I graduated from Excelsior about 4 years ago and then went to a local college to get my BSN. I was told by an online, fully accredidated NP program that they do not accept Excelsior grads into their program because they do not recognize Excelsior's A&P and Micro. I could get in if I take A&P and Micro over again prior to appying.
Are any of you NP's graduates of Excelsior? Where did you get your NP? Did you have any issues related to Excelsior college?
Dec 6, '11
I am currently a student in a NP program. I graduated from Excelsior with a ADN in '07 and did my BSN at a state school. I took my my A&P at a brick and mortar school, but did do my micro through EC. I have never had a single issue with EC and even teach in an ADN program. If it is that important to go to a certain school, you could always take the courses, or look to see if there is a lab portion available. My A&p was divided into two courses, 3 credits for the class and 1 for the lab. There were people that only had to do the lab if they already had a class portion for some reason. I wonder if you could do it online with a lab portion. My lab for A&P was computer based in a classroom anyway.
Dec 8, '11
I spoke to the head of the Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program at USA today and she told me it didn't matter where I got my ASN or BSN as long as they were CCNE accredited they would be accepted and I would not have to retake any sciences w/labs in order to get in.
Now that makes sense to me, and what a relief!