Hiring Excelsior Nursing Graduates is Good Health Care Practice

Excelsior College Nursing Graduates are Among the Best in the Nation

  • Experienced: We only admit students with substantial clinical experience.
  • Dedicated: Our nursing students are mature working professionals, averaging 10 years of clinical experience before enrolling. Three years after graduation, 95% percent of Excelsior nursing graduates still work as registered nurses.
  • Motivated: Completion of our program demands a high degree of self-discipline and self-direction, qualities essential to RNs working in today's complex and dynamic health care environments.
  • Top-performers: Excelsior nursing graduates consistently pass the NCLEX-RN exam at a rate equal to or higher than the national average, with employers giving high approval ratings to Excelsior graduates.

External Reviews

See what policy briefs prepared by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) have to say about Excelsior College School of Nursing

Accreditation, Awards and Employer Feedback

Excelsior's accredited nursing programs and its graduates consistently earn awards and acclaim (listed below) from professional organizations as well as excellent employer feedback.

  • National League for Nursing Center of Excellence in Nursing Education for 2005-2008, 2008-2011, and 2011-2016
  • Best School Award, for the 4th time, from the American Assembly for Men in Nursing, 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2011
  • Among Top 20 Military Friendly Colleges and Universities, 2007 and 2008
  • Ranked 9th in the nation by Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education in 2006 for the number of Hispanics receiving nursing degrees

Programs Designed for Experienced Health Care Professionals

Learn more about Excelsior's rigorous nursing programs, designed for dedicated professionals with prior health care experience.

VA Scholarship Program

Scholarships by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for enrolled Excelsior associate, combined Bachelor’s-Master's, and Master of Science in nursing students.

Project LEARN

Your hospital or healthcare facility can partner with us to provide your nurses with improved access to nursing degrees through Project LEARN.

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