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Designed for Clinically Experienced Health Care Workers
Excelsior's rigorous nursing curriculum is tailored to the learning needs of adult students with substantial clinical experience, and other selected professionals who hold degrees in clinically oriented health care fields, including individuals having successfully completed 50% of the clinical component of an accredited nursing program. Examples include:
Based on an outcomes assessment model, the program includes the Clinical Performance in Nursing Examination (CPNE® ). A mandatory, hands-on clinical experience, the CPNE assesses a student's mastery of the full domain of nursing practice, including critical thinking and clinical reasoning.
Nationally recognized as reliable and valid, Excelsior's rigorous assessment of clinical competency across the lifespan delivers:
Recognized by Veterans Affairs Hospitals Nationwide
VA hospitals recognize Excelsior nursing program accreditation nationally, as outlined in the Hiring Policies section of the VA Nursing Brochure (PDF):
Minimum qualifications for appointment as a VA nurse are:
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.
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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