Excelsior couse guides?

  1. Has anyone used the Excelsior course guides? It seems a lot of people use Chancellor's or Rue's, but Excelsior's guides are less expensive.
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  3. by   medicrnohio
    I use the Excelsior content guides provided for free on the website or they will mail to you. I purchase the recommended texts used and often the earlier edition. I also use some notes that are available on some Yahoo sites, they are called Lisa's notes. This has worked for me so far, NC 1-6 with all A's. Good luck.
    Michelle
  4. by   BBFRN
    Same here. EC's course guides are free, and the yahoo groups are invaluable. It's possible to make it through the EC program without spending a ton of money on a publishing group. And really, I'd rather have my info from the recommended textbooks.
  5. by   jnette
    Quote from lgflamini
    Same here. EC's course guides are free, and the yahoo groups are invaluable. It's possible to make it through the EC program without spending a ton of money on a publishing group. And really, I'd rather have my info from the recommended textbooks.
    Big fat DITTO !!!

    I used every Excelsior study guide (had them sent to me free) and purchased only the books recommended in the back of the study guides.. you have a choice of which books.. only one of the choices is what you'll need for each course. I picked one of the first two options.

    Between their guides, books, (and I also did the coloring books, and study/quizz guides that you can order with the actual book)... you'll be just FINE !!!
  6. by   Spazzy Nurse
    Ok I was going to "ditto" lgflamini's post but Jnette already did that, so now I'll just "ditto" Jnette's post.

    Seriously, they're right on. If you want to use publishing company materials, go ahead, but use them as a secondary tool. And you don't have to purchase ALL of EC's recommended texts. I used a few of my LPN texts (anatomy, maternal/child health, etc.) and what I didn't have I bought used online.
  7. by   mtadoc
    Quote from Spazzy Nurse
    Ok I was going to "ditto" lgflamini's post but Jnette already did that, so now I'll just "ditto" Jnette's post.

    Seriously, they're right on. If you want to use publishing company materials, go ahead, but use them as a secondary tool. And you don't have to purchase ALL of EC's recommended texts. I used a few of my LPN texts (anatomy, maternal/child health, etc.) and what I didn't have I bought used online.
    Hello, my name is Amado Rodriguez. I am also working towards my asn degree through excelsior college. my question is are you familiar with using cliffs notes for A&P, Micro, etc? Please let me know. Thanks Amado
  8. by   Medic2RN
    Hello there!
    I have been using the EC content guides and the recommended texts also. I do have the Chancellor's guides (which I bought used & pretty reasonable off the yahoo groups). I use those guides for summarizing everything I've read in the recommended texts. I'm still new to this and so far I've gotten 'A's on my tests.
    Good luck to you!!
  9. by   Spazzy Nurse
    Quote from mtadoc
    Hello, my name is Amado Rodriguez. I am also working towards my asn degree through excelsior college. my question is are you familiar with using cliffs notes for A&P, Micro, etc? Please let me know. Thanks Amado
    I did use Cliff's Notes for A&P and they were a great study tool.

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