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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 1997

I enjoyed my one year of studying for ADN program.The courses were difficult at first but after the second module it was much easier. I failed the CPNE and i passed the second time around. Today I am very proud that I didn't give up. My best friend and I started the same day. I finished within one year and it took her two years at a local college. Please keep up the good work.

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Degree: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Graduation Year: 1992

MY EXPERIENCE WAS GREAT. I WAS AN LPN WORKING IN A HOSPITAL. TO GAIN EXPERIENCE I WOULD WORK DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE HOSPITAL. OB. PEDS. PSYCH. MEDICAL SURGICAL AND ORTHOPEDICS.. THIS PROGRAM IS NOT FOR SOMEONE WITHOUT ACCESS TO HOSPITAL EXPERIENCE. THE INSTRUCTORS WERE VERY HELPFUL.I PASSED THE CLINICAL EXAM MY FIRST ATTEMPT.AT THE TIME OF MY GRADUATION THE SCHOOL NAME WAS UNIV.OF NEW YORK REGENTS. I WORKED FULL TIME AND AM VERY THANKFUL FOR THIS PROGRAM. THE ADVISORS WERE VERY HELPFUL. I CONTINUE TO WORK FULL TIME .

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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2003

I am very pleased with my experience with Excelsior College. I first used Excelsior to go from LPN to ASN. I was so satisfied that when I was ready to pursue my BSN, I returned to Excelsior. The program is difficult, but any online self directed program requires self discipline and determination. I enjoyed my experience at the weekend clinical exam. Yes, it has a very low pass rate. I knew that going in and did my research. I was well prepared, and did not have any difficulty. Dont do this program unless you are committed to put in a lot of work on your own, but if you are, the resources are there and it is a very rewarding experience. I would highly recommend the program for those ready to make the commitment.

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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

Please note that many of the poor reviews for this college are by individuals who are failing, or have already failed out from the RN CPNE program. I would not personally ever recommend this school for that program, because nursing requires a more structured hands-on approach. However, for rn to bsn and msn degrees, i can say that my experience has been excellent for both. Advisors are very helpful, respond quickly, the professors are knowledgeable, and the online classes are well structured.

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Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2017

I have to say that I received an excellent education at Excelsior College. The cost was much cheaper. A co worker finished quicker than I did but paid $60,000.00 and I paid $20,000.00. I learned so much. The teachers were so helpful when you had a question. All in all I probably will return for my MSN.

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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

They are amazing working with the military. They have clear expectations and are willing to accept CLEP as well as DSST examinations which is a huge help time-wise and financially. They were very clear with communication and that has not stopped as I have progressed into a masters program. I have been been accepted to the University of Oregon as an MBA candidate while also pursuing my MBA at excelsior. The advisors are very helpful ensuring that courses at the University of Oregon match their expectations to complete requirements as long as the student in proactive in communicating with their advisors. The advisors are top notch. They respond quickly and let me know exactly what I need to do in order to meet my goals. They have made higher education accesible to me as active and ex military and have let me manage my time at my will while pursuing higher education. Fantastic experiences for both under grad and grad school (in progress). Would 100% reccomend.

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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2018

I I received a BS in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College in May 2018. Excelsior College was a wonderful experience for me. I took online classes which enabled me to financially support myself by working a part-time job as a receptionist at a high school. I believe that I received an excellent education from Excelsior College and would recommend it to any student who wants to pursue a college education while simultaneously working.

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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

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.

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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

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!!

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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

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.

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