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UlanaD has 14 years experience.

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  1. Excelsior.edu Log in and go to register for exams and choose the practice exam registration
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    I've had instructors that did nothing but read the powerpoints from the screen and didn't teach me a thing, I had to read and learn the subject myself. If you study you will learn, you can teach yourself and you will remember and use the stuff you learned, it's not necessary all the time for someone to recite it to you for you to learn something. You seem to be implying that if an 'instructor' doesn't teach you, you can't learn it and that people who take the exams don't retain the info. Not true!! I passed all the exams and the clinical and the NCLEX with 75 questions on the first try. I know my stuff. I have friends who did regular programs who I had to tutor because they couldn't pass the NCLEX.
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    Read through the nursing catalog from Excelsior. I don't think you need to be enrolled to take pre-requisite courses like anatomy and micro and english, but the sciences must be taken through Excelsior or an accredited college. Look at geneva college porter learning and clovis community college, I think they might actually be a little cheaper than ec. Davar academy english 103 for Information Literacy is $80, clep human growth will satisfy the life span development $100. ALEKS.com beginning algebra for the math $20. I used studygroup101.com for the nursing courses $10 each. You can apply for financial aid for the conference+exam option or for the online courses. I did all exams. The courses seem to be alot of busy work, papers and discussions and even micro has an essay to do, glad I didn't do courses! You now have to do the teas exam before anything else and you should do your anatomy and micro first or at least review them. Check youtube videos and studygroup101.com and you can save the expense of books. The nursing exams are in 3 phases and you can take the exams in any order as long as it's phase 1 first, then 2. Phase 3 is the focused assessment exams and it is 8 weeks course, no way around it. I've seen people do exams like 1 every week, but you'd really have to buckle down to get through the material. I took 3to 4 weeks for study for each exam. I had no life during the program but I got it done. This is not a shortcut or easy by any means. The current wait time for the clinical is 12 months but is subject to change if they add more testing sites and you can try for a cancellation date, but you have to be ready to test! They give you an outline for all exams and a study guide for clinical. Check studygroup101.com, they have an information page with alot of info and read the nursing catalog. There is a facebook group for studygroup and one called excelsior nursing you might want to join.
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    LPN to RN in Michigan with Excelsior

    Review sciences for the teas, there are some good videos on YouTube by Mandi Parker and AnatomyGMC. That should get you through the teas with no problem. If you need any pre-reqs look at CLEP exams. Information Literacy English 103 at Davar academy is only $80 instead of $500 at excelsior. Life span psych from DSST is only $100. People have been doing beginning algebra from ALEKS for like $20 for credit. The nursing exams are in 3 phases, you have to take phase 1 before phase 2 etc but you can take them in any order in each phase. Set a schedule for study and stick to it. I recommend studygroup101.com for study guides, they are cheap at $10 and pretty accurate and they also include a lot of practice questions and you can save a ton on books that way. Most people who do this program do so because there may be a 2 plus year wait to get into a local one or they can't stop or arrange their work schedule to accommodate a school schedule. The exams by far are not easy, but they definately can be done. Phase 3 is the focused assessment exams that test over what you learned in the nursing exams. Clinical is doable if you can control your nerves and do everything the excelsior way. If you get your exams all done in a year or so, the wait at this moment is 12 months for clinical, but that is subject to change if they add more testing sites and when your ready you can apply for cancellation dates, but you have to be ready cause sometimes they are just 2 weeks out. Seems the program has become extremely popular over the last couple of years so more people and not enough sites. I'd probably still be waiting for a spot or saving to take a couple years off work if I hadn't done this program. And I did all of it out of pocket so no debt or student loans. You can get financial aid for the conference/exam or online course route though if you need to go that route.
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    The added Lubbock back in!!!
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    Help with Cpne

    They just added another site back in so the wait times may go down somewhat.
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    Books for FCCA

    I used sg with no problems. The books are all the same ones you use for the nursing exams.
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    Health Safety Exam

    I used study group101, EC practice exams, and got an A on health safety.
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    Excelsior RN enrolment

    4-upon enrolment and reading a lot about the program here, i finally chose the multi option and was expecting to be able to pay the 8 remaining tests at about $365-395.each. i saw the price of some of the tests at $1600-1900 each. Am i missing anything? None of the exams are 1600-1900 only the classes are that much. If youve been an lpn less than 5 years you may be able to have one nursing exam waived. But definitely read the nursing catalog it tells you nearly everything you need to know and you can take a few pro reqs outside of excelsior to save money too but not the nursing exams.
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    Excelsior to boost undergrad gpa?

    Only California does not accept the Excelsior ADN, but the BSN is accepted by them.
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    Passed health and safety

    I read somewhere the other day that the opinion has changed on the order. I think is was studygroup101 who suggested Health safety before the transitions because of the changes to the exam for this year. I heard the new transtion has 25 sata questions!!!
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    Reproductive Health

    I though reproductive was one of the easier ones. I used the content guide, practice exams and studygroup101 and got an A.
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    English comp for nursing professionals

    straighterline has an english comp thats supposed to be accepted. It might be easier than the exam but I don't know. Excelsior College Course Equivalency Guide | StraighterLine
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    Microbiology exam Excelsior college

    I think she meant the workbook that goes with the textbook.
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    A&P in one test or two

    I scored a 50 and a 54 on the practice exams on this one and got an A on the real exam. Its doable!!!
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    Passed Microbiology exam!

    Congratulations to you both! Micro was not my strong suit either but few people score over th e 50s or so on the practice exams from what I've seen and manage to pass!!