Excelsior College or College Network - page 2

I am eager to find an LPN to RN program. I obtained information on both Excelsior College:uhoh3: and College Network. It appears that the transition maybe easier with Excelsior College but I am not... Read More

  1. by   RN34TX
    Quote from TheCommuter
    When the previous poster mentioned NCLEX-RN review books, he was referring to Saunders, Kaplan, Cliffs Test Prep, Lippincott, or any number of review books that can be found on the shelves of typical bookstores.

    You can get an NCLEX-RN review book from any major bookstore such as Borders, Barnes & Noble, or over the internet through www.amazon.com and www.Ebay.com
    Don't forget Mosby, that's who I used.
    I also got my books from ecampus.com, they were the best deal for used books with free shipping back then, but this was before Ebay existed.
  2. by   aka_steven
    Quote from TheCommuter
    This forum has been in existence for over 10 years.
    Has it been that long since Al Gore invented the Internet??
    LOL
  3. by   mc3
    Does anybody know if the credits you earn at Excelsior can be used at any other accredited colleges?
    Thanks,
    mc3
  4. by   flwannaB
    I am also considering goin through Excelsior. I do have a few questions however. I have no college credits. How do get your general requirements accomplished? Do you have to take an online class or can you purchase study books and take the exam? On the website, it says that you can take 6 credit exams for 275. Does that mean the exam itself without the online or school classes? The school I was going to for my LPN now has an RN program that includes prereqs. It is a year long and 20k. I would like to attend but I like the idea of not being in a classroom setting right now. How does the price of Excelsior compare to that? Sorry for all of the questions. Thank you in advance for the info.
    Last edit by flwannaB on Nov 5, '06
  5. by   texas_lvn
    Quote from flwannaB
    I am also considering goin through Excelsior. I do have a few questions however. I have no college credits. How do get your general requirements accomplished? Do you have to take an online class or can you purchase study books and take the exam? On the website, it says that you can take 6 credit exams for 275. Does that mean the exam itself without the online or school classes? The school I was going to for my LPN now has an RN program that includes prereqs. It is a year long and 20k. I would like to attend but I like the idea of not being in a classroom setting right now. How does the price of Excelsior compare to that? Sorry for all of the questions. Thank you in advance for the info.

    to answer yours and mc3......i have no idea. call excelsior and ask them would be a great start. good luck.
  6. by   moodychick
    Does anyone out there know of those who have gone through EC successfully; and are they respected as RN's? I don't have the 20k to go to a college; plus, I work fulltime and must go to college on-line! EC also has an RN to BSN program. Has anyone gone through that? Thanks!:spin:
  7. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from moodychick
    Does anyone out there know of those who have gone through EC successfully; and are they respected as RN's? I don't have the 20k to go to a college; plus, I work fulltime and must go to college on-line! EC also has an RN to BSN program. Has anyone gone through that? Thanks!:spin:
    Not all boards of nursing will accept an Excelsior education. California is one prime example that comes from the top of my head.
  8. by   magnum68
    Quote from moodychick
    I'm a current student of EC. How can I get an NCLEX-Rn review book? Thanks!!
    It's not rocket science to figure out where you can find a NCLEX-RN review book. Have you tried like Barnes & Noble?

    magnum68
  9. by   texas_lvn
    Quote from magnum68
    It's not rocket science to figure out where you can find a NCLEX-RN review book. Have you tried like Barnes & Noble?

    magnum68
    That is horrible. A fellow nurse asks a simple question, and you are being rude.:trout: That is a shame.
  10. by   Hoping LVN2BSN
    Quote from magnum68
    it's not rocket science to figure out where you can find a nclex-rn review book. have you tried like barnes & noble?

    magnum68

    i guess it is rocket science to be courteous. people come here to share and obtain information in an environment where they can be comfortable and not have to be up tight if they asked a decent question or not.

    here's a thread from b&n:
    barnes*&*noble.com - book search: rn review

    and another for a nursing book club, get 3 books for $1.99, pay shipping and buy another book for i think $15.00 in the year and that's all your membership entails:
    healthcare professionals book service: search results


    they have a few books i used in school as well. good luck in your education moody!
    Last edit by Hoping LVN2BSN on Nov 16, '06
  11. by   magnum68
    I apologize for my comment. I am an Excelsior college graduate and proud of it. A lot of people do not approve of Excelsior because of the lack of clinical skills involved in the program. I just thought that your question would add more ammunition to the fire for the people that are against Excelsior. Again, I apologize and moodychick if there is anything I can do to help you out in the program, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    magnum68
  12. by   Leo2
    you can do all your pre-req coruses just like the nsg concept, study for each sub. register with excelsior college take the exam. when your ready you enroll and the credits you have earned are applied to your degree.
  13. by   txspadequeenRN
    how long does it take after you apply for admission to get accepted. then how long does it take to get the transcripts looked at and your pre-classes approved. just curious trying to get things together to see if i can do the ec thing if i dont get accepted at my local cc.
    Last edit by txspadequeenRN on Sep 27, '07

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