Excelsior College Reviews - Associate in Nursing
This college DOES let you know that wait times for CPNE are estimates. They could use more testing locations. This is a self study/paced program. This type of program isn't for every type of student. The CPNE could use modification. The college offers 1 day hands on seminar, but the cost is high in my opinion, and almost always requires travel and accommodation costs on top of that. I would recommend the college offer 3-day skills prep days, at the cost of the 1 day, on a quarterly. Overall, the college has been prompt and helpful when I have had questions.
"Passing" is equivalent to "winning" lottery ticket. It has already been determined whether you will win a degree before you go to the "clinical". Whether you "pass" is determined by your ability to sell the College Network and Excelsior College to other people who believe you can "win" a degree. All clinical nursing programs leading to employment require clinical experience which is not a characteristic of Excelsior College. Also, most RN employers require a positive recommendation from a clinical instructor who has oberved you BEFORE HIRE. Go to an in-state program with clinical hours. Find a mentor.
Worst school experience ever! From no clinical instruction to no help with preparing for the clinical exam (yes, one needs to seek outside help, and it is a HUGE 3 day exam besides, which costs over $2,000 each time attempted!) plus all the lies in addition to this, don't do it...Colossal waste of time, energy, and money!!
Run. Do not stop and pass go with this school. Please do your research. Their nursing program has a horrible pass rate. This college continues to lie on their website about their pass rates. Their are over 80 students presently during this school. I am one of them. The CPNE passed have only started to happen since october of 2018. You can also see this on their website. They do not tell you that their pass rate prior to October was like 30%... this is horrible. I spent over 30,000 and numerous years at this school just to be failed at my CPNE by a male who sexually harassed me. I also was failed by misdirection on part of the CE. I was cheated out of time by the lack of adequate preparedness of my exam by the staff. I wrote my appeal and won. So the college do accept responsibility for their actions. I have decided not to return to this fraudulent school. I personally took the courses and passed everyone one of them. This was not the problem. Excelsior college makes the CPNE so hard to pass that it is impossible to complete it. I can not comments on the ways they fail others. I can talk just about myself. Please if you can google the case bellow and read for your self please. I am now at another college who has fair practices. They care about their student and want us to pass. Do not be fooled by the cleaver advertising. This college is being sued presently and has been sued many times by students for unfair trade practices/fraud. I would hate to see another nursing student be in the same position I and so many others are in. I do not recommend this school. I pray this school gets shut down. The fraud and deceptive advertising has to stop. It is not okay to to this to people. Please do your research. Being in a nurse is the most important thing to me. What to personally attest that this college is not the only option! There are so many institutions that provide quality education. God bless.
I should have graduated in 2016. Unfortunately this school enjoys failing nurses during their final clinical experience so they can make more money when you are forced to pay $2,400 + travel expenses to repeat the test. This things they fail you for are a complete joke! Pulses and blood pressures are 2 examples that they use often. They will say they got a different reading than you and then you fail that individual experience. My recommendation would be to go to a "real" school, you will actually learn there. At Excelsior you have to teach yourself everything cause the teachers do not teach.
My review is based upon my personal experience with this so-called college. Regarding their LPN to RN or Paramedic to RN programs..... Excelsior College does not provide RN students with the necessary tools or support to successfully graduate. Excelsior has been recruiting students for many years with less than accurate facts being posted on their website for the statistics on important issues such as, number of students who actually graduate vs those who enrolled. Also the number of students who actually pass the final exam (CPNE) on their first or subsequent attempts is quite low. Unfortunately it has taken a second class action lawsuit against this college to help bring consumer's attention to being very cautious before entering their ADN programs. It sounds great to be able to do most of the program online, especially for those who are unable to attend a full time RN program locally. However, if your chances of graduation are fraudulently stacked against you, does it make any sense to give them your hard earned money without an eventual degree? Buyer beware. I would not recommend this school to anyone as they place profit above providing support and mentoring towards a successful graduation.
In the beginning is not like Genesis for God seperated light & dark, truth & lies.Ex-LYCR does not know truth from lies! Mandatory CPNE, FCCA classes & fact that we pay for them, hidden in the dark.EX-LYCR's mission is to fail YOU & take YOUR monies!
Enrolled at the encouragement of staff, disappointed by same. Complete waste of time, money, sanity. Lesson learned. On to a brick-and-mortar program where obtaining the degree is guaranteed...regardless of how many times it takes to correct minute mistakes that aren't an indicator of how you will function as a higher-level nurse. No degree, no opportunity, just a lousy paper and encouragement to drop another few grand to play their game. No thanks.
I passed the final nursing requirement called the CPNE but the nurse administering this 3 day exam disagreed and failed me! This college took a lot of my money and time. I do not recommend nursing students attending here. Students fail and the school profits!
I loved it!! As a nurse working full time it was great to be able to complete my RN degree at my own pace. I see a lot of people bashing it, its not a bad school. You have to be motivated and willing to put forth the effort required to be successful. The CPNE is definitely the worst part but doable!! I passed on my first attempt and was also successful on my NCLEX with one attempt. It is a bit pricey but definitely a great option for full time working nurses!!