waiting for CPNE counts for re-enrollment time??

  1. So let's say I get done with all my tests, all my modules, this FCCA or whatever, and I am just waiting for my CPNE date to come around. During the waiting period, my one-year anniversary comes. Am I going to have to pay the re-enrollment fee even though I am just sitting on my tush, done with classes, waiting?
    I bet the answer is 'yes', but just thought I'd throw it out there.
  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   NC Girl BSN
    Yes you will. But they will apply the $440 annual fee toward your graduation fee. So when you take the CPNE and pass, all you have to pay is $50 to graduate.
  4. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from NC Girl RN
    Yes you will. But they will apply the $440 annual fee toward your graduation fee. So when you take the CPNE and pass, all you have to pay is $50 to graduate.
  5. by   GeauxNursing
    thank you very much for quick replies! you must be allnurse-sharks, like I am.
  6. by   NC Girl BSN
    Sue and I are EC grads!!!! Hang around there are several more on here. Ask questions anytime, there is a wealth of knowledge on this board.
  7. by   fmoore723
    NC girl--
    And just out of curiousity...if you for some God aweful reason dont fall the first time--this deal is null and void right?

  8. by   Pixie.RN
    Felicia, yes, in that case you'd have to cough up the $440 and keep on rollin'.

    I believe some students have also had the $440 deferred completely, then paid the entire graduation fee ($495).

    Personally, I finished my CPNE on June 15, 2008 and graduated August 15, 2008, but my $440 would have been due on July 17th or so. They waived it, of course.
  9. by   fmoore723
    Thank Lunah--so your 440 is due on your anniversary date? Or is there a standard date?

  10. by   Pixie.RN
    Anniversary date.
  11. by   GeauxNursing
    another probably dumb question: am I paying the 2000 at the time i apply for my CPNE, or once I actually get a date, or....how does that work?
  12. by   Pixie.RN
    You pay when you apply. Not a dumb question! (No such thing. )
  13. by   GeauxNursing
    lovely. thanks Lunah! How did you decide to get Excelsior-ized?
    I work full-time, as I did all the way thru nursing school. This is the only way I can do the RN. My husband is in school full-time to be a diesel mechanic, so I am the only income. I want to get my RN asap so I can move to Phx and work at the Mayo clinic. My mom is transplant coordinator there and she said they are recruiting nurses all the time, offering ridiculous sign-on bonuses and paying for relocation!! We want to go, but it only works if I have my RN first. I guess if I can struggle financially for now and get through all the modules, then once hubby is working we will be able to afford the CPNE, I can git-r-dun and start a new life in Phx! Whew, it sounds so exciting, eh? I just hope I can get through before TX besides to screw me out of my RN

    thanks for answering all my questions.
  14. by   Ebony_RN
    Regarding the yearly student fee, I actually was due to pay it in February. But I had to personally call the school and fax over a letter stating I was currently waiting for the CPNE. This is when they waived/deferred my fee.

    So to be on the safe side, I think you should call the school because most likely they will still process that fee and won't automatically defer it for you.