I am (hopefully) entering into an LPN program in January. The program is 12 months long, and I plan to enroll in Excelsior as soon as I graduate. I had the initial intention of completing an ADN or BSN program, but I'm haveing quite a bit of trouble getting accepted into one (long story). I have all of my general education classes, even those for a BSN, so would it be worth it for me to start studying for the Excelsior exams while waiting to start the LPN program? Also, I just read a thread where someone posted that they had completed the program in 9 months, but could have done it in six; is this the normal timeframe for completing the program?