The online AS in Nursing degree program is exam-based, specifically designed to provide a pathway to a nursing degree for LPNs, LVNs, paramedics, and military corpsmen. Graduates are prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and pursue rewarding careers in the health care industry.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Excelsior College is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationSome College
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)
- Requires one in-person clinical experience
- Must hold a practical/vocational nurse or paramadic license or specific equivalent military occupation
- Must be employed in direct patient care with more than 200 hours of employment in the previous year and submit a Verification of Health Care Experience Form signed by a clinical supervisor.
- Must pass a Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
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