Associate Degree Nursing Programs FAQ

Am I eligible for the nursing Associate degree program?

Applicants must have some health care background prior to enrolling in the program. For more information about eligibility, please contact the Admissions Office.

Do you offer financial aid?

Federal and Financial aid is available regardless of income, with low interest rates and flexible payment options. Excelsior College is the pioneer in offering federal aid for a completely online education. Certificate programs do not qualify for financial aid.

Visit the Financial Aid pages

How much will it cost?

Information about the most current fee schedule is available at Fees and Tuition. You may also contact our Admissions Office to request the fee schedule by calling toll free 888-647-2388, extension 27. You should budget for textbooks, Internet service provider expenses, and miscellaneous charges as well.

What are the General Education Requirements?

Distribution requirements for general education ensure that all students develop basic competence (at least 100-level courses/examinations) in the areas of arts and sciences (humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics), as well as specific abilities in written English, ethics, and information literacy.

Learn more about General Education Requirements

What can I do with a nursing Associate degree?

This degree prepares you for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). For all states, graduates must complete the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Some states have additional licensure requirements for Excelsior graduates.