Ok, just got an update from a friend of mine who has been in contact with the CABRN. They have confirmed that Excelsior graduates who graduated after the cut off date can not only NOT apply for initial licensure, nor can they even apply for endorsement. They are flat out denying everybody because of the lack of clinical experience concurrent with theory. Even if you have worked as a RN in another state with sufficient experience, they wont even look at the application. But they will surely take your money just to deny you. For those of you who are lucky enough to live in a state that accepts the education, count your blessings as you are truely blessed to have Excelsior as an option. Unfortunately not all of us are lucky. Good Luck to all!
Yes they shut me down straight away. I am willing to do additional training or clinical if they would like. But they said no, you will need to repeat your ADN program
I thought I was being reasonable. I guess I will start writing letters to the elected officials in California. Yikes!
Last edit by rshenry on Jan 22, '11
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