Excelsior College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (95)
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!!
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.
It is a great school for working adults. Teachers work with you on assignment lateness. Teacher/student communication is difficult at times because teachers work other jobs. The workload is sometimes large but not hard to find help when needed. Cost is $1530 per class which isn't terrible but there are cheaper schools with same accreditation you do have to buy books. Good reputation and partners with major companies. Very military friendly, lots of credit transfer. Overall good program.
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.
Choosing this is school proved to be an enormous mistake on my part. The teachers do not communicate in a timely manner. The administrative offices are downright rude unless you are sending money to them. There are far better options when choosing an online school for MS degrees.
Excellent online learning experience. Ninety five percent of my instructors were truly amazing teachers. I thought the classes were going to be easy but they were quite rigorous. I had to really stretch to get a good grade. The online learning platform was user-friendly and helped to keep each student fully accountable. It was a great experience.
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.
This is honestly one of the best experiences in college I've had in my life. I've been to a small liberal arts college, a large university, and decided that Excelsior was the right path for me to finish my degree. Being able to get college credit for the many things I had done professionally in my life was a huge boost to my graduation time and cost savings, many of the professors are so invested and interested in helping, and the overall experience has just been incredible. I finally found what it is I want to study and do with my life, and Excelsior helped lead the way. I feel I got a legitimate education with very knowledgeable faculty. I'd definitely recommend to anyone looking to finish a degree.
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.