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  1. Trying to decide on applying & enrolling to excelsior for nursing.
    Sounds like you're ready to take the leap :-) . I am glad I did it & it's over with but am always hesitant to recommend it to anyone. Make sure you take the documentation & careplanning conferences...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  2. Trying to decide on applying & enrolling to excelsior for nursing.
    I have mixed feelings. I passed the CPNE the second time and my NCLEX July 2nd. I'm currently employeed as an RN and loving every second it !! However, if I had it to do all over again, I would've...
    Sep 10, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  3. My NCLEX Notes
    Thanks for posting these, I know this is an old thread but just what I was looking for !!
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  4. Excelsior College Nursing / LPN to RN / Advice
    I think her online workshop helped me pass the labs, no doubt. I would recommend taking the EC conferences for documentation and careplanning, as well. I didn't take them the first time around and...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  5. Is Excelsior the right choice?;)
    I tested at St. Mary's in Madison, WI for my first time and agian for the second time. I highly recommend this site, I thought the CA was fair and supportative, the hospital was very nice and each...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  6. Is Excelsior the right choice?;)
    Passed on my second try last weekend, thank god !
    May 4, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  7. Excelsior College Nursing / LPN to RN / Advice
    Just passed the CPNE but it took a second try ! Happy to moving on the NCLEX, and would just like to recommend that anyone taking this route beware and don't take the CPNE lightly. I would recommend...
    May 4, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  8. Thinking of going to Excelsior College for my RN
    Sorry you failed TnMarie & I think you have every right to be bitter ! The original poster was asking how people liked Excelsior and I wish I had read some more candid posts instead of sugar coated...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  9. How long did you study for the CPNE?
    Please don't think you can grasp the CPNE in a month or less ... bad idea & a waste of your money. In my opinon you should take about 3 months to study ... take the online conferences offered by EC...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  10. Is Excelsior the right choice?;)
    BarbaraNM: I am retaking it agian next month. I thought I was prepared but there is so much about the test is subjective. I don't know how many took workshops. I can tell you that it's the little...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  11. Is Excelsior the right choice?;)
    My two cents: if you can do it any other way, do it !! The CPNE is very subjective and there are many gray areas. One of the previous posters said she was the only one who passed on her weekend .....
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  12. FINALLY!
    Congrats !!
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  13. Boy, did I mess up :(
    So true !! I think you did the absolute best thing by informing your DON !! I for one think that it was just an honest mistake and no harm was done, so really? It's not a big deal !! You may feel...
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  14. CPNE less than 2 weeks away
    I feel your pain !! I'm testing March1-3 @ St. Mary's in Madison. I'm starting to second guess eveything !! OMG, we have so much invested !! Just have to calm our nerves and do what we've practiced...
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  15. CPNE FEELING LOST
    Just keep studying and it should all come together. Also looking at examples of PCS forms (ex. pg. 528) helps too so you get familiar with what / where information is located. Practice writing out...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  16. Afraid to take the plunge...
    In my opinion, if you have a lot of pre-reqs to take: take them @ your community college ! A&P, Micro, and Chemistry are so important and are oh so VERY hard online (I took all @ my community...
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  17. Best complaint you've heard?
    I asked a pt. (with dementia) "Are you feeling confused today?" Should've seen the eyebrows rise from family and staff ... yikes !! (background info: he was having blood sugar issues) ... Funniest...
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. What to do?
    I think you answered your own question !! You don't want to be a nurse , then don't become one because a lot of people that actually WANTED to be nurses don't like it . I graduated with a Dental...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Here I go...
    I did one exam every 3-4 weeks, while working 4 days a week, with no kids at home; that was hard enough for me. I can't imagine doing 5 exams in 13 weeks, that would be one every 2-3 weeks ... I...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  20. CPNE prep overwhelmed!!!
    I organized the CPNE guide this way: bought a hanging file folder from Target that is open on the top and easy to get in and out of, printed the CPNE study guide, then I split it up like this,...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  21. Angry Nurse here!
    I'm speechless !!! Once I took someone's lunch home by accident (after my dayshift) because it was in the exact same bag as mine AND I drove 30 miles back to the facility to put it back in the fridge...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Jan fcca
    I just passed both right before Christmas and wanted to tell you guys, it is not tricky, just study and use your critical thinking skills !! I would read something and then think about how it apply...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  23. Sent in CPNE application !!
    Congrats on passing !!!!! And thanks for sharing your success story !!!!!! You must feel like a million bucks !!!!! And it is well deserved !!!!! I, too am not use to failing & just keep telling...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  24. Sent in CPNE application !!
    I was just going to practice taping with gloves on ... ha ha ... thanks for letting me know tnmarie !! I was waiting for my weekly phone call to ask !! I just checked my CPNE status and all of my...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  25. Sent in CPNE application !!
    I'm planning on doing Sheri Taylor's workshop online as well, glad to her you liked it, tnmarie !! Makes me feel better about spending more money for studying !! @TjMiller: As far as my testing...
    Jan 6, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing


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