hey i was just wondering if anybody knows any specifics on excelsior. me and my boyfriend were both thinking about starting the program to get our RN. i was just curious if anybody has already started/completed the program. it sounds pretty legit. i just want to make sure it'll be worth it. if u have any advice: positive or negative let me know. im open to all.
thanks a bunch :redpinkhe
Mar 14, '05
Quote from peedyER
you finished pretty quick, why would ppl put u down for that? thats exactly what i want to do. i have all my pre-reqs done already, if all i have to do is nuring concepts 1-7 and worked at a steady constant pace what is the SHORTEST amount of time you think it would take?
You should go back and read some of the threads. It was just a few people, I was basically ridiculed for trying to be in a contest and that they wouldn't want any nurse taking care of them who had finished that quickly because they had obviously not taken the time to learn the material...blah blah blah. Since none of these people know me from Adam I didn't really worry. You will see these types time and again though throughout your nursing career. I'm glad to work where I work, though, we occasionally have a know it all come in and try to take over...thank goodness where I work they don't last long.
At any rate, I have one more nursing concepts test to take and then I can sign up for the CPNE. I'm having to retake NC 5 because I made a D on it. Had nothing to do with Excelsior, I was just not prepared (I battle with depression and mania and I was going through a blue funk for awhile, call it an excuse if you want but that is the way it was). I will take Lifespan in a few days and NC 5 March 25 and that will be my last Excelsior exam for the ADN program except the clinical. I took my first test at the end of November of '04 and am taking my last one at the end of March '05. I did have some pre-requisites out of the way so that made it easier. The only courses I needed were:
Foundations of Professional Practice
I was terrified to take A&P but felt this uncontrolled energy and I studied for that sucker two weeks and passed with a B, then I went wild and a week after that took micro and passed with a B. I'd like to have made an A of course but I can't complain.
After the ADN I want to work on the BSN and hopefully one day go for FNP.
Of course, I won't put the cart before the horse because I haven't passed everything yet, but if there is anything I can help you with please pm me.
Last edit by Jo Dirt on Mar 14, '05