Former Navy Corpsman seeks info about Excelsior

  1. Hello all,

    I registered here today, and I desperately need some information.

    I was a Naval Hospital Corpsman, and when I got out (as a disabled vet), I was lucky enough to get in with a very progressive multi-facted medical practice. Once there, I functioned essentially as a PA for about seven years.

    I am currently seeking to go ahead and finish my Associates in nursing through Excelsior, but was wondering whether I will automatically qualify for the nursing program as described. I was told by the military advisors at Excelsior I would, but was curious if there were other Corpsman who have completed the program at Excelsior, and if there was any additional advice they could share with me.

    I am very confident I would have no problem with the clinical aspects of the program, but need to know costs, timeframe, and the other dynamics of the Excelsior program.

    Any additional information or experiences would be greatly appreciated. Any specific issues with regard to former Corpsman entering the program would also be very helpful.

    I wish to thank you all in advance for your assistance, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Respectfully,

    emmissar.
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   jnette
    I graduated from Excelsior two years ago... and was an AF medical/hosp. Corpsman many, many moons ago. I had continued on in the medical field thereafter as EMT, PCT, and various other employments.

    Excelsior will be a perfect fit for your needs. Go for it. You won't regret it.

    Read through all the many threads here on this forum re those who are currently in, or have successfully completed Excelsior's Nursing Program.

    You should have no trouble being accepted, and it truly is an excellent program. Best wishes in your endeavors. Keep us posted.
  4. by   emmissar
    Jnette,

    Was it an automatic admission for you since you were a medic? Did they let you right into the program? I understand that I would probably qualify without any issues. But what should I expect in that regard?

    It seems to me that they are starting to limit the admissions criteria, and that is why I am asking.

    Thanks again for your prompt response. I do appreciate it. I hope we can share information again sometime.

    Best wishes.

    em

    Quote from jnette
    I graduated from Excelsior two years ago... and was an AF medical/hosp. Corpsman many, many moons ago. I had continued on in the medical field thereafter as EMT, PCT, and various other employments.

    Excelsior will be a perfect fit for your needs. Go for it. You won't regret it.

    Read through all the many threads here on this forum re those who are currently in, or have successfully completed Excelsior's Nursing Program.

    You should have no trouble being accepted, and it truly is an excellent program. Best wishes in your endeavors. Keep us posted.
  5. by   jnette
    Quote from emmissar
    Jnette,

    Was it an automatic admission for you since you were a medic? Did they let you right into the program? I understand that I would probably qualify without any issues. But what should I expect in that regard?

    It seems to me that they are starting to limit the admissions criteria, and that is why I am asking.

    Thanks again for your prompt response. I do appreciate it. I hope we can share information again sometime.

    Best wishes.

    em
    Yes. I had no problems whatsoever getting admitted. I sent them my college transcripts from the early seventies (only had several courses to my credit) and they went from there. Again, even with the changes the past couple years, you should have NO problem with your background. Give them a call at their 800 # and/or email them.. get some info beforehand ... might ease your mind.

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