Preparing for ECEs

Exam Content Guides

Each exam's content guide provides an outline of the topics covered, a list of study resources, sample questions, and a how-to-prepare section. All these resources are recommended by the Excelsior College faculty who develop the exams, so using them is clearly a good idea.

Content guides are updated periodically to reflect changes in particular exams and textbooks. Be sure you have the most recent guide available before taking your exam. Current exam content guides can be found on each exam detail page or by following the link below.

Learn more about ECE Exam Content Guides

Nursing Theory Online Conferences

These eight-week long online study sessions are for anyone planning to take the Nursing Theory Examinations. Each Nursing Theory exam has a dedicated online conference. New sessions begin monthly, and registration is open now. The sessions are asynchronous, which means you can learn wherever and whenever you choose within each time frame:

  • Connect and study with Excelsior College Nurse Faculty and other students.
  • Receive coaching as you progress through each online program.
  • Review essential information and concepts covered in each exam through textbook readings, learning activities, case studies, pre-/post-tests, and discussion groups.

Duration: 8 weeks.



Register Online (Login required)

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Conference Schedule, Overview/Objectives, and Cancelation/Transfer Policies

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Test Preparation Advisory

Test Preparation Advisory

Preparation for Excelsior College® Examinations, though based on independent study, is supported by Excelsior College with a comprehensive set of exam learning resources and services designed to help you succeed.

These learning resources are prepared by Excelsior College so you can be assured that they are current and cover the content you are expected to master for the exams. These resources, and your desire to learn, are usually all that you will need to succeed.

There are test-preparation companies that will offer to help you study for our examinations. Some may imply a relationship with Excelsior College and/or make claims that their products and services are all that you need to prepare for our examinations.

Excelsior College is not affiliated with any test preparation firm and does not endorse the products or services of these companies. No test preparation vendor is authorized to provide admissions counseling or academic advising services, or to collect any payments, on behalf of Excelsior College. Excelsior College does not send authorized representatives to a student’s home.

Depending upon your individual learning style and needs, you may consider using the services and products of a test preparation vendor to help you prepare for an Excelsior College Examination. Some students have found such materials beneficial while others have not. The decision to purchase the services and products of any of these vendors is entirely up to you.

Excelsior College does not review the materials provided by test preparation companies for content or compatibility with Excelsior College Examinations.

To help you become a well-informed consumer we suggest that you consider the following before making any purchase decision regarding study materials provided by organizations other than Excelsior College.

Does the company:

  • Clearly articulate that it is an independent business enterprise, separate from Excelsior College, and that it is not a degree granting institution?
  • Clearly inform you that the products and services it provides have not been reviewed, nor are they endorsed, by Excelsior College?
  • Openly indicate that it is not an agent of Excelsior College, that it is not authorized to provide admissions counseling or academic advising regarding Excelsior's degree requirements, and that all its costs and fees are separate from those you will pay to the College?
  • Have a record of unresolved complaints/disputes with consumer protection agencies, nursing boards, attorneys general offices, or other similar organizations?
  • Require clients to commit to long-term, binding contracts to access its products and services?
  • Provide data to substantiate the satisfaction of its clients with its products and services?


Exam Registration

First, create your own free MyExcelsior account. Once you have created an account, you can register online for an exam. You may also register by calling toll free, 888-723-9267.

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