EC study question

  1. Hi everyone,
    I'm new here, but I have been reading some threads and really appreciate all the helpful info you're all putting out there. So thank you!
    I just have one question... I'm about to start studying with the Excellcior program, and I'm wondering if there is any particular order of studies that works best. I have a few general subjects, and of course the nursing concepts. I just don't know where to start... maybe I'm just a little overwhelmed. Any advice would be greatly appreciated... and thanks in advance...
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  3. by   njbikernurse
    I highly recommend taking Microbiology first if that's a class that you don't already have credits for. It just helps sooooo much in understanding the infectious disease processes that are covered in all of the nursing exams. I also suggest taking lifespan developmental psych before the nursing exams as well. It makes a very good foundation for studying nursing care throughout the various populations (infants through geriatrics). Finally, I have taken all the nursing exams in order instead of skipping around, and it seems like one builds on he other nicely. Good luck!!!
  4. by   Baloney Amputation
    I agree with Micro being towards the beginning though many choose to take it while they are waiting to take the CPNE. However, NC6, for example, has 25% of the exam (the infectious diseases) based on things covered in Micro.

    That was my only general ed credit I needed to take besides the NC classes. I could have waited, but I'm glad I didn't.

    Good luck!

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