question about timeframes

  1. What is realistic to expect of yourself in the lpn to rn program? How often do people take exams? One a month? Every other month? Thanks
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   hgrimmett
    In my RN program its every week, sometimes in more than one class. FWIW I don't go to Excelsior, though I do have online classes. Why would exams only be every month in any school?
  4. by   natnat122
    Quote from mom2many2012
    What is realistic to expect of yourself in the lpn to rn program? How often do people take exams? One a month? Every other month? Thanks
    I started out taking exams once every 2 months, then once a month and now I try to shoot for once every 2 weeks (of INTENSIVE studying). It's all about your learning pace just read a post earlier where someone said they took 2 exams per week; I don't have the mental power for that! lol.. Good luck..
  5. by   drkncurly1
    I agree with natnat, it all depends on you. How often you study and when you feel ready to take the test. I just started studying for health safety and I plan to test at the end of the month. I hope to test every month to two months, depending on much I study. Excelsior says to study just as you would at a traditional college, for me thats 2 hrs a day. When you finish will depend on you also. Everyone I talk says it takes them a year and a half. Hope this helps.
  6. by   mom2many2012
    Quote from hgrimmett
    In my RN program its every week, sometimes in more than one class. FWIW I don't go to Excelsior, though I do have online classes. Why would exams only be every month in any school?
    Because Excelsior has exams you study for and test at your own pace. I was wondering if taking one exam a month would be a realistic expectation for me.
  7. by   ssalulu
    Yep, it all depends on you, your motivation, and whatever else you have going on in your life. I had some time off this Summer, so I finished all of the nursing exams within a 6 week period. So, I think one exam a month is totally doable. Good luck!
  8. by   Kdids520
    I've done one a month while working full time (36) hrs, and part time a few hours a week. It's just me and the hubby, so I have little distraction. If you can do 8-10 hrs a week of studying, once a month is totally doable
  9. by   Peterjoy93
    I started EC in February 2012 and hope to be ready for the CPNE this January. I test as quickly as I felt ready; most times within 2 to 3 weeks.

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