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  1. In terms of difficulty and subject depth, are Excelsior's practice exams good indicators?
    Go over Excelsior Practice Exams Questions in detail and if you have time, StudyGroup101 Manual will help. I know it's getting close, but grasp as much as you can before the weekend :)
    Jan 21
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  2. Excelsior College Foundations in Nursing EXAM
    It's $9.99 :)
    Dec 29, '14
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  3. In terms of difficulty and subject depth, are Excelsior's practice exams good indicators?
    Last update ;) Took Reproductive Health Exam today. A :) This was my last nursing Exam (excluding FCCA & CPNE :D ) For this one I can also say that the Practice Exams bought from Excelsior were...
    Dec 19, '14
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  4. Exams that appeal to Paramedics
    I took Reproductive Health today and got A :) And honestly, there were a lot of questions from those Excelsior Practice Exams. I do not know if they have different questions on the exams or all of us...
    Dec 19, '14
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  5. Excelsior College Foundations in Nursing EXAM
    When it comes to Foundations, Excelsior Practice Exams are helpful. I took that exam on 11/20/2014 (3 weeks ago). Personally, the topics that were covered were not "my cup of coffee". I passed with C...
    Dec 10, '14
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  6. Stay or Go
    Or even better - switch to PRN at Gerogetown and take the offer at Inova. No commuting headaches. When it comes to commute, you can always ask at Georgetown to give you weekend shift so commute would...
    Dec 8, '14
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  7. In terms of difficulty and subject depth, are Excelsior's practice exams good indicators?
    Small update :) Passed Health Safety today :) Got B even tough I expected A :) There was a lot of similar questions (if not even same) from Excelsior Test A and Test B. I was really surprised with...
    Dec 8, '14
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  8. In terms of difficulty and subject depth, are Excelsior's practice exams good indicators?
    Thanks :) Will keep updated :) I did not follow your posts, hope you're on Excelsior "journey" as well. Wishing you the best as well :)
    Dec 4, '14
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  9. In terms of difficulty and subject depth, are Excelsior's practice exams good indicators?
    No :) I enrolled last year - 06/2013 but I was able to take Life Span exams before Fundamentals (Chronicity etc.) It's doable to take all nursing exams in 6 months but I was lazy :) LPNs are waived...
    Dec 4, '14
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  10. Doctor Anyone?
    Many MDs are bitter. Many Nurses/NPs are bitter. On the other hand, there are a lot of MDs and Nurses who are incredible clinicians, excellent team players and happy with their jobs :) The...
    Dec 3, '14
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  11. In terms of difficulty and subject depth, are Excelsior's practice exams good indicators?
    I totally agree for LS3... Those practice exams did not help AT ALL :( I did get B on that one last month, but to be honest I did make a lot of guesses. "MyStudyGroup101" Study Guides and...
    Nov 28, '14
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  12. Advice & opinions wanted for Excelsior student
    Another EC student here :) I do recommend Excelsior. I have started it last year, and almost done with nursing subjects (Health Safety & Reproductive Health scheduled for next month). No failures...
    Nov 28, '14
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  13. CA Paramedic to BSN
    Totally agree :) One step at the time. There is a few of paramedic2RN programs. Check which one is recognized by California BON. When you get your RN-ADN you can again bridge to BSN. All that can...
    Nov 28, '14
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  14. how are men treated at your workplace?
    You have lazy nurses both among males and females... Unfortunately every facility where I worked had that "kind"... DONs/Managers in some places have their "favorites" and you can do nothing to...
    Nov 28, '14
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  15. Male LPN Marketability
    @ThuJone As a male LPN with more than two years of experience, and with the previous CMA certificate, I would totally suggest you give a shot with LPN or even better - RN program. I live in...
    Nov 28, '14
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  16. LPN/RN Bridge Programs Richmond/Charlotsville
    If you are ok with online/distant programs, Excelsior has a good one. The only catch with Excelsior in Virginia is that you have to work 250 hours with provisional RN license which is not as bad.
    Nov 25, '14
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  17. Relocating to NOVA from Chicago
    Thanks KejRN and Pixie :up: The area of NOVA that I'm targeting is around Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church :) I did look at INOVA website, they do hire LPNs for some positions as office...
    Nov 24, '14
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  18. Relocating to NOVA from Chicago
    Hi everyone :) I will be relocating to Northern Virginia next January. Any insights from nurses living in the area? I am a LPN with 2 years of experience in acute rehab and skilled nursing,...
    Nov 17, '14
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  19. LPN/LVN salary for 2013/2014
    Chicago, IL - started in SNF in 2012 - $24 - no shifts differential and no benefits. A year ago (09/2013) switched to Short Term Rehab facility (Chicago as well) - $26, weekend differential $0.50,...
    Sep 8, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Valid Virginia Only (Compact Designation)
    I'm one of the guys that has Virginia valid only license. And that is because my drivers license is still from Illinois. As the other people mentioned before, that's not an issue if you work in...
    Jun 19, '14
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  21. LPN schools In Chicagoland area
    Btw, good passing rate is considered 75% and above. That is what the school needs to be "in good standing" and maintain state accreditation.
    May 8, '14
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  22. LPN schools In Chicagoland area
    - PCCTI - ATS - Northwestern Institute - Ambria Those schools have good passing rates but I think only PCCTI is around 20k, all other schools on this list are more expensive. There is a...
    May 8, '14
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  23. Do you work away from the bedside???
    Did you think about MDS? Or working as a case manager for Insurance company? I did case managing for a year. To be honest, I don't like to be pressured with numbers of cases that need to be...
    Apr 21, '14
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  24. Hospital vs. SNF salary?
    As souleater11 said - 26-28, maybe $2 more for shift differential - that's it... My facility (it's a Rehab facility in Gold Coast) starts RNs with no experience at $26.50. My coworker with 1 year...
    Feb 13, '14
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  25. I passed the NCLEX, when can I work?
    Hopefully during this week you will get the letter from Continental testing. Make sure you fill it out the same day and mail it to Springfield. It does't take that long, at least it didn't in my...
    Jan 6, '14
    Forum: Illinois Nursing


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