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- I've seen where California does not accept Excelsior Graduates (either by examination or endorsement), due to the lack of clinical hours in the Excelsior program.
- In my particular situation, I failed the 2nd semester medical-surgical class (at the brick-and-mortar college) causing me to drop out of the program. However, I was able to sit for my LPN license, as New York (at the time) allowed students who completed three of four semesters of an RN program to sit for LPN boards.
- I then went on to complete my ASN-Nursing through Excelsior College.
- My questions:
- I am currently attending a brick-and-mortar college (here in Pennsylvania) for my BSN.
- 1. If I were to take the 2nd semester medical-surgical class (with clinical) and satisfy the California BON clinical requirements, would I be able to endorse into California?
- 2. What if just completed a BSN program (brick-and-mortar), and also obtained 2 years hospital experience as an RN. Note: The BSN program does not have a clinical portion.
- Would either of the above situations allow me to endorse into California?
- Note: I have contacted the California BON with the above scenarios. Unfortuantely, I received the standard "we evaluate applicants on a case-by-case basis" form letter.
- I talked with the Excelsior College administration (multiple times during the two years I attended), and received the same generic response, "California evaluates applicants on a case-by-case basis."
- Note: I can no longer return to the original brick-and-mortar program and re-take the medical-surgical class, due to that particular college's requirements of being able to complete the program in so many years.
- I would have to believe someone out there has endorsed into California after graduating from Excelsior and then meeting the clinical hour requirements.
- So here I am, asking ... Has anyone out there attempted to endorse into California after completing the Excelsior Program, and going to a brick-and-mortar school to get the required clinical hours?
- Thanks in advance,
Nov 23, '13
No you cannot be licensed in California by license or examination if your entry to RN practice degree is the ASN from Excelsior College. They have not made exceptions in years. CABRN has not made an exception
ETA the original poster had a unique situation as they had completed some of their clinical & theory hours in a traditional program. There have been EC grads with thousands of hours of paid clinical nursing experience, BSN and /or MSN degrees but still denied by CABRN since their initial degree was the ASN from Excelsior.
If you want to be licensed as an RN in CA you need to not go to Excelsior.
Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Nov 23, '13