Excelsior graduates...Are there any? - page 2

I know this question has been asked a million times before....But are there any people who've successfully completed this program?? I'm an LPN considering it..... Thank you! Tricia... Read More

  1. by   ryaninmtv
    I graduated from Excelsior last year. Didn't think the classes were all that difficult, although a struggled with a couple. The clinical was not fun at all. A good description listed above. If/when you get to the clinical exam, memorize the study guide. For my money, it's the only way to pass. I took clinicals in Columbus, Ohio. Six of us attempting, three passed. One of those who didn't make it failed for the second time.

    I wouldn't have done it any other way. Good Luck!
  2. by   hoolahan
    Just note, that is a 50% fail rate. makes you wonder doesn't it??
  3. by   Rock
    Hi All:

    I don't know how anyone could or would be able to pass Excelsior in three (3) months.

    The only thing I can figure is that you had your general education credits already in order, possibly had been given credit for some nursing courses, and only had to do the clinical. Please explain.

    I earned an ASN degree from Excelsior some years back. I had an associate degree from Staten Island College, and only needed the nursing courses.

    If you plan to take Excelsior's degree, make sure you are working in an acute-care facility so you can gain the necessary experience to pass the clinical exam. Study your critical elements if you miss a critical element, that means failure, and you have to make an appointment to take it over, and another fee.

    Good Luck !!!


    :kiss :chuckle
  4. by   New CCU RN
    Just wondering all of you who have gone this route.... how prepared did you all feel once you were out there practicing?

    Also, what is the pass rate on the NCLEX?
    Last edit by New CCU RN on Jan 22, '03
  5. by   Rock
    I was a LPN for many years. I worked in a hospital that allowed us to do the same things that RNs were doing. I needed the degree to advance in salary and status.

    I was doing exactly the same work. There was no difference in my work performance in my case.


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