Category: Areas of Study

Sue Irvine, faculty in Associate Degree in Nursing Program

Sue Irvine wants students to have the right tools and education they need to succeed and do their very best. The Associate Degree in Nursing program instructor believes that with motivation, determination, and a strong support system, Excelsior students can go far. Irvine graduated from Albany Medical Center School of Nursing in 1979 before working …

woman using healing with her hands

Continuous learning has always been one aspect of my role as a registered nurse. This year, I began searching for ways to integrate holistic care for patients. A colleague encouraged me to explore alternative therapies to support my nursing practice and I discovered therapeutic touch. Therapeutic touch is an evidence-based healing modality that is grounded …

James Davenport at work at the NSA

Eight-hour work days. Flexible scheduling. Daily meetings and, occasionally, working from multiple locations in a single day. Ask Excelsior College graduate James Davenport about his career, and these conventional details are part of the description. But as technology manager for applicant testing in the Office of Marketing, Outreach, and Testing at the National Security Agency …

jason hammerlink at pizza hut headquarters

Jason Hamerlinck started his career with Pizza Hut in high school as a server at his home-town restaurant. More than 20 years later, he is the talent acquisition manager for the Little Rock and Georgia Regions and the new program ambassador for NPC’s educational partnership with Excelsior College. Hamerlinck decided to go back to school …

african american nurse doing a check up on a young asian girl and her mother

Health Care Issues in Culturally Diverse Populations introduces students to the concepts of culture and cultural diversity as they relate to health care and the health care delivery system. Students explore religious, racial, ethnic, and other subcultures that exist in our society, and examine conflicts that often occur when differing cultures enter the health care …

Seven years ago, Mercedes Acuña—military spouse and mother of three—earned the Adult Learner of the Year Award from the American Council of Education. It was a prestigious honor accepted by Acuña at ACE’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.; for the Excelsior student and now alum, it augmented an education that was the fulfillment of a …

PSY 360 Social Psychology analyzes how people influence and are influenced by the real or imagined presence or others, as well as how they interact with and relate to those around them. Topics include social psychology, social cognition, social perception and judgment, attitudes and attitude change, conformity and obedience, group behavior, attraction and intimate relationships, …

“I passed my CPNE on February 4, 2018 at 10:36 a.m. with no repeats…it was the best experience of my life.” –Lakeya Collins An LPN in Augusta, Georgia, Lakeya Collins began pursuing her associate degree in nursing with Excelsior College in 2014 and after years of hard work, dedication, and personal sacrifice, she reached her …