Need Excelsior Clarification - page 10

I am trying to sort out the info for Excelsior & need a little help. Can I get study material from eBay, yahoo, etc & contact Pearson to schedule test dates prior to enrolling. Basically I am... Read More

  1. by   Diahni
    Quote from rickt83
    So I suppose I will just download and print all the ones that have to do with nursing I guess.
    rickt83-
    Remember what Texasqueen said (you can only download 1 and 2 without enrollinging) but also be careful - each degree is different.
    If you're doing the associates, the only nursing ones you want are the nursing concepts series and the CPNE.
    Diahni
    P.S. BTW, does anybody know what the "focused" clinical course is about? I just happened to see this on my required courses, and never saw it before.
  2. by   rickt83
    Quote from Diahni
    rickt83-
    Remember what Texasqueen said (you can only download 1 and 2 without enrollinging) but also be careful - each degree is different.
    If you're doing the associates, the only nursing ones you want are the nursing concepts series and the CPNE.
    Diahni
    P.S. BTW, does anybody know what the "focused" clinical course is about? I just happened to see this on my required courses, and never saw it before.
    Did you just enroll?? They added a new thing on there which is a focused clinical course. exactly what you are asking. That is something new


    Also do you have any idea what the content guide names are for the 1 and 2 that I can download without enrolling. I cant seem to figure out what the titles are
  3. by   txspadequeenRN
    if you are not a enrolled student you should not even have access to download any content exam guides that you are not able to take. so in other words the only ones that you should be to download are 1 and 2. i do not know the names of them because i am under the old curriculum.

    Quote from rickt83
    so i suppose i will just download and print all the ones that have to do with nursing i guess.
  4. by   rickt83
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    if you are not a enrolled student you should not even have access to download any content exam guides that you are not able to take. so in other words the only ones that you should be to download are 1 and 2. i do not know the names of them because i am under the old curriculum.

    thanks thats what i was looking for, i know i can only get 1 and 2 but i couldnt figure out the names
  5. by   txspadequeenRN
    ok i am going to assume that under the new curriculum what used to be nc -1 is now essentials of nursing care: chronicity and nc 2- essentials of nursing care : health differences.

    i say this only because these two are listed first and second in the exam content guide area.
  6. by   rickt83
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    ok i am going to assume that under the new curriculum what used to be nc -1 is now essentials of nursing care: chronicity and nc 2- essentials of nursing care : health differences.

    i say this only because these two are listed first and second in the exam content guide area.
    thanks those happen to be what i downloaded. that's awesome it saves me more paper. i just printed the curriculum and am going to read it to make sure
  7. by   merce&grace
    hey great to hear you are getting started, but first have you enrolled in excelsior yet?
  8. by   rickt83
    Quote from merce&grace
    hey great to hear you are getting started, but first have you enrolled in excelsior yet?

    Not yet, Money is really really tight right now and I am still in LPN school and have my mod 4 final in two weeks so I am concentrating on that right now. Then I will see where my money situation is and if
    I can afford to enroll right now. If not I will just wait a few months longer and save up. I know you can make pay plans and all that but I would rather wait and save some money just in case. I also have a mortgage to pay and things like that you know?
  9. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    ok I am going to assume that under the new curriculum what used to be NC -1 is now Essentials of Nursing care: Chronicity and NC 2- Essentials of nursing care : Health Differences.
    Essentials of Nursing care: Health Safety = NC1
    Essentials of Nursing care: Health Differences = NC2
    Essentials of Nursing Care: Chronicity = NC3 + functional assessment + end of life care (new)
    Essentials of Nursing Care: Reproductive Health = NC3 + congenital
    anomalies (was in NC4)
    Health Differences Across the Life Span 1 = NC4 (minus congenital anomalies)
    Health Differences Across the Life Span 2 = NC5 + cognitive assessment (new)
    Health Differences Across the Life Span 3 = NC6
    Transition to the Registered Professional Nurse = NC7/Foundations of Professional Practice

    That's it in a nutshell.
  10. by   rickt83
    Quote from Lunah
    Essentials of Nursing care: Health Safety = NC1
    Essentials of Nursing care: Health Differences = NC2
    Essentials of Nursing Care: Chronicity = NC3 + functional assessment + end of life care (new)
    Essentials of Nursing Care: Reproductive Health = NC3 + congenital
    anomalies (was in NC4)
    Health Differences Across the Life Span 1 = NC4 (minus congenital anomalies)
    Health Differences Across the Life Span 2 = NC5 + cognitive assessment (new)
    Health Differences Across the Life Span 3 = NC6
    Transition to the Registered Professional Nurse = NC7/Foundations of Professional Practice

    That's it in a nutshell.
    Now only if they would let me download all the guides without being enrolled
  11. by   txspadequeenRN
    well i got them wrong. only reason i said those two was because they were listed first and second in the content exams. rickt83 even said those were the ones she downloaded and since she is not enrolled yet ..i thought those were the ones..they all look the same to me.


    Quote from lunah
    essentials of nursing care: health safety = nc1
    essentials of nursing care: health differences = nc2
    essentials of nursing care: chronicity = nc3 + functional assessment + end of life care (new)
    essentials of nursing care: reproductive health = nc3 + congenital
    anomalies (was in nc4)
    health differences across the life span 1 = nc4 (minus congenital anomalies)
    health differences across the life span 2 = nc5 + cognitive assessment (new)
    health differences across the life span 3 = nc6
    transition to the registered professional nurse = nc7/foundations of professional practice

    that's it in a nutshell.
  12. by   rickt83
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    well i got them wrong. only reason i said those two was because they were listed first and second in the content exams. rickt83 even said those were the ones she downloaded and since she is not enrolled yet ..i thought those were the ones..they all look the same to me.
    lol i am a he
  13. by   radrook
    What if you want to do the ISU lpn to bsn track? Can you do the same thing by buying all your study guides on line and testing on your own with out using the publication companies like TCN and Excelsior? Or do you have to enroll with them?

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