Laurie888

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  1. Travel to California OR help start travel company???

    Wrestling with it for how long? Long enough to get away for 4 weeks and come back? Doing what you are doing isn't going to go anywhere while you take a break for your family. Similarly, any company that springs up overnight -- is it going to last ...
  2. Excelsior Grads - Where are they now?

    I was in Excelsior with no prior nursing/hospital experience -- I got in via the 'more than half-way through' a traditional program route. I did have SOME nursing assistant hospital experience, which I did mostly so that I would feel more comfortabl...
  3. Won the appeal today. I, and a couple other students who went with me to the BON meeting today, can at least be licensed in Maryland now. The change in policy is at least now on the MBON website: "Attention Excelsior College Graduates and Students: ...
  4. Excelsior and Clinical Issues

    I'm in the eastern panhandle of WV so I have a variety of states I can work in, but Maryland is where I've been working. Now Maryland is having a problem in allowing Excelsior students to test for RN licensure. Appealing that on Tuesday. If I move...
  5. NOW I'm in shock.

    First, though, Excelsior is NLN accredited. Second. They didn't ask me for more information. They just plain rejected my application (and took my money :angryfire ) Now that I am officially licensed in WV while I'm busy accumulating hours at a pr...
  6. For those who used Mosby CAT and passed NCLEX

    I loved the CAT -- the questions were right in line with what was on the NCLEX, too, so as far as what to anticipate and the rationales for studying, it's all good in my book. It did, however, take me 160+- questions to pass the NCLEX. But, pass, I ...
  7. Psyching yourself up for the NCLEX

    The NCLEX is unlike any test you've ever taken. At least, that is what I found. Studying for the NCLEX, likewise, isn't anything like studying for anything else. Whatever you study, they'll refer to something else. You know this stuff, you went al...
  8. 165 questions

    When I viewed the WV webpage at 7 pm I thought to myself I was being pretty silly, I just tested this afternoon. I mean, morning. But I still checked again at 8pm and -- guess what? I PASSED! I have a permanent license in WV as of today! And this mo...
  9. 165 questions

    I've got the website, that's how I registered for my exam. But it states that my state BON does not participate in quick results, so I'm doubting that will be available to me when the results come in.
  10. 165 questions

    LOL I was just searching to see if you passed. I'm not sure how I feel. According to Vue, "Your Board of Nursing does not participate in the Quick Results Service" I don't know if that means I can't even pay to look up my prelimiary results, I can'...
  11. 165 questions

    Or something like that -- after I passed 100 I simply cringed every time it moved on to the next. At 110 I got a pretty blue screen and smiled -- until I read what it said (you may take a 10 minute break if you want). I had taken several CAT tests...
  12. CPNE question

    Wendy, This won't be the most popular answer but I wouldn't worry too much... worry gets you no where! I was several years out of nursing school (went 3/4 way through) before I went to Excelsior. I was told often and often loudly that I needed more ...
  13. mosby's cat test for nclex

    That is for the Assess Test, not for the CAT. The assess test login is sent after you have a graduation date, but before the actual date ... it is the whole test, 265 questions and you take it ONCE. The CAT is the computer adaptive test to simulate t...
  14. Anyone taking NCLEX today....6/6/06?

    I did finally get my ATT in my email today -- and that can't be bad!!! I scheduled for a week from tomorrow. There was a date available tomorrow and I was tempted ... but with all the frustrations dealing with the Maryland BON (they decided out of t...
  15. College Network vs. Rue vs. Excelsior

    I went directly through Excelsior. Took me three years, but that was taking a year off because of my son being hospitalized right after enrolling and some dry periods where I couldn't come up with the money to take the next exam. I did not enroll wi...