ABOUT CAREER LEARNING CENTERS

About Career Learning Centers?

Career Learning Centers (CLC) is an educational services provider that specializes in helping students pass standardized examinations to earn college credit. CLC is unlike traditional programs in that they help nursing students achieve their career goals without interfering with work or family obligations. CLC accommodates the needs of nursing students by providing highly effective study materials within a flexible online learning environment.

Why do I need Career Learning Centers?

Because our proven courses teach you what you need to know, in order to pass the required standardized examination in order to earn the college credit required for an Associate in Nursing Degree.

Who can participate in this program?

LPN/LVN – ParaMedic – Some Military Corpsman/Medics

How much does it cost?

Usually half the cost of going direct to the college and with CLC you go at your own pace and you can pay as you go – YOU WON’T HAVE LARGE STUDENT LOANS TO WORRY ABOUT LATER!
By using a subscription based fee structure, the faster you complete the process, the greater the savings you will experience. Our monthly subscription fee is a flat fee of $99.00 per month, but if you can pay annually in advance, you only pay $990.00 . . . you save $198.00

Is there a success guarantee?

YES ! Once you have completed a course using a *”good faith academic approach” to learning, and are unable to pass the standardized exam in the same subject, you will get FREE ACCESS to additional course content as well as professor guided tutoring until the course is passed.
* A “good faith academic approach” includes the following:

a. completion of all online and supplemental learning activities offered

b. in-depth completion of workbook assignment questions

c. completed workbook interim practice exams with a score of 100% each

d. completion of workbook end of course practice final exam with a score of 95% or better

Student must send to CLC at 2649 Gulf to Bay, Clearwater Florida, 33759, the following:

a.) completed workbook showing *good faith academic approach

b.) a copy of the students failing grade from content provider

c.) course must have been completed and tested on within a 120 day time period from start

d.) CLC must receive all documented requirements within 30 days of failing test date

How do I sign up?

You can get started by visiting the self-paced login page here.

What if I have more questions about Career Learning Centers?

Please email questions to info@careerlearningcenters.com.  You can generally expect a response within 24-48 hours.

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ABOUT THE DEGREE GRANTING COLLEGE

What degree will I be earning?

You will be earning your ASSOCIATE in SCIENCE in NURSING DEGREE (ASN) from Excelsior College

CLC “DOES NOT” award degrees. Degrees are awarded by one of the more than 2,900 Colleges and Universities that participate in the “Credit by Examination” program.

CLC provides: Highly directed, professor prepared learning materials, academic support, step by step direction through the degree process, a GUARANTEE of SUCCESS and even tutoring access if required/needed.

Is Excelsior College accredited?

Yes.  Excelsior College’s nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Will my past college credits transfer into this program?

You can transfer most general education credits from an accredited college as long as it was a one hundred level course or higher and you earned a “C” or above. Unlike most colleges and universities however, most of your general education courses generally don’t expire in this program.  Please note, Anatomy and Physiology along with Microbiology must have been completed within the last 5 years at time of enrollment to be accepted.  Excelsior College will provide an official evaluation of your transcripts at the time of enrollment.

How will I earn the remaining credits I need to receive my ASN degree?

By using our focused study materials (workbook and quick reference guide) coupled with the online classroom, you should be successfully prepared to take and pass the standardized examinations to earn college credit. Each examination that you take and pass (‘C’ or above), will result in 3, 4 or 6 credit hours awarded toward meeting the curriculum requirements to graduate from the Excelsior College RN Bridge Program.

Are there clinical requirements for this program?

YES. Even though ASN candidates are admitted into the Bridge Program based on prior clinical experience, and therefore are NOT required to do clinical rotations like traditional nursing students, all ASN candidates are required to participate in a weekend clinical evaluation process to establish their level of clinical competency.

CLC has a complete CPNE (Clinical Performance in Nursing Examination) prep course to help you prepare for and pass the CPNE weekend.

When do I become an “Enrolled Student” with Excelsior College?

You don’t have to enroll until you have completed *13 credit hours.

* Note: within the 13 credit hours, you must complete English Composition and Information Literacy.

When you have completed your 13 hours, contact us at
howtoenroll@careerlearningcenters.com and we give you step by step directions on how to complete the admissions process.

How do I become an “Enrolled Student” with Excelsior College?

You don’t have to enroll until you have completed *13 credit hours.

* Note: within the 13 credit hours, you must complete English Composition and Information Literacy.

When you have completed your 13 hours, contact us at
howtoenroll@careerlearningcenters.com and we give you step by step directions on how to complete the admissions process.

What if I have more questions about Excelsior College?

You can contact us at: info@careerlearningcenters.com

ABOUT THE COURSES

What is the Career Learning Centers’ online classroom?

The Career Learning Centers’ online classroom is designed to reinforce the learning and retention of course content needed to pass standardized exams.  The online classroom is designed to work hand in hand with the workbook and quick reference guide provided.

Activities include, but are not limited to, assigned reading and lectures, interactive learning activities such as crossword puzzles and “Jeopardy” style quiz shows, and quizzes / exams to test your knowledge.

The quizzes and exams are set up so that you may retake them as many times as needed for you to master the material. Additionally, most Nursing questions include the rationale so that you can see why a question is marked wrong.  You are also able to go back and review all of your graded submissions as they are a very valuable study tool!

The more confident you are with the material and the computer based testing environment, the more prepared you will be when you take your for credit exam at a testing center.

When will I receive access to the online classroom?

Within 24-48 hours.  Once you sign up for a course, you will receive an email from the E-Learning Team with your user name and password within 24-48 hours of ordering the course.

How do I sign up for my next course?

To sign up for your next course.  Please go to selfpaced.careerlearningcenters.com to sign in and choose your new course.

What are the Career Learning Centers study materials?

Career Learning Centers’ study materials include a workbook and quick reference guide for each course taken.  Select courses also come with flashcards to help memorize key terms.

CLC study materials feature:

  • A workbook/study guide created by subject matter experts with PhD or master’s degrees
  • Objectives and required readings at the beginning of each chapter
  • Page references so you can quickly and efficiently check your answers
  • End-of-chapter and final exams with page references and answer keys
  • Study and time management tips

The workbook contains questions on material found in the required textbook readings. Each question is followed by a page reference leading you to the exact spot in the textbook where you can find the answer. There are also end-of-chapter exams and a final exam – all with page references and answer keys.

When will I receive my study materials?

Once you sign up for a course, you will receive your study materials by US mail within 5-7 business days dependent upon where you live.  We also offer quicker mailing options for those looking to receive their materials faster.

Do I have to purchase textbooks?

Textbooks are strongly recommended.  To keep textbook costs low for our students, nursing courses are set up so that a textbook is used in multiple courses.  Additionally, you are not required to purchase your textbooks from us.  You can purchase or rent textbooks from any textbook vendor of your choosing.  There are several online book retailers that offer used textbooks very reasonably priced.

What textbooks do I need?

Once you place an order for your course, you will receive an email with a link to the bookstore.  The bookstore lists the textbooks required by class.  Additionally, required textbooks are listed in the front of your workbook.

Are the courses self-paced?

Yes.  You work at your own pace when it is convenient for you to do so.  You can progress through the program as slowly or as quickly as you wish.

Are sessions by semester or quarter?

Neither. At Career Learning Centers sessions are offered on an open basis. Because this is a self-paced format, you choose when you would like to study, where you would like to study and the subject you would like to study.  This means that sessions are waiting for you whenever you would like to take them. There is no need to wait several months to begin a new subject as you might at a local college or university.

How many subjects can I study at one time?

We advise that you start with one.  Focus on one subject at a time and prepare for that particular exam.  Once you pass the standardized exam for that subject, you are ready to move on to the next.  Please remember there is a lot of information to learn and retain in each course!  Students are most successful when they don’t overload themselves. Keep in mind, that this program is already accelerated even when you study one subject at a time.  Therefore, we will not allow more than two open courses at any given time.

What order should I take my classes?

We strongly recommend the following course order:

1.    Lifespan Developmental Psychology
2.    Sociology
3.    World Religions
4.    English Composition
5.    Microbiology
Enrollment required because 12 credits of Excelsior exams have been taken!
6.    Anatomy & Physiology
7.    College Math
8.    Phase 1 NSG:
I.    Transition to the Professional Nurse Role
II.    Essentials of Nursing Care: Health Safety
III.    Essentials of Nursing Care: Health Differences
IV.    Foundations in Nursing Practice
9.    Phase 2 NSG:
I.    Reproductive Health
II.    Health Differences Across the Life Span 1
III.    Health Differences Across the Life Span 2
IV.    Health Differences Across the Life Span 3
10.    FCCA
11.    CPNE
12.    NCLEX

Where do I take the standardized examinations to earn college credit?

Most of the examinations you will take are Excelsior College Examinations (ECE) and they will be administered at PearsonVue Professional Testing Centers. There is likely a PearsonVue testing center near you. There may also be a couple of CLEP or DANTES examinations required within your curriculum and those will be administered at local colleges or universities.

How do I sign up for the standardized examinations to earn college credit?

The inside front cover of your workbook and quick reference guide details how to sign up for your exams.

To sign up for an Excelsior College exam, first go to http://www.excelsior.edu/exams. To schedule your date, time and testing location visit PearsonVue at http://www.pearsonvue.com/. (Excelsior College exams include A&P, Microbiology, Life Span Developmental Psychology, Ethics, and ALL Nursing.)

For CLEP exams, visit College Board at http://clep.collegeboard.org/search/test-centers. (CLEP exams include Introductory Sociology, Introductory Psychology, and College Mathematics.) Excelsior’s School code for CLEP exams is 2899.

For DSST exams, visit http://getcollegecredit.com/institutions/search/. (DSST exams include Introduction to World Religions.) Excelsior’s School code for DSST exams is 9370.

What if I have more questions about Career Learning Centers courses?

Please email questions to info@careerlearningcenters.com.  You can generally expect a response within 24-48 hours.

STEPS TO BECOMING AN RN

    1. Transfer Credits – Enroll in Excelsior College and transfer credits earned        through Standardized Testing into the Excelsior College RN Bridge Program
    1. Prepare for and Pass remaining exams “ using CLC online courses”              
    1. Prepare for and Pass FCCA and CPNE Clinical Assessments using CLC recommended prep materials
    1. Prepare for and Pass your State Board Exam using CLC recommended prep materials

You begin the Career Learning Centers online RN Bridge Program by registering as a new user and starting your subscription and selecting your course. Below is a quick overview of the steps toward becoming an RN.

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