Tag: Associate Degree in Nursing

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 …

Marianne Brennan, Excelsior College Nursing Faculty

Marianne Brennan Believes Being a Nurse Means Advocating for Others Marianne Brennan believes in advocating for people who can’t speak up for themselves. Now a faculty program director for Excelsior College’s associate degree in nursing program, Brennan has an extensive background as an operating room nurse, and throughout her career has always put her patients …

Phyllis St. John, who holds three nursing degrees, in her workplace

Phyllis St. John Believes Being a Nurse Means Always Being Compassionate For Phyllis St. John, being a nurse helps make her who she is. She says, “As soon as I started doing it, I knew it was what I was meant to do.” St. John works 12-hour night shifts, three days a week at Glens …

Lynda Yazhari outside Covenant Health Medical Center after passing her CPNE

Lynda Yazhari passed the Clinical Performance in Nursing Examination in November 2018 at Covenant Health Systems in Lubbock, Texas, on her first attempt and at 25 weeks pregnant. With the accomplishment under her belt, Yazhari plans to move ahead in her career and fulfill her dream of becoming a neonatal intensive care unit nurse. Yazhari …

Patricia Posey passes CPNE

Patricia Posey will never forget the day that she passed the Clinical Performance in Nursing Exam; it was on what would have been her grandmother’s birthday: November 11. Posey’s grandmother was the one who had encouraged her to become an RN. She told Posey to pursue the nursing path when Posey was a young girl. …

CPNE Passer, Rhonda Adams

Rhonda Adams says she sleeps, eats, and breaths nursing. Her mother says it’s the only thing she knows. Adams lives her profession every day and it is why she was determined to pass her Clinical Performance in Nursing Exam (CPNE) after more than 16 years of being an LPN. A divorced single parent of four …

“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 …