Hello everyone. I'm in CA, I am "grandfathered" in with Excelsior as the BON in CA no longer accepts Excelsior students past Dec 2003. I was enrolled for over a year before I actually sat down and started studying. I just passed Nursing concepts 1, and trying to decide if I should do A&P and Lifespan before continueing on with NC2-7. Any feed back would be great!
Also as I mentioned I'm in CA but we are considering a possible move to Tx (North of Dallas). Any LVN's here from Tx? How's the job market in Tx? How's the pay scale? I work at an out patient surgery center and make very good money, not to mention I totally LOVE it! I think I'll stay within the pre/post and circulating when I become an RN.
btw... any of you who are thinking of the Excelsior route, be aware that Kansas BON just axed extended learning via excelsior not allowing them to sit for the NCLEX. Kansas thus far the only state that doesn't allow (except for Illnois as well... they have never allowed excelsior grads) and just for clarity no one here in CA could sign up for the RN program after Dec 2003 - people who enrolled prior are infact "Grandfathered in" and won't have a problem sitting for NCLEX per Excelsior. What a shame too - as I think we may have a broader recollection of nursing school
(be it unconventional way of learning) because we MUST be self starters, self motivators and self studiers.
Looking forward to any feed back.
(revised for clarity)