Excelsior Vs. Rue

  1. Hello all!

    I am a new LPN wanting to get my RN-MN has huge waiting lists. I have been searching Excelsior but a friend of a friend told me about Rue, I checked out site and requested info but am wondering if anyone knows anything about it? Apparently they are accretiated in MN so that is a good sign, but do not want to rack up more bills.
    Any info would be appreciated.
    Jenny
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   EricJRN
    Rue is a publishing company that will provide study guides to help you pass the Excelsior exams in exchange for fees. I graduated from Excelsior without using a publishing company, but it's a matter of personal choice. Some people can study just great with little direction, while some prefer to have it laid out in the form of a study guide.
  4. by   elkpark
    There are some older threads here that discuss folks' experiences with and opinions about Rue. It would be well worth searching and reviewing those before you make a decision and commit to anything.
  5. by   jlhayes
    Thanks for the quick replies!
    Where do I find the older threads on this? I'm fairly new to the site so not sure.
    Jen
  6. by   EricJRN
    You can use the Search function. If you look at the top right of each page here, there's a gray toolbar. Click on Help, then Search.
  7. by   txspadequeenRN
    also dont forget to visit the distance learning forum. There is so much info about all the publishing companies and EC .. good luck.

    Quote from jlhayes
    Hello all!

    I am a new LPN wanting to get my RN-MN has huge waiting lists. I have been searching Excelsior but a friend of a friend told me about Rue, I checked out site and requested info but am wondering if anyone knows anything about it? Apparently they are accretiated in MN so that is a good sign, but do not want to rack up more bills.
    Any info would be appreciated.
    Jenny
  8. by   TheCommuter
    Rue is not an RN program; rather, it is nothing more than a publishing company for Excelsior.
  9. by   EricJRN
    The other thing that's worth pointing out here is that although Rue's goal is to help you pass EC exams, Rue is not affiliated with Excelsior.
  10. by   Anicita
    Quote from EricEnfermero
    Rue is a publishing company that will provide study guides to help you pass the Excelsior exams in exchange for fees. I graduated from Excelsior without using a publishing company, but it's a matter of personal choice. Some people can study just great with little direction, while some prefer to have it laid out in the form of a study guide.
    where did you get your study guides from????
  11. by   EricJRN
    I just read the recommended texts, using the free EC content guides for direction. I checked out many of the texts from a medical library.
  12. by   EricJRN
    I should also add that EC's online practice exams were a big help when I wanted to assess where I stood or when I wanted to get a better idea of the contest tested on a given exam.
  13. by   jjaade
    i WAS INTERESTED IN rUE ALSO...i CALLED THE STATE BOARD OF NURSING TO CHECK IF THEY WERE ACCREDITED. RUE IS ONLY LIKE A BOOK STORE FOR EXCCELSIOR COLLEGE,,SO WHY GO THROUGH RUE ? I REGISTERED WITH EXCELSIOR COLLEGE ...I'M NOT SURE HOW MUCH RUE IS BUT WHY NOT GET THE BOOKS FROM EXCELSIOR WHERE THE INSTRUCTORS WHO ARE TEACHING YOU AND ARE MAKING THE LESSON PLANS TO MATCH THE BOOKS FROM EXCELSIOR? RUE JUST SEEMED LIKE A MONEY MAKING SCHEME. HOPE i HAVE BEEN OF SOME HELP TO YOU.quote=jlhayes;1840059]Hello all!

    I am a new LPN wanting to get my RN-MN has huge waiting lists. I have been searching Excelsior but a friend of a friend told me about Rue, I checked out site and requested info but am wondering if anyone knows anything about it? Apparently they are accretiated in MN so that is a good sign, but do not want to rack up more bills.
    Any info would be appreciated.
    Jenny[/quote]
  14. by   SuesquatchRN
    Rue can't be accredited because they are not a school.

    Rue provides expensive, optional, non-school-affiliated study materials for on-line schools such as Excelsior.

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