Regents/ excelsior (sp)

  1. Hello everyone!

    I was wondering what you know about the excelsior LPN to RN program done at your convenience and on line. (It used to be called Regents). Have you or any of your co-workers done it and if so how did it work??

    Is it as accepted as graduating from a "real" college?

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.


    Deb
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  3. by   Agnus
    Originally posted by Debsdogs
    Hello everyone!

    I was wondering what you know about the excelsior LPN to RN program done at your convenience and on line. (It used to be called Regents). Have you or any of your co-workers done it and if so how did it work??

    Is it as accepted as graduating from a "real" college?

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.


    Deb
    There is currently a thread on this fourm titled, "wanting to be an RN" Go to it. It talks about this subject. Execllsior is a real college and is accredited and recognized by your state board. It is not done on line as you say. Only the MSN program is on line. It is a study on your own program where you test out of every nursing requirement.
    If you are really interested go to www.excelsior.edu and ask your questions.
  4. by   caliotter3
    I agree w/Agnus. Go read all the many threads on this subject. I have been involved twice. It is a nice plan B if you can do it. My girlfriend did it. I did not. Had to drop it when I got laid off. Went back and they are making me repeat all the tests. It is like anything else. More time and money if you don't finish after you start. You can waste a lot of time and money if you are not serious. I really suggest you go to the website and research this before you put out any money.
  5. by   JonRN
    I graduated in the first class (1975) and have #3 on my diploma. I have never had any problems with respect, getting and holding a job or anything else. It does take an extreme amount of self-discipline, which I had learned in the military. Set aside so much time to study each day, and stick to it. If you have kids, it will require a supportive partner, or someone to babysit during the hours you study. It is difficult, but it can be done, and the benefits are enormous.
  6. by   CindyJRN
    I would like to "ditto" all of the responses you've received so far....Just let me add please check with your state's Board of Nursing prior to making a committment. There are a few states that have different requirements, some that don't recognize graduates to take boards, etc. My state (Louisiana) will only recognize LPNs who have completed the course as eligible for RN boards. This is different in other states where EMS personnel or Resp therapists may qualify. Whatever you decide to do, best wishes. I am a graduate of the last official "Regents" class (now Excelsior) Class of 2000. I took the same NCLEX as everyone else, was an LPN for 13 years prior to graduating. I worked hard to obtain my degree and am now a Charge Nurse; just because I had to work full time and went the nontraditional route, dosn't change the fact I am a good nurse.

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