I'm NEW 2 U!!!!! Excelsior CPNE issues.....

  1. Hello 2 U !!!!! I'm finishing up with EXCELSIOR with many snaffles on the way....I'm currently a LPN, have a Psych degree, which I plan on getting my RN before heading down to the parttime MSN program at Univ. of Wash-Bothell, and eventually become a Psychiatric Nurse Practioner. This program at EC has been a challenge with their communication "issues" which has cost me $$$$$. Anyone else having these issues???? Once....I get my certificate, I'm sooooooo reporting them to the Better Business Bureau, and other consumer watchdogs. Other than that issue, I have met some WONDERFUL students and a few WONDERFUL people who work for EC that have been supportive to my concerns. Well....it's almost over, I would just love to find more people to chat with, without an instructor ragging me out online for being HONEST Much luck 2 all...........Jeni:mortarboard
    Last edit by Tweety on Mar 27, '08
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  3. by   suebird3
    Welcome to allnurses.com. Why not drop by the Distance Learning Forum at: http://allnurses.com/forums/f125/ for other posts. We also have an LPN/LVN Forum at: http://allnurses.com/forums/f99/ and an LPN to RN Forum at: http://allnurses.com/forums/f233/ .

    Enjoy the site.

    Suebird
  4. by   Tweety
    Good luck Jeni.

    The larger fonts are very hard on the eyes are really shouldn't be used for general posting, if you want someone to take you seriously. Usually they are reserved for exciting things like "Congratulations!" or "I just passed NCLEX" not for general posting.

    Also, those of us with dialup, it's a slow load.
    Last edit by Tweety on Sep 4, '06
  5. by   luckyduck7
    I, too, went thru Excelsior. That CPNE scared the life out of me. I have never been so nervous in my LIFE and never so relieved to have passed!!!!!! Good luck to you... it isn't easy, but once you're done, you will feel such a sense of accomplishment.
    Best WIshes!!!
  6. by   EricJRN
    Jeni,

    Glad you stopped in to introduce yourself. I graduated from Excelsior and had a great experience. Not only did I have no snaffles, I don't even know what a snaffle is. Best of luck to you in the home stretch.
  7. by   donsterRN
    :groupwelcome: Glad to have you onboard!
  8. by   kcatlin
    i would like to know if anyone has failed the cpne for small errors that did not put the patient in any kind of jepordy?
  9. by   Tweety
    Quote from kcatlin
    i would like to know if anyone has failed the cpne for small errors that did not put the patient in any kind of jepordy?
    My understanding is that you can't make any mistakes at all, whether they endanger the patient or not you must get 100%. Check out our distance learning forum, particularly this thread: http://allnurses.com/forums/f125/pas...ce-182525.html
  10. by   babey
    Hi

    I'm new to this forum and very curious about excelsior nursing program. I'm a CNA in New York but didn't use it because I got a job that paid me twice what I would have gotten as a CNA. But, I've continued to study; Medical Office Assistant, Medical Billing and Medical Transcriptionist and now I would like to go for RN, all the way. Time is my problem becuase I have two children, so therefore I prefer to do my courses online.
    My question is, do I have to be an LPN to try the excelsior program?
  11. by   akcarmean
    welcome to allnurses enjoy the site lots of good information and very helpful people
  12. by   akcarmean
    Quote from babey
    Hi

    I'm new to this forum and very curious about excelsior nursing program. I'm a CNA in New York but didn't use it because I got a job that paid me twice what I would have gotten as a CNA. But, I've continued to study; Medical Office Assistant, Medical Billing and Medical Transcriptionist and now I would like to go for RN, all the way. Time is my problem becuase I have two children, so therefore I prefer to do my courses online.
    My question is, do I have to be an LPN to try the excelsior program?

    School CAN be done with 2 children if you really want it. I did it. I now have 3 children, work, house and am working on my RN

    yes I do believe that you have to be an LPN in order to do the Excelsior program to get your RN. (someone please correct me if I am wrong)

    good luck
    angie
  13. by   DutchgirlRN
    welcome! to allnurses. we're happy that you've decided to join us.

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