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Thank you for explaining this I was wondering how that worked. Just starting my pre-reqs soon.
Sorry if you already know all of this information on the points system, but if you don't, here you go!
When I talked to my nursing advisor at UAA, he said (generally) people with points of about 23 to 24 and above get in.
You get points for your pre-reqs. There are 10 pre-reqs and they are worth 1 point, except Human anatomy and physiology 1 and 2, and micro 240, which are all worth 2 each, so you can have a total of 13 points for pre-reqs. Since you have all ur pre-reqs done, you'll have all 13 points for that. Then you get points based of your PAX RN score. It is based off of 10% of your percentile, not you actual "answered correctly." It will tell you on the PAX website where you saw your score was 108 what your percentile is. For example, I had got a 140 on mine, which put me in the 98th percentile, which means I got 9.8 points for that. Then you get points for GPA, which is pretty straight forward. Your GPA of 3.41 gets you 3.41 points (that's why they say the 2 year is not as based on GPA.) Then you get 1 point for having a certificate, generally an LPN or CNA. I'm pretty sure the highest points you can have for the ranking system is 27.9
My A T&T service/cell phone works well in Anchorage and the Matsu Valley and it is a pay as you go inexpensive phone.
Thank you all for answering my questions, it is very appreciated. Have a great day!
Hello dear ladies,
I am so inspired by all of you and am trying to get lined up to get my RN degree thru Excelsior. I am an Lpn and had a few questions?
Do you take the classes/courses in order or don't have to? Are you finishing your general classes first or doing both? Can I get all the classes for the degree thru Excelsior or are there some that we can't get? From reading it seems you can only start classes in March or May (as far as the soonest classes) is that correct?
Thank you for letting me ask some questions. I am trying to get this all seen about so I can start soon. Have a great day!
YAY!!! So glad they worked with you and you won't have to pay again! Good luck on the test and have a great day.
I filled out a FAFSA but then saw where you can't use a federal grant for the Associates in Nursing degree at Excelsior? Did you try to get scholarships or get a loan? I am a single parent so hope to find some financial aid. Trying to get that worked out so I can start soon. Any input would be appreciated.
Hi I am 50, have raised my family and now going back to do the Lpn to Rn bridge program thru Excelsior College.
Are you taking it from/through Excelsior or another college? Just wondering as I am getting ready to start the program. Thank you.
could you tell me where to find it online? Thank you so much for your help!
I was wondering if anyone here is from Alaska and has done the Lpn to Rn program or any nursing program? Excelsior website doesnt show Alaska as having extra requirements but I can't get a response as to whether Alaska Board of Nursing approves Excelsior or its grads.
I am new here, did you all take microbiology online or at your local college? thank you.
Hello, I have just recently moved to Anchorage and am an Lpn with active license from Alabama. I am working on getting my license moved here.. We will be moving on to the Matsu Valley (Wasilla /Palmer) I was wondering if anyone from here can tell me the ways the Alaska Board of Nursing allows us to do the Lpn to Rn bridge programs? Like what colleges/ universities in person are here and also are any programs/colleges online allowed/accepted so that I can sit for the Rn Nclex? I have heard of Excelsior and others but didnt know what is acceptable by the board here. Thank you so much for reading and any help with this.
Hello, I have just recently moved to Anchorage and am an Lpn with active license from Alabama. I am working on getting my license moved here. I was wondering if anyone from here can tell me the ways the Alaska Board of Nursing allows us to do the Lpn to Rn bridge programs? Like what colleges/ universities in person are here and also are any programs/colleges online allowed/accepted so that I can sit for the Rn Nclex? I have heard of Excelsior and others but didnt know what is acceptable by the board here. Thank you so much for reading and any help with this.
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