I'm currently a military corspman and eligible for the Excelsior online nursing program, I spoke with a local nursing program and they said I have completed 40/60 pre-reqs for their accelerated BSN program. Is it better to finish with excelsior(Have already been accepted with them) or try a traditional nursing program? If I go the Excelsior Route these are the pre-reqs that I will need: 1. a&p II 2. Human Growth and development 3. Take and pass 7 nursing theory examinations 4. Pass CPNE. I have been in the military for 19 years and plan to do 30 years and would like to get my nursing liscense. If Excelsior have already accepted me into their nursing program, should I try and finish their program before I retire, instead waiting until I retire and hope I get accepted into a traditional nursing program?