Excelsior Grads - Where are they now? - page 15

EC grads, Post your year of graduation and your specialty/specialties. I'll go first: I've been a Level II/III Neonatal ICU nurse since graduation in January '06. Update 5/2018: I've... Read More

  1. by   NurseCubanitaRN2b
    It's obvious from this thread that Excelsior produces excellent nurses. Too bad California & other states don't recognize the quality education that Excelsior has. I'm very envious of those who are able to atend Excelsior and are able to be licensed. Kudos to you all.
  2. by   P-medic2RN
    I am sure those states nursing schools pay a ton of money to lobbyists to shut them out. After all it is money out of their schools pockets.
  3. by   NurseCubanitaRN2b
    Everywhere I read it says "everywhere except CA". I hate that, but oh well, I'm not willing to move out of state and work for 2 years and then return. Too much at stake here.
  4. by   NYLady
    I graduated in 1988 when it was Regents. I first graduated from St. Vincent's Hospital Diploma Program (3 academic years + 2 summers) in 1981 so I was an RN with several years experience when I started the BSN program. I didn't really think I would learn anything but I did. In fact, I learned alot. I then obtained an MPH (Masters Public Health) from Columbia University.
  5. by   nurcindy1
    Quote from Rhfish2
    1998 Grad, now an FNP in a Cardiology practice
    did you have to take all the pre-req's over from RN to BSN, FNP? I can't get anything to transfer, feel like I have to stay at EC unless I want to start all over.
  6. by   Tidi
    I loved reading through this. You all deserve a big pat on the back
  7. by   nurse2033
    2005, ER, ICU, CEN
  8. by   Pixie.RN
    Just to update mine ...

    RN/ADN with EC in June 2008. Been working in an ER (Virginia) ever since.

    BSN with Chamberlain, June 2010.

    And in 2011 ... Army Nurse Corps, active duty, as an ER nurse.
  9. by   Cdavila
    WOW!!! Im very proud of all u guys!!!! U paved the way for all future excelsior RNs!!
  10. by   txspadequeenRN
    just a update.....

    ec rn 2009
    completed rn to bsn 12/06/2010 graduation date 12/17/2010

    applying to fnp at uta 01/2011 and also adult/geri np utmb....
  11. by   smitty10
    I graduated from EC in Sept 2010 and now preparing for my Nclex Dec 2010:rckn:
  12. by   stevefl
    Graduated EC May 2010, passed the NCLEX Aug 2010, hired as a Psych Nurse at a hospital in Central Florida Sept 2010 and I am now back at EC for my BSN
    Steve RN
  13. by   sunrock
    very proud of all the posters, unfortunately graduated in 2008, nclex 2009, worked as an lpn for 28+ yrs, in hospitals, nursing homes and most recently home care. Cannot get a job as an RN owing to the fact that i do not have the 2 yrs. RN hosp. experience,(lpn does not count) although i have exp. as a med. surg. nurse, ivs, cpr, ekg cert., but currently only prn homecare, so there, any advice is welcome. Unemployed right now, pounding the pavement. HELP.