You all have me worried, I signed up with rue publishing for my RN. Are you saying I might get all the way through and not be able to take the NCLEX? I live in MI
Mar 9, '05
Quote from snking
I am not sure what your requirements are for taking the NCLEX but I just wanted to say that Excelsiors program is a joke! My mother, an LPN for 30 years, just passed the online classes and went to take her clinicals. Unfortunately, she was failed out of the clinical after the first day for something extremely ridiculous! She had heard horror stories about the clinical and was very nervous going into it! It is amazing to me that a program can take someone with 30 years of hands on experience and fail them after 1 day! It is even more ridiculous that you would even be subjected to this so called clinical! If you are able to pass the classes and you have the experience license behind you already, I believe you should be able to take the NCLEX w/o going through these stupid clinicals!!!! I am currently in my final semester of nursing, RN degree, and I can't imagine having to take such a clinical. I hate that you have already signed a contract with them! I certainly hope that you have a better experience than my mother, and others that have previously been through this! I would suggest that you ask all previous students of any online degree programs for their advice as to how to go about passing their clinical test! I know for a fact that my mother wasn't the first person to fail and won't be the last. I wish you luck and please let me know the outcome of your experience!
VERY DISGUSTED WITH EXCELSIOR!!!!
No, Excelsior is definitely not a joke. I was extremely pleased with the college (& save your money, don't go thru Rue). I was a lowly EMT (in 2000 & 2001 they still allowed that) & went thru the BSN program in less than 2 years (& passed my CPNE on the first go). I went directly into the hospital setting in stepdown with a day orentation & within 6 months my job was as float for MNICU, SICU, burn unit & CICU (I enjoy that very much). Nothing but glowing recommendations from the hospital (granted it's not huge at 452 beds but it is a level 1 trauma center) & I worked agency at other ICUs in the area, I did a stint as a DON but hated that & am now working on my MSN. I can't say enough good things about Excelsior, the advisors were great, I could work & still complete my degree at the same time as I had responsibilites to my family. (forgot to add that I had completed a year's worth of clinicals in an ADN program)
Last edit by Katmease on Mar 9, '05