LPN to RN

  1. Hi...I have 4 weeks before graduation! Will take my NCLEX_PN shortly after that! I am soooo happy.

    Does anyone here or is anyone taking the LPN to RN through REGENTS (Excelsior College)?

    I read a post where they failed one student during the clinical exam part because her apical pulse was different from the examiners. Anyone know anything about this program? What about RUE????

    Thanks.
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  3. by   Jennipherlynn
    I dont know much but I can tell you that my instructor (LPN) told us to stay away from Regents programs she said that they were in many cases unfair and that she had heard of alot of problems with them, thats all I got, sorry cant give more info...
    LPN GRADUATION IN 18 more school days..................
  4. by   L2639LPN
    Thanks....yes...I have decide to go to my local community state college and stay away from REGENTS. It will probably not be wise to use them.

    Thanks for your reply!
  5. by   tlc_lvn
    I am enrolled in Chancellors...same as Excelsior. I have taken 2 classes and am now in A&P. I have had no problems. I have several nurses here that got their degrees through this program with no problems. I guess it is all in the way you look at it. Who knows, maybe there is more to the story. Anyway, good luck which ever way you go.
  6. by   joyflnoyz
    Will credits earned through Excelsior transfer to other colleges?
  7. by   arlnurse
    I started doing Regents college, which is now called Excelsior, but only took 3 exams. I was too scared to invest so much $ taking the clinical practical which costs close to $2000 & doesn't have a very high passing rate. I am now enrolled in an accelerated program at a community college that is 1 year & requires that you complete at least 2 regents college exams
  8. by   USA987
    One of my LVN instructors received her RN from Regents before she went on for her BSN. She thought I would be a good candidate for a program like that. You need to be very disciplined as far as study time, etc. BUT, I chose not to go that route. Because I have only been working as an LVN for 9 mos. I felt that I didn't have a strong enough clinical background to be successful with the clinical portion of the program. Instead I chose an LVN-to-RN bridge program. Now that I have all my prereqs. out of the way I'll be starting the program June 4th and will graduate May 2003!!!!!

    Best wishes to you and congrats. on your upcoming graduation!

    Christine:roll
  9. by   jude11142
    Originally posted by L2639LPN
    Hi...I have 4 weeks before graduation! Will take my NCLEX_PN shortly after that! I am soooo happy.

    Does anyone here or is anyone taking the LPN to RN through REGENTS (Excelsior College)?

    I read a post where they failed one student during the clinical exam part because her apical pulse was different from the examiners. Anyone know anything about this program? What about RUE????

    Thanks.
    Congratulations on your upcoming graduation. I graduated on April 12th from an LPN Program and I am taking my NCLEX on June 25th. I started work at a local nursing home and right now am enjoying it. I finally feel like a "nurse".........I also am planning on going for RN. Sry that I don't too much about Regents, so can't really add anything to what has already been said. Just check out all other opportunities before obligatinig yourself anywhere. Here there are many choices and I am looking into each and then will decide. I most likely will take some courses in Sept(need my prereqs).

    Good luck and again Congratulations!!
  10. by   andrewsgranny
    I am thinkng about going back to school. I have been an LPN for 11 yrs. I love it. But I feel like I need more. My fear is can I really do this? I cant quit my job. Its perfect 8-4 no weekends no holiday's. And I live check to check. I only have one child at home now. Do you all think I should give this a try and go after my ADN or BSN? All advise greatly appreciated.:roll
  11. by   USA987
    Hi there,
    I'd say, go for it...if you have the desire to continue learning! I just started an LVN-to-RN transition program today. I cut back on my hours, so now I'm working Fri/Sat from 8-4pm. My school just started an evening/weekend program as well.

    Best wishes,
    Christine
  12. by   andrewsgranny
    What steps so I need to take to begin an LPN to RN transition program? I am totally in the dark here.
  13. by   biscuit_007
    I was an LPN and I graduated from Excelsior College. I loved it. It siuted my scheldule and home life. My only advice is to stay away from ANY of the publishing companies like morre, rue and chancellors. In my opinion they are a waste of money. I wasted 1700 dollars and never needed to spend a dime since all the stuff i got from them is available from Excelsior at little or no cost.
    The program is challenging and I would not recomend it to anyone until you get at least 2 to 3 years of experience as a nurse. You must study hard and do things in rather different ways! Their Way. But if you are flexible, persistant, and easy going the excelsion route may work for you too.
    www.excelsior.edu
  14. by   andrewsgranny
    Thank you so much for the info. I'm glad to know I have somewhere to turn for advice and answers.

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