The Excelsior College Distance Learning ADN Program: Facts, Answers, and Links - page 5

I thought I'd compile some basic information/answers to the questions we see here over and over. This is a work in progress. Please feel free to point out any errors. Thanks! 1. Excelsior College... Read More

  1. Visit  RN2BE2016 profile page
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    I too thought that I wouldn't go through this program. But I weighed my options: (1) Spend 2-3 days in classes and clinical while trying to juggle a work schedule or (2) Spend no days in class and work the hours I want while self-educating myself. I choose option 2
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  3. Visit  Philly_LPN_Girl profile page
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    Omg this program sounds like a handful but has not scarred me. This was very informative, helpful, and answered my questions thank you.
    Pixie.RN and BarbaraNM like this.
  4. Visit  ChrisRicci profile page
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    Bump!
  5. Visit  CKPM2RN profile page
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    Oh my god! Finally I hear from someone who has been through this all the way as I am 3 exams away from CPNE and FCCA and I am getting scared. It is absolutely correct that this is not for everyone, only someone who can schedule study time, create their own study plan off of a syllabus and a list of books and who can not take every excuse to go play when studying needs to be done.

    FYI-I did try to go to traditional school first but the nursing program would have been nearly impossible since I am addicted to food and shelter and couldn't change my job to fit school. (Plus, how would I pay for it with no job?)
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  6. Visit  CKPM2RN profile page
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    I would LOVE to be able to attend nursing school in that fashion. It just wasn't going to work out for me.
  7. Visit  MedicKibbles profile page
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    Thanks! Great info.
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  8. Visit  Raven.Annalisa profile page
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    Does anyone know what pre-reqs I should take prior to enrolling to Excelsior.
    Just a clear list of pre-reqs would be GREAT! I wanna hold off with the enrollment fee as long as possible since I just became an LVN and I am SHORT on $.
    Whenever I call the admissions counselors they want you to enroll first prior to telling you a course plan of study.

    Thanks in advance!!!
  9. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    Have you at least applied to have credits evaluated? That needs to be done so EC can tell you what they will accept and what classes you will need. No one can really give you any good guidance without that info.
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  10. Visit  Raven.Annalisa profile page
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    okay. I will definitely do that. I will call them tomorrow.
    the app fee is 80$ I believe.... huh... I am sooo broke. I may just need to wait a few weeks before applying... but at least I will know what they will accept.....
    so, good point. Thanks for the prompt reply!!!
  11. Visit  tmjones1 profile page
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    Raven- I wish you luck and don't wait to apply.

    Also get your money together for the official stuff- the $1065.00 part if everything is done in your academic career. Apparently, it is taking them 5-8 weeks to process official evaluations now. The $80 is just the beginning and only gets you the first step and into INL (Information learning class).
  12. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    Quote from Raven.Annalisa
    okay. I will definitely do that. I will call them tomorrow.
    the app fee is 80$ I believe.... huh... I am sooo broke. I may just need to wait a few weeks before applying... but at least I will know what they will accept.....
    so, good point. Thanks for the prompt reply!!!
    The application fee goes up to $100 on 3 November.
  13. Visit  VTMedic profile page
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    This is my first post. Thanks you so much to everyone who has unintentionally or intentionally built this incredible database of information and encouragement.

    Any chance someone ( maybe Pixie) could compare or further explain the course VS exam. It seems like most are choosing the exam but as a military member using the financial aid + GI Bill or Voc Rehab I will be choosing the courses. I am a paramedic currently and it seems like I have all (but 1?) of the pre-reqs as part of my AAS-EMS I was working on. I can't stop working to attend local brick and mortar and I can't do the exams due to financial aid.

    Has anyone used GI Bill or Voc Rehab? How are the courses structured?

    Many thanks in advance !
  14. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    Welcome to allnurses! Unfortunately I can't tell you about the ADN-level nursing courses - they didn't exist when I was an ADN student. But students who are in them seem to enjoy them - there are papers and discussion posts required, like most online programs.


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