Afraid of excelsior exams

  1. Hello, I am looking for info about excelsior exams.I want to know if anyone has information about the tests, and if I should obtain my pre-requisites before taking the NC exams. Is there anyone that can help me? I am new to the site and hoping that I can find the help that I need from fellow nurses.
    Last edit by blessed32 on Oct 8, '06
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  3. by   Tweety
    Welcome to Allnurses. There's lots of people on the Distance Learning board who are in EC. I'll move your post there.

    You might want to be a bit more specific in your question so people can help.

    Good luck!
  4. by   anticoagulationurse
    Hi and welcome. The best way to get ready is buy the major texts (you probably won;t need all of the one's EC recommends), download the exam content guides, flip through, do the recommended reading assignments in the back of the guide, then this is key... Take the practive exams online. They are $75 and you get 2 tries and it is a great guage to assess how prepared you are. Many of the questions on the PEs are on the real exam. And there are rationales for correct AND incorrect answers. Just try one and see if it works for you. I liked it.

    If you do a search for "practice exams" or Nursing COncepts" there tons of posts to help you. Best wishes.
  5. by   blessed32
    Thank you, that should help. I really want to pass the exams. I have been a Lpn for almost 8 years and it is time to move on to bigger and better things. I am glad that i found this site.
  6. by   Mudwoman
    There are lots of ways to get those prereq's. You can CLEP out of many and there are also online courses through many colleges.
  7. by   xenogenetic
    I'm the biggest fan of using the CLEP exam method of testing out of general education requirements. See this thread for more info: