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  1. Thinking of going to Excelsior College for my RN
    Hence the qualifier: "most likely". I am sure some students do pass without special treatment. My complaint is that the CPNE is supposed to be given on an even playing field and obviously isn't,...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  2. question about FCCA
    The FCCA format has changed since you took it. The paper format went bye-bye and now it consists of two computer based "courses" that can be taken together or separately. I took both together and...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  3. Thinking of going to Excelsior College for my RN
    Congrats. I wasn't so lucky, but taking the test a two sites was very eye opening. I knew what I was getting into when I signed up for EC. At the time, the CPNE pass rate was 61%; it is 59%...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  4. NPAC Testing Sites: Albany vs. Utica
    Someone on here commented that she believed the grading of care plans to be subjective. I'll just say that I didn't fail one care plan in Utica and failed 2 in Albany. I only took Sheri Taylor...
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  5. NPAC Testing Sites: Albany vs. Utica
    No. On the bright side, I landed a great LPN job and now I don't have to decide if I'm going to sit for the RN NCLEX.
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  6. NPAC Testing Sites: Albany vs. Utica
    As promised, here is my comparison of the Utica testing site (St. Lukes) and Albany (Albany Medical Center). I tested in Utica in February of 2013 and Albany in April of 2013. Travel...
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  7. Thinking of going to Excelsior College for my RN
    Okay, I'm having a rare moment of nosiness. I've seen several of your posts about the CPNE; did you pass it? I'm taking it this weekend for the second time myself....
    Apr 19, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  8. Thinking of going to Excelsior College for my RN
    I do recommend it (I think). I'll let you know after Monday when I complete my second attempt at the CPNE. :D All kidding aside, I thought it was a great program and perfect for my needs. I...
    Apr 19, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  9. About to throw in the towel!!!
    It sad to see that seniority doesn't mean crap anymore, but it doesn't. You could just quit but would probably end up in the same situation at a new place. New grads are cheaper and that outweighs...
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What does 90 probation really mean?
    In theory it is a time where either one of you can terminate your employment without notice or reason. However, if you leave your probationary period without notice, good luck getting your next job....
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. FCCA pass rate?
    The paper FCCA pass rate was 98% but the data regarding the new format has not been released yet (at least not that I can find). Based on the "I failed the FCCA posts" in various forums, something...
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  12. My CPNE Notes
    Hey OP, it looks like you tested a couple of weeks after I did in Utica. How'd it go? I'll be retesting in Albany this weekend. I wanted to return to Utica, but the testing dates were just too far...
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  13. Ventage
    Do you know for sure where all your money goes? A lot of people are surprised when they spend a month or two accounting for where they spend their money. Cable, $100 cell phone contracts, $200...
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. what is "multi source option"
    Really? I enrolled under multisource but that was before all of the changes last October. Actually, I enrolled through the Excelsior Course option but had to switch to the multisource option...
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  15. Got first nursing job but can't afford loan payments
    With all of the budget cuts (not to mention rampant MST), I'd be careful with this one. Civilian pay is also generally higher for most jobs (with the big BUT being if you can get civilian jobs). ...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. what is "multi source option"
    When you enroll, you can choose between the Excelsior Course Option and the Multi Source option. Basically if you take 12 semester hours or more in Excelsior courses, you get what seems like a very...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  17. Going to Facilities
    I didn't mind doing the "routine" things like showers, cath changes and whatever (of course I did continuous care). In fact, I was happy to be able to give my patient all that care and give the...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  18. Is providing continuous home care required?
    I just know that no hospice agencies in my area provide continuous care, which is a main reason I got out of hospice nursing when I moved here. Continuous care is a vital part of hospice care in my...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. For anyone that has done the cpne at Lubbock....
    LOL at text book patients. Is there such a thing anywhere? It is true that some fit the mold better. The same thing happened to me with mobility, pt was feeling good and wanted to walk even...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  20. Excelsior College Nursing / LPN to RN / Advice
    They will accept basic, intermediate, or college algebra. I highly recommend ALEKS for your math credit.
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  21. Anyone heard of "no sweat cpne bootcamp"?
    Glad you found the info helpful. I didn't pass my first time but I had a wreck in Syracuse the day before the test (rear ended by a chick talking on her cell, grrr). I wasn't really in any shape to...
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  22. Anyone heard of "no sweat cpne bootcamp"?
    I too took Sheri online and highly recommend it. However, I would recommend taking the college's NCP course as well as some care plans that Sheri approves could lead to revisions and the Ec NCP...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  23. human growth and dev
    REA study guides for CLEP! That is all I used, studied them for only a few weeks, and passed with no problems. You can find them used for cheap on Amazon. Good luck.
    Apr 9, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  24. For anyone that has done the cpne at Lubbock....
    Welcome to the second timer's club. I am from Tennessee but I tested in NY because I've heard some tales about GA (plus NPAC has a MUCH shorter wait). The NY CEs and CA were awesome, but I had a...
    Apr 9, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  25. CPNE chamersburg, pa
    You sound very prepared. Now you just have to focus on calming your nerves so that you can show the CEs that you know what you are doing! I'm testing in a couple of weeks myself but I'm feeling more...
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing


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