Focused Clinical Competencies Assessment® (FCCA®)

The Focused Clinical Competencies Assessment® (FCCA®) is a computer-delivered simulated clinical assessment that serves as a transition from the nursing theory exams/courses to the Clinical Performance in Nursing Examination (CPNE®). The FCCA® provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate their ability to apply nursing knowledge and make nursing judgments about patient care.

The FCCA® is delivered through the Excelsior College Learning Management System as 2 separate 8-week online assessments:

  • FCCA® #274A: Head-to-Toe Assessment and Nursing Process
  • FCCA® #274C: Managing Multiple Patients / Working with Interdisciplinary Teams.

The FCCA® is not a course and its purpose is not to teach. Students complete each online assessment independently. Collaboration is not permitted.


Students are eligible to take the FCCA® when they have successfully completed 21 of the required 31 credits in general education and all 8 nursing theory examinations/courses.

Registration note

You will be contacted about registration and receive access to The FCCA® Review Guide through MyExcelsior upon becoming FCCA®-eligible.

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