought most of my credits to the school so I only had to take the nursing portion of the curriculum. 7 nursing courses, 2 tests which you enroll for, study on your own for 8 weeks, and then they open on week 8 and you take tests at home. After you are done with that the 1 year wait begins for the Clinical Performance Nursing Examination (CPNE). I applied in October 2016 and I tested in June 2017. I called and emailed everyday to see If could get a cancellation test date and I did.

    If you decide to go with the tests like I did for most of the classes - you study the material on your own for about 1-3 months and then you schedule the test at a Peasonvue testing site. What I liked most about the test is that you do it at your own pace and you scheduled the test whenever you felt ready. I will say do not underestimate this program the test were hard and you need to read the material they suggest and understand the concepts.

    The best way to get acquainted with the program is to speak to an advisor. They are very helpful and if you decide to enroll the same advisor will follow your path till the end of the program.
  4. by   jessi17
    Quote from Joel001
    There are no papers for the associates in nursing. You have a choice to take the (tests) which comply of 120 questions per nursing course or take a (10-12 week class) online which compose of weekly 250 word discussions APA format and weekly quizzes, midterm and a final.

    I brought most of my credits to the school so I only had to take the nursing portion of the curriculum. 7 nursing courses, 2 tests which you enroll for, study on your own for 8 weeks, and then they open on week 8 and you take tests at home. After you are done with that the 1 year wait begins for the Clinical Performance Nursing Examination (CPNE). I applied in October 2016 and I tested in June 2017. I called and emailed everyday to see If could get a cancellation test date and I did.

    If you decide to go with the tests like I did for most of the classes - you study the material on your own for about 1-3 months and then you schedule the test at a Peasonvue testing site. What I liked most about the test is that you do it at your own pace and you scheduled the test whenever you felt ready. I will say do not underestimate this program the test were hard and you need to read the material they suggest and understand the concepts.

    The best way to get acquainted with the program is to speak to an advisor. They are very helpful and if you decide to enroll the same advisor will follow your path till the end of the program.
    Thanks alot for this information that makes it very clear. i think the exam route would work best for me as well.

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