LPN to RN in Michigan with Excelsior

  1. 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 clinicals.

    Thank you!
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  3. by   traumaRUs
    Moved to Excelsior forum
  4. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from jessi17
    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 clinicals.

    Thank you!
    Your best bet is to visit the website and download the nursing catalog, then read it (linked here: http://www.excelsior.edu/programs/nu...sociate-degree). There are no clinical rotations in this program, but the current wait time for the final clinical exam is at least a year.
  5. by   jessi17
    Quote from Pixie.RN
    Your best bet is to visit the website and download the nursing catalog, then read it (linked here: Associates Degrees Nursing | Nursing Degrees, Programs | Distance - Excelsior College - excelsior.edu). There are no clinical rotations in this program, but the current wait time for the final clinical exam is at least a year.
    Yeah I've read the catalog. I just want someone experience who's actually done it. I've already been all over the website and talked to advisors.
  6. by   Pixie.RN
    There are plenty of allnurses members in this forum who are currently in the program; my experience is not recent, though (2008 grad). Have you taken your TEAS yet?
  7. by   jessi17
    I take it on the 27th of this month
  8. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from jessi17
    I take it on the 27th of this month
    Good luck!!
  9. by   jessi17
    Thank you! It's been 8 years since I've taken it I hope I can do well!
  10. by   UlanaD
    Review sciences for the teas, there are some good videos on YouTube by Mandi Parker and AnatomyGMC. That should get you through the teas with no problem. If you need any pre-reqs look at CLEP exams. Information Literacy English 103 at Davar academy is only $80 instead of $500 at excelsior. Life span psych from DSST is only $100. People have been doing beginning algebra from ALEKS for like $20 for credit. The nursing exams are in 3 phases, you have to take phase 1 before phase 2 etc but you can take them in any order in each phase. Set a schedule for study and stick to it. I recommend studygroup101.com for study guides, they are cheap at $10 and pretty accurate and they also include a lot of practice questions and you can save a ton on books that way. Most people who do this program do so because there may be a 2 plus year wait to get into a local one or they can't stop or arrange their work schedule to accommodate a school schedule. The exams by far are not easy, but they definately can be done. Phase 3 is the focused assessment exams that test over what you learned in the nursing exams. Clinical is doable if you can control your nerves and do everything the excelsior way. If you get your exams all done in a year or so, the wait at this moment is 12 months for clinical, but that is subject to change if they add more testing sites and when your ready you can apply for cancellation dates, but you have to be ready cause sometimes they are just 2 weeks out. Seems the program has become extremely popular over the last couple of years so more people and not enough sites. I'd probably still be waiting for a spot or saving to take a couple years off work if I hadn't done this program. And I did all of it out of pocket so no debt or student loans. You can get financial aid for the conference/exam or online course route though if you need to go that route.
  11. by   Pixie.RN
    One note about math via ALEKS — I think they are only accepting intermediate algebra via ALEKS now. But everything should be cleared by an advisor first, just to be sure.
  12. by   jessi17
    Thank you so much this was really helpful!
  13. by   Pixie.RN
    There are a couple of articles in the forum as well: http://allnurses.com/excelsior-colle...show-articles/

    I probably need to update them!
  14. by   jessi17
    Thank you that was very helpful. Its nice to talk to someone who has actually been through the program.

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