B careful LPN-RN Online - page 3

Some states (like CA....) WILL NOT recognize a ADN or BSN from online schools. Be sure you know that you won't be moving to one of those states in the future. I was going to go this route, but then I... Read More

  1. by   MJHarper
    Check out www.rueed.com for those of you interested in LPN-RN, but not sure which states approve or don't approve this program. I know Georgia where I live approves it ,but we have to take the NCLEX in Florida after completing the program which is ok because then I would have license in both Georgia and Florida.

    Jayne
  2. by   chip193
    Quote from MJHarper
    Check out www.rueed.com for those of you interested in LPN-RN, but not sure which states approve or don't approve this program. I know Georgia where I live approves it ,but we have to take the NCLEX in Florida after completing the program which is ok because then I would have license in both Georgia and Florida.

    Jayne
    Be careful! Rue is another publishing company that provides materials for EC.
  3. by   MJHarper
    Well, would it be best and cheaper to go through Excelsior College or Rue? I have heard a Rue representative speak and the program sounds good, but is there a catch?
  4. by   caliotter3
    MJHarper
    There are numerous threads on the site that go over this info. Excelsior College is the institution whose program you go through to obtain their degree. Rue, and others, are nothing but publishing companies that put out study guides for the Excelsior exams. You add several thousand dollars to your costs by signing up with Rue or any of the others. The bottom line is that you still have to enroll with Excelsior and follow the program. You can save several thousand dollars by staying away from the others. If you want the study guides, go to ebay, and buy them for pennies on the dollar. Excelsior provides study guides for their exams for free.
  5. by   MJHarper
    Caliottter3

    Thanks for the info. Do you have any idea how much it will cost if I enroll at EC? I have already had A & P I and II, micro, psychology, and the other core classes, so I think (I hope) that I would be able to go straight into the Nursing concepts. I figured going through a secondary place like Rue would perhaps cost more for material, and I do know it is a little over $1600.00 for the one weekend clinical.
  6. by   caliotter3
    MJ
    Get real familiar with the Excelsior website. Almost all info (except student opinions and experiences) can be found there if you are patient enough and register on the site. A couple of times people even costed out the program on posts to threads on this site. They would probably be pretty dated by now if you could find them. You can wait to the last minute to enroll with Excelsior and save some money that way. However, you are aware that you need to complete the deed by end of September this year to avoid the new curriculum changes. Go to the site. Download the study guide for NC1 and NC2. You can take both of these tests before enrolling. If you are already an LPN, you might be able to get NC2 waivered by the school. You can take all the other required courses, example English, anatomy prior to enrolling. Most people take these classes at a community college or they take the CLEP tests. Whatever fits into your time schedule and finances. Also download a copy of the Excelsior School of Nursing catalog from the website. You will need it for reference as long as you are enrolled. You can also find a place on the website that lists all the costs. If you are active duty military, or a veteran, you can get a discount on the initial enrollment fee, don't forget that. Go to Yahoo groups and check out the many groups devoted to Excelsior. You can find tips for passing tests and study materials. You can even find stuff for sale. Get your books, references (listed in each study guide, as well as on a separate document), any Rue or TCN study guides you wish to purchase on ebay or half.com. And, like discussed on another thread, there really is no need to buy the latest edition of texts. You can spend the extra money for the latest edition if you want the latest for your professional library for the future. Some people use the interlibrary loan process to check nursing texts out from public libraries and don't spend money for texts at all. It can be done. Yes, you are right, the CPNE costs $1785 (I believe) the last I saw. You need to be aware that once you enroll, every year they will send you a new update on the fees and you will have to pay a fee ($450) to stay enrolled past the first year. So it pays to move your butt and don't procrastinate once you do enroll. That's my best advice: Don't procrastinate. Good luck. The website for Excelsior is: www.Excelsior.edu

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