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Finding a Test Site

Find a CPNE® test site in the Regional Performance Assessment Center (RPAC) most convenient to you:

  • Midwestern Performance Assessment Center (MPAC) – Texas and Wisconsin test sites
  • Northern Performance Assessment Center (NPAC) – New York and Pennsylvania test sites
  • Southern Performance Assessment Center (SPAC) – Georgia test sites

Keep these details in mind:

  • Choosing multiple test sites within an RPAC may decrease your wait time.
  • At some test sites you will need to walk distances as some Skills Labs and pediatric patient populations may be in another building. If walking is a concern for you, inquire with the RPAC you are scheduling with regarding this.
  • Directions to your test site facilities and information about hotel and lodging accommodations near your test site are included in the confirmation materials you will receive after you are scheduled.
  • You will need to make all lodging and travel arrangements yourself.
  • Arrive the day before the first day of testing to avoid missing the exam in the event of travel delays.

MPAC

Administrative Offices

Excelsior College
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-5159

Toll free: 888-647-2388 ext. 1312
Fax: 518-464-8665
MyExcelsior Message Center: Compose message for CPNE Inquiry - MPAC

Staff
  • Barbara Fane, Interim Director
  • Linda Weber, Scheduling Coordinator
  • Alyssa Smith, Scheduling Coordinator

 MPAC Test Site Locations

Covenant Health Systems – Lakeside Campus, Lubbock, TX

Covenant Health Systems is a member of St. Joseph Health System, one of the most successful not-for-profit health systems in the United States. It was founded in 1998 through the merger of two of Lubbock's most venerable health care facilities, St. Mary of the Plains Hospital and Lubbock Methodist Hospital System. We believe that each of the communities we serve should be among the healthiest in the United States, and we are committed to improving access to care. Our core values are: Dignity, Service, Excellence and Justice.

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Meriter Hospital, Madison, WI

Meriter Hospital is a community facility of 448 beds located in a residential area, bordering the University of Wisconsin campus. The hospital is known regionally for its progressive nursing department, which uses a collaborative practice model. Madison is the state capital and home to the University of Wisconsin. Situated between two lakes, the city has a population of 210,000 and is said to have more bicycles per capita than any other city in the United States.

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St. Mary's Hospital, Madison, WI

St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center is one of Madison, Wisconsin's outstanding community hospitals and has 440 beds. It is located in a residential area, bordered by Madison's rivers at 707 South Park Street. Serving south-central Wisconsin since 1912, St. Mary's offers a wide variety of health and wellness services. A full range of inpatient and outpatient treatment and diagnostic services in primary care and nearly all specialties is available. St. Mary's is an award-winning healthcare organization, having earned the Magnet Recognition of Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) of the American Nurses Association and having received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for quality management and achievement.

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NPAC

Administrative Offices

Excelsior College
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-5159

Toll free: 888-647-2388 ext. 1312
Fax: 518-464-8665
MyExcelsior Message Center: Compose message for CPNE Inquiry - NPAC

Staff

  • Barbara Fane, Interim Director
  • Josita Walker, Administrative Assistant
  • Nichole Marshall, Scheduling Coordinator
  • Evelyn Davis, Scheduling Coordinator

 NPAC Test Site Locations
 

Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, NY

Albany Medical Center (AMC) is a 734-bed tertiary care center serving the eastern New York and western New England regions. It offers comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services including medicine, surgery, ambulatory care, care for the elderly, women's and children's services, neonatal intensive care, rehabilitation, and medical imaging. Albany is the state capital. The Albany/Schenectady area is centrally located in New York State and can be accessed by air, train, bus, or car. The area boasts a wide range of cultural events, historical sites, and sporting activities. While in the Albany area, you are welcome to visit Excelsior College.

Albany Medical Center

Faxton-St. Lukes Healthcare, New Hartford (Utica), NY

Faxton-St. Lukes Healthcare is a 372-bed licensed acute care not-for-profit organization, which offers many Centers of Excellence and Primary Care sites and plays a role in The Mohawk Valley Heart Institute. This facility is committed to deliver accessible, quality healthcare to the community.

Faxton-St. Lukes Healthcare

Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, PA

It is the doctors, nurses, and support staff who make Chambersburg Hospital the place to go for health care. It has top-notch technology that ranks with the very best. This 240-bed, non-profit, general and acute care community hospital is also one of the "Best Places to Work" in Pennsylvania. It is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO). It is located in Franklin County, in south central PA very near the Maryland state line and has many historical sites including Gettysburg, PA. Chambersburg has its own history from the Revolutionary War period. This facility provides a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services including but not limited to medicine, surgery, ambulatory care, birthing center, pediatrics and behavioral health services. Chambersburg is home to a number of educational facilities, Wilson College among them, and has easy accessible travel options including air and automobile. It sits immediately off Interstate Route 81 and just an hour drive south-southwest of Harrisburg, the capital city of Pennsylvania. There are a wide range of historic sites to visit so, while in the area plan a day or two extra to visit.

Chambersburg Hospital

New York Hospital Queens (NYQ), Flushing, NY

New York Hospital Queens, is a 519-bed acute, tertiary care facility. The hospital offers a full spectrum of sophisticated diagnostic and surgical procedures for inpatients and outpatients. However, the hospital continuously adds new clinical programs and earns recognition from patients, physicians and rating agencies for its centers of excellence. In 2007, the hospital was named to the national Thomson 100 list of Performance Improvement Leaders in the major teaching hospital category. Staff members at New York Hospital Queens, who serve one of the most culturally diverse populations in the nation, care for patients in a manner that addresses the borough's distinctive cultural differences.

New York Hospital Queens

St. Peter's Hospital, Albany, NY

St. Peter's Hospital a member of St Peter's Health Partners is a 500-bed voluntary, not-for-profit acute care teaching hospital. It offers a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services including medicine, surgery, ambulatory care, care for the elderly, women's and children's services, neonatal intensive care, rehabilitation, and medical imaging. In 2005 and 2009 St Peter's was designated as a Magnet Recognition of Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) of the American Nurses Association. Also received Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence for the percutaneous coronary intervention. Albany is the state capital. The Albany/Schenectady area is centrally located in New York State and can be accessed by air, train, bus or car. The area boasts a wide range of cultural events, historical sites, and sporting activities. While in the Albany area, you are welcome to visit Excelsior College.

St. Peter's Hospital

 

Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse, NY

Upstate University Hospital is part of SUNY Upstate Medical University and is the only academic medical center in central New York. Academic medical centers are built around medical schools and research missions. This 409-bed facility offers general medical and surgical care, pediatric, and maternity services. Upstate University Hospital has long held the distinction of caring for among the most seriously ill and injured in the state. It is a Level-I trauma center and has the region's only children's hospital.

Upstate University Hospital

SPAC

Administrative Offices

3032 Briarcliff Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329-2655

Phone: 404-325-5536, ext. 101
Fax: 404-325-0407
MyExcelsior Message Center: Compose message for CPNE Inquiry - SPAC

Staff

  • Katrina Barnes, Interim Director
  • Shanquilla Haugabrook, Programs Coordinator

SPAC Test Site Locations

Southern Regional Medical Center, Riverdale, GA

Southern Regional Medical Center is a 331-bed full-service hospital managed by Emory Healthcare.  Southern Regional serves the south Atlanta region and is recognized for the quality of care provided.  It is a leader in neurologic, heart & vascular, bariatric, and women's healthcare services. Southern Regional is located in an area near the Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport.

Southern Regional Medical Center

Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Grady Memorial Hospital, a part of the Grady Health System, is the largest hospital in Georgia and is the public hospital for Atlanta. Grady is a 953-bed regional level I trauma center. It is renowned for its burn center, trauma services, and diabetes and family planning clinics. Located in downtown Atlanta near the Georgia State University and the Georgia State Capitol where southern hospitality abounds. Atlanta offers a great year-round climate and a broad array of cultures, food, education, entertainment, and sports. Pediatric services are provided at the affiliated Hughes Spalding Children's Hospital across the street.

The city is served by the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, one of the largest in the United States, and is accessible via Interstates 85, 75, and 20.

Grady Memorial Hospital

Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah, GA

Memorial Hospital is a 654-bed tertiary care hospital located in beautiful Savannah, Georgia.  Memorial University Medical Center is part of the Memorial Health System, a two-state healthcare organization, serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and South Carolina. The hospital includes the region's only level I trauma center and the region's only children's hospital.  In addition, the hospital has earned prestigious local, regional, and national accolades.

Memorial Health University Medical Center

Northside Hospital - Atlanta / Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Scottish Rite, Atlanta, GA

Northside Hospital
Northside Hospital is a 537-bed, not-for-profit, full-service community hospital located in Atlanta, Georgia.  Northside offers a range of care including: surgery, cancer care, women's services, emergency care, outpatient services and behavioral health services.

Northside Hospital

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Scottish Rite
Located near Northside Hospital, Children's at Scottish Rite offers services including an Emergency department and a comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation unit.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Scottish Rite

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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.

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