Official Statement from Excelsior College

In response to a legal complaint against our associate degree in nursing program, in particular the Clinical Performance in Nursing Examination requirement (CPNE), Excelsior issues the following statement:

Excelsior College’s nursing program has been continually accredited since 1975 and over the years has provided a pathway for more than 44,000 adults seeking an associate degree in nursing. The National League for Nursing has designated us a “Center of Excellence in Nursing Education” four consecutive times.  The most recent designation, which extends to 2021, recognized the College for “creating environments that enhance student learning and professional development.” These allegations are without merit.

Excelsior was founded in 1971 to help adults earn degrees. We are a not-for-profit institution with a deep commitment to helping those left behind by traditional education. We are proud of our work and will continue to meet and vigorously defend our mission.

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