Need Excelsior Clarification - page 5

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   Pixie.RN
    Some states don't accept EC ... California comes to mind, and there are certain requirements you have to fulfill in other states in order to practice as an RN there after finishing. Your best bet is to contact Excelsior directly with questions about your state, as well as checking with your state's BON.
  2. by   surgtech33606
    Just be sure to check which state you want to work in for licensure/endorement status being an Excelsior graduate. We here in Florida are having alot of problems...
    Quote from WingsEarned21
    I too had questions about this program .You all have broken it down to basic understanding.Thanks so much Just one more question...So you are saying I can do everything through ec and not have to use rue?????
  3. by   tinker-bella
    Ok, I'm new to this information about Exclesior and it's Nursing program. I have just completed my 3rd semester of ADN school and am really interested in this program, but have a couple of questions. If I pick up here, how long should it take to complete and how again are the clinical classes handled? This may have been covered in previous post, but I'm not quite sure.

    Thanks for any help you can provide.
  4. by   fuerza757
    If you don't have to enroll for NC1-2, how do I go about signing up to take NC1? and where?

    Thanks.
  5. by   Diahni
    Quote from fuerza757
    If you don't have to enroll for NC1-2, how do I go about signing up to take NC1? and where?

    Thanks.
    Not sure what you need to know - have you been to the excelsior web site? (excelsior.edu) From what I understand, there are testing centers all over, and you don't have to be officially accepted to take the first exam. write back if you need to know more info.
    Diahni
  6. by   txspadequeenRN
    you go to the ec website create an account then pay for the test either nc 1 or nc 2 (remember you don't have to take nc 2 if you are a lvn/pn) then it will give you instructions to the pearson site and you will register with them then schedule your test. note.. i think they charge you extra if you call and schedule the test so do it online if you can.


    Quote from fuerza757
    if you don't have to enroll for nc1-2, how do i go about signing up to take nc1? and where?

    thanks.
  7. by   tater.jake
    awesome information y'all. I wish I had found this thread months ago.
  8. by   cassbuth
    I was looking around on the Excelsior site and tried to register for the NC1 but was not allowed to check the box when I got to the page to choose which exam I wanted. Did I do something wrong? Do I need to speak withsomeone at Excelsior before I can register for the exam? Thanks - I love the helpful info from this thread.

    Cass
  9. by   Pixie.RN
    Cass, if you haven't enrolled already, you need to take the first test under the new curriculum -- I think it's "Essentials of Nursing Care: Health Safety." It seems like it covers roughly the same material as NC1, but only people who enrolled before October 1 can take the old "Nursing Concepts" exams.

    If you're already enrolled, you should probably speak to someone at Excelsior to figure out why it wouldn't let you register.
  10. by   Diahni
    Quote from tinker-bella
    Ok, I'm new to this information about Exclesior and it's Nursing program. I have just completed my 3rd semester of ADN school and am really interested in this program, but have a couple of questions. If I pick up here, how long should it take to complete and how again are the clinical classes handled? This may have been covered in previous post, but I'm not quite sure.

    Thanks for any help you can provide.
    tinker - what kind of stuff do you need to know? I was in your situation, 3 semesters of an ADN program and wanted out.
    Diahni
  11. by   Diahni
    oops, I didn't answer your questions, did I? Okay, the length of time is up to you, though I hear it will generally take a year or so. You don't have to take exam number 2 if you have your lpn. As for the clinical aspect, read up on the CPNE, which is a long clinical exam you must take. My take is this - even though you will be tested on things you have already covered in nursing school, it will save you a lot of time. I believe there are six exams or so and the CPNE.
    If you had one more semester, that would mean a lot more clinical days and about four or five exams? I'll take Excelsior instead! Moreover, my clinicals were usually about doing cna work and not getting paid for it.
    Diahni
  12. by   SkyHigh
    I would really like to thank you everybody for the information you are sharing here..it is really great to share our experiences..
    I am a foreign physician and I want to apply to exelsior uni in the next few coming days for ADN to be an RN..
    -I dont know which should I apply for AAS VS AS? which one is more suitable for me?I dont know what is the difference!:spin:
    -since I want to be an RN coz I am in real need of money so I need to decrease costs of being RN...so do u think taking TOFEL or GRE will decrease the number of exams that I am required to take to be RN?
    I knew that I will have to take those exams too-->excelsior non nursing pre requisities with 405 $ and english composition and humanities with 800 $, does passing the US medical license exams previously help?
    -will I contact Exelsior and apply first or contact ECE first?:spin:
    I would really appreciate your help,
    before reading in this forum i didnt know anybody who could help
    i am really glad that I am here with you
  13. by   EricJRN
    SkyHigh,

    Some students will save some money by taking some of the EC exams prior to enrolling, but in your case, since you have a unique background, I think it makes sense to apply and speak with the advising team before you take any exams.

    Regarding AS vs AAS, the advising office will look at your prior credits and place you in the program that fits the best. Since your background is in medicine instead of allied health, you likely have more math and science credits than technical credits. They'll probably place you in the AS program, but you don't have to decide that for yourself.

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