Excelsior College Reviews - Associate in Nursing
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!!
I attended this program because I was active military. It was definitely self paced and the final exam was very hard and stressful but it could be done. I was offered scholarships when eligible which helped me a great deal throughout my program. There was not much interaction with instructors except for the final two day resident exam. What I loved about this program was the flexibility and self paced. What I did not like about this program is the minimal contact with nursing professors.
Great stream lined experience. It saved me time, travel, and money. I had 2 school aged children and 1 in middle school. Worked FT in hospice. I had many years as LPN. I passed with flying colors. Aced several exams, others passed with C. My grade was alway directly proportional to amount of work I invested. I would only recommend this to LPNs with at least 5 years experience. If u are a new LPN do not attempt it. I was used to State surveyors and JACHO surveyors so the CPNE did not scare me much.
my experience there honestly wasn't any guidance. i didn't understand how it worked DESPITE i had paid for all my tuition, registration fee. the adviser they assigned to me wasn't helpful at all. even the other students that are enrolled don't fully know whats going on. those who were about to graduate spoke of poor experiences and advised the new comers to quit before going further. i have over 22 years of experience in nursing. i'm ol'ready a field nurse/LPN. trust me i was very willing and able to apply myself. i re-enrolled and they told me i had to start over from scratch once they had changed their enrollment process. ONE DAY AGO AFTER their website had errors and no one got back to me???? WARNING SIGN OF SUPPORT there..........you've been warned all the reviews aren't the best but everyone's experience is their own. good luck on your journey of nursing.
I am so grateful for the opportunity Excelsior has given me to earn my RN degree! I tested out of all my nursing courses and learned so much from self-studying. I passed all my nursing exams on the first try and moved along the program smoothly and quickly. The CPNE was the most challenging thing I ever had to prepare for, but it prepares you to work as an RN using best nursing practice. To prepare, I strictly referred to the study guide and attended Excelsior Colleges workshop and did the online careplan class. I did not use an outside source for any of my preparation. I passed CPNE on my first attempt. After graduation they prepare you for NCLEX using ATI which I found very helpful. I passed my NCLEX on first attempt and found an RN position right away! The program is what you make of it! It takes perseverance, sacrifice and many hours of studying. I graduated feeling very confident and proud of my education.
If you going to school for your ADN, this is not the school for you. You will waist many years and money to take your CPNE. When you finally get a chance to take your CPNE, its such a negative, nerve racking experience, you wish you never put yourself in this situation. Its to late at this point, no one will accept your credits and you have waisted years and money. Take the time and invest in a local nursing school for your degree. I would never recommend the nursing program. The other programs they offer you opportunities but not nursing.