LPN to RN Excelsior College - page 3

I am trying to decide whether Excelsior College is the path I should take. I am hoping someone can help me! :smilecoffeecup:... Read More

  1. by   LuvWounds
    Thanks Chris. What state are you in? Are the study guides books that direct you to other books to read from or do they include info that may be or has been on previous test? if you had to estimate your total cost for EC what would that be?
  2. by   LucasRN
    hi! i am in new jersey. the study guides give you an itemized list of exactly what you can expect to see on the test(areas of study) there is a practice test at the end around 25 questions or so to give you a feel of what they are looking for and a list of recommended books. i guesstimate my total cost for ec was around 8000$ this includes travel and hotel for cpne. good luck
    chris
  3. by   LuvWounds
    Thanks Chris. Did you participate in any study groups either for the course or the CPNE? How helpful was the advisiors and other EC staff? did you say how long it took you to complete? How often where you taken your test?
  4. by   LucasRN
    ok, no study groups just me and my books, i was taking approximately 2 tests per month and completed everything in 9 months. i took a workshop for the cpne plus the care planning conference through EC, i definitely recomment the practice tests through the college alot of the same stuff appeared on the actual exam, and the staff and advisors at Ec were very helpful and i felt genuinely wanted me to succeed!
    chris
  5. by   LuvWounds
    I would like tothank you very much. You have been very helpful, other that I have asked have been so stingy with the amount of info that they give you. Again thanks so much
  6. by   LucasRN
    it is a pleasure, good luck to you!
    chris
  7. by   heavenlee620
    The time it takes to compleate 1 class is really up to you . I read my first book in 3 weeks and was ready to take the CLEP exam. So you can pace yourself.
    :spin:
    Last edit by sirI on Jul 30, '07 : Reason: TOS
  8. by   dollbaby
    I am from AL and I am finished with all of the nursing courses. I am waiting for a date to take my CPNE clinical exam. I love the program at Excelsior. It was the best decision that I have ever made. Should have done this long before now.:spin:
  9. by   Testingone
    Hey, my name is Ramelle i'm in north Georgia I've been an LPN for 18 years I'm currently taking prereqs and plan to attend EC as well if you enroll before oct,1 you won't be required to take the additional courses being added to the program. if I make ok, if I don't ok. I'm not going to let the additional courses be a hinderence to my goal.
  10. by   Testingone
    Good luck!
  11. by   Testingone
    Quote from dollbaby
    I am from AL and I am finished with all of the nursing courses. I am waiting for a date to take my CPNE clinical exam. I love the program at Excelsior. It was the best decision that I have ever made. Should have done this long before now.:spin:


    Good luck
  12. by   LuvWounds
    Does anyone know what the additional classes are?
  13. by   Testingone
    Go to the E.C. website click nursing link scroll to bottom of page you will see letter of revision to prospective student.enrooled student. tired to copy and paste option not avalible.
    good luck

    testingone

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