Does anyone know anything about Excelsior’s LPN to RN program?

Hey Everybody…here’s my story in a nutshell…

I failed out of my RN program two weeks before graduating and instead ended up sitting for my lpn board. I am now an LPN in LTC and am looking into going to Excelsior. I can’t seem to find the answer to this question without paying a application fee…since I am only one class short of an RN degree, would I only have to take that one class through Excelsior, or would I have to start over at the LPN level?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

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  1. crazy nurse says:

    I took some of the Excelsior tests for my BSN (I have an ADN and never completed my BSN). The tests are very expensive. They weren’t that difficult, but I did study a lot (I made A’s).

  2. One of Excelsior’s strengths is their willingness to accept transfer credits. That being said, they are held to the same standards as any other regionally accredited school.

    What you really should be asking is a two-parter –

    “Will Excelsior accept all of my previous courses?”

    “If they do, will those courses satisfy the Excelsior RN requirements?” (except for that last class of course)

    Unfortunately, paying the application fee and getting an unofficial evaluation is the only way to know for sure.

    Provided your last school was a regionally accredited school as well, I don’t see Excelsior turning down too many course (if any at all). As I mentioned earlier, transfer credits are something they deal with every day. What I would be more concerned about is whether Excelsior has any additional requirements for that degree path. Every college has a framework they stick to, but they sometimes throw you a curve ball.

    Once again, the only way to know for sure is to send in your transcripts and get that unofficial eval. Once you have that in hand, you can decide if Excelsior is right for you.

    Even if Excelsior doesn’t end up being your choice, I hope you continue your quest to knock out that RN program somewhere else. Best of luck!