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I have received the package from Excelsior, but I still don't understand the whole program.........

1. Can I start the course straight from LPN class

2. Do they offer the prerequisites

3. Is there any clinical experience

4. Do I have to be IV certified before starting the course

5. What is the total cost from start to finish

6. Where do you take the tests

7. Can you work as an ADON with this degree

8. How do I find out more than what is online and in the package if I'm still confused

9. Is this degree treated like a degree from a college

10. What is the pass/fail rate for boards

medicrnohio, RN

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Specializes in Tele, Home Health, MICU, CTICU, LTC.

i'll try my best to help you out and there are others on this web site that are very knowledgable. also try to call excelsior, they will be able to give you all the info you need.

1. can i start the course straight from lpn class i believe you need to have your lpn license.

2. do they offer the prerequisites for the associates degree they offer all the prerequisites or can tell you where you can get them.

3. is there any clinical experience there is a 3 day long clinical exam when you are done with all your nursing courses. it's called the cpne.

4. do i have to be iv certified before starting the course i don't think so but it probably wouldn't hurt to have that knowledge under your belt.

5. what is the total cost from start to finish that depends. you have the cost of books or study guides, exams, enrollment, etc. this varies for each student.

6. where do you take the tests excelsior college exams are taken at prometric testing centers and other designated places.

7. can you work as an adon with this degree

not sure.

8. how do i find out more than what is online and in the package if i'm still confused call excelsior.

9. is this degree treated like a degree from a college some say yes and some say no, depends on where you work i suppose.

10. what is the pass/fail rate for boards not sure.

Hi--I'm a new Excelsior student and like you had a lot of questions. They were very good at EC to answer questions I was able to put together (sometimes I don't know enough to ask the question!). About the pass rate for boards, I wrote to the state of NY (got it off google--I think I searched on NCLEX NY "Board of Education") and they sent me a ton of paper (ok, about 6 lb) which was nothing but the statistics for NY nursing school graduates and the graduates by state for states other than NY, by month, taking the NCLEX over the past about 5 years. EC students did exceptionally well.

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