Category: New & Noteworthy

Kim Hedley, Host of CPNE Webinar, Conversations with Kim

Conversational-style webinars prepare nursing students for the Clinical Performance in Nursing Examination For Excelsior associate degree nursing students, the Clinical Performance in Nursing Examination (CPNE) — the capstone requirement — is the culmination of the program. Excelsior has long offered study guides, one-on-one support, and tutorials to help those preparing for this important exam, and …

three new Excelsior College trustees

In January, three new members joined the Board of Trustees: David Baime, Jeanne Meister, and Clar Rosso. David Baime is the senior vice president for government relations and policy analysis for the American Association of Community Colleges. He directs the national advocacy efforts for the nation’s close to 1,200 community colleges and their students. He …

Excelsior College Billboard

Excelsior College developed a brand awareness campaign that introduced the new advertising tagline, Life Happens. Keep Learning., to audiences in the greater Albany, New York, and San Antonio, Texas, areas for several months in late summer/early fall 2018. The campaign was undertaken to increase awareness of Excelsior College as an online, not-for-profit, regionally accredited institution …

Internship meeting

In fall 2018, the first cohort of students took part in Excelsior’s new INT 400 Internship course. Students in this initial group took part in virtual internships; three students were placed at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria, and the fourth student worked as a social media intern at Excelsior College. Despite …

Group of Excelsior graduates

Before Commencement 2018, these master’s in nursing graduates were just names behind computer screens. Throughout their studies, they were in many of the same courses and ended up in many of the same work groups. Over time, they realized their team worked well together. Linda Schneider recalls, “Working [with] the team approach helped each one …

2018 graduate

A total of 5,137 degrees were awarded. Most graduates earned a bachelor’s degree. Over the previous year, Excelsior conferred 1,679 associate degrees, 2,886 bachelor’s degrees, and 508 master’s degrees. Thirty-three percent of the graduates are active-duty military or veterans. The graduating class comprises 5,077 adult learners with 51 percent male and 49 percent female. The oldest graduate is 72 years old; the youngest graduate is 12 years old. The class of 2018 graduates come from 15 countries, including …

Kane Tomlin

ALUMNUS KANE TOMLIN PRESENTS WEBINAR SERIES One only needs to search “project management” to see the rapid and growing influence of this business practice in today’s global market. Based on independent research, the Project Management Institute (PMI), which offers eight certifications that recognize knowledge and competency, asserts that the project management-oriented labor force is expected …

The Army University Logo

The U.S. Army Ordnance School recently selected Excelsior College, one of Military Times’ Best Colleges of 2018, to provide associate degree pathways to soldiers based on military training. The partnership is part of the Army University Continuing Education Degree Program (CEDP), which matches Army schools with civilian colleges. Excelsior was one of a select few …

Alumna Karen Cox

“I feel at home here at Excelsior with all of you and your stories,” Commencement speaker Karen Cox said, addressing more than 400 Excelsior graduates and their friends and family in July. Cox earned her associate degree in nursing from Excelsior (then Regents College) in 1982 and is president of the American Academy of Nursing. …