Anyone familiar with Florida Hospital College? - page 2

I am enrolled to start classes in May. Their online program is new (RN to BSN) but has all of the appropriate accreditation. They are still developing a BSN to MSN program. I was enrolled in the... Read More

  1. by   rn-on-the-move
    Capgirl thanks so much for the information. I'm at present waiting for the evaluation of my transfer credits. It's sad to say I've been half way through my BSN since 2000 where I took "just a semester off" during a difficult family time.
    And again congradulation s on your achievement.
  2. by   sarahneeyah
    Hi,
    I am a current student. I like the program. If you stay focus, it is doable. I took 2 classes for the first 7 week, and I am now starting the second half of the semester. The teachers are very helpful. I think you will like the program. Best Wishes!
  3. by   exnavygirl-RN
    I would have loved to get my RN-BSN via Florida Hospital College. I called and e-mailed them and they told me they DID NOT accept Excelsior's ASN degree. I was so down and discouraged. I'm a little confused because I know someone who is a Regents graduate who is enrolled there. The funny thing is that I e-mailed UNC-Chapel Hill about their RN-BSN and they told me "sure we accept Excelsior". That made me feel better. They also sent me a nice packet about the RN-BSN and MSN programs.
  4. by   txspadequeenRN
    you need to talk to someone else. i talked to them and they told me they dd accept ec. i dont understand this ...one question..do you have to have a florida license that may be a problem if your not a lvn already...


    Quote from exnavygirl
    i would have loved to get my rn-bsn via florida hospital college. i called and e-mailed them and they told me they did not accept excelsior's asn degree. i was so down and discouraged. i'm a little confused because i know someone who is a regents graduate who is enrolled there. the funny thing is that i e-mailed unc-chapel hill about their rn-bsn and they told me "sure we accept excelsior". that made me feel better. they also sent me a nice packet about the rn-bsn and msn programs.
  5. by   exnavygirl-RN
    I've been an LPN for over 5 years. I live in Mississippi and have a mississippi license. I talked to two people and kept one of the e-mails.
  6. by   txspadequeenRN
    why don't they accept them? even if they do not accept ec (which i will be verifying today because lol they lied to me) they should accept your rn license. did you do all of your pre- classes through ec? there is no reason whatsoever they should not accept ec....ill have the answers to these questions by the end of the day...


    Quote from exnavygirl
    i've been an lpn for over 5 years. i live in mississippi and have a mississippi license. i talked to two people and kept one of the e-mails.
  7. by   Hotlando
    I also live in Orlando, and I sent in the application and fee. They called me back and said they do not accept Excelsior Grads so she said,she would rip up my money order that was this year. So maybe now they have changed.
    And I do have a Florida RN and LPN license.

    Hotlando
  8. by   txspadequeenRN
    they are telling me that they do not accept ec grads as well. i am in the middle of the conversation via e-mail and i want to know why...i very pro ec so this is offending me..lol several years ago i was told repeatedly that ec was accepted. however, this was before all the bon did the changes...i just want to know why and will post here when i find out...

    Quote from hotlando
    i also live in orlando, and i sent in the application and fee. they called me back and said they do not accept excelsior grads so she said,she would rip up my money order that was this year. so maybe now they have changed.
    and i do have a florida rn and lpn license.

    hotlando
  9. by   txspadequeenRN
    ok it is because of the recent changes in the florida's bon decision and ec...ok but what about out of state students i don't have those restrictions and since they are not issuing the initial license ...whats the problem???
  10. by   exnavygirl-RN
    thanks for checking. i thought i was going nuts. it's hard to believe that other highly respected colleges like unc and duke accept excelsior , yet this school will not. something is very wrong here. they truly do not understand that excelsior is an excellent school. hmmmm their loss.
    i know the florida bon has issues with excelsior. when will these states open their eyes?




    Quote from txspadequeen921
    they are telling me that they do not accept ec grads as well. i am in the middle of the conversation via e-mail and i want to know why...i very pro ec so this is offending me..lol several years ago i was told repeatedly that ec was accepted. however, this was before all the bon did the changes...i just want to know why and will post here when i find out...
  11. by   Pixie.RN
    The Florida BON has no issues with EC grads who were LPNs like you ladies ... it's medics like me that can't endorse in without 2 years of RN experience.

    I'm hereby removing them from the sacred RN-BSN spreadsheet! While muttering a choice word that is against the allnurses TOS and sounds a lot like a brand of jam called Smuckers.
  12. by   txspadequeenRN
    lunah,

    i could understand this if i was applying to this school for a initial license. regardless who it is... you are not endorsing your rn status over to florida so this should not be a issue. so they are officially removed from my bsn possibilities....i still with my original choices..utmb and tech...but this still makes me madder than hell....


    Quote from lunahrn
    the florida bon has no issues with ec grads who were lpns like you ladies ... it's medics like me that can't endorse in without 2 years of rn experience.

    i'm hereby removing them from the sacred rn-bsn spreadsheet! while muttering a choice word that is against the allnurses tos and sounds a lot like a brand of jam called smuckers. :d
  13. by   Pixie.RN
    I know, me too ... thus the Smuckers comment.

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