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Excelsior AAS Nursing Degree online

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Has 1 years experience.

Hi guys, I am new here.

I am considering taking the AAS Nursing Degree in Nursing from Excelsior. Has anyone here taken that? Did you have problems getting a job? Please share your experience.

Some states require extra requirements after completing this course.

My questions:-

1. Is it going to be a waste of money if she decides to take the classes online?

2. What tests are advisable to take from CLEP, Straighterline, DSST, to help earn credits?

3. Is the ASS degree still recognized nationwide?

Thanks

Oceanpacific

Specializes in Infection Prevention, Public Health. Has 33 years experience.

I'm not familiar with the school. Is this online? You will need to have an education that includes clinical experiences.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

Welcome! We moved your thread to the Excelsior College forum where you are more likely to encounter our multiple Excelsior graduates and students. Good luck!

You would be the 1st person to go to the school! Let us know how it goes!!

UlanaD

Has 14 years experience.

PeterJoy youre so funny!!! I read recently that 42000 some odd rns have graduated from ec including Peter I believe :)

If you google excelsior clep you get the credit exams page and they have a brochure thingy that tells all the cleps and dstts that they accept. Someone posted recently TOR college that you can use for math and english and information literacy which was like 150 instead of 425. Theres a yearly fee for enrollmnt that you have to pay so as many credits that you can do before you enroll the better. You can't take anatomy or microbiology other than at ec or a real college class so straighterlin is out. Some people have used aleks for beginning algebra for math credit and I would recommend studygroup101 for study notes and audio that you can listen to in your car for all the nursing courses. I didnt take any classes just exams but classes are almost 4 times the price as exams. I dont know about the aas or the asn difference but I think they are both just associates degrees one way or another ;) :geek:

I always get a kick out of questions like that; has anyone ever gone to this school. a simple search would answer all their questions.

tishalu

Has 1 years experience.

Have read of some people who have successfully completed the course, graduated and took the Nclex test. Some states though require one to have additional requirements.

tishalu

Has 1 years experience.

Thanks....

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

Hi guys, I am new here.

I am considering taking the AAS Nursing Degree in Nursing from Excelsior. Has anyone here taken that? Did you have problems getting a job? Please share your experience.

Some states require extra requirements after completing this course.

My questions:-

1. Is it going to be a waste of money if she decides to take the classes online?

2. What tests are advisable to take from CLEP, Straighterline, DSST, to help earn credits?

3. Is the ASS degree still recognized nationwide?

Thanks

Who is the "she" you are referencing in question 1?

Excelsior College is only for people who are licensed/certified healthcare providers of some type - LPN, paramedic, etc. You can review admission requirements here: Excelsior College | Admissions at Excelsior College: Requirements

These links (also available under the "Articles" tab at the top of the forum) might be helpful:

https://allnurses.com/excelsior-college-online/the-excelsior-college-808335.html

https://allnurses.com/excelsior-college-online/the-clinical-performance-884109.html

tishalu

Has 1 years experience.

Thanks.

The 'she' is a typo.....thanks to auto correct

I am no licensed in any healthcare profession so its like it will not be possible to join the college.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

Thanks.

The 'she' is a typo.....thanks to auto correct

I am no licensed in any healthcare profession so its like it will not be possible to join the college.

Correct. Only currently licensed nurses and paramedics with an active certification are eligible for admission to Excelsior College AS/AAS program as it is a bridge not a baseline entry to practice.