Excelsior Fundamentals

  1. I'm having a bear of a time finding study guides for the Fundamentals exam. There seems to be plenty of stuff for the Concepts exams 1-7, but I don't know how well those study guides would apply to the 8 credit Fundamentals exam. Has anyone here ever taken an Excelsior exam without exam prep in the form of study guides (ie: just using the textbooks)? Is that even possible? Does anyone have any experience with this? Thanks so much; I've started to get a little frustrated with not being able to find study materials.
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  3. by   NaomieRN
    Check Ebay or search on yahoo.
  4. by   EricJRN
    I took mine without study guides from publishing companies. I used most of the recommended textbooks. Do be careful, since the Fundamentals exam is different from the NC exams. It's not applicable to the EC ADN, so I think you'll find fewer people out there taking it.
  5. by   Mudwoman
    THe only 8 credit test that I'm aware of for Excelsior is the Clinical Performance Nursing Exam (CPNE). Is this what you are referring to for the Fundamentals 8 credit exam????

    If so, you will be sent the study guide when you have passed all of the NC 1-7 exams.
  6. by   rebeccles
    Thanks, Eric, I think maybe that's the issue I'm running into. I'm very glad to hear it's doable.

    Mudwoman, if you go to EC's main exam listings, there is an option for a Fundamentals of Nursing exam, but like Eric says it doesn't count for credit to the ASN program.