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.

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 …

“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 …

Andrew Lieberam jumping for joy in front of Excelsior College sign

Making the leap into the nursing field takes time, dedication and determination. It also requires passing of the Clinical Performance in Nursing Exam (CPNE), a comprehensive performance examination that validates a student’s competency to enter professional nursing practice. But for United States Marine Corps paramedic Andrew Lieberman, the exam was reasonable and doable in large …

young nurses walking and looking at ipad

You made it; you’ve graduated with your associate degree in nursing. Congratulations! Now, what do you do as a newly minted registered nurse (RN)? Hopefully, some of you have found a RN position in a hospital that offers a residency program for new graduates. If you have, you’re one of the lucky ones. A hospital-based …

female healthcare professional

As a registered nurse, you have the potential to run into conflict every day in various ways, such as with a patient/client, a patient’s/client’s family, a fellow RN, a supervisor, an employee reporting to you, an ordering health care provider (HCP), interprofessional team members, and even yourself. As RNs, our role is one carried out …

nursing student studying mnemonics on laptop

The word “mnemonic” stems from the Greek words mneme (memory), mnemon (mindful), and Mnemosyne (the Greek goddess of memory). Mnemonics are tools that help us remember facts or large amounts of information. They help stimulate memory through songs, pictures, acronyms, rhymes, or other devices. Nurses use mnemonics to help remember the variety of complex medical …

bald woman receiving medical results from female nurse

When moving into the registered professional nurse (RN) role, it is important for students to have developed the knowledge and competencies necessary to succeed in this complex career. Topics affecting the everyday job of the RN include nursing history, nursing organizations, regulatory agencies, ethics, law, technology, health care delivery systems, and scope of practice. In …