Motivation needed to get through Excelsior RN program - page 3

Hi. My name is Dianne and I have been an LPN for 2 years. I started to take my pre-req's for Excelsior's ASN RN program Jan '11. I have completed the Sociology exam and I am about to take the Life... Read More

  1. by   sandytambo
    I just applied! Today! I am an LPN in OK. I am excited but will definitely need a support system to get thru this. So if you want to share, vent, study, sandytamborello@yahoo.com. I have an associates degree from a million years ago that I am hoping some of the courses will transfer. I am a little nervous about doing this in online and staying motivated and disciplined, but....here goes
  2. by   mrstookielpn
    Quote from sandytambo
    I just applied! Today! I am an LPN in OK. I am excited but will definitely need a support system to get thru this. So if you want to share, vent, study, sandytamborello@yahoo.com. I have an associates degree from a million years ago that I am hoping some of the courses will transfer. I am a little nervous about doing this in online and staying motivated and disciplined, but....here goes
    Welcome an good luck to ya!!
  3. by   lbnp
    Just wanted to give you some encouragement...I was an LPN once too and enrolled in Excelsior (then Regents College) in 1995 for my associates. Got the ADN a year later and then returned to Excelsior in 2008 for my BSN. Now I am am FNP! I loved Excelsior because of the flexibility and support I received from them. You can do it too! Hang in there and best wishes
  4. by   Tae425
    Hi,

    I am applying for excelsior LPN to RN program this month and I plan to actually start taking classes in August. Has anyone finished the program in 6 months? Im sure this is hard work at this pace but I was just wondering how did you study and what material did you study? Also how often did you test to get thru the 7 nursing classes?
  5. by   Nalon1 RN/EMT-P
    Quote from Tae425
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    Has anyone finished the program in 6 months? Im sure this is hard work at this pace but I was just wondering how did you study and what material did you study? Also how often did you test to get thru the 7 nursing classes?
    6 months, no way.
    You have a minimum of 2 months for the FCCA (if you take both at the same time) and a 2-6 month wait for the CPNE once your done with the FCCA. So your looking at 4-8 months just for that, + 6 weeks after you finish your CPNE to officially graduate.
    I had a friend that was able to get through the nursing courses in 5 months, a month for the FCCA (the old written one) and 3 months for the CPNE. She was taking an exam every 3 weeks.
  6. by   ChrisRicci
    I plan on doing an exam every 2-3 weeks - I hope to keep my GPA up that way, I did my prereg anp micro human development and humanities before enrolling. I did transition in 2 weeks, and health safety in 2 weeks, but chronicity seems to be a little harder - so it will probably take me about 12-14 months. I've read that you can get the clinical much sooner if you apply for all spots and check ccancellations every week if your willing to go anywhere to test.
  7. by   nurse_girl_LPN
    Hi everyone!
    I just went to the seminar for excelsior, and of course came here to see if others recommend it and such. I'm thinking I will move forward with it. I am currently enrolled in the LPN to BSN at UofP, but boy is it pricey and takes a LONG time. Will be posting more here as I go through the process. Any advice for someone just staring/enrolling would be greatly appreciated.
  8. by   misstLPN85
    Hi Dianne,

    Just found this site, I'm enrolled at Excelsior LPN-RN, just started studying for Life Span and I'm lost, don't know what/what not to study, lots of reading , do have any suggestions?
  9. by   TashaLPN2006RN2012
    did you download the free content guide from EC misstLPN? it tells you exactly what you need to cover for the exam. I also paid for an audio program monthly when I took my exams through EC, it's a third party but allows you to cancel and re-subscribe at any time if money gets tight. I was able to take 5 nursing exams in a 6mo period that way. But i'm an audio learner which is why it helped me so much! =)
  10. by   Nurse Medicine Woman
    Tasha LPN would you mind e mailing me the link to the 3rd party video/lecture for the nursing courses?
    My e mail is mdavidsdon45@hotmail.com
    Thank You
    Michelle
  11. by   TashaLPN2006RN2012
    I tried emailing it but it keeps coming back as undeliverable.
  12. by   Pixie.RN
    I would bet it's supposed to be mdavidson45@hotmail.com. Just guessing.
  13. by   MauraRN
    Use the practice tests, follow the outline for studying. You are already a nurse. Check out yahoo groups or the EC site to learn about care plans. I took CPNE in 2009, failed the first one, passed the second. Getting the careplans short and sweet made a huge difference.

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