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    DANG IT!!! Oh well, I guess I just have to be patient then.

    Im just a little worrried because the hospital phased out my LVN job and converted to an RN, which I am in now. If I fail, I think I will be looking for a new job...

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    Can I contact PearsonVue regarding my NCLEX that I took last Wednesday (11/23)? I live in California and I have a feeling that due to the holidays it is going to take a while a to receive my results, both on the BON website and in the mail.

    Has anybody from California called and found out Pass/Fail from PearsonVue? Can they tell us that over the phone?

    Thanks!

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    Im in CA, will PearsonVue tell me if I passed? I took the test the day before Thanksgiving, and Ive nervously waiting... Thanks!

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    Im in the same boat as you... I took the NCLEX in Cali last Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. The test shut off at 75 questions, and now I check the BON website everyday. I figure that due to the holidays it is going to take a little longer to post, plus PearsonVue says that they have 24- 72 hours to send your test results to the BON.

    The wait is killing me!!!

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    I just finished all my NC classes (all passed without and failures WAHOO!). I am getting ready to sign up for my CPNE, and I will likely have to fly to get there, because I want to take the CPNE ASAP.

    Is there any testing centers that I should avoid? I live in Cali and the SoCal centers are booked until July. I am thinking Texas... any opinions? Thanks!

    Jessica

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    I think this years is a brand new one from Excelsior, it was changed for this year.

    I am currently studying for it.... has anybody taken it yet? Does anybody know of any good study guides or any other help? Thanks!!!

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    I have passed NC1 and NC2 easily, but the tests seem to be getting more progressively difficult.

    Can anyone recommend a source of practice tests for each NC exam (besides excelsiors tests)? Thanks!

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    I took the NC1 online practice test without studying and I got 71% of the answers correct. Is this enough to pass. I know EC does some type of adaptive scoring, but what is passing? Thanks!

    Jessica

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    I took the NC1 online practice test without studying and I got 71% of the answers correct. Is this enough to pass. I know EC does some type of adaptive scoring, but what is passing? Thanks!

    Jessica

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    Quote from kimlpn
    I think this just means that if one goes through excelsior they can't endorse in unless their program meets cali's education requirement--which EC still currently does not. Unless one enrolled with EC prior to dec 6, 03 they can't even endorse in.
    kim

    I am sure glad I registered on Dec 1.....

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    Originally posted by kimlpn
    Hi Jess!
    I have not personally taken this exam (I took all of my prereqs at my local community college), but if you join some of the yahoo study groups you will find oodles of notes, advice, and practice tests there. If you posted this question their, you would probably get several replies. From what I have read about this exam, it appears to be straight forward--but do try the yahoo study groups, as this will be your best bet to get up-to-date feedback.
    Kim
    Thank you for your advise. I dont want to sound dumb, but how where would I find these Yahoo study groups? Thanks again!

    Jess

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    Has anyone taken the EC lifespan test. I'm trying to figure out how to study. I would take forever to read the entire textbook and answer all the practice questions. Is all that really necessary?

    I got 75% of the practice questions right before I even started the book. Are the practice test questions a good indication of what the real test questions will be like? Thanks!

    Jess

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    Heres what is posted at collegeboard.com. I heard from one person it was easy, and another that it was hard. By the title it doesnt look too hard at all. Its worth the extra effort because it counts as 2 classes, 6 Units!
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    Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
    The Analyzing and Interpreting Literature examination covers material usually taught in a general two-semester undergraduate course in literature. Although the exam does not require familiarity with specific works, it does assume that the student has read widely and perceptively in poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction. The questions are based on passages supplied in the test. These passages have been selected so that no previous experience with them is required to answer the questions. The passages are taken primarily from American and British literature.

    The exam includes approximately 80 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 90 minutes.

    There is also an optional essay section that can be taken in addition to the multiple-choice exam. The essay section is graded by the institution that requests it. Contact the school where you would like to receive credit for your CLEP exam to see if it requires the optional essay section for this exam.

    Knowledge and skills required
    Questions on the Analyzing and Interpreting Literature exam require candidates to demonstrate the following abilities.

    Ability to read prose, poetry, and drama with understanding
    Ability to analyze the elements of a literary passage and to respond to nuances of meaning, tone, imagery, and style
    Ability to interpret metaphors, to recognize rhetorical and stylistic devices, to perceive relationships between parts and wholes, and to grasp a speaker's or author's attitudes
    Knowledge of the means by which literary effects are achieved
    Familiarity with the basic terminology used to discuss literary texts

    The exam emphasizes comprehension, interpretation, and analysis of literary works. A specific knowledge of historical context (authors and movements) is not required; however, a broad knowledge of literature gained through reading widely is assumed, as is a familiarity with basic literary terminology. The following outline indicates the relative emphasis given to the various types of literature and the periods from which the passages are taken. The percentages next to the main topics indicate the approximate percentage of exam questions on that topic.

    Approximate percent of examination
    35-45% Poetry
    35-45% Prose
    (fiction and nonfiction)
    15-30% Drama

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    50-65% British literature
    30-45% American literature
    5-15% Works in translation

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    3-7% Classical and pre-Renaissance
    20-30% Renaissance and 17th century
    35-45% 18th and 19th centuries
    25-35% 20th century


    Study resources
    The most relevant preparation for the Analyzing and Interpreting Literature exam is attentive and reflective reading of the various literary genres of poetry, drama, and prose. There are several ways to prepare for the exam:

    Read a variety of poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction.
    Read critical analyses of various literary works.
    Write your own analysis and interpretation of the works you read.
    Discuss with others the meaning of the literature you read.
    Textbooks used in college courses in analysis and interpretation of literature contain a sampling of literary works in a variety of genres. They also contain material that can help you to comprehend the sense and intent of literary works and to recognize the devices used by writers to convey that sense and intent. To prepare for the exam, you should study the contents of at least one college textbook, which you can find in most college bookstores. You would do well to consult two or three texts because they do vary somewhat in content, approach, and emphasis. For example, Perrine's book is a basic introduction to reading literature; Edgar Roberts emphasizes literary analysis; books by Sylvan Barnet and Perrine include glossaries of literary terms.

    Order the Official CLEP Study Guide or download

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    Has anybody here used a PLATO loan to finance excelsior. I am getting ready to sign up for it and I was wondering if anybody had any experiences (positive or negative) to share. Thanks!

    Jess

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    http://www.rn.ca.gov/news/news.htm

    EXCELSIOR COLLEGE UPDATE
    At the Board Meeting on December 5, 2003, the Board took the following action:

    Approve the eligibility of Excelsior College graduates applying for licensure as an RN, providing they meet the following requirements:

    1. Must be an LVN

    2. Must have 8 units or 360 hours of supervised clinical experience through a California approved program. The clinical areas required are to be in advanced medical surgical nursing, psychiatric nursing and geriatrics.

    3. The practicums may be provided through the Open University option throughout California State University System, California Community College System or through Independent College System.

    4. Comply with LVN to RN requirements under California law, Business and Professions Code Section 2736.6 and California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Section 1429.

    Such eligibility requirements will apply to students who enroll at Excelsior College on or after December 6, 2003.


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