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Excelsior College Distance Education Nursing Program

Most nurses out there know one thing about continuing their education: it takes FOREVER! First you have to decide what college to attend, and then get accepted, register for your general education course requirements, and then your name will be placed on a waiting list for all the nursing course requirements.  Sometimes the waiting list is only a semester however there are colleges with waiting lists of two years or more.  In a society where we can watch the news instantly on our smart phones this seems outrageous.  Who wants to wait 2 years just to start their education? Fortunately for LVNs/LPNs, paramedics and Respiratory Therapists there are options. Today I will outline Excelsior College's Associate Degree in Nursing a great option for distance education.

Here’s how it works:  

  1. You TEST OUT of all your courses (Yep, it’s that simple).
  2. You start with the general education courses (you don’t even have to be enrolled with Excelsior) and test out and pass all of the required general education courses.
  3. Then you enroll with Excelsior and test out and pass all of the nursing courses.
  4. Once that is complete you schedule your CPNE (Clinical Performance in Nursing Examination).   This is a testing clinical held on a weekend at sites throughout the US.
  5. Once you pass the CPNE all that is left is sitting for your NCLEX exam.
  6. Pass your NCLEX and you are a Registered Nurse!
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