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IPRIVOTT posted on 2/25/2001 7:41:34 PMReply
Getting Started LPN-ADN

I would like to know if anyone is just starting this program? I have just started and it seems like alot of material to obtain! I have been trying to access my courses tonight and the courses are not coming up! Does this problem happen often? Ivy

IPRIVOTT posted on 2/25/2001 8:02:51 PMReply
RE: Getting Started LPN-ADN

To answer my own question about difficulty in accessing my courses I put in the wrong password. I would still like to know some suggestions from other nursing students about study tips and preparing for the ECE Exams! I have been a LPN for 5 years and I like to read so I thoughtthis program would be perfect!

NurseSusan posted on 3/5/2001 6:51:12 PMReply
RE: Getting Started LPN-ADN

I also tried to access my coursee and was not able to do so. Maybe I am doing something wrong? Can you possibly tell me how you got in? Thanks, Nurseygirl12@ AOL.COM 12yr LPN Veteran

IPRIVOTT posted on 3/7/2001 5:05:03 PMReply
RE: Getting Started LPN-ADN

Hello, I know one time I had entered the wrong password and one time the system must have been down so I waited about 2 hours and the system was working again!

femmenurse posted on 6/18/2001 8:48:41 PMReply

hi, im taking sociology now....it's moving slow for me, but it's moving....any one clep a course yet?

Lacy posted on 6/25/2001 2:35:45 AMReply
RE: lpn-philly

Hi guys.... well I am in the same boat but I do have a friend that finished the whole thing and did the clinical and she suggested to go straight to the sample exams and learn those questions inside and out for the the generals or aka pre reqs..As for the nursing components she said be like sponges..Good luck everyone

Nurse Kathy posted on 7/3/2001 6:05:22 PMReply
RE: lpn-philly

I am a LVN from Texas. I would like some suggestions on getting started and how to make my self stay motivated. Which are the best ones to start first the nursing courses or pre req. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

whyfret posted on 7/4/2001 1:20:29 PMReply
RE: lpn-philly

I am working on my BSN and started with the Gen. Ed. Then I realized that I am weak on the Nursing Exams just because of the way they trick you. so I switched and I am having more difficulty with the Nursing exams just as I had suspected. Therefore, there is no need for me to revert back to taking the gen ed.stuff if I can't pass the nursing.
Just food for thought!Good luck. I also started with the College Network. They suck. I just recently switched to Moore's and their pracice exams are very helpful and very difficult. I feel like if I can pass them I am good for the real thing.
Sara @whyfret@dmv.com

mommers57 posted on 7/4/2001 7:26:14 PMReply
RE: lpn-philly

Hi whyfret. How did you find about about Moore? I'd like to get info about them too. Thanks. mommers57

JOROLEM posted on 7/6/2001 10:14:21 AMReply
RE: lpn-philly

This online program that we are doing now is part of Moore's Pass System. Same material just no mentor support per-sae. Good Luck with your studies. John

jeffery nash posted on 7/7/2001 4:47:56 AMReply
RE: lpn-philly

have any of yall taken abnormal psychology if so how did you prepare and do on theexam. i am using study smart to assist me is that enough

wrongway940@aol.com posted on 8/1/2001 11:23:35 AMReply
RE: lpn-philly

no I haven't clep a test yet. but Im taking sociology also have you answered question #40. Ive read the material but just don't see the answer. thanks wrongway940@aol.com

arthurhrin posted on 9/14/2001 6:28:20 PMReply
RE: Getting Started LPN-ADN

Just starting to do this today. How are things going for you in your studies?
Arthur Hrin

skl1600 posted on 9/15/2001 11:37:52 AMReply
RE: Getting Started LPN-ADN

I just registered this am. I have been meaning to do this since becoming an LPN in 1997. I work full time and have the computer just sitting here so, I decided it is time to get serious on the Internet. I am getting my classes evaluated, so I can't start taking the courses yet. Did you join the $9.95 a month option? Is this cheaper than going to the Excelsior Site and registering?

Moore sent me information but the way I figured the cost would be about $4000.00! Might as well go to Junior College here to take the RN Program.

skl1600 posted on 9/15/2001 11:38:38 AMReply
RE: Getting Started LPN-ADN

I just registered this am. I have been meaning to do this since becoming an LPN in 1997. I work full time and have the computer just sitting here so, I decided it is time to get serious on the Internet. I am getting my classes evaluated, so I can't start taking the courses yet. Did you join the $29.95 a month option? Is this cheaper than going to the Excelsior Site and registering?

Moore sent me information but the way I figured the cost would be about $4000.00! Might as well go to Junior College here to take the RN Program.

lyles mary ann posted on 9/17/2001 2:02:22 PMReply
RE: Getting Started LPN-ADN

i would like to know how you got started

Jennifer Palacios posted on 9/20/2001 8:26:21 AMReply
RE: Getting Started LPN-ADN


Just read your message and wanted to know where you got info. regarding $4000 cost of this program. I am just getting started with Nursing classes, taken all general edu. classes thru CLEP and thought the program would be reasonable.

MarkA316 posted on 10/3/2001 9:21:59 AMReply
Nursing concepts 1

I am preparing for Nursing Concepts 1 and was curious if anybody out there has taken that exam. If so, let me know what worked for you as far as studying. Also let me know what to expect when I take the test. Thanks.

pattie wyant posted on 10/6/2001 10:48:04 PMReply
RE: Nursing concepts 1

Hi- I took Nursing Concepts 1 on 8/27/01. I followed the study guide from Excelsior College EXACTLY and did not read/study anything else. I prepared for it for just over two weeks studing about two hours every night. I got a B. Good luck, let us know how you do. pattie@firstresponder.com

bckpkr posted on 10/7/2001 9:37:02 PMReply
RE: Nursing concepts 1

Hi, just was curious where I could find the study guide to Nursing concepts 1. Any information would be great. Thanks in advance

MarkA316 posted on 10/8/2001 8:38:35 PMReply
RE: Nursing concepts 1

I purchased the istudysmart nursing concepts 1 course and have been trying to study off that. Is that the best way or should I only use the study guide that excelsior gives you? The questions in the course don't seem to match up with the study guide content.

vlaxa posted on 10/8/2001 10:18:17 PMReply

hello eveyone! i found this web site by mistake and i like it because i want to become an rn but the problem is that i ont know whereto start. I have taken all my prerequesets at a local college and all i have left is to start the nursing. What do to get into this exceliors college? do i take the nursing concepts without register with the college ? Do i have to purchae the istudysmart.com before get into college ? please tell me if anyone has just started the program and what were the steps taken to get into the program. By theway i will take the emt class on sring semester at a local community offering. thank u in advance.please respond to this forum or email me at XAMOGELO99@aol.com

Nurse Kathy posted on 10/9/2001 8:33:54 PMReply
RE: Nursing concepts 1

Are you talking about the free content guide from Excelsior. It seems like they are broke into parts that you need to look up.

MarkA316 posted on 10/9/2001 11:59:04 PMReply
RE: Nursing concepts 1

Right. I have both the free content guide as well as the course offered through this web site company. I was interested to know if anyone who has taken the test found this site helpful or if everything you need to know is listed on the content guide.

ErinMarie posted on 11/18/2001 5:03:32 AMReply
Nursing DX Independence/Dependence Conflict

Could someone please explain this nursing diagnosis to me? I haven't been able to find it in any of my books. I've only been out of nursing school 3 years, so it must be very new. The internet hasn't helped much either. Any info or online resources that could help me with it would be greatly appreciated :) Thanks, Erin (erinmarieduffy@msn.com)

tallman posted on 12/3/2001 11:11:18 PMReply
Getting started...

Hi..I am just starting the program. I have an undergraduate degree already and only need anatomy and physiology and micro to complete the general ed requirements. Should I complete these before taking Nursing Concepts 1 or does it matter? And has anyone found the study guides helpful? Thanks for your response...looking forward to getting to know you all..Mike

tallman posted on 12/3/2001 11:39:07 PMReply

What does CLEP out of a course mean?

hilariam posted on 12/4/2001 6:12:52 AMReply

It means to successfully pass a given course and receive college level for it without necessarily having had to sit in a class.

tallman posted on 12/5/2001 2:30:57 PMReply
Nursing Concepts 1

Just wondering what the format of the Nursing Concepts 1 exam is..multiple choice?..thanks for your response.

pacer43 posted on 12/9/2001 12:21:15 AMReply
RE: BSN program


I had looked into their program as well. It does
sound go, especially if you are unable to leave your work or family to attend classes.

I, too. comtacted one of their reps. I only wish I had found out about them long time ago.

Though the tuition if rather stiff, it pays for itself in that you do not have to take time out from work or family to go.

There are several other colleges, as well.

Good luck in your search.

RN from Minnesota

tallman posted on 12/9/2001 12:33:26 AMReply

Thanks for your response..I am just getting started

tallman posted on 12/12/2001 9:13:15 PMReply
Nursing Concepts 1

Just got the book for Nursing Concepts 1. How do I know what to study for for the first exam. I assume that this 1500 page book is not all on the Nursing 1 exam!...appreciate any light you could shed on this for me..thanks in advance. Also, got the study guide.

Kristi Bramlett posted on 1/11/2002 9:41:14 PMReply
RE: Getting started...

Hey my name is Kristi and I am planning on starting these online courses to achieve my RN degree. I am currently working as a CMA in a doctor's office and have no time to go back to school full time during the day so that's why I would try out this program. The reason why I am sending this to you is because I would like your opinion on this program. You may either leave me a message on here or email me back at kristib@carolina.rr.com.


pattie posted on 1/16/2002 1:56:26 AMReply
RE: Getting started...

Mike- I took Nursing Concepts I, then II now taking III. Then I will take A&P; and then Micro. Then I will register at Excelsior and take the last three. Remeber that when you register at Excelsior, you want to just have a year left. If you take longer than the year you pay a "yearly maintance fee". Im not sure if it was you that asked the format, but they were all multiple choice (and not "K" type questions). There were no visual pictures. The minimum passing score for all exams is a "C" which is 70%. As soon as you finish the exam they hand you your grade and your units. If you do fail, you can call Excelsior College and they will send you a print out of the "exam report". This will tell you how close (or far) you were from the "C" but does not give you specific areas to study.

Hope this helps! Keep up the motivation! Pattie

rebecca226@hotmail.com posted on 1/17/2002 9:37:52 PMReply
RE: nursing

Look up Istudysmart on the internet. It gives you the criteria and all the info. Just submit your classes with grades. You need at least 1/2 of the college credits or be an EMT etc. It gives you all the info. Just submit all the classes and I am sure they will let you know. It only took me 24 hrs. Becky

hhh posted on 1/22/2002 3:31:34 PMReply
RE: nursing

how are you

rebecca226@hotmail.com posted on 1/23/2002 10:04:50 PMReply
RE: Nursing Concepts 1

Can you tell me how to get the study guides? I need N. Concepts 1 & 2 and Occ. Stratagies. Thanks Becky rebecca226@hotmail.com

sarah31830 posted on 3/6/2002 5:01:32 PMReply
RE: lpn-philly

Hello LPN Philly,
My name is Sarah Holiday RN; I am going for my BSN, I completed the Excelsior program 1997, it can be discouraging at times. There is a lot of reading, but you must stay focused and think about your goal you are pursuing. I have 11 courses to complete for my BSN; I don't know if I will go further. I hope your successful in your course work. My e-mail is kholiday@charter.net.
Sarah Holiday,RN

gypsy31 posted on 3/26/2002 6:36:23 PMReply
RE: Getting started...

Pattie -As a traveler I was excited to find a way to aquire my RN degree without settling down, but I was not quite clear on how things worked. The info you gave Mike is the most helpful I've read yet. Thanks for the detail!

griffithestep posted on 3/27/2002 10:15:16 PMReply
RE: Nursing DX Independence/Dependence Conflict

This is just a guess, but I would think that it is a psychological dependency rather than physical.
Thought I would at least pass it on, maybe it will help.

eeoj posted on 3/29/2002 8:08:43 PMReply
RE: Nursing DX Independence/Dependence Conflict

I wonder if this is decisional conflict? Independence/dependence is not one of the NANDA accepted nursing diagnosis. A great resourse is Nursing diagnosis: application to clinical practice by lynda juall carpenito isbn; 0781719704.
good luck

rebecca226@hotmail.com posted on 3/30/2002 9:15:57 PMReply
RE: Nursing DX Independence/Dependence Conflict

In college, independent, meant nursing decision on the nursing diagnosis, and dependent meant colaborating with or Dr. decisions. Will this help? Could this mean a conflict between health care workers?

sgrantevans posted on 4/12/2002 11:50:43 PMReply
RE: lpn-philly

hi, shirley here. well have u finished with your bsn yet?.. i too began with college network and i did not like them either. i am thinking of switching to moore. i know someone who got their adn through them. how is it going for u at this time?????

kaydh posted on 4/15/2002 12:49:46 AMReply
RE: Getting Started LPN-ADN

I am also an LVN in Texas I am thinking of trying this program How do you get started and is anyone having success!!!

ydickey posted on 4/24/2002 9:17:32 AMReply
RE: Getting Started LPN-ADN

Hi, i am interested in taking this course. I am an LPN already. In your honest opinion, can you tell me if this is really for real. and what pre-req courses do they require you to have? Thanks Yolanda

sruiz posted on 5/9/2002 2:38:29 PMReply
RE: Getting Started LPN-ADN


luisdecker posted on 5/9/2002 11:30:27 PMReply
RE: Getting Started LPN-ADN

Also a Tx LVN and just getting started after 12 years toward ADN. Hope things go well for all.

carriegray posted on 5/13/2002 1:37:57 PMReply
RE: Getting started...

nursing diagnosis are like prevention statments, leagly we cannot make diagnosis. i'm not sure of the definition. examples are. at risk for falls, ast risk for skin breakdown. comunication deficit. i hope this helps..

micole posted on 6/4/2002 9:43:36 AMReply
RE: Getting started...

I am currently a CNA. I want to become a RN . But my big problem is that I have a baby and she is young I also work from 3-11pm. I had been on the internet for about a day and then I found this. I could use some advice on if this prohram is for real.Thanks.

leahward95 posted on 6/5/2002 5:06:40 AMReply
RE: Getting Started LPN-ADN

Hello, I am just starting too. I have been a LPN for 17 years and thought I would give this a try. Although I do not have experience yet with this system, I have earned a Masters degree through another online program. It does take much time and study. I had great sucess in my other degree by using a flatbed scanner for directly scanning from the text books. If you do not have a scanner - get one immediately.

Emily Mayo posted on 6/6/2002 11:22:50 AMReply
RE: Getting started...

I'm Emily and I monitor the forums and thought I'd help you out! The nursing program through Excelsior College is fully accredited and the largest nursing program in the country. The catch is that unless you are currently a LPN, Paramedic or EMT, you have to get special permission to enroll in the nursing program. Sometimes Excelsior does make exceptions based on one's clinical experience, so it's worth a call. Their number is 888-647-2388. Good luck!!

Rachel Horton posted on 6/12/2002 9:31:46 PMReply
RE: Getting started...


pyroknight posted on 6/23/2002 8:29:04 PMReply
RE: Getting started...

If Excelsior won't let you start as a CMA, I would recommend getting your EMT from a local community college. If you REALLY want an experience, see if you can find a local volunteer rescue squad/ambulance company that will pay your way through EMT school. The course is pretty straight forward and can be completed in a semester.

After that, the study guides will get you through the Excelsior classes. I'm a paramedic firefighter in NC taking Nursing Concepts 3. So far I have 3 A's and a B using these study guides. If I can help you, email me at pyroknight@firehouse.com.

pryorjv posted on 7/27/2002 11:41:08 PMReply
RE: nursing

i was just reading your questions regarding the istudy smart progam and i was wondering how is it going i know that it has been almost a year since you wrote your message and i am curious as to where you are in the progam at this point. i am about to start the progam and i need feedback from experienced people. i look forward to hearing from you
judean in sc