Quote from william1
I know that is the typical view but people forget that excelsior is a bridge program. Most people were lpn's or paramedics for years before getting nursing degree from Excelsior. If experience counts for anything than they are actually better prepared than your average new grad... or at least just as prepared based on actual working experience. At least thats the way I look at.
No one is "forgetting" anything. You asked why states set limits/restrictions on licensure of EC grads. HouTX explained why. If you already know that is the "typical view," why are you asking? When LPNs, paramedics, RTs, etc., go to other nursing programs
to become RNs, they still have to complete the required clinical experiences. (I used to teach in an LPN-to-RN program; no one at our school suggested, and the state BON certainly
would not have bought, that the students didn't need to complete supervised clinical experiences as RN students). To me, the bigger question is why do so many states give EC grads a pass on clinicals, when they are required for every other applicant for nursing licensure in that state
??? Nurses from other countries, who are competent and experienced RNs, often can't get licensed in US states because they lack sufficient clinical hours in particular areas of nursing, but EC grads can get licensed with no clinicals at all -- explain to me, please, how that