Quote from want2rn
Does anyone know if Excelsior College provides an adequate nursing education. It seems odd that you can recieve a nursing education online and still be able to gain the information you need to be a compitent nurse.
You might want to perform a search using Excelsior College or check the Distance Learning Forum. There is quite a bit of information about Excelsior.
I'll give you my $0.02 though. I have just graduated LPN school and plan to enroll at Excelsior once I pass the boards. Excelsior is not an "online" school. You study textbooks, etc., and take proctored exams.
It doesn't seem "odd" to me to get a nursing education in non-traditional settings. I just received an education in a traditional classroom and clinical setting, where most of my "learning" still came from my own personal study and research. This is just what I expect to do at Excelsior.
There are other members more experienced and knowledgeable than I am that can give you more insight. Check out the resources mentioned above.