Excelsior Grads - Where are they now? - page 23

EC grads, Post your year of graduation and your specialty/specialties. I'll go first: I've been a Level II/III Neonatal ICU nurse since graduation in January '06. Update 4/2013: In 2009... Read More

  1. Visit  stepbystep12 profile page
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    Graduated EC RN for sometime. Now stuck not being able to work in my state of residency since they require some hours of experience to endorse rn license. Have active RN license in another state.
  2. Visit  BSNbeDONE profile page
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    Quote from stepbystep12
    Graduated EC RN for sometime. Now stuck not being able to work in my state of residency since they require some hours of experience to endorse rn license. Have active RN license in another state.
    A classmate during my ASN program had the same situation...which we all were aware of from the beginning (we had to sign a waiver acknowledging this before EC would allow us to enroll). He was licensed in Tennessee and started working there until he secured a VA position here in the Atlanta are. Now, in 8 weeks, he will graduate with his NP in emergency nursing. I'm very proud of him! He graduated from EC just a few months after I did, and he kept going.....with the imposed stipulations and all! This young man is married with 2 daughters, and should just be hitting 30 or 31 years of age! he plans to remain at the VA even though he has since endorsed into this state. By the way, our sate does accept EC (with additional preceptorship hours), but since he had a family relying on him and his parents were from Tennessee, the whole thing worked in his favor. Very smartly done!
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  3. Visit  vokaybo profile page
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    I graduated in 1996 when Excelsior was USNY Regents College. I just completed my BSN at Grand Canyon University and have now enrolled at Excelsior for my MSN Education path. Prior to 1996, I was a LPN for 10 years. I have experience in NICU, Med/Surg, Repiratory Rehab, and Physical Rehab. I was M/S Charge Nurse;then M/S Unit Supervisor;followed by M/S Unit Manager; Manager of Nursing Performance; and finally my current position as Clinical Quality Analyst.
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  4. Visit  dorrybnursing profile page
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    I just graduated this August. I almost used all of my 7 years to get the program finished. When I started I wanted to do Med-Surg in a hospital setting and couldn't as a lpn. After working 10 years in long-term care I decided to take a house supervisor position in a LTC facility, I will be supervising 6 units, I think it is a good fit for me.
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  5. Visit  CaliLVN-RN profile page
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    Was anybody a surgical tech before?
  6. Visit  chiromed0 profile page
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    Just to provide some encouragement...after EC I was hired at a hospital, day shift, for Cardiac/Renal two years ago. Now, ICU step down/intermediate care. I've completed a MSN bridge and about 98% done with my FNP. I'm also a D.C. so that helped some. Clinicals are where the EC program has fallen short and in my state I had to do some extra clinicals but it was fun, no big deal just time consuming. Everyone at EC was helpful in getting it done. At work nobody cared .02 what school I went to. As long as you can do the job they don't care...and to be honest my background didn't prepare me for nursing so I felt like I was starting from scratch during my probationary period at work so I paid CLOSE attention to EVERYTHING. That's not EC fault, I've seen others with the same problem from traditional programs. You can do whatever you want with the EC degree...it really is up to you. Online programs are very common now so I think any resistance you encounter will be non-existent in a few years.
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