Admissions Q&A for Excelsior College Associate Degree in Nursing Program

00:02:50 | December 20, 2013

Admissions Counselor Gregory Eckl answers some frequently asked questions about the Admissions process at Excelsior College for the Associate Degree in Nursing Program.

Find out more information regarding: the differences between the programs Excelsior offers, how Excelsior programs prepare you for your RN license, how long it will take you to complete a program, and the options you have for enrollment.

Hi everybody. My name is Greg Eckl. I'm one of the admissions counselors here at Excelsior College. You may recognize me from one of our previous videos to illuminate the application and enrollment process. Today, I'm going to provide you with some additional information, specifically about our associate degree in nursing programs. So what's the difference between these two programs? We have the associate of science degree, and the associate of applied science degree. The only difference is that within the associate of applied science degree, it is a little bit more flexible as to the amount of subjects we will accept to satisfy the elective component of the degree program. We admissions counselors will make sure that you're in the right option prior to enrolling into the school. Overall, either program that you do select will allow you to sit for the NCLEX RN exam upon exiting our program. Some states do have additional requirements for our students. So please see this link that we have listed here for you to check out before you apply what the situation is in the state you currently live in and hope to practice in as an RN. How long this is going to take me? Well the average time students spend in this program is about two to three years. Now this is a very relative factor depending on students' motivation, or how many credits they've transferred into the degree program. A student has a maximum of seven years to complete the degree. So now you're ready to enroll. What are your options? The first option is the Excelsior course option. Students enrolling in this option are required to take a very minimum 12 credits of Excelsior college's online courses before you graduate. The other option is the multi source option. The only difference between these two options is that with the multi source option, you are not required to take 12 credits of our online courses prior to graduation. Because students are taking primarily examinations with the nursing program with our associate degree in nursing program, it is more common for students to enroll with this multi source option. But we will make sure that you have a clear view of that and are enrolling into the correct option when we work with you through the application process. I know this is a lot of information, and I'm sure you have some additional questions. Please feel free to contact us at any time. We are here to help you. Thank you very much.

Hi everybody. My name is Greg Eckl. I'm one of the admissions counselors here at Excelsior College. You may recognize me from one of our previous videos to illuminate the application and enrollment process. Today, I'm going to provide you with some additional information, specifically about our associate degree in nursing programs. So what's the difference between these two programs? We have the associate of science degree, and the associate of applied science degree. The only difference is that within the associate of applied science degree, it is a little bit more flexible as to the amount of subjects we will accept to satisfy the elective component of the degree program. We admissions counselors will make sure that you're in the right option prior to enrolling into the school. Overall, either program that you do select will allow you to sit for the NCLEX RN exam upon exiting our program. Some states do have additional requirements for our students. So please see this link that we have listed here for you to check out before you apply what the situation is in the state you currently live in and hope to practice in as an RN. How long this is going to take me? Well the average time students spend in this program is about two to three years. Now this is a very relative factor depending on students' motivation, or how many credits they've transferred into the degree program. A student has a maximum of seven years to complete the degree. So now you're ready to enroll. What are your options? The first option is the Excelsior course option. Students enrolling in this option are required to take a very minimum 12 credits of Excelsior college's online courses before you graduate. The other option is the multi source option. The only difference between these two options is that with the multi source option, you are not required to take 12 credits of our online courses prior to graduation. Because students are taking primarily examinations with the nursing program with our associate degree in nursing program, it is more common for students to enroll with this multi source option. But we will make sure that you have a clear view of that and are enrolling into the correct option when we work with you through the application process. I know this is a lot of information, and I'm sure you have some additional questions. Please feel free to contact us at any time. We are here to help you. Thank you very much.