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Finishing Excelsior ADN Soon, BSN concerns

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So I'm due to take my Excelsior CPNE sometime this year (hoping to get called for a cancellation date, since the regular wait is a well-documented disaster. My concern is that when I complete Excelsior's Associate's program, I'm looking to go somewhere else for my Bachelor's. I have no desire to stay living in New York after I graduate with the super expensive taxes and cost of living. The state I'm looking to move too in the future (Maryland) does not accept Excelsior credits (which will probably force me to work in DC, which is a separate license and does accept EC). Excelsior offers you enrollment in their BSN program, but if the credits aren't going to do me any good (and with the ridiculous cost of their tuition), I'm not sure I want to do that. What other online schools will take them and allow me to go for my Bachelor's? Any advice is appreciated.

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience as a DNP, RN and specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

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Pixie.RN has 12 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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Excelsior is accredited. As long as you complete your ASN degree, you should be fine for pretty much any BSN program. You might have to repeat sciences if you did any of those with Excelsior without a lab (micro or A&P). 

Licensure is a separate issue. You are correct, Maryland will not license you at this point. 

P.S. I moved your post to the Excelsior forum. 🙂

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Medic6940 has 10 years experience.

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Thank you. OK that makes me feel better. I have a friend who finished Excelsior a few years ago and couldn't get into any online bachelor's program except Grand Canyon University. Here's hoping I don't have such troubles. I can probably handle Micro and A&P again.

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Pixie.RN has 12 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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9 hours ago, Medic6940 said:

Thank you. OK that makes me feel better. I have a friend who finished Excelsior a few years ago and couldn't get into any online bachelor's program except Grand Canyon University. Here's hoping I don't have such troubles. I can probably handle Micro and A&P again.

Was there a GPA issue? I completed EC's ASN in 2008 and had no problems qualifying for every BSN program that interested me, including state schools. I think there might have been one school in Florida that wouldn't accept EC students, maybe Fort Hays State or something? But other than that, yeah.

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