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by NurseHopefulInOH NurseHopefulInOH Member Nurse

Specializes in LTC, OB/GYN, Primary Care. Has 7 years experience.

I just passed LS1 and 2 and am hoping to complete LS3 in 2 weeks. After that will I be able to register and start on the FCCA right away or is it only offered during certain time frames? I have searched and searched the website and see pretty much no info! I am just wondering if I am rushing and killing myself to finish if it doesn't start till a certain date. Thanks!

Lunah, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 14 years experience. 33 Articles; 13,684 Posts

The start dates are here: Excelsior College | FCCA Term Date Schedule

I believe they will allow you to register up to a week after the start date, but you should confirm that with the school. Good luck!!

emtpbill, ASN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in EMT since 92, Paramedic since 97, RN and PHRN 2021. Has 1 years experience. 436 Posts

Yea, like Pixie said, you can register for the FCCA's up to a week after they have started, after that you have to wait 8 weeks for the next session to start. Do yourself a favor, take them both at the same time. Excelsior recommends you take one and then take the other 8 weeks later, but as someone who has taken the FCCA in the past 7 months, take them both together.