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Don't let anyone tell you that EC graduates are not taken seriously in the world of nursing. I had an interview today and my interviewer was a graduate from EC. She is the DON of an ICU hospital. I got the job, btw.

WKShadowNP, DNP, APRN

Specializes in Hospital medicine; NP precepting; staff education. Has 20 years experience.

Congratulations!

Ever Upward.

EC alumna 2001

Edited by WKShadowRN

Awesome to hear! I've been a little apprehensive, but still enrolled.. Can't wait to finish!

Congratulations!! I have been considering going through EC to obtain my RN, but have been apprehensive about it because I have read that students have to go to NY to do the clinicals. Is this true? How does the clinical part work??

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

Woo hoo! Congrats. As an EC grad, I have never been turned down for any job after interviewing. Seriously. It's the RN + experience that counts.

Kamilah Coney, ASN, RN

Specializes in Medical- Surgical with Telemetry. Has 9 years experience.

That too was my concern before I enrolled in 2013. Would I obtain work as a newly licensed RN whose ASN degree was obtained online? I enrolled in March 2013 and came across a LPN whose nurse manager is an Excelsior graduate. I knew after that I made the right choice. I "heard" that 2 years LPN experience is equivalent to 1 year RN experience. But I don't know if that's true. Congratulations Nibbles1 í ½í¸ƒ

Congratulations!! I have been considering going through EC to obtain my RN, but have been apprehensive about it because I have read that students have to go to NY to do the clinicals. Is this true? How does the clinical part work??

I went to Chamberburg, PA for my CPNE. There's multiple sites you can choose from.

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

Congratulations!! I have been considering going through EC to obtain my RN, but have been apprehensive about it because I have read that students have to go to NY to do the clinicals. Is this true? How does the clinical part work??

Program overview, definitely download both the catalog and the CPNE summary: Excelsior College | Associates Degrees Nursing | Nursing Degrees, Programs | Distance

Tuition estimator: https://my.excelsior.edu/secapps/CostCal/ECCost.jsf

Some programs tips and information: https://allnurses.com/excelsior-college-online/excelsior-college-distance-808335.html

An article about the CPNE: https://allnurses.com/excelsior-college-online/clinical-performance-nursing-884109.html

Success stories: https://allnurses.com/excelsior-college-online/excelsior-grads-where-217472.html

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

One of my EC-alumnus coworkers (a per diem/PRN nurse) is a director of nursing services at a local skilled nursing facility during the week. Other EC grads in my city are also doing well.

Then again, I'm in Texas, a state with a reputation for being Excelsior-friendly.