Excelsior Degrees for CRNA programs? - page 2

Does anyone know how CRNA schools look at RNs with degrees from Excelsior? Anyone going that route? I'm thinking about going that route: getting both my ADN and BSN from Excelsior. I'm currently a... Read More

  1. by   RN34TX
    Quote from lizz
    Good point. If they raised questions about online ADN-BSN, it's probably a good bet they'd really disapprove of an online ADN program (although EC students like to point out that it's a "distance learning" program, not online).

    Whatever the case may be, it might not be worthwhile to depend on "luck of the draw," so to speak.

    You know that I have to see what you're up to every now and then!
    I have to comment on the "distance learning" thing. I never understood the difference either except that EC does not have any online classes for ASN that I've now been taking for my BSN. You study on your own, then go test at a sylvan center. They don't have actual "online" classes for their ASN degree, maybe their BSN but I don't know.
    Yes, the old fogies are resistant to change, and thank God my local state U doesn't frown on EC degrees for the RN to BSN program, they readily welcomed me.
    And incidently, for the sake of the OP, my school has the CRNA program and welcome EC degrees. They value those who can study independently and show initiative.
  2. by   jenniek
    I will receive my RN to BSN degree this coming May from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay through their BSN-LINC program. I will be starting at TWU this August.

    I'm not sure what my opinion is of receiving a ADN through EC....All of my clinicals were through my ADN program.

    My degree was never questioned during my interview process (I was accepted to two programs). The only issue raised was to make sure I was on track to receive my degree in May.
    Good luck.
  3. by   William_SRNA
    I have a Parmedic License since 1995 I completed the Excelsior (Regent's College) NREMT-P to ADN route in 2001. I must admit the weekend clinical did not prepare me for direct entry into ICU but I compensated for it by being better versed in critical drips, airway management, and top notch assessment and ACLS skills. What really mattered was my outstanding preceptor. I completed my BSN through South Dakota State University in 2002. I was accepted and a current student at Saint Mary's University CRNA program in Minnesota. I have worked as a traveling nurse in California and Nevada and have not had any issues with the Excelsior Degree. I went to three CRNA interviews and no one even brought up the ADN degree. Excelsior has a motto that states
    "What you know is more important than how or where you learned it.", and that is exactly what I would have told an interviewer if they had asked.
  4. by   NsaneRN
    I am new to the forum here and looking at the various post was wondering about a BSN from excelsior with an ADN from a traditional community college with plenty of clinical experience, my understanding of BSN programs is that mostly they are the political/academic part of Nursing, like knowing which fork to eat with. Clinical experince is the core of ADN programs. Besides ICU experience seems to be the key. Any information would helpful in quest for CRNA.
  5. by   William_SRNA
    Quote from NsaneRN
    I am new to the forum here and looking at the various post was wondering about a BSN from excelsior with an ADN from a traditional community college with plenty of clinical experience, my understanding of BSN programs is that mostly they are the political/academic part of Nursing, like knowing which fork to eat with. Clinical experince is the core of ADN programs. Besides ICU experience seems to be the key. Any information would helpful in quest for CRNA.

    It would be easier and you would get better grades (assumption on my part) if you completed your BSN through an "on-line" BSN program like I did mine through South Dakota State University's Upward-mobility program. Just check out their website. There are other colleges that offer the same sort of setup as SDSU.

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