Latest Comments by Txffmedic

Latest Comments by Txffmedic

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    Quote from RNWANDABE
    Hi, yes i did get approve last year doing few classes with them so now im on A/P one and two with straighterline.
    I am currently taking A&P II with lab. You must have enrolled before excelsior came out with the "policy alert" that JustBeachyNurse alluded to in order to get approval. Also, approval is granted for a six month period. So, be sure that it is listed in the course approval section under "My Details" on the excelsior web site. If it is not, just send them an e-mail asking them to approve again.

    When I stated enrolled, you must have been officially enrolled in the excelsior nursing program before they came out with the new policy change. If you did, the new policy does not affect you.

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    This may have been asked but are there older students in the program. Say, in their 50's?

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    Quote from JustBeachyNurse
    The core courses like Micro, A&P, Human Growth & development, etc must be taken through EC or CLEP. EC will not grant credit for these classes from Straighterline. This is also posted on the Straighterline website: (emphasis added)"Excelsior College accepts many of StraighterLine's college-level courses for full credit.Policy AlertCore Degree Requirements - Excelsior College does not accept outside coursework for transfer credit required for core degree requirements. Excelsior provides a listing of its core degree requirements in its degree program catalog provided on its website.For the Excelsior College School of Nursing (SON), core degree requirements in Associate degree programs include Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Life Span Developmental Psychology and Sociology. For Excelsior College SON Bachelor's degree programs, core degree requirements include Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics and Ethics.In addition, the Excelsior College SON allows students to satisfy up to 25% of the general education degree requirements with StraighterLine courses. This means in Excelsior's nursing programs, a maximum of 7 general education credits (2 courses) can apply to Associate degree plans and a maximum of 15 general education credits (approximately 5 courses) can apply to Bachelor's degree plans."Source: Excelsior College - Transfer to Excelsior College - StraighterLine
    I have contacted excelsior regarding this policy and it only affects you if you enrolled in excelsior after Oct. 1, 2012.

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    My understanding is that this policy went into effect Oct. 1, 2012 . I enrolled prior to this and took A&P 1 with lab through straighterline and excelsior excepted it. I have since contacted them and they state that they will except my A&P 2 with lab as well. I think this policy only effects you if you enroll after Oct. of 2012. However, you would need to confirm with excelsior. As to the OP's question, I responded to straighterlines e-mail but have not received a response.

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    Quote from natnat122
    Hey!!
    Thanks! Yeah I completed the course in about about 2 weeks, I loved it it was really interesting and not boring like I thought it'd be. The test questions were straight forward and fair. Some were hard though.. But all in all it was a good course and I had a good experience w/ Straighterline I must say!
    Wow, how did you complete the course in two weeks?

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    Go to the exam center, go to specific topic quiz and once the quiz pops up tap on the smaller font quiz heading just below the larger one above it. Ex. Topic 4 quiz. Tap on the same heading just below it but in a smaller font....hope that was not confusing.

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    Has anyone taken microbiology and pharmacology at the same time while working full time?

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    Just took information literacy. I took about a week to complete it. It can be done in a shorter time period and as it has been stated it is open book. Highly recommend Penn Foster. Very cost effective.

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    Great two hear. I just completed info. Lit. I was going through straighterlines website, I will be starting A&P 1, when I came across your post. Did you buy a specific kit or did you have to piece it together?

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    Well folks, I finally decided to get off the fence and enrolled today. Now, just waiting for an official transcript and hopefully will be able to start with A&P through straighterline. Let the games begin...lol!

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    Will the classes that are not yet offered on the nursing pathway prerequisites (ie. microbiology, microbiology w/lab, and Biochemistry) be offered by SL? And if so, is there a time line?

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    Quote from RobinMurphy
    Thank you everyone
    Txffmedic- I have been an lvn for 3 yrs, only worked one of those years. I worked in a pediatric doctors office for a year after I graduated and then decided to be a stay at home mom and work on school. Its doable, I didnt have any hospital experience other than what I had in lvn school. It is all very basic nursing. Its a great school if you are a self learner, and are determined.
    Thanks Robin, your story is inspirational! You have given me more confidence that this program is very doable. Thanks again and good luck on the nclex I know you will do great...to be continued.

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    Inspiring journal. Congratulations!!! Could you tell me a little about your background? I am new to this site but have been lurking and undecided about pursuing excelsior.

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    Quote from Medic2RN
    Txffmedic, I may also be one of those who are "in the same boat" as you.
    I was a FF/paramedic in Texas for about 9 years and went through the Excelsior route. I am currently working in an ED. If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me.
    FinallyI will do so as soon as I hit my 15 posts. I am at 13 now, new to the site but have been viewing for some time trying to decide if this is the route for me considering my background with no in-hospital experience. Your the first to respond with similar life experience...I hope.

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    Quote from LunahRN
    Yes, I am still a paramedic, but I also had a lot of in-hospital experience.
    So, what are your thoughts concerning those paramedics that do not have in-hospital experience?


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