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Hello Everyone,

I was wondering if anyone is currently taking the Excelsior LPN to RN ... and how goes it??!!

I'm not sure of this program, but I thought I would bite the bullet & try to pass the 1st of the 7 exams required.

I am also wondering why it is that you do not have to enroll to take the 1st two exams - Health Safety & Transition? Are they easier than the 5 remaining exams, and is this their way of getting you to take the worm? Or, are they harder than the 5 remaining exams - which would "weed out" the serious from those who aren't?

Thank you!

Helper-T.

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Hi I am just doing this program as well..

interested in finding the same information

Hello Everyone,

I was wondering if anyone is currently taking the Excelsior LPN to RN ... and how goes it??!!

I'm not sure of this program, but I thought I would bite the bullet & try to pass the 1st of the 7 exams required.

I am also wondering why it is that you do not have to enroll to take the 1st two exams - Health Safety & Transition? Are they easier than the 5 remaining exams, and is this their way of getting you to take the worm? Or, are they harder than the 5 remaining exams - which would "weed out" the serious from those who aren't?

Thank you!

Helper-T.

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lornagj45 has 25 years experience and works as a ER Staff Nurse.

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Hello, I am a LPN going the Excelsior route, I have taken 2 exams so far, the first was World Religion, it was a Pass or Fail test, not sure why, the second one was LPN to RN Transitions exam, passed it as well but with a C. I am studying the Health Safety now, I have learned that you have to have a certain GPA or you will get put on Academic Probation, I was surprised, as I was just hoping to pass, not worrying about a GPA, anyway, I consider myself not too book smart but more common sense and logical, anyway, if I can help I will. Not sure why you dont have to be in Excelsior to take the first 2 exams, my workplace paid my fees so far. Good luck

Lorna

Hello Everyone,

I was wondering if anyone is currently taking the Excelsior LPN to RN ... and how goes it??!!

I'm not sure of this program, but I thought I would bite the bullet & try to pass the 1st of the 7 exams required.

I am also wondering why it is that you do not have to enroll to take the 1st two exams - Health Safety & Transition? Are they easier than the 5 remaining exams, and is this their way of getting you to take the worm? Or, are they harder than the 5 remaining exams - which would "weed out" the serious from those who aren't?

Thank you!

Helper-T.

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hello everyone. i wanted to know what the 7 exams are for, is that to get into the program itself or is it you pass all 7 exams and voila! you recieve your rn degree? :bugeyes: i went on the website and couldnt find information all i see is RN-BSN or maybe im just looking in the wrong place

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I am so happy to be talking to others doing this program. I am currently enrolled (for months) and haven't started yet. I am ashamed and going to get on the ball now:) I work as a school nurse and have great hours for studying... I just lost my motivation somehow. I am interested as to why as well.

I know we cann all do this

Amberingrace

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience and works as a Nurse.

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hello everyone. i wanted to know what the 7 exams are for, is that to get into the program itself or is it you pass all 7 exams and voila! you recieve your rn degree? :bugeyes: i went on the website and couldnt find information all i see is RN-BSN or maybe im just looking in the wrong place

Here is the list of the degree requirements for the LPN > ASN/RN program. https://my.excelsior.edu/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=df3df84d-d138-4f59-8b31-df5be9b1f607&groupId=78666

Your degree is either an associate in applied science in nursing (AAS) or an Associate in Science in Nursing (AS) which meet the educational requirement to apply for a license as an RN in most states. It is your choice whether to pursue the AAS or AS degree, there a minimal differences mostly in selection of electives. As this is an examination based degree, not a classroom/distance learning degree, the program is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid (grants, federal loans).

These are the admission requirements for the LPN > ASN/RN program: Admission Requirements for Associate Degree in Nursing Programs - excelsior.edu

This is not a classroom based degree, with the exception of the prerequisites that can be earned through previous college level coursework, distance learning course or examination (CLEP or ECE). The nursing "classes" are all Excelsior College Examinations (ECE). The final two exams are a Focused Clinical Competency Assessment (Exam) and a 3-day in person on-site in a medical facility practical skills exam called the CPNE (Clinical Performance in Nursing Examination).

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Hi Mazee,

If you are an LPN, RT or Paramedic, you can take the RN Associates route at Excelsior.

You can take 2 tests without enrolling yet. They cost $275 each. If you then decide that Excelsior is the route to go, then you can finish taking the 5 other Nursing tests.

(These 7 tests are IF you have already completed all the PRE-Reqs. If you haven't completed the pre-reqs, then you'll have to either CLEP out of the pre-reqs, take them at another college, or take them at Excelsior.)

The info for the RN-ADN is under PROGRAMS ... NURSING ... then

Excelsior College | Program Details

Hope this helps!

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Hi Amberingrace!

I am motivated & I think you (& we all) can do it too, but I want to be sure I am spending my money wisely. I dropped out of a "state university" RN program because the quality of their program is severely bad. I can do better on my own ... and if Excelsior is just as good, or better, in quality, then I will have received a much better education anyhow. AND, Excelsior route is actually cheaper !!

I am just concerned why EVERYONE can take 2 Excelsior courses before enrolling? Is it because they are easier & enrolling gets you to take the bait afterwards, or is it because they are harder ... and it weeds out the ones who won't do well?

I am hoping someone who has recently taken 3 or more of the Excelsior nursing exams can answer this. Either way, it's still the cheaper route & since I don't need clinicals (get them on my PAID job) I don't need to be giving away free labor - and time.

Thanks for any replies!

Helper-T.

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Thank you, LornAGJ45!

This helps!

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Here is the list of the degree requirements for the LPN > ASN/RN program. https://my.excelsior.edu/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=df3df84d-d138-4f59-8b31-df5be9b1f607&groupId=78666

Your degree is either an associate in applied science in nursing (AAS) or an Associate in Science in Nursing (AS) which meet the educational requirement to apply for a license as an RN in most states. It is your choice whether to pursue the AAS or AS degree, there a minimal differences mostly in selection of electives. As this is an examination based degree, not a classroom/distance learning degree, the program is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid (grants, federal loans).

These are the admission requirements for the LPN > ASN/RN program: Admission Requirements for Associate Degree in Nursing Programs - excelsior.edu

This is not a classroom based degree, with the exception of the prerequisites that can be earned through previous college level coursework, distance learning course or examination (CLEP or ECE). The nursing "classes" are all Excelsior College Examinations (ECE). The final two exams are a Focused Clinical Competency Assessment (Exam) and a 3-day in person on-site in a medical facility practical skills exam called the CPNE (Clinical Performance in Nursing Examination).

Typo, i meant to say AS not RN. Just read my original post. Sorry.

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Hi LornaGJ45 (Again) !!

Were you able to pass the Transitions exam with the knowledge you already have, or did you have to study the Excelsior books (or some other) study guide to pass it?

Just wondering if I am over-studying. I hate wasting time to study things that I will never remember after the tests anyhow (unless I get them wrong, that is.) If I pass them, then I already know them anyhow (just won't remember them - lol.)

Thanks!

Helper-T.

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