Excelsior College (formerly known as Regents College) was founded by the New York State Board of Regents in 1971 and was chartered as a private, nonprofit college by the Regents in 1998. Excelsior’s degree completion program lets students apply prior college credits and military credits toward Excelsior College bachelor’s degrees in business, health sciences, liberal arts, nursing, and technology. Excelsior’s nursing program is especially renowned.
Accreditation: Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Reivew Averages: 7.2 out of 10 (101 reviews)
Excelsior College Reviews:
45 of 57 people found the following review helpful
November 22, 2010
I'm an LPN and took the online program. I took 14 subjects and a clinical. As a single parent, I worked two jobs to pay Excelsior. After paying them $12,000 cash, no loans, no government assitance. They gave me the materials, told me what to study and learn. Then failed me for petty things at the clinical. I did the whole program, jumped through hoops, paid and took new programs as they kept adding to ... [Read more]
44 of 48 people found the following review helpful
Not a scam
November 2, 2011
I had been an LPN for many years and could not work full time and go to a traditional school. I went to this program and graduated with an AAS in Nursing. I passed my clinicals the 1st time! if you prepare for the clinicals, study exactly what they tell you to study, you can pass the first time! I hate reading some of the reviews that say this is a scam...IT IS NOT A ... [Read more]
33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Madison CPNE Nursing
January 22, 2011
Don't spend your time or money unless you plan to finish your ADN by paying for the final Exam at one of their "teaching" hospitals at least twice. The exam process - Labs are not difficult but are EXTRAORDINARILY SUBJECTIVE and set for failure if you are taking the test for the first time. The PCS(s) are also not difficult but again if you are only paying for the first time - plan on paying ... [Read more]
32 of 42 people found the following review helpful
Please, please, please, don't go there.
April 19, 2012
Studying on your own and passing the written exams @ a testing center is OK. But the staff of Excelsior College knows they will get you @ the CPNE, their so-called "Clinical" testing. It's a RIDICULOUS SCAM. It is not an objective exam but completely subjective. If the CE said you did something wrong, there is no way to prove her wrong. Why? Because she has a master degree and you are only a "student ... [Read more]
31 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Excelsior College: An Unforgettable Experience
December 12, 2011
I enrolled with Excelsior College with the hopes of being near graduation by the end of a year. Imagine my surprise when I was holding my RN license in my hand exactly 10 months from the date of my first exam!! The mound of support from people that you may never meet is overwhelming. Going through each exam with others with identical goals, triumphs, and tribulations made this experience one-of-a-kind. Being disciplined is a must, ... [Read more]
29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
I PASSED CPNE-YOU MUST STUDY THEIR WAY
August 8, 2012
I will be graduating Excelsior's bridge program for Associate Degree in Nursing in a few days. I have to say that I first and foremost saw the people I tested with, some failed, some passed. You MUST study what excelsior offers you to pass. Some people never even read the study guide before going, nor do they practice their labs! It's just like any other school, THEIR way or NO WAY. PERIOD. You wouldnt go ... [Read more]
26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Unrealistic Perfection with CPNE
July 20, 2012
My CPNE experience started at Chambersburg with 9 LPN's, 5 who were repeat testers. Being a retester myself I was more than prepared for my 2nd go around. 5 of the 9 failed some of the labs the first evening. The labs are simple skills, there is no teaching involved, you either know how to do the skill the "Excelsior way", perfectly or you fail. By the morning of the third day there were 3 ... [Read more]
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