Did anyone who Graduated from Excelsior College had problems when trying.

  1. Hello,
    I've just sent in my first payment to start taking classes from Excelsior to get my ADN. When I called the school where I got my LPN, I was told by the director that Colleges are not recognizing ADN from Excelsior college because they do not have a Clinical Component. Is this true, I did call Excelsior and was told that California will no longer accept students from Excelsior to sit for the Boards. But those that are already enrolled will be allowed but no new students. Has anyone had any problems in the past or present with going on to get your BSN from a different colleg? Say Pace University or Stony Brook? Thank you for any information you can give me. I don't want to be halfway through with Excelsior and find out it will be useless to me..


    Thanks
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  3. by   IamRN
    Hope someone chimes in, but meanwhile, you could always check w/the particular school you wish to transfer the Excelsior credits towards.

    Good luck!
  4. by   dwoods1972
    [Go to this site and you will get your answer in regards to the Excelsior program. I did read that Calfornia will accept the program but I do believe you have to get your clinical hours in order to take the boards.

    http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/licverif.htm





    QUOTE=northernnyLPN]Hello,
    I've just sent in my first payment to start taking classes from Excelsior to get my ADN. When I called the school where I got my LPN, I was told by the director that Colleges are not recognizing ADN from Excelsior college because they do not have a Clinical Component. Is this true, I did call Excelsior and was told that California will no longer accept students from Excelsior to sit for the Boards. But those that are already enrolled will be allowed but no new students. Has anyone had any problems in the past or present with going on to get your BSN from a different colleg? Say Pace University or Stony Brook? Thank you for any information you can give me. I don't want to be halfway through with Excelsior and find out it will be useless to me..


    Thanks[/QUOTE]
  5. by   northernnyLPN
    Thank you all for listening to me I contacted Stony Brook and was told they would accept my degree from excelsior Just don't understand why the director of the place where i got my LPN would say this to me. Also i'm in NY and Stony Brook is in NY maybe that is the differences.. anyway thank you all


    Quote from dwoods1972
    [Go to this site and you will get your answer in regards to the Excelsior program. I did read that Calfornia will accept the program but I do believe you have to get your clinical hours in order to take the boards.

    http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/licverif.htm





    QUOTE=northernnyLPN]Hello,
    I've just sent in my first payment to start taking classes from Excelsior to get my ADN. When I called the school where I got my LPN, I was told by the director that Colleges are not recognizing ADN from Excelsior college because they do not have a Clinical Component. Is this true, I did call Excelsior and was told that California will no longer accept students from Excelsior to sit for the Boards. But those that are already enrolled will be allowed but no new students. Has anyone had any problems in the past or present with going on to get your BSN from a different colleg? Say Pace University or Stony Brook? Thank you for any information you can give me. I don't want to be halfway through with Excelsior and find out it will be useless to me..


    Thanks
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  6. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    Quote from northernnyLPN
    I was told by the director that Colleges are not recognizing ADN from Excelsior college because they do not have a Clinical Component.
    No, this would not be true. Don't you just hate it when people who are supposed to be responsible enough not to say something they don't know for a fact is true, pass out misinformation? Makes you wonder if they didn't know which way was up on a lot of other things, huh....

    By now you have probably learned that the nurse practitioner program at Stony Brook recognizes the ADN as sufficient academic pre-requisite for their program. Or at least that's what I was told by an Excelsior College graduate who was accepted into Stony Brook's NP program....

    Now that says something.

    Good luck and welcome to the growing happy numbers of Excelsior students and graduates....
  7. by   BBFRN
    I have been checking out BSN programs (trad & non-trad), and not one school has said that they wouldn't accept my EC credits. EC is NLN accredited, so you should have no problems furthering your education elsewhere if you choose to do so.
  8. by   RXconnecticut
    Quote from northernnyLPN
    Hello,
    I've just sent in my first payment to start taking classes from Excelsior to get my ADN. When I called the school where I got my LPN, I was told by the director that Colleges are not recognizing ADN from Excelsior college because they do not have a Clinical Component. Is this true, I did call Excelsior and was told that California will no longer accept students from Excelsior to sit for the Boards. But those that are already enrolled will be allowed but no new students. Has anyone had any problems in the past or present with going on to get your BSN from a different colleg? Say Pace University or Stony Brook? Thank you for any information you can give me. I don't want to be halfway through with Excelsior and find out it will be useless to me..


    Thanks
    i'm not sure about Ex. but my friend & I wer e recently speaking about RN's in Ct having to be accepted into nursing program to get clinicals done (and it's really hard to get into ...many applicants)and she told me that going the LPN route is best because almost all you clinicals are complteted w/ the lpn school....I'm not totally sure if thats true but...here in CT we have LPN to RN bridge programs that are "legal"..and & think EX. is a popular one also. Wish you well.
  9. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    here in CT we have LPN to RN bridge programs that are "legal"..and & think EX. is a popular one also.
    Excelsior College is "legal" also. You can't get too many more credentials than EC has.... (Are there any more than Excelsior College has?)

    I like the LPN route and wish I had done that. There is often less waiting and the material may be presented in a slightly more tolerable form. I haven't met too many LPN's or LVN's who felt their "traditional" training was oppressive, contrasting with the vast numbers of RN's who--along with their classmates--were mistreated. (The latter group would include moi.)

    It makes a lot more sense--takes the same amount of time, or less if you go the Excelsior College route after graduating from LPN school.
  10. by   SKM-NURSIEPOOH
    but you could certainly look into this brand new college network's lpn/lvn to rn, bsn program! the bsn degree is conferred from indiana state university.

    good luck ~ cheers!
    moe
    Last edit by SKM-NURSIEPOOH on Jul 9, '04
  11. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    Quote from skm-nursiepooh
    but you could certainly look into this brand new college network's lpn/lvn to rn, bsn program! the bsn degree is conferred from indiana state university.
    the college network is a note group service. they, themselves, award no degrees whatsoever.

    notice that "their" adn is conferred by excelsior college. if you went the college network route, you not only have to pay them, you would also have to pay excelsior college the same fees the rest of us do (did). or, you could just go to excelsior college and only pay the excelsior college fees, and use the recommended texts, and the yahoo notegroups (free) and the support of excelsior students and graduates from around the world, right here on allnurses.com (also free).

    as they say, you do the math.....

    i'm betting that if you contact any of the schools mentioned in the "ad" the link in the above post and ask them about college network's "degree" that is conferred by their school (e.g., indiana state university) the kindest response you will get is, we don't know them, never heard of them, have no relationship with them.

    caveat emptor: let the buyer beware.
  12. by   alk3rainbow
    You have to be careful with any of these distance education schools just because there are a few states out there who won't let you take the boards. I believe Illinois is one of them and it does not recognize excelsior. I'd love to get my RN eventually through distance education, but it just feels a lot safer to stick to the traditional route.
  13. by   BBFRN
    Asking your BON if they accept EC grads to sit for the boards is an easy way to dispel that. It takes less than 5 minutes to find out.
  14. by   Darlene K.
    Quote from chris_at_lucas
    The College Network is a note group service. They, themselves, award no degrees whatsoever.

    Notice that "their" ADN is conferred by Excelsior College. If you went the College Network route, you not only have to pay them, you would also have to pay Excelsior College the same fees the rest of us do (did). Or, you could just go to Excelsior College and only pay the Excelsior College fees, and use the recommended texts, and the yahoo notegroups (free) and the support of Excelsior students and graduates from around the world, right here on allnurses.com (also free).

    As they say, you do the math.....

    I'm betting that if you contact any of the schools mentioned in the "ad" the link in the above post and ask them about College Network's "degree" that is conferred by their school (e.g., Indiana State University) the kindest response you will get is, we don't know them, never heard of them, have no relationship with them.

    Caveat emptor: let the buyer beware.
    I checked with the College Network and Chancellor (spelling) and neither one of them are "colleges". I totally agree with you.

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