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Is anyone else using RUE publishing company? I know its an extra expense but they say they will finance the cost of Excelsior interest free which seems like it will make it pretty much even out. I... Read More

  1. by   Melody48_MSNEd
    Quote from deegale
    My Payment Is 99down 99mo No Intrest They Told Me The Payment Would Stay The Same Even For The Excelsior Part Is This Wrong?
    Noone Finances The Exams.
    I know for a fact they do charge interest for Excelsior fees. I have a friend that works for them. I am sure the payment will stay the same. You will just be paying for 6-10 years depending on the interest. I have nothing against Rue. I like their study guides. I just chose to buy mine second hand. I have NC 1,2,3,5,7 and Micro. I paid about $145 for all of those. And bought my books used on Ebay. I have most of all the textbooks for the NC exams.
    I am testing Excelsior LifeSpan Development on Feb 23, I have already taken CLEP Intro to Sociology last month. I start A & P I with Edukan.com this Monday 2/14. In March I am taking CLEP Intro to Psychology for an elective.
    I will be social scienced out!! Good Luck with Rue.
  2. by   javanurse2000
    Quote from deej
    I don't understand the whole "financing" thing. Excelsior is pay-as-you-go. They don't offer "financing" because you don't need "financing."
    Oh yeah, they told me the same thing....financing excelsior interest - free...just tacking it on at the end and isn't that even better than gov't loans and blah blah blah....the contract is signed and not much I can do but focus on two things...passing the courses and finding another way to finance excelsior....or another program...I'm really not in the mood to give 15% of anything to RUE. I was specifically told that the Excelsior financing help was interest-free on the same loan as the RUE loan....like I said, now that the contract is signed, the truth comes out.
    **By financing I mean more affordable monthly payments than the lump payments required by Excelsior...I looked on their website too and I can't afford them either
    Last edit by javanurse2000 on Feb 12, '05 : Reason: clarity
  3. by   Laurie888
    **By financing I mean more affordable monthly payments than the lump payments required by Excelsior...I looked on their website too and I can't afford them either[/QUOTE]


    I don't know what you consider lump sums. Even the initial entrance fee ($800+) can be split over several months with Excelsior using the FACTS payment (a program most colleges use, I'm paying for my ENG102 with it as well breaking down my tuition to $60/month for 4 months).

    I don't know for sure about the CPNE but I think I asked once and people said you can split the payments, you just have to have it paid for by the time you get there (or a couple weeks before, I would guess).
  4. by   javanurse2000
    Quote from Laurie888
    **By financing I mean more affordable monthly payments than the lump payments required by Excelsior...I looked on their website too and I can't afford them either

    I don't know what you consider lump sums. Even the initial entrance fee ($800+) can be split over several months with Excelsior using the FACTS payment (a program most colleges use, I'm paying for my ENG102 with it as well breaking down my tuition to $60/month for 4 months).

    I don't know for sure about the CPNE but I think I asked once and people said you can split the payments, you just have to have it paid for by the time you get there (or a couple weeks before, I would guess).[/QUOT
    Laurie - I didn't know about the FACTS payment program..but I will look into it rather than accept "financial help" from RUE. I signed the contract weeks ago and as far as I can tell it is binding. Thanks for your help! - Wendy
  5. by   snking
    Quote from nursewendy2000
    Is anyone else using RUE publishing company? I know its an extra expense but they say they will finance the cost of Excelsior interest free which seems like it will make it pretty much even out. I would appreciate hearing from anyone else who has used them. -thanks
    I am replying to this email because my mother just went through Excelsiors online LPN to RN degree program. I would advice that you not fall for their hype! My mother has been an LPN for over thirty years and is one of the finest nurses that I have ever seen, (I don't just say this b/c she is my mother)! She recently finished Excelsior's online classes with ease but did not make it through the clinicals! How a program can fail someone with 30 years of experience is beyond me! I consider it an insult that she would even be submitted to having to prove her knowledge of nursing by going through their HEdouble hockey sticks Clinical. What I am really trying to say is, don't fall for their promises! Use your money and time wisely and go back to a degree program that actually tries to pass their students! PLEASE, whatever you do, find out more about this program before you sign up! I know for a fact that they have a lot of dissatisfied students! Believe me, she isn't the first, or the last, that this program has cheated out of their degree!

    :angryfire Signed,
    Very angry about Excelsior!
  6. by   christine2005
    Quote from nursewendy2000
    Is anyone else using RUE publishing company? I know its an extra expense but they say they will finance the cost of Excelsior interest free which seems like it will make it pretty much even out. I would appreciate hearing from anyone else who has used them. -thanks
    Hi nursewendy2000: I signed up with Rue about a month ago. I put $99 down and payments $99 per month interest free. They sent me Nursing Concepts 1. After I do NC2 then I have prereqs A&P, Micro & a psyc course. I went with Rue because the NFLPN endorses it. Good Luck to you!
  7. by   willtm
    Last summer I began an LPN bridge program through a local program. Prior to applying I asked a bunch of questions, such as where are the clinical sites and where would the lectures take place. I was told lectures would be via distance and I would sit in a class room in a building at the hospital where I work, which is 10 minutes from my home. I was told that ALL clinicals would take place at hospitals within the health system that I work, furtherst site being a max of 30 minutes from my home. I signed up, arranged daycare for my two small children and took out a student loan to pay for it all. My husband and I knew it would be a lot of extra work for us both but we were willing to suck it up.

    By the time lectures began in June the classroom was moved to a location that was 45 minutes from my home...I well, ok, I can suck it up, it'll be worth it. Then my summer clinical rotation turned out to be peds. Well, the system I work for doesn't really have a large peds population so that clinical would be a childrens hospital on the other side of Atlanta...40 minutes in the morning with no trafic and 3 1/2 hours in the afternoon due to traffic. OK..it's only a few days, I can suck it up, and I did. I easily managed A's in the three classes they insisted I need...the bridge course, nutrition and life span development which I had recently taken at another school that they would not accept as transfer.

    At the fall smester orientation I am told that OB will be a t a stie that is 55 miles from my home through atlanta, as will med/surg if I get the close site, otherwise it would be a 75 mile drive (approximately 4 hours each way through traffic), peds would be the same site and psych would be local...only 10 SLOTS AVAILABLE within the system I work for.

    Needless to say after everything we went through in the summer and I will begin paying back the student loan in April I have NOTHING to show for it.

    So, while you are all up in arms over Excelsior, please keep in mind that traditional schools are no better. I am not the only person ripped off by this school and I will not be the last, I'm sure.

    Your advise to find out more about this program before signing up is a good advise about any program. Excelsior is up front about everything. Those who choose their program know what the deal is going into it. The traditional school I attended lied about everything I asked. I feel for your mother, I wish her only the best.





    Quote from snking
    I am replying to this email because my mother just went through Excelsiors online LPN to RN degree program. I would advice that you not fall for their hype! My mother has been an LPN for over thirty years and is one of the finest nurses that I have ever seen, (I don't just say this b/c she is my mother)! She recently finished Excelsior's online classes with ease but did not make it through the clinicals! How a program can fail someone with 30 years of experience is beyond me! I consider it an insult that she would even be submitted to having to prove her knowledge of nursing by going through their HEdouble hockey sticks Clinical. What I am really trying to say is, don't fall for their promises! Use your money and time wisely and go back to a degree program that actually tries to pass their students! PLEASE, whatever you do, find out more about this program before you sign up! I know for a fact that they have a lot of dissatisfied students! Believe me, she isn't the first, or the last, that this program has cheated out of their degree!

    :angryfire Signed,
    Very angry about Excelsior!
  8. by   Spazzy Nurse
    Wow, that's just awful. I'm so sorry that happened to you.
  9. by   willtm
    Thanks Spazzy, I was quite angry at the time, and still am some, but it gave me what I needed to do EC. I took NC1 in October and hope to finish the last written test by the end of march. I'm a strong LPN, I hope that will be a benefit with the CPNE. I've read about all I can stand regarding how horrible EC is, when traditional schools treat nursing students like crap...and that's being polite.




    Quote from Spazzy Nurse
    Wow, that's just awful. I'm so sorry that happened to you.
  10. by   Spazzy Nurse
    I'm so glad you continued on. It'd be so easy to be bitter and not to. Keep up the great work, and remember that we're all here to ride this rollercoaster with you.
  11. by   CSLee3
    Hang in there man!! EC is doable! as for the RUE question...I used Chancellors...Loved it! Yes, I spent some bucks, but material was right on, no text to refer back and forth to, just a study guide and tapes...plus the Care Plan (practice lab at Chancellors) prepared me for the CPNE totally....Chuck, RN
  12. by   as3866
    What can u tell me about Istudysmart? I am about to purchase their study materials? Pls I need some feedback?
  13. by   ndragonfly
    They do NOT finance Excelsior's fee's. In fact on top of what you pay them for study guides, you have to buy actual books to go with their study guides, pay for EC's exams, application fee & enrollment & yearly fee's! Rue is VERY misleading and not worth your time or hard earned money!

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