Got excelsior packet

  1. Got my excelsior packet. Sounds really good. Where do I find the book list for prereq courses such as Microbiology and A&P. Apparently have to be enrolled to get study guides.
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   niteshiftnurse
    call excelsior at their toll free number and they will tell you what book you need
  4. by   Spazzy Nurse
    They should be able to send you the free content guides before you're enrolled, since people can take the generals and the first 2 nursing exams before they're enrolled. You can also download them online.
  5. by   angelbear
    Thanks for the replies.
  6. by   alet3ff
    As the person mentioned before, you can download the study guides in pdf format from the Excelsior website. A list of books and recommended reading is in the study guide. Also if you go to their online bookstore you can look up the books as well. What I do is shop around using the book number I go to like bn.com ebay.com and ecampus.com
    Hope this helps.
    Ed
  7. by   angelbear
    Thanks for the suggestions alet3ff.
  8. by   DianeNewMexico
    I would love to study on line. I am only an LPN. I have 38 years of nursing and 122 credit hours of college. I live in the middle of no where. Thank God for the computer. I want my RN but am getting tierd of drivig to college and the time involved with studying. I have sent for the Excelsior program. They do not have on line study material. This really would make life easier. I worl 40 to 56 hours a week and don't have much time left for piece and quiet. Especially since I drive two hours to work. I remain for three to four days then return home. Anyone out there with a quick fix??????
  9. by   opalmRN
    DianeNewMexico

    I am not sure I understand which learning format you are looking for. If it is independent study, the Excelsior may be the way for you. You certainly have a lot of nursing years behind you. Independent learning is not for everyone because of the continual need to keep motivating yourself. But if you have the drive and self determination, you will be successful.

    Good luck in whatever you decide, keep us posted.
    C
  10. by   mona b RN
    DianeNewMexico,

    It definitely sounds like you have a full plate. If you are motivated and self-directed then EC may be for you. If you want more structure then Deaconess may be the right school.

    You have so much experience, I would think you would do well on the CPNE that EC requires. Let us know what you decide.


    mona b
  11. by   Rock
    Congratulations!!
    You're on your way.
    Rock
  12. by   angelbear
    The content guides for the courses are free on Excelsiors website. I just printed off mine for A&P and Microbiology. There are also tips for studying and support on a yahoo message board I think it is called rnstudy but spazzy knows for sure what the link is Spazzy?
  13. by   Spazzy Nurse
    rnstudygroup

    This board is GREAT!
    :kiss
  14. by   zacarias
    Hey all!!

    At Excelsior, do they require a clinical component for the RN-BSN program? Or is it just theory and management issues?

    Zach

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