The former Regents has been renamed Excelsior. Same College.
Excellent program if you want to continue working fulltime and are extremely self disciplined and motivated when it comes to studying. I graduated from Excelsior in Dec., took the clinicals exam in October. Did not use Rue, Chancellors, Istudy or any of those.
Because I had to also take nearly ALL of the prereqs and electives, it took me close to three years. If you have those already and just do the actual NURSING part, it will take far less.
Also depends on what grades you want. After my first A on my first exam, I got really anal about my grades, and wanted nothing less on each following exam.
So I spent a LOT of time studying, and I'm a slow study, too, so I'm sure most of you could wing it more quickly than I did. I also was working fulltime, up every morning at 0300 and therefore had to be in bed no later than 9 pm. So every spare minute I was NOT at work, was spent studying. Gave up my entire life, practically.. zero social life. Put everything on the back burner.
But for me, this was far more preferable than having to go to a school somewhere AFTER work... the drive, putting up with teachers' attitudes, ppl getting in your face, and wasted time. Nah.. I was too old for that.. had done that in my youth, and didn't feel it was for me this time around. I do much better studying on my own. Can stay totally focused.
For those just starting, do not EVEN begin to think or worry about the clinical exam (CPNE)... that's the last thing on the list, and when that time comes, THEN get with one of us who did the program, and I, for one, will be happy to work with you at that
Yes, I DID get my A's on all... got my 4.0 GPA
I competed with/against myself, and I did it ! For one who was a total daydreamer in school many moons ago and barely managed to squeak by each year, this was something I had to do for ME. Totally flipped everyone out in my family.."since when did YOU get so smart?"
Age does have its bennies. So does determination (or in my case, sheer stubborness). I passed the CPNE the first time, but it was VERY close.. too close for comfort. The nerves do play havoc with you at that time.
Feel free to pm me if you wish.