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I am planning on getting my ADN through Excelsior, but was going to start studying on my own for the next couple years before I will be able to enroll. I thought that I would slowly start buying the... Read More

  1. by   mona b RN
    Spazzy Nurse,

    Couldn't she sit for her license in another state and then transfer her license to Illinois? I'm not quite sure how this works. Just curious.

    mona b
  2. by   hoolahan
    The best study guides are from The College Network, if they are still around.

    I bought some guides from CHancellors, and they were basicaly an outline w fill-in the blanks. That $295 is a lot to spend on an outline!!!

    The College Network, on the other hand, was a complete guide. I used it to ace the research exam for the BSN program.

    BTW, for the record I do not own stock in any of thses guides, and you guys should take a lot of the advice here w a grain of salt. I am quite sure the instructors and vendors who sell these materials post or at least lurk here.

    My advice to you would be to use Excelsiors on-line chat area, and meet students and hook up w study partners that way.

    Also, for the clinicals, Excelsior really does provide a totally comprehensive study guiode, but I recommend you buy the rec'd texts to study from for the correct techniques.

    I would NOT advise anyone to start two years ahead of time b/c they change the study guides and update criteria frequently, so you don't want to learn something the wrong way.
  3. by   Rock
    Hi y'all:

    When I graduated Excelsior (Regents College) in
    1980, Pennsylvania did not recognize the Regents
    degree, but has since accepted it as a valid degree.
    I believe there were only one or two states that
    did not recognize Regents, but I thought that now
    all states recognize Regents degree.

    Someone please correct me if I am wrong.

    Sincerely,
    Rock

    :kiss :roll :angel2:
  4. by   TNcanNURSE
    Originally posted by Rock
    Hi y'all:

    When I graduated Excelsior (Regents College) in
    1980, Pennsylvania did not recognize the Regents
    degree, but has since accepted it as a valid degree.
    I believe there were only one or two states that
    did not recognize Regents, but I thought that now
    all states recognize Regents degree.

    Someone please correct me if I am wrong.

    Sincerely,
    Rock

    :kiss :roll :angel2:
    Spazzy is right. Illinois does not allow EC grads to sit for Boards. Oh and California either just stopped or they are soon going to put a stop to it. Not sure which, but it is a hot discussion in the forums amongst CA students.
  5. by   Spazzy Nurse
    The latest on Cali is that they're putting any decisions on hold until Juneish.
  6. by   Rock
    Sometimes you can be just outside of the borders
    of the states, IL & CA, and be happily employed.
    In some cases, it's just a couple of miles from the
    borders. It's worth the move.
  7. by   mona b RN
    Originally posted by mona b
    Spazzy Nurse,

    Couldn't she sit for her license in another state and then transfer her license to Illinois? I'm not quite sure how this works. Just curious.

    mona b
    Okay, I'm quoting myself, but does anyone know the answer to this?
  8. by   Rock
    Originally posted by mona b
    Okay, I'm quoting myself, but does anyone know the answer to this?
    It's up to the state for which you are applying.
    The best thing to do is inquire at that State
    Board of Nursing. They will give you an answer
    very quickly.

    Rock

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