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    How much time to study for exams 1-8

    Well I was working full time, but I don't have small children. I'd spend 2-3 hours a night studying, I didn't have any distractions. Although my husband kept asking me when he was getting his wife back and my dust bunnies evolved and started to speak.
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    How much time to study for exams 1-8

    I took Health Safety in Jan 2009 and got a C. The rest of my exams I got A's and B's. I finshed the exams the end of July 2009. FCCA mid Aug. I got my date for testing in Utica the beginning of Sept. and tested Dec 4th 2009. Graduated in feb. 2010. I'm working as a supervisor in a skilled nursing facility. I have applied for the unit manager position will find out in about 2 weeks if I get it. No weekends no Holidays would be nice.
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    Unofficial review for EC

    You should be able to log on to your myec page, on the left hand side there should be a link to your unofficial evaluation.
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    New NCLEX format?

    Here's a site that explains the new standard. From what i understand, you have to answer the harder questions right to pass. They go by logits and it can be rather confusing to understand. http://www.news-medical.net/news/20091216/New-passing-standard-for-the-NCLEX-RN-Examination.aspx
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    TCN & RUE graduates

    I guess it all depends on your financial situation. For me I wanted to get done as fast as I could, but didn't have money up front to pay for textbooks and the tests. I had all my prereq's done years ago. So It was just the nursing classes I needed. So in my contract with TCN I got the modules and the tests financed (they also don't do a credit cheak or I never would have been financed). I pay $125.00 a month (for 5 years). alot of money. I took tests every 3-4 weeks. I just passed my CPNE on dec 4th got everything done in 11 months. If your not planning to go that fast. You can split the exam fee through excelsior into 2 payments 0f 120.00 a month, I think. It's definitly cheaper just to go through excelsior and you can buy college network books on ebay for a lot cheaper. For me it worked because of my finances and now I'll be getting more money so I can pay my loan back. If you do go with TCN don't let them talk you into the nclex module its expensive it's nothing you won't find on the internet for free.
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    i am requesting everyones advice again

    Well whenever I took the practice exams, I always got in the 60's, except for Lifespan 2 was in the 50's (got an A on the test). I got A's and B's on all my tests. I took the practice exams 2 days before my test and then would just study the practice exam both right and wrong answers. If you confident you know the information then I would just take the test.
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    Okay I'm getting mad now!

    When you click on the exam you want to review at the top of the page hit "home page" then hit "take a practice exam" on the left hand side form A should show up. Hope this helps.
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    Excelsior : Books?

    I got the names, edition and authors of the recommended books. I went one edition back and bought them on ebay. they were a lot cheaper that way.
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    Excelsior LPN to A.S RN program

    You can go to the Excelsior site and view the course needed at: https://www.excelsior.edu/Excelsior_College/Publications/Nursing_Viewbook.pdf Page 5 Have you made a login name and password for Excelsior site, It's a good place to start alot of info their. Ask them to mail you admissions packet and info about ASN.
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    Excelsior LPN to A.S RN program

    Hi, Have you applied to Excelsior yet. They will give you an unofficial evaluation of the credits you already have and what you still need. After you have the prerequirements done you can take Health safety (nursing 1). Then you can enroll in the college. There are then 6 more nursing classes the fcca and then the CPNE. If you have the prereq's done, it's possible to do the nursing classes in 4 months but you'll have to study continuously. They're not easy course's. The CPNE wait is 4 to 8 months.
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    Need Excelsior CPNE Advice Please!!!

    I'm attending Tina Logans workshop in Wilkes- Barre Pa. I've heard great things about her workshop and never heard any complaints. It should only be about a 2 hour drive for you. http://www.necpneworkshop.com/ Maria
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    Would You Accept Swine Flu Vaccine?

    Massachusetts has set up guidelines to allow dentists and pharmacists to give flu vaccines. They are also considering allowing nusing students and medical students the power to vaccinate. http://www.wickedlocal.com/swampscott/news/x2145958663/State-adopts-emergency-rules-to-expand-pool-of-flu-vaccine-administrators
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    I'm totally screwed!!

    Also when your ready to re-enroll you can get in the new payment plan. which includes your enrollment, 4 nursing exams and i believe your graduation fee for $1595. I don't know all the details with the new payment plan but I'm sure someone here can tell you. It may be a blessing in disguise.
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    Swine Flu in India

    The death toll in India has risen sharply. Their first death was on Aug 3rd and already their death toll is up to 17 deaths. With India's population density, I would think, that there would be a greater chance of the flu mutating. Your thoughts? http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/000200908122123.htm Maria
  15. At least they're stating to think ahead and to get things in place if it gets worse this Fall. People are really misinformed about whats going on, read the comments on this article. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/07/29/military-poised-help-fema-battle-swine-flu-outbreak/ The Pentagon is preparing to make troops available if necessary to help the Federal Emergency Management Agency tackle a potential outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall, FOX News has confirmed. This comes as a government panel recommends certain groups be placed at the front of the line for swine flu vaccinations this fall, including pregnant women, health care workers and children six months and older. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices panel also said those first vaccinated should include parents and other caregivers of infants; non-elderly adults who have high-risk medical conditions, and young adults ages 19 to 24. The panel, whose recommendations typically are adopted by federal health officials, voted to set vaccination priorities for those groups Wednesday during a meeting in Atlanta. Obama administration officials told Congress that H1N1 vaccinations won't be available for several months. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is preparing to sign an order authorizing the military to set up five regional teams to deal with the potential outbreak of H1N1 influenza if FEMA requests help. A senior U.S. defense official told FOX News that the plan calls for military task forces to work in conjunction with the FEMA. No final decision has been reached on how the military effort would be manned, but one source said it likely would include personnel from all branches of the military. It is not known how many troops would be needed and whether they would come from the active duty or the National Guard and Reserve forces. In the event of a major outbreak, civilian authorities would lead any relief efforts, the official said. The military, as it would for a natural disaster or other significant emergency situation, could provide support and fulfill any tasks that civilian authorities could not, such as air transport or testing of large numbers of viral samples from infected patients. As a first step, military leaders have asked Gates to authorize planning for the potential assistance. Orders to deploy actual forces would be reviewed later, depending on how much of a health threat the flu poses this fall, the officials said.
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    CPNE Help Please!!

    if you go to your myec page at excelsior, scroll down on the right hand side you'll see " electronic peer network" click on that. then on the left hand side click on "academic discussion boards ". then click on " nursing discussion boards " then click on associate degree level nursing you'll find links to cpne or the nursing courses message boards. on the cpne you'll find all the info you need about grids and everything else about the cpne. hope this helps, maria