MyStudyGroup101 LLC

My Study Group 101 llc

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A Certain College's (We are not permitted to use their trademarked name, but it is the same as the New York State motto) LPN to RN - ADN & ASN program is a degree granting distance education program and is also ACEN approved.  

You test out of the required courses and take a clinical performance exam at the end.  

This college's nursing degrees are not accepted in all states and some states require additional hours/preceptorships before licensure – Check your state’s Board of Nursing  - especially for California and Washington, and Alabama!   

  **  You do not need ANY 'middleman' to enroll in either of the above  programs!!  

  • ENROLL DIRECTLY THROUGH THE COLLEGE:  The College Network (AKA Global Learn, CLASS), Achieve Test Prep, Distance Learning Systems, Chancellor's, Rue, IStudySmart, Instacert and, even MyStudyGroup101, are ONLY PUBLISHING COMPANIES.  They DO NOT grant degrees or CREDITS.  All of these middlemen require you to sign a contract, accept for MyStudyGroup101, and they will charge you whether you do their classes or not.  You only have 3 days to back out of a written contract!

  •  UExcel, DSST and CLEP all provide free, downloadable course outlines or factsheets  to students to use as a syllabus for each course, as well as practice tests on their website (for a fee).  Use the syllabus to organize and plan your study time.  Check the button below to see exam choices.

  • Compare prices, reputations, and recommendations from other students, and the age of the published materials you are considering purchasing.  Some sellers on eBay and other venues may have a 100% feedback rating, but still sell study material that you can get free from some of the forums.  They also state that their material is updated, but it is >10 years old (or older) and has never been revised.  There is absolutely no reason you should pay for something that is otherwise free or pay hundreds or thousands of dollars when the material is available for much less.  You will find that MyStudyGroup101 has an excellent reputation for offering the best & least expensive study tools - and we plan to keep it that way!

  • CPNE Workshops: There are several reputable Clinicial Workshops available – check the forums and ask other students about their recommendations.   Click the button below to view the contact information for various workshops.

  • Textbooks:  It is not necessary to buy all the 'newest' textbooks or to buy them through the college!  If you are taking exams, ANY RN level nursing text or college level text for general education credits will work!  Check your local library to see if you can borrow the textbooks for free or very low cost!  With MyStudyGroup101 you don't need any textbooks!

  • Financial Aid:  EC has THREE (3) options for Nursing Theory credits
    • #1  Credit by exam - $355 each plus Pearson Vue testing center fee of $70 and are not covered by financial aid.
    • #2  Conference/exam NCTX - $615 each (covered by finacial aid) plus Pearson Vue testing fee $70 - this is a hybrid cross between the 8 week online course with the exam at the end.  You can find these listed on the college website under exams NURCX.
    • #3  Nursing Theory Online classes - 8 or 15 week classes, $1530 each covered by financial aid.

  • Currently, the waiting period for the Clinical exam can be up to 15 months.  The college is ALWAYS looking for Clinical Instructors & Hospitals to decrease the wait times!  It was noted in August 2018, that EC had placed employment adds for Clinical Examiners for CPNE for 2 locations in TN and another location in TX.  When these positions are filled there will be 3 more clinical testing sites and the wait should decrease.

  • Join a FaceBook group - MyStudyGroup101, Excelsior Nursing, Excelsior College of Nursing Study Group, Let's Conquer the CPNE Beast Together, etc. where you'll find like minded, dedicated and determined students and graduates willing to answer any questions and offer support!

  • We are certain this does not answer all your questions, but it is a start.  Feel free to email our customer service specialist Kay, [email protected] at any time with questions.  We will do our best to give you the best answer to your questions!


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MyStudyGroup101  is an independent enterprise in the business of providing study material to help its clients pass exams, and is not affiliated with Excelsior College, Indiana State University, Davar Academy, ALEKS, Rio Salado Community College, Straighterline, CLEP or DSST, or any other credit or degree granting institution.

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