Published Mar 10, 2005
You are reading page 2 of Rue Education for RN and getting to sit for RN State Boards
The answer to your question is no. Excelsior College is a school. The College Network is a publishing company. Go the the website of EC: http://www.excelsior.edu.
There you can read all about their nursing programs to include their warning about using publishing companies. There are also many threads on this site concerning this subject. Good luck with any decisions you make about the EC program.
Thank You For The Info.
I was amazed that the RUE salesperson told me that they were very concerned about my education and that they would support me all the way. I just made my tenth payment to RUE and not once have they ever contacted me to see how my studying was going or if I needed help. In fact, I called the company and they told me to go online and speak with other RUE material purchasers for support. They also informed me that the nothing is ever refundable even though the sales person convinced me to purchase some end course work ahead of time and she specifically stated that I could get refunded if I ended up not using them. That said-Check out all your options. You must be extremely PRO ACTIVE to do this program. Talk about independant study, I feel lost with no support. I wished I would have known about Excelsior or went to an in-house LPN to RN program, before shelling out almost 3,000 + testing fees and clinicals. Hope this helps.
RUE is TERRIBLY ex,pensive. They charge $3,800 for all the books and testing supplies. If you sign up thru them, they are just for the materials, THEY ARE NOT THE SCHOOL! I got quick, well, screwed, pardon the expression, because they give you 3 business days to cancel in certified mail thru writing. If you try to call and cancel they will not. So now that I hadn't done it correctly, I have the collectors calling me for the payments and I'm committed to pay it. Until it's all paid.
I wish they would pass it off to someone else who wants to join their company,but they won't help me find someone else to buy my books.
It's true about excelsior college, they DO NOT endorse these third party programs. So BE VERY CAREFUL!
I'm still a student and have to deal with the collectors calling me, harassing me, they even call my place of my employment. And they are going to get their money. The only way that they can cancel is if I get sufficient support to prove I can NOT EVER BE AN RN. Which really stinks, so yes, I am the very BAD experience from RUE. I didn't even need their books. And now the collectors are coming after me and there is nothing that I can do over that. Because I didn't cancel and read everything appropiately.
So, I can't over say, BE CAREFUL! READ EVERYTHING! AND DON'T SIGN ANYTHING!
Good luck to you!
A few years back,when I made a false start to get my RN,I signed a contract with RUE.I am very sorry,I did that.My advice is first utilize the materials that Excelsior has to offer,and any additional resources you find on your own,an example being using the resources you find here on this board. Try at least beginning to study without RUE,using only Excelsior,and see how it feels for you.You can always sign up for RUE.On any given day,during their business hours,they are just waiting to take your money.Do not be so eager to give it to them,at first.
RUE was not supportive,in spite of what they said.:angryfire
Go thru Excelsior directly and use the info they give for passing the exam. Excelsior even recommends on their website that you shouldn't go thru these publishing companies, because you can pass the exams with their free study material. You can get some really inexpensive study notes from ebay that thoroughly cover Nursing Concept courses. Also you can buy the Nursing Concept courses for cheap thru ebay/Half priced books/ and other sites. You will pay THOUSANDS if you go thru these Publishing Companies and you get little to no support from them unless you initiate it and even then you get referred to an online support group. The only thing these publishing companies do is sell you the textbook/study manual for several hundred dollars each course, in addition you have to buy them all upfront with cash or financing. No refunds are offered after a few days of signing the contract. If you change your mind you are out of luck and a lot of money. I would also tape record the conversation you have with the salesperson from these companies. (informing them at the start, of course) That way, if you are given bogus info, you have something to fall back on when you figured out what they told isn't quite the truth. Which you may not find out until after your few days grace period has expired.
I have to completely disagree. I used Rue and they were very helpful and I got through the program thanks to their support and encouragement. They also gave me an interest free loan which saved me a lot of money in the long run. I have friends who tried to go directly through Excelsior and failed miserably. If you fail your clinical 3 times, guess what, you can not take it again. Rue provided me with a very helpful DVD that got me prepared to take me clinicals.
If your goal is to become an RN I would highly recommend the Rue program and I have other co workers who went through the program and loved it. So to each their own I guess. Some people who fail will blame the program or school that they where in and sometimes it's as simple as taking a look in the mirror. But again, do your research and go with who ever you feel most comfortable with.
I think if you call Excelsior, like I did they will have nothing bad to say about Rue. The are some companies that you have to be careful with, but I think that Rue is not on of those. That was my experience anyway.
I have to completely disagree. I used Rue and they were very helpful and I got through the program thanks to their support and encouragement. They also gave me an interest free loan which saved me a lot of money in the long run. I have friends who tried to go directly through Excelsior and failed miserably. If you fail your clinical 3 times, guess what, you can not take it again. Rue provided me with a very helpful DVD that got me prepared to take me clinicals. If your goal is to become an RN I would highly recommend the Rue program and I have other co workers who went through the program and loved it. So to each their own I guess. Some people who fail will blame the program or school that they where in and sometimes it's as simple as taking a look in the mirror. But again, do your research and go with who ever you feel most comfortable with.
Sorry, but I do not agree with you on this one. Just because it may have worked for you, does not mean that others need to occur an additional expense in passing the exams from Excelsior. And if one cannot pass the exams before three attempts, then they should not be using this type of program to begin with.
Excelsior is the one that offers the degree, not RUE. They are only a publishing company and nothing more than that.
And what type of nursing facility are you actually working in now? And what type of training did you have before you attended Excelsior, that also makes a difference in how one will do with a program.
Also not sure why this thread was dug up from last year, is there any specific reason for doing so?
BBFRN, BSN, PhD
I was wondering the same thing. Hmmmmm...
SuesquatchRN, BSN, RN
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