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Excelsior College Examinations

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Excelsior College exams (ECEs) are available to students enrolled in Excelsior's associate nursing programs.

Nursing Theory Series Exams

Earning credit by exam lets you study independently rather than learn through structured, assignment-based courses.

ECEs are one of three ways you can complete the nursing theory requirements that comprise Phases I and II of the associate curriculum.

These exams assess your knowledge of medical, surgical, maternity, pediatric, and psychiatric nursing as related to growth and development, nutrition and pharmacology, and ethical and legal issues.

Excelsior College Nursing Theory Exams