Hi! I was hoping to get feedback on several questions as I weigh out Excelsior's RN program vs an evening and weekend RN program at a traditional local college.
- My research leads me to believe that credits earned through Excelsior are generally not accepted for transfer whereas the traditional credits would in most cases. Does anyone have insight into this?
- I have read enough reviews of the CPNE to fear it. My anxiety has a strong track record of dropping my IQ like a rock and I fear going through everything for nothing and then NOT being able to transfer credits. Are there substantial resources out there that are affordable/accessible to help prepare myself as best as possible?
- With 6 years of LPN experience in a specialized clinic setting, I have reservations that this would qualify as "significant" experience that Excelsior states their program is designed for. I have a deep knowledge base in a very specialized area. What kinds of backgrounds do the successful CPNE candidates have? Is this more of a preparation and work ethic issue as opposed to an extensive and varied experience base?
Thank you for any input and guidance you all can offer! The potential to finish in around 18 months vs almost 30 months while not being away and missing my kids is definitely an attention grabber! However, I am also well aware of the saying, "If it sounds too good to be true..."