Excelsior College or College Network - page 9

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   Baloney Amputation
    Quote from Tracylvn
    You do not do clinical with EC. you have a test out at the end of school called the CPNE and its a 2 1/2 day test period on you clinical skills. But they do not walk you through any of it you just show what you know and you are tested on it. Someone please correct me if I am wrong, as I am not an EC student.
    That is correct! You do get guides for each test you take, including the CPNE, so you will know what you need to know.
  2. by   txspadequeenRN
    ok first look right under the big all nurses.com logo and you will see the area that says home, forums, articles,specialty students... for distance,learning you want students click that and drop down to distance learning.sometimes i get lost and i have been here for years. when they change the format....i'm lost for months...







    Quote from cisl4him
    i must say i am frustrated with the amount of time it is taking me to find and respond to posts. i go to my email and click on the link and then i am lost.
  3. by   txspadequeenRN
    i am not a rn yet . i am a lvn that will pay for the cpne next week and then wait for a date. how fast you complete ec depends on you. are you a motivated learner? remember what i told you when i messaged you....about 5-6 years ago before the backup with the cpne i know someone that completed the program in 4 months. that wont happen now but we can dream..lol


    Quote from cisl4him
    so you graduated from the ec as an rn? i almost signed on with cn but something seemed fishy so i called ec. i'm going to take my boards, get a job and then begin ec. ec said it will probably take me about 18 months because there is about an 8 month wait for clinical. that's kinda long isn't it?
  4. by   Cisl4him
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    i am not a rn yet . i am a lvn that will pay for the cpne next week and then wait for a date. how fast you complete ec depends on you. are you a motivated learner? remember what i told you when i messaged you....about 5-6 years ago before the backup with the cpne i know someone that completed the program in 4 months. that wont happen now but we can dream..lol
    yes, i am a motivated learner. i am very organized too. so you have already completed the tests and you are just waiting for your clinical? if so, how hard are the exams? did you get your lvn at a community college and now you are using ec. or did you go straight to the rn online? i am trying to get all these stories straight. thanks for your patients.
  5. by   Cisl4him
    Quote from applescruffette
    That is correct! You do get guides for each test you take, including the CPNE, so you will know what you need to know.
    Did you complete the EC online program?
  6. by   txspadequeenRN
    ec is not a online program it is a self study test out program. you study at home then take your test at pearson vue. i went to a county hospital based lvn program, it was rough and taught by military rn's that checked your white shoes with q-tips....i studied very little for these test . basically i just went and took them. i do not recommend that cause not every one test the same. i will pay for my test (cpne) next week then start the long wait of sitting until i get a cpne date....

    Quote from cisl4him
    did you complete the ec online program?
  7. by   Baloney Amputation
    Quote from Cisl4him
    Did you complete the EC online program?
    It's not an online program--it's distance learning.

    I have finished my theory tests and am awaiting my CPNE date. The CPNE is my last requirement.
  8. by   txspadequeenRN
    online and self study is both considered distance learning.:spin:

    Quote from applescruffette
    it's not an online program--it's distance learning.

    i have finished my theory tests and am awaiting my cpne date. the cpne is my last requirement.
  9. by   Baloney Amputation
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    online and self study is both considered distance learning.:spin:
    eh, you know what i mean.
  10. by   akanini
    LOL. I call it exam based. I feel that's more safer to say about EC regarding the Associates program. I want to enroll tomorrow but I have to finish LPN school first!
  11. by   lrh3200
    so this might be a dumb question but.....i know college network and excelsior r kind of attached and im currently taking college network classes and ready to give up. does it get any better when i get to the ec part???
  12. by   Cisl4him
    Quote from applescruffette
    It's not an online program--it's distance learning.

    I have finished my theory tests and am awaiting my CPNE date. The CPNE is my last requirement.
    Hi, I went to send you a private message and at the bottom it said i could add you to my buddy list. Is that AIM or yahoo messenger or is it through this board? I find it so much easier to keep in touch via instant messaging. Thank you for your EC info. I'm still waiting for my nclex exam date.
  13. by   Baloney Amputation
    Quote from Cisl4him
    Hi, I went to send you a private message and at the bottom it said i could add you to my buddy list. Is that AIM or yahoo messenger or is it through this board? I find it so much easier to keep in touch via instant messaging. Thank you for your EC info. I'm still waiting for my nclex exam date.
    I imagine it is through this board. Just send me a PM anyway!

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