Hi ya has anyone took the lpn to rn program at excelsior college? was their any problems with taking your nclex rn after completing the coarse?
I'm in the process of applying to excelsior. I get the feeling you'll get all the training you need, save for clinical, which you already have. There's a 66 or so percent pass rate on their clinical skills test, I think it's called the CPNE test. Hey, why not, it's worth looking into. Keep me posted, and I do the same. Btw, I think one could pass the NCLEX without even going to nursing school if you studied long enough for it. I don't know anybody who has failed the NCLEX, and I think this is because they took an NCLEX prep program before. This is probably the most important thing to do.
Jul 26, '07
I attended their LPN to RN program back in 1996 when it was Regent's college. The course work was not difficult, but the CPNE/clinical was the hardest thing I've ever done!! If you decide to go this route, just make sure that you study the exam book and basically memorize it step by step for each procedure. It was pass with 100% or fail back when I did it! Very, Very stressful! I went to Albany, NY for my clinicals. Hope this helps.
Jul 29, '07
As fulltime parents, Exlcesior College allowed both my husband and I (both LPNs) to earn a degree at our own pace. The study guides are extremely helpful and scheduling your own Nursing Concept test when you are ready is a definite plus. The CPNE is the Clinical Portion of the schooling which is equivalent to 8 credit hours. It is a "doable" test if you put your mind to it. FOCUS, and remember these three things: 1)Control your stress and anxiety about the exam so it does not control you. 2)Patient safety, including ID'ing the patient is a priority and part of the 20 minute check, and 3)Know your critical elements.
Good Luck with your education!
Michelle and Nolan
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Jul 30, '07
Any Excelsior grad reading this message that were not lPN-RN, please post about your experience. It seems Florida BON new Executive Director, Rick Garcia is reinterpreting the rules for Paramedic, Navy Corpsmen, and others. They now are saying Fl. has never allowed non LPN-RN to sit for the NCLEX, or get endorsement in less than 2 years.