Excelsior questions :) - page 3

For those of you who are in or went through the Excelsior RN program I have a few questions. Do your transcripts from prior schooling play a big role in acceptance into the program? Do you need... Read More

  1. by   fuerza757
    Need some clarification on admission requirements:

    Do LPN's need to have 50% of clinicals completed from an RN program.

    Or is this for non-licensed applicants??
  2. by   EricJRN
    Quote from fuerza757
    Need some clarification on admission requirements:

    Do LPN's need to have 50% of clinicals completed from an RN program.
    No - those are two separate paths to admission.
  3. by   Sunny07
    I am a RT getting ready to start the Excelisor program.

    How long has it has it taken for post people to finish?
  4. by   Sunny07
    Any one located in/or around Metro Altanta Ga. that would like to study?
    email me privately...I wouldn't mind having some local support and encourgement.
  5. by   judybloom
    Hi

    I am an LPN who just finished nursing school for my RN I put six years of my life into it hard work my family suffered and i dont even get to graduate because my school as of last spring changed their grading policy you need to get 75 in nursing process classes but if you repeat you must get a 78 which is now setting up future student for failure. I cant graduate because of .08% of a point they say with the way they calulate they get 77.42 but when i calulate i get 77.5 no other school has this grading policy. i amso angry and discouraged when i started i had passion for nursing but this school drained me. i passed every requirement and skill and had great evaluations in my clinicals which mean nothing because of one class and .08% i cant take my boards of be at pinning. I am looking into excelsior, i will never encourage colleges again Excelsior wants you to be successful and they seem very encouraging which gives me hope again.
  6. by   traumanurse72
    I took the CPNE in Albany, NY and passed on the first try. It was extremely nerve wracking but I just kept telling myself "you did not come all of this way across the country to go back home a failure", failure wasn't an option for me. I highly recommend Excelsior, it allowed me to become an RN on my schedule and I was able to continue working. If anyone needs advice, I'd love to help.
  7. by   RNFinally12
    Hi,

    I am new here and not even sure if I am posting correctly. Anyway, I was in an associates RN degree program, but unfortunately came up a little short and did not pass. Does anyone know if EC excepts other RN schools credits. I do not know much if anything about this program, so if anyone has any advise please send it my way.

    Thank you!
  8. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from TokieRN
    Hi,

    I am new here and not even sure if I am posting correctly. Anyway, I was in an associates RN degree program, but unfortunately came up a little short and did not pass. Does anyone know if EC excepts other RN schools credits. I do not know much if anything about this program, so if anyone has any advise please send it my way.

    Thank you!
    Nope. you'll have to take all of the nursing exams, except, perhaps, for 2.
  9. by   Mudwoman
    Quote from TokieRN
    Hi,

    I am new here and not even sure if I am posting correctly. Anyway, I was in an associates RN degree program, but unfortunately came up a little short and did not pass. Does anyone know if EC excepts other RN schools credits. I do not know much if anything about this program, so if anyone has any advise please send it my way.

    Thank you!
    You will still have to take the 7 nursing exams and pass with at least a C. You will have to take the CPNE and pass. You must still have the required general education credits. The catalog states that if you have completed at least 50% of the clinical nursing credit hours in an asso, baccalaureate, or RN diploma nursing program, you might be eligible for the program if you apply within 5 years of completing the last nursing course.
  10. by   mcgrawfs1
    Rob,

    i thought that Excelsior's final test consisted of both written and "hands-on" assessments? please advise.

    thanks..
  11. by   Melinurse
    I went the Excelsior route and found employers question your clinicals. I told them it takes someone who is creative and independent to go through Excelsior and pass! I was hired right away. Overall experience ok, but not satisfied with lack of clinicals. I'm just grateful I had wonderful co-workers and mentors.:lghmky:

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