I am so happy for you that you passed cpne on the first try, and yes its no single workshop magically make you pass, but I was not prepared to endure discrimination, humiliation of CA and examiners on the tests sides. If its not enough already the examiners did not even know how to prepare stations and what to look for, they had tatoos on their body, breast and arms long fake red nails, which was very unprofessional and scary.
After all two similar experiences I lost good faith in excelsior Nursing teaching, realizing that this program is created not to teach but only Scam people like me Lpn, and others who have dreams to become an Rn on line, and make millions and millions on our expense. This program does not offer clinicals which is essential part of nursing, they never disclose rules of cpne before its too late after you pass all exams on line, they would send you a cpne quide that tells you, they will fail you for one mistake that you make, of course they did not disclose that fact that they will have examiners to help you make that mistake, I have experienced that my self when examiner tried to hide my medication, or started to interpreted me during my 20 minutes check, or roll her eyes during labs on me, showing that I am too slow, even that is still my time of 15 minutes, I really could write a book what happened to me, I wrote letter of 15 pages to ****************and she just get me general answer, that she is so sorry that I was unsuccessful and advised me try again. I really believe that she knows the Scam game she needs to play in order to have her job, otherwise she would be substituted , so its no difference who is in charge as long as they can fail students intentionally for one mistake, get the signature from the student by threatening them, they can prove that its your fault, that its you who did not prepare for cpne and now you can't blame excelsior.
I been there, heard that, seen that how excelsior teachers try to protect their reputation.
Let me tell you excelsior you should be ashamed for failing students in order to get over 6000 dollars for this "test"(if you could call that, its a place that you are going to loose your dignity, self esteem and pay them for that). I already disputed my money for one cpne 2,145$ and working with the bank to get another of 2035, I refuse to pay for the horrible experience they put me through and encourage everyone who was discriminated, humiliated, called stupid or any other names stand up for them selves and let them know that this is not except-able way to make money.
At the end this program without clinicals and proper education puts in Jeopardy our society, by giving the Rn license without appropriate education, and only will let pass very small percentage of students in order to show that they are legitimate program but the real goal of this online program is make Money, Big Money, Dirty Money, you named ...................