It's been a while since I have posted. I have been soooo busy. Anyway, I finally sent my application/review to EC, now the waiting begins. I am told that the process could take up to two months. My god, what do they do with the reviews anyway? Well, wish me luck. I am still studying A&P and I think I will start studying micro too.
Apr 7, '03
Congratulations on taking the plunge! Buckle up, it's a wild ride!
Apr 7, '03
Good for you! Hey, someday we'll be alumni together!
pam:hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty:
Apr 8, '03
Great news. I too am studying A&P, but haven't enrolled yet as I'm still doing my pre reqs. Do you think its better to enroll so you can take advantage of online help and study???
Apr 17, '03
That's a good question, I think there is an enrollment fee every year, so i guess the more you complete without enrolling the more you will save. I don't know how helpful the online help is, maybe Spazzynurse could answer that for you.
BTW, I am still studying A&P, how about you? I can't decide if I should take it slow or dive right in. I tend to lose interest if I go too slow but A&P is pretty interesting and I want to make sure I have a good grasp because it is so important to know this stuff.
Apr 18, '03
I'm still doing A*P. I work 7p-7a 4 and 5 in a row. I'm in no hurry as i have to get sleep, keep up the house, ect. I have found that if too much time goes by, I have forgotten what I had learned the week before. EC is good because you can do it at your own pace, but I wish I had more time to study. Feel free to pm me anytime. I normally don't get on the computer when i'm working, as I am so tired when I get home, all I want to do is sleep
Apr 19, '03
Generally, it is recommended to hold off on the Excelsior registration until you are ready to test for Nursing Concepts 3. You can test for A&P/Micro/all the other prerecs and the 1st two Nursing exams without being enrolled with EC.
The CLEP scores are good for 20 years, but the nursing exam scores only last for 5. Just some extra info you may want to keep in mind since some people do choose to spread this coursework out over several years.
The EC enrollment fee I have is $725 (which may have increased by now???) I honestly don't know if that is tuition for a year or for a semester, but I bet the Spaz knows.
Apr 19, '03
Okay, this is the official pricing from EC's website
$795 enrollment fee- covers one year of tuition
$395 additional fee per year enrolled after 1st year
$465 completion/graduation fee paid at end
Apr 24, '03
Make sure if your putting off officially enrolling you pay atention to what going on in the program. For expample in Sept the minimum level for aceptanve will be the EMT-Paramedic and not the basic EMT. They give advanced notice in most cases when they make changes like that.
So keep your eyes open, so you don't get blind sided. I've had a couple of my people miss out because they didn't pay attention like that.
Apr 25, '03
Craigb-RN, that is good advice. It's interesting how they keep changing the requirements regarding the EMT'S. I don't recall hearing anything about EC considering dropping the EMT admission entirely. Now, you have to be a Paramedic which I think is a year-long program. My point is, I don't think they gave any indication that they were moving in that direction, did they give any advance notice on this? Maybe it's just something I missed? When I spoke with EC they said that some of the EMT'S had the hardest time in the program. I guess too many people were taking the short three month course to qualify to get into the nursing program. There is also a new admission statement on the site.
Apr 26, '03
I think that EMT-Bs can still enroll after Sept., but they'll need 1000 (?) hours of supervised experience in the field.
Apr 27, '03
I am glad I am not the only one studying A&P. I am not enrolling either until I have too. I also need miicro and I think ethics.
Apr 27, '03
Hi Spazzy Nurse,
Effective September 3, 2003, individuals relying on EMT certification as a means to earn admission to the Excelsior College School of Nursing must hold Paramedic level certification. Basic and Intermediate EMT certification will no longer meet the School of Nursing admission requirement
I took this directly from the EC site. It sounds like they are definitely phasing out the EMT. I would love to know exactly what is going on. I mean if they will admit a newly licensed Medical Assistant or Respiratory Therapist, why wouldn't they directly admit an EMT with 1,000 hours of experience. If I am not mistaken, EMT's are exposed to much more than a Medical Assistant working in an office. Go figure....who knows what they are thinking.
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