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can i tranfer nursing class credit to online program?

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by Ms.RN Ms.RN (Member)

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if i already took nursing courses at local college, like pharmacology, pediatrics, etc.. is there a possibility i can transfer those classes to online program exelsior etc..?

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Best way to get an answer is to call Excelsior and speak to a counselor. Excelsior did not accept my nursing courses because they were more than five years old. But unlike most traditional programs, they accepted all my ancient science courses. Most schools put a five (sometimes seven) year time limit on certain science prerequisite courses.

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I was just accepted to Excelsior a few days ago and I had completed a little over half of a traditional ADN program. I was really nervous about being accepted since I had failed a nursing class at my previous college. Anyway, my nursing classes are what got me in and all I have to take are the NC exams and the CPNE.

Originally I called to find out what would transfer but they said they needed to evaluate my official transcripts in order to give me an accurate response. I went ahead and applied and it tool about 3 and a half weeks to find out. I am just beginning myself but if you have any questions, let me know. I wouldn't have even known about Excelsior if it were not for the people that post on this site. Thanks to everyone for all the advice!

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txspadequeenRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor.

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i think the op is talking about transferring those classes to take place of some of the concept courses..anyway, how long did it take you to get accepted to ec after your initial application. i am about to do all this and right now i'm trying to get up all the money..

i was just accepted to excelsior a few days ago and i had completed a little over half of a traditional adn program. i was really nervous about being accepted since i had failed a nursing class at my previous college. anyway, my nursing classes are what got me in and all i have to take are the nc exams and the cpne.

originally i called to find out what would transfer but they said they needed to evaluate my official transcripts in order to give me an accurate response. i went ahead and applied and it tool about 3 and a half weeks to find out. i am just beginning myself but if you have any questions, let me know. i wouldn't have even known about excelsior if it were not for the people that post on this site. thanks to everyone for all the advice!

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i think the op is talking about transferring those classes to take place of some of the concept courses..anyway, how long did it take you to get accepted to ec after your initial application. i am about to do all this and right now i'm trying to get up all the money..

i applied online on 5/7/07 and sent all my transcripts requests to my previous colleges that week. excelsior received all of my transcripts on 5/14/07 and i found out via email i was accepted on 5/31/07. in all it was about 3 and a half weeks total.

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DoubleblessedRN specializes in cardiology.

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I too had completed 50% of a traditioanl nursing program. I submitted an official transcript and also day-by-day modules. Excelsior did not grant me credit for any of them because my course content had to match their course content 100% and didn't. But they did grant credit for all of my non-nursing courses. Contact an advisor, s/he will most likely tell you to submit proof of what was covered in your courses, such as learning modules and course syllabuses. If another student from your college has already tried to obtain credit, your advisor can look uo that info under your school's name and tell you if it is transferrable. However, before I submitted the info, she stated that most nursing credits are not, but I thought it was at least worth try.

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