Category: Nursing

The Excelsior College School of Nursing is led by seasoned nursing professionals who possess substantial practical experience and advanced academic degrees in nursing. The School is a designated National League for Nursing (NLN) Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, and eligible students can be inducted into the International Honor Society of Nursing.

Mickey Brennan, Nursing Faculty

Marianne “Mickey” Brennan is the faculty program director for Excelsior College’s associate degree in nursing program—a position she started in November 2018. In her tenure with the College, she has used her extensive nursing experience and approachable personality to help students navigate the associate degree in nursing program and prepare for the Clinical Performance in …

Laura Davis at Excelsior after passing CPNE

When her grandmother was ill and her father and cousin were both sick with cancer, Laura Davis, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, decided she wanted to become a nurse. Seeing the nurses care for her family members in their times of need inspired her to do the same for other people. Davis became an LPN …

TEAS prep

If you’re ready to apply to an associate degree in nursing program, congratulations, you’re on your way! You’re probably also on your way to learning about the TEAS. The Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Test of Essential Academic Skills, or TEAS, measures basic essential skills in reading, mathematics, science, English, and language usage. The test is …

Heather Wolfe passed her CPNE in Utica in 2019

Heather Wolfe, of Adrian, Michigan, wanted to be a nurse since she was a child. It seemed the career was meant for her because she carried around a Fisher Price medical kit and practiced nursing on her Cabbage Patch Kids dolls. Wolfe pursued becoming an RN several times throughout her life but experiences always got …

nurse reading prescription bottle, nursing STEM?

As a simple acronym, STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. As a movement, STEM, especially as it relates to education and workforce development, has gotten a lot of attention in the last decade. The term was first coined in 2001 by the National Science Foundation. An educational research team originally labeled the curriculum …

alexis rodgers, firefighter, associate in nursing

Alexis Rodgers of Cincinnati, Ohio, has been a firefighter, emergency room paramedic, and a paramedic with the Poison Control Center and, although they may seem like different careers, they have one thing in common: helping others. Now she hopes to further that caring career by earning her associate degree in nursing with Excelsior College. Rodgers …

Katherine Gallo at work at Northwell Health

Kathleen Gallo Uses Multiple Skills to Succeed in Her Career

Kathleen Gallo of Ridgefield, Connecticut, never thought about being a nurse when she was younger. Her plan was to become a successful businesswoman. As her best friend pursued nursing, Gallo started to follow the same path and soon discovered she enjoyed nursing’s independent work and …

tablet showing patient data, nursing informatics

Nurses know that more data and better information leads to better health outcomes for their patients, and in today’s health care landscape, we have more sources of information than ever before as medical records and patient data are digitized. As this quantity of data increases, so does the need for qualified informaticists with the ability …

Nursing Resources to pass the CPNE

As an associate degree in nursing student, you are required to take nursing theory components to prepare you for demonstrating proficiency in nursing care during the Clinical performance in Nursing Examination (CPNE). There are two tutorials that you should be aware of that can improve your success. NUR 3014: Critical Thinking and the Nursing Process …