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Complaint / Review
Excelsior College

I have had people ask about the Excelsior College RN program and I do not recommend it. I know a few people who have gotten their RN through the program. Three years and $15,000. Later I had nothing but a bad attitude and broken heart. The monster three day clinical exam at the end was the worst experience of my life. I took the exam 3 times and could not pass. This was not for lack of studying as I passed sections of the exam each time. I just couldn't get through the stressful three days and be perfect, which is what it requires. The pressure is enormous. There is the huge expense and everything is timed. Then there is the slightest tolerance for error. The first time through, after the labs on Friday night I had a sleepless night with severe palpitations. I am amazed that I didn't have an MI. My hands shook so hard I could barely hold anything, let alone give some kind of injection or timed IV infusion. I tried a couple of medications during the next two tries to control my performance anxiety. The whole experience was making me a drug attic. I'm the time of person who hates to take an aspirin. I would estimate that every time they test 8 students, 1 or 2 pass. It is a very low percentage. As I said, I do know people who have passed but this is not for everyone. Save your money. Take the time to go through a standard program and have that piece of paper (diploma) at the end. I wasted so much money and time. The other thing is that none of the nursing courses can be applied to standard programs as they do their clinicals every semester so none of the curriculums match up. I would love to hear from others who gave it their all and could not pass. I once saw a saying, you only fail when you stop trying. I stopped when they made me. I requested the opportunity to try it a fourth time as I have severe performance anxiety and was denied.

Offender: Excelsior College

Country: USA

Category: Education & Science


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