Be very Careful about considering Excelsior's Online ADN program... - page 6

:uhoh3: Be very careful before you sign up for the Excelsior program if you plan on working in a major metropolitan hospital or even a larger hospital in a rural area. I know of two people here... Read More

  1. by   caliotter3
    I also have not learned any nursing online. My nursing education came from a BSN program that I was successful in until life circumstances caused me to leave at 8 weeks before graduation. Excelsior College gives me the opportunity to get an RN license, where the school that I attended for the BSN will not give me the time of day. Excelsior is a viable choice for many like myself and is not necessarily the right choice for those who have other options.
  2. by   tazv16
    thanks ladies, i am an LPN for 4 years now so i really need to get this out of the way so that i can pursue other things. i just need a study patner in houston TX. Anyone out there?
  3. by   TLSpaz
    Quote from gonnanurse
    Since you will be an RN, why risk going to EC for the RN to BSN? There are many reputable schools out there that let you do RN to BSN online for probably the same price or less than EC, and then you don't have to worry about whether or not your degree will be accepted. Just do a search for rn to bsn online on google and see how many programs come up.



    Excelsior College School of Nursing is accredited by the NLNAC and Excelsior College has been designated a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing, as well. Getting a BSN from Excelsior is not RISKY at all. Neither is Excelsior a disreputable institution. How about you conduct a Google search of the things I just mentioned and see for yourself.
  4. by   LPN_2005/RN_10
    You are not going to succeed in convincing everyone that Excelsior College has a legit RN program that graduated alot of competent and successful RNs. There are "traditional" schools that have their own distance learning program, but there are still some people that is against any learning where you're not sitting in a classroom. I'm proud to be an Excelsior grad, and so are plenty of other very successful RNs! I read your other thread regarding Excelsior and applaud you for your great efforts, but this is going to turn into another bashing of Excelsior College. Again, you can't convice everyone that Excelsior College is a reputable university that has a very challenging nursing program. Put all of your energy in getting through Excelsior instead of trying to convince close-minded people to accept the program. Good luck with your studies!

    Quote from tntciurro



    Excelsior College School of Nursing is accredited by the NLNAC and Excelsior College has been designated a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing, as well. Getting a BSN from Excelsior is not RISKY at all. Neither is Excelsior a disreputable institution. How about you conduct a Google search of the things I just mentioned and see for yourself.
  5. by   Bebet39
    In the future, all classrooms will be online. We're already moving towards that direction. As everyone can see there are many online colleges; not to mention traditional colleges and universities offer online courses. Some students do prefer online courses versus the classroom.

    I've noticed many BSNs can't even work with a colostomy, let alone make a bed.
    Last edit by Bebet39 on Jul 25, '10 : Reason: Grammatical error
  6. by   nurse2033
    Colorado does allow EC degrees, as long as you get the clinical hours they require. This is a good idea anyway. Anyother way is to work in Cheyenne for a year or two, then get reciprocity to CO. And hippienurse, you don't know what your are talking about. I learned exactly what I needed to be a great nurse.
  7. by   dstep102570
    I am an EC student. I have taken 3 EC exams and studying for the 4th one. I am very pleased with this program. I believe that people who have never been in this program or taken any of the tests need to keep their opinions to theirselves. If I had read some of these comments before enrollin into EC I may never had enrolled. This program works great for me because I am a single parent who has to work full-time and cannot afford to work part-time and go to school full-time.
  8. by   Phil313
    My 2 Cents:

    It is so scary to hear negative comments after just deciding to pursue my RN through EC. These type of statements scared me away for too long.

    What I have learned reading all the posts over the years, Is that EC may not be for everyone but.... many, many are successful. And I can do this. I have worked along RN's for 12 yrs. I know what they do, what they don't do and should, I have trained new RN's. Helped, supported and encouraged them in their duties, don't tell me I am not capable of learning just because I am not in a classroom setting or clinical rotation. I am working on the floor everyday, while the same nurse that I trained sits at the desk, while the real bedside work is left to the LPN.

    Most important I cannot let anything stop me for pursuing my dream, especially fear. EC was designed for LPN's just like me, hard working full-time Nurses, Students, Mothers and Wives trying to better themselves and advance in their careers. And no one has the right to crush our hopes.
    Last edit by Phil313 on Jul 29, '10
  9. by   TLSpaz
    Quote from Jo Dirt
    SO I WAS CORRECT...HEY, EMT2RN WHO TOLD ME TO STOP SPREADING MISINFORMATION I WASN'T SPREADING ANY MISINFORMATION!!!

    I knew what I was talking about after all. I was kind of insulted at his comment that I was spreading misinformation because I am the type of person who likes to make sure they have the facts straight before they say something, I also know I can be wrong but in this case I was correct. No misinformation on my part.

    Actually....you CAN be accepted into Excelsior's program as an EMT-B or EMT-I if you are or have been a corpsman/medic in the military.
  10. by   txspadequeenRN
    this is not correct. you must be at the paramedic level in order to be accepted to ec's program. you may be accepted as a medic but students that are only emt-b or emt-i wont ...


    Quote from tntciurro
    actually....you can be accepted into excelsior's program as an emt-b or emt-i if you are or have been a corpsman/medic in the military.
  11. by   Pixie.RN
    You're both right, really. LOL. We're splitting hairs. But yes, if someone was a military corpsman/medic, then that is the basis for acceptance -- not the EMT-I or EMT-B.

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