Published Nov 5, 2004
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Remember that excelsior has several test sights I would pick one that has a high passing rate (some of them will fail you on failing to wash your hands correctly). The best sights that I have heard are Arizona and Wisconsin. Do not listen to any third party BS get your materials from excelsior directly it is ½ the price.
Hey I was wondering if you used College Network. I am an LPN at JPS in Fort Worth and have wanted to go back for my RN but geez this area has no schools hardly. I fear the clinical aspect of it because of hearing that they fail for stupid reasons. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
I am also looking into becoming an RN thru the at home study program. I am surprised to here going through Excelsior is the least expensive way to go. Maybe i am getting my wires crossed, i thought getting the material from Rue was cheaper (maybe I been talking to them to much)
Spazzy Nurse, RN
maybe I been talking to them to much
If you go through EC and you buy every single recommended text for the exams brand new, yes, it'd most likely cost more. But doing that is completely unnecessary. I bought 1 text and I got it used from half.com ($19 used for an $80 book brand new). That's it. I used my books from LPN school. Study guides (called "content guides") are free from EC (either downloaded from their website or by mail) and the costs of texts is whatever you make it. To me, that's WAY cheaper than $300-$400 per study system from these publishing companies. Do the math --- if you need 7 nursing courses plus whatever generals you need = lots of dinero.
Unfortunately I was duped into signing with RUE before I knew the real story, so I was out a ton of money anyways. I learned the hard way, as did lots of other people I have met over these past couple of years. You're smart by asking the opinions of others----- besides the people listed on the RUE brochure like I did (duh).
I'm planning on beginning Excelsior in January 2005. I have already registered. With the holidays coming I decided to wait before I start testing. Right now, I'm studying for NC1. I was attending a traditional school, to get the rest of the prerequisites for the RN program, d/t the fact that they won't accept the science courses I completed more than 5 years ago, I miss it by one year. I decided that's silly! I completed these courses with A's and B's, why should I do these over again! I am an LPN, working full-time, with two sons at home, a wonderful husband and a very demanding Pomeranian "princess". Right now she is demanding a treat, as she stamps her front paws on the floor, near her snack drawer. Yes, I know she is SPOILED! LOL. So.... I decided to go Excelsior. Hope it turns out to be a good experience.[/QUOTeundefined Congratulations on having the courage to get goin. I keep saying I am going to start but i am so scared I won't make it and I hate to lose all that money, plus I have looked at different programs and all they do is confuse me.
undefined Congratulations on having the courage to get goin. I keep saying I am going to start but i am so scared I won't make it and I hate to lose all that money, plus I have looked at different programs and all they do is confuse me.
txspadequeenRN, BSN, RN
i think you and i have spoke before but i received the same letter from isu. i have 4 more classes before i apply.... i am starting to get excited:)
i remember there was discussion about publishing companys and how i wouldn't be registered at indiana state through college netword etc. i just wanted to update and let the ones here know that i received an official letter from the nursing department at indiana state university on their letter head congratulating me on deciding to use college network for my pre reqs and then proceeded to tell me what i would be taking after that through the university. so there is something positive. i have all my study guides now for all 16 pre reqs that i need. i have already started and am very excited. i wish luck to all. please remember that the program i am doing is to go through to my bsn from lpn. i will not get my rn first. anyway good luck to all graduating and all starting.jennifer0223
anyway good luck to all graduating and all starting.
I live just south of Ft Worth in Joshua , but I graduated from JPS in 1999 ... I hear it has closed down now.
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