Hello everyone and happy new year to you all! I recently started a thread on the general discussion page about having difficulty in going to my local cc to begin my bridge to RN due to my being denied student loans and not qualifying for pell grants (my only child is grown). I began looking into EC but was leary due to the requirements for the bon regarding additional preceptor/clinical hours. I contacted someone who works for the bon and she wasn't any help at all; instead of answering my question, she just forwarded me information that was already posted on the bon website, which I'd already seen which prompted me to call the board in the first place to have my question answered. With this all said, I have been working as a LTC/skilled rehab nurse consecutively since 2006. During my LPN program, we did LTC (mostly), mother/baby, surgical (observation), detox clinicals. At no time did we ever do med/surg clinical let alone have a class devoted to the subject. So, how many clinical hours do I have to do, where can I do them, and most importantly, HOW MUCH DOES THIS ALL COST????? How do you find out which set of additional clinical hours you have to do to satisfy the board to move to the CPNE and sit for the NCLEX I have found the GA board to be unhelpful and vague at best. I just want to go to school to get my RN but with finances tight, I know going this route is gonna be a serious financial strain but things cant and wont get better until I get more education to bring in more money. Getting another job isn't the answer. Sorry this is so long but thanks to everyone for all the help and direction that is provided.