Transition to the Registered Professional Nurse Role-Excelsior

  1. Has anyone taken the version of the Transition exam by Excelsior. I didn't find that much of the material that was on the practice exams, along with the content guide matched the exam that I took.

    If you have taken this exam what did you do to prepare for the exam? I used the practice exams, along with study group 101 material, nclex books.

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  3. by   NurseKitten
    There is a book - Chitty, I think - about Professional Roles in Nursing. I didn't take the exam (I was about a year too early) but it was my lifeline during the discussions. It's a source book for the online course, so I would think a lot of the material would be in there. Once again, Rue Educational Publishers has good material written by nursing instructors to mirror the objectives. No, I do not work for them, but I am proof they work. I do well with self-motivated study, but I need a framework within which to study, and that did it.

    If you can't find the book, send me a message here or privately and I'll find my copy and give you the ISBN. I'm not at home right now, so I can't grab it.
  4. by   EstherB
    If you could post the ISBN they would be GREAT!! I find that is the fast's way to find books on amzon.
  5. by   EstherB
    If you have any other advice regarding the other nursing exams I would greatly appreciate it. I have been an LPN for 8 years, going back to the "book world" hasn't been easy.

  6. by   BBFRN
    Thread moved to Distance learning forum to encourage more responses.
  7. by   fmoore723
    Im not quite sure what youre asking---are you saying that you took the actual exam already and it didnt match what you studied? I used the Fundamentals Book-ISBN: 0 536 84321 X (got it through RUE, so dont know what it is on the 'outside') and then I also used Nursing in Todays World ISBN: 0 7817 4108 4 and Leading and Managing in Nursing ISBN: 0 323 01632 4. The later books are 1 edition earlier than the recommended reading for the content guide--together I got them for ~$17 on Ebay. I also used Studygroup101 and thats what really helped me. Good luck.

  8. by   caliotter3
    I read the recommended material.
  9. by   woo9115

    a little bit on this 33 cards. Mainly about the nursing forefounders.... I just went thru them....

    Cards had nothing about Practice Acts or Organizations, Nursing degrees, communication, skills to improve nursing, cultural diveresities in nursin g, ethical/legal, roles of the RN, and supervision of care and continuity of care... Which is on the exam as per the overview from Excelsior... I'm about to read the material; waiting for it...

    Best of luck....