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  1. Ohio Excelsior grads
    I graduated from Excelsior in August, passed the NCLEX in September, and was hired into the Emergency department of one of the Cleveland Clinic's community hospitals in October. I was never asked...
    Dec 22, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  2. Nurse to patient ratio in ED
    We have 4 rooms per nurse with the possibility of 1-2 more hall beds per nurse in my ED. I'm a new nurse, so I find that any more than 4 patients seems overwhelming. I can't imagine having 8 or more!...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Question about pediatric physicals
    Am I missing something or have you been asking the same question for the past 5 years?
    Dec 15, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  4. any paramedics?
    I have been a paramedic in Ohio for the past 10 years. I recently graduated from Excelsior's P-RN program and actually got my license number today. The program worked great for my rotating schedule....
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  5. Students from Ohio
    Thanks. And the program was fine. As long as you can motivate yourself to study, you'll get through it quick. It took me a year. I used the college network books. I wouldn't recommend using them, but...
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  6. Students from Ohio
    I'm from Ohio and recently graduated from Excelsior's program. I take the NCLEX next week. I already have an offer in an Emergency Department in the Cleveland area contingent on me passing the NCLEX....
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  7. Passed my last of 8 exams today + Advice on studying
    Use Rob's CPNE material. It's less than $100 and more than you need to pass the first time.
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  8. Lpn to Rn the faster you can finish without having any collee credit
    For the Excelsior LPN to RN there are 31 general education credits required in addition to the nursing courses/ exams. I had an associates degree in fire science, so I was able to transfer in most of...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  9. PASSED FCCA!!
    Congrats! You're almost done!
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  10. Nclex study material
    I'm using the ATI program provided by Excelsior, Rx for Success provided by the college network, and an exam cram book I bought from Barnes and Noble. I'll let you know if they work. I test in two...
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  11. FCCA July 13
    Congrats!
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  12. CPNE Albany 10/18 - 10/20 anyone else?
    I took my CPNE at St. Peter's in Albany in June. Its right down the street from Albany medical center. I stayed at the Hilton garden in Albany (not the Hilton at the medical center though). I'm not...
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  13. CPNE estimated date
    You can apply to whatever rpac you want. I applied to npac at the end of march, got a date mid April, and tested June 28th.
    Jul 29, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  14. Transfer of Excelsior credits to BSN program
    Thanks
    Jul 14, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  15. Characteristic of a Emergency Department Nurse (My drive/endeavor seeking)
    Good luck with the program. And stay motivated.
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Transfer of Excelsior credits to BSN program
    I already have the stats and chems from my fire science degree. I sent all my transcripts to the adviser and all the excelsior sciences were approved without the labs. I even questioned her when I...
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  17. Transfer of Excelsior credits to BSN program
    That's the one
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  18. Transfer of Excelsior credits to BSN program
    Thanks for responding. Since I passed the CPNE I've been looking into the different rn to bsn programs and have found 3 (cleveland state, Louisiana at lafayette, and univ of Cincinnati) that will...
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  19. Characteristic of a Emergency Department Nurse (My drive/endeavor seeking)
    I'm a fire medic for a busy dept and a medic in a busy ER. The majority of people that call 911 probably don't need a squad. However, a good percentage do and those calls are exciting. But in the ER...
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Characteristic of a Emergency Department Nurse (My drive/endeavor seeking)
    I second that.
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. How long did you study for the CPNE?
    6 weeks. I studied most days of the week. On average I probably spent 2-3 hours studying per day that I studied. I didn't start practicing the labs until I was 2 weeks out since that is the easy...
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  22. is it just me or does it seem like more students are passing the CPNE?
    Don't second guess yourself!!! It's not that bad. Im sure you'll do fine if you keep on studying until you test. Good luck.
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  23. CPNE Ohio
    Thanks. I took the cpne at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany.
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  24. CPNE Ohio
    I didn't know I was ready until during the middle of the cpne. I read all those negative posts and allowed myself to doubt my preparedness. However, after my first PCS I knew I was ready. That...
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  25. CPNE Ohio
    Don't over think it. Just say what specifically could happen to your patient if whatever happens or doesn't happen.
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing


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