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I have been going through Excelsior's RN program for 5 years. I recently found out that there are no weekend clinical sites in Texas. I have spent a lot of money and I cannot or will not fly to New York for several reasons. This is ridiculous Texas is one of the largest states and they cannot find a clinical site anywhere in Texas. UGH!!

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Red Kryptonite has 3 years experience and specializes in hospice.

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New York isn't the only site, but even if it were, why would you refuse to do what is necessary to obtain the license for which you've worked, and earn that paycheck the rest of your working life?

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Tenebrae has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Mental Health, Gerontology, Palliative.

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In my second year, I failed my clinical careplan which meant I would have to redo that year which meant my 3 year degree would now be four years.

I debated quitting however at that point I'd already committed two years and I simply wasnt prepared to give up.

Why would you want to chuck away all that hard work now?

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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I have been going through Excelsior's RN program for 5 years. I recently found out that there are no weekend clinical sites in Texas. I have spent a lot of money and I cannot or will not fly to New York for several reasons. This is ridiculous Texas is one of the largest states and they cannot find a clinical site anywhere in Texas. UGH!!
Well, fly to another state that conducts the CPNE. If you will not fly to NY or elsewhere to complete a necessary requirement of the program that you chose to attend, then the ASN degree will not be conferred to you, which means you'll be rendered ineligible to take NCLEX and become an RN.

You have a choice to make. You can suck it up and complete the CPNE out of state, or you can throw away all your education. It is up to you.

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You should of researched all of this before starting an online program.

"I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me"

Philippians 4:13

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UlanaD has 14 years experience.

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Excelsior's CPNE test sites are located in Georgia, New York, Wisconsin, and Texas. Someone on FB passed in lubbock on January 11 2015 (Sunday) and several other people around Christmas.

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Excelsior's CPNE test sites are located in Georgia, New York, Wisconsin, and Texas. Someone on FB passed in lubbock on January 11 2015 (Sunday) and several other people around Christmas.

Edit: disregard below, looks like MPAC was merged into NPAC, so Lubbock is still an option.

Excelsior College | Finding a Test Site

Nope, looks like MPAC sites are no longer listed on their list.

Not sure what is up with that, I did mine in Lubbock in '13.

I know Texas has had 2-3 sites over the years, but still not sure what happened to MPAC.

Maybe a temporary thing. I would call Excelsior.

You have already invested the time, you need to find a way to do it, otherwise you have wasted all that time and money.

Edited by Nalon1 RN/EMT-P

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OrganizedChaos has 10 years experience as a LVN and specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab.

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Nope, looks like MPAC sites are no longer listed on their list.

Excelsior College | Finding a Test Site

Not sure what is up with that, I did mine in Lubbock in '13.

I know Texas has had 2-3 sites over the years, but still not sure what happened to MPAC.

Maybe a temporary thing. I would call Excelsior.

You have already invested the time, you need to find a way to do it, otherwise you have wasted all that time and money.

Lubbock is still a testing site. NPAC testing sites are NY, PA, WI & TX.

Apparently SPAC is just GA.

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Lubbock is still a testing site. NPAC testing sites are NY, PA, WI & TX.

Apparently SPAC is just GA.

Yeah, just saw that and was editing it.

I guess 3 Hospitals was not enough to justify it's own group so they merged with NPAC.

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Pixie.RN has 11 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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I have been going through Excelsior's RN program for 5 years. I recently found out that there are no weekend clinical sites in Texas. I have spent a lot of money and I cannot or will not fly to New York for several reasons. This is ridiculous Texas is one of the largest states and they cannot find a clinical site anywhere in Texas. UGH!!

There is one in Lubbock. There are zero in Alaska, which is larger. ;)

You can choose to fly to a site, or not. The only person you're hurting by not finishing is yourself. Good luck, whichever site you pick!

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CKPM2RN has 3 years experience as a ASN, EMT-P and specializes in Med-tele.

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Edit: disregard below, looks like MPAC was merged into NPAC, so Lubbock is still an option.

Excelsior College | Finding a Test Site

Nope, looks like MPAC sites are no longer listed on their list.

Not sure what is up with that, I did mine in Lubbock in '13.

I know Texas has had 2-3 sites over the years, but still not sure what happened to MPAC.

Maybe a temporary thing. I would call Excelsior.

You have already invested the time, you need to find a way to do it, otherwise you have wasted all that time and money.

It looks like they've been combined into only two districts, for some reason Lubbock, Texas is grouped as "North". That makes no sense geographically, anyone would call it South. Oh well, minor detail. By the way, I'll fly to Moscow or the Arctic Circle if I have to for this. Why be picky?

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