Jess Ann

  1. Hello! I am new to this site.I need some information about study systems for LPN to RN.I would love to get my RN,but do not wish to go to regular classes.I need to work,as I am sure everyone else does!So,I would appreciate any info on this subject.Thanks.
    Last edit by Jess Ann on Dec 19, '06 : Reason: needed to add some things
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   TheCommuter


    There's a distance program called Excelsior College. It enables LPNs to study at home and earn their RN license without setting foot in a classroom. Several of my coworkers are taking this program.
  4. by   nurseangel47
    Welcome to allnurses! Good luck in your studies! :mortarboard:
  5. by   Jess Ann
    How about the cost of Excelsior? Is it less then traditional colleges? IS there guideance if needed? What about the clinical part of the program? Is there help in learning new skills,and what you need to know to pass?
    Last edit by Jess Ann on Dec 19, '06 : Reason: spelling
  6. by   Tweety
    Hi Jess Ann, welcome to Allnurses!

    There are several EC students here: http://allnurses.com/forums/f125/

    Read the forum and post any questions you have there. Good luck.
  7. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from Jess Ann
    How about the cost of Excelsior? Is it less then traditional colleges? IS there guideance if needed? What about the clinical part of the program? Is there help in learning new skills,and what you need to know to pass?
    1. Excelsior tends to cost more than traditional colleges. In fact, virtually all distance programs are more expensive than traditional classroom-based nursing programs.

    2. There is not much guidance, as Excelsior is a self-directed program. You read and grasp the material on your own time, and you guide your own learning.

    3. Regarding the clinical portion of Excelsior, your LPN work experience counts as clinical hours. You will also need to attend a few days of clinical rotations at a healthcare facility that is willing to participate.

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