Excelsior College Reviews - Bachelor's in Nursing
On June 15th, 2018, I graduated with a BSN from Excelsior college. Prior to that I had attended the Excelsior College ASN program to become an RN in California in 2006, before the licensing rules change affected me. In my mind I owe my entire career to Excelsior College. Having always disliked school, I would have never become an RN through a traditional route and would have stayed a Paramedic. Thankfully Excelsior offered a non-traditional pathway to becoming an RN, which allowed me to expand my career into being an Emergency Nurse and now an RN working in management. The BSN program was thorough and with the practical assignments that are required, I got just as good of an education as my brick and mortar counterparts. It was unfortunately a little on the speedy side compared to other online programs, so consider that before entering. It is also structured like a traditional brick and mortar program which can be an issue because you are locked into a standard semester structor and there's no way to accelerate the course without taking more classes with in a semester, but they all have similar deadlines within the program for deliverables on specific days of the week which makes it hard to take more than 3 courses at a time. Without a doubt it was worth my time and effort to attend. If you need a structured online program that will provide a pathway to becoming an BSN educated RN, I would highly recommend them.
Great for working adults. Communication with instructors was easy and as frequent as needed. The course material was relevant and communication boards provided an expansion of idea and creativity. I really enjoyed the experience and thought it provided a high quality education.
Do not waste your money. Go to a traditional college or a reputable 5 star online school. I did not get a return on my investment because the teaching in my opinion and some others lacked the needed information to pass the extremely hard tests done via testing centers. I feel they took advantage of my wallet. Which I believed they targeted from the beginning. Shame on myself and this school for guiding me into a shady only me learning contract that had binded me to a win for Excelsior/DLSI and a lose for me. Thanks for nothing Excelsior/DLSI.
Excelsior College was a perfect fit for me because I earned my degree online while still working full time in the army. The school was very accessible and the staff were accommodating to me. I earned the BSN this past April and it will confer in June. This was the best school experience because I had enough time for every facet of my life.
SCAM! You finish the entire program and have to wait a year and a half to get a date to take the CPNE. Ridiculous. I should have just gone to a local night program. DONT DO IT!!! It is expensive and after all of the work you put into it to end up having to enroll in a local program just to finish and get your license is truly disappointing.
I completed my BSN at Excelsior College in 2013 and am now pursuing my MSN there. Excelsior College is a National League for Nursing recognized Center for Excellence in Nursing Education and the high quality faculty they employ show it. My BSN greatly enhanced my knowledge of nursing and it has given me immediate promotional opportunity as well as increased income. I received excellent financial aid assistance in my BSN and I wish such aid existed for graduate nursing education. I reviewed a lot of online BSN and MSN programs before I chose Excelsior but the combination of quality faculty, excellent course offerings, diverse student body and workable clinical commitment made this the best choice for me to take while working full time as an RN.