Excelsior College Examinations

Nursing Theory Series and FCCA now Offered as Online Courses

The faculty in the School of Nursing has approved moving the nursing theory and the competencies (FCCA) portions of the associate degree in nursing program (phases I, II, and III) to an online course-only format. Associate degree in nursing students admitted at Excelsior College on or after December 6, 2019, will register for online courses to meet their nursing theory and competencies requirements. These changes are part of a planned transformation of the associate degree in nursing program to strengthen curriculum and ensure graduates are prepared to work in contemporary health care environments. Current students are eligible to continue taking exams and the FCCA through June 30, 2021. The College will be in direct contact with current students individually to review their degree completion plans. This change does not affect the option to use UExcel exams to complete general education/arts and sciences requirements.

Note: Nursing theory exam content guides have moved to associate degree in nursing students’ MyExcelsior My Details page.