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How long does it take to get fulling enrolled to Excelsior?

Just curious as to how long it takes to get accepted into Excelsior? They have had all of my transcripts, plus my nursing license, since 3/8 and I would really really like to get started!!!

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Has 12 years experience. Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

About 4 to 6 weeks, on average. Patience, grasshopper. :D In the meantime, you can go to the publications page and download the first exam study guide for "Essentials of Nursing Care: Health Safety" and start to look it over. You don't have to be registered or enrolled to take that one. Good luck!!


Has 8 years experience. Specializes in PACU.

I applied in late August and was enrolled in mid-Sept. It's not too bad, but they do have to evaluate all your credits so it takes a little time. In the meantime you can start studying for and take the first 2 nursing exams (health safety and transitions I think??)

They received all my info on 3/4 and I just got an email saying I was accepted today with a list of the courses I need to take

It took about three weeks for me. You don't have to wait to start studying for your first exam. That is what I would do at this point.

Ok ok, I swear I'll practice some patience!! I ordered the study guide to start getting ready for the first exam (Health Safety I think? ). Am excited to finally getting started!!

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Has 12 years experience. Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

Yep, you got it -- that's the first exam, and you don't need to wait for your acceptance or credit evaluation to do that one. :)

You do not have to wait for the study guide to come in the mail. You can download it directly from the EC website. Go to the publications page and scroll down to the test you want to download the study guide for. Make sure you establish a myEC account on the website if you have not already done so.

Oh, I meant the studygroup 101 study guide. I downloaded the study guide from the site and am trying to figure out which books to buy at the moment - luckily, I already had the pharmacology book they recommend, whoo!

You should start with the books that EC recommends because I remember test questions coming from material as it was presented in these references. You should consider checking them out from libraries to save money. You can get them through interlibrary loans if the library does not have the book. Or you can rent them from textbook rental sites like http://www.chegg.com.

Awesome, thank you!! I am definitely going to check those out. The thought of purchasing a whole new set of textbooks is somewhat daunting and I never once thought about just renting/loaning them through the library. Definitely going to go that route so thank you so much for suggesting it!!


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