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I went to CCCC. The program is in a bit of a transition period right now. When I went through the PN program I had great instructors. The contact I had with the ADN instructors has always been positive, but it has been a couple of years.
@Rachelizabeth64, sorry to hear your experiences have not been very positive. Just keep your goals in mind. The time will pass before you know it.
Messages left at ISU and the NCBON referred me to the NC General Administration office... this is getting to be a headache, but it could be worth it, if I can be assured of my clinical locations. Will let you know what I find out.
I have a message into the General Administration as well. Agh... making my hair gray. Not good for me, great for my stylist.
This is the message I received last week from the NCBON:
"The Board of Nursing has not approved clinical agencies/facilities in many years. That should not be an issue for you unless ISU has some sort of requirement."
She went on to wish me luck with the program.
When was this decision made, and where is it published? Thx. I spoke with someone at the NCBON last week about Indiana State & she did not seem to think it an issue for students to complete clinicals in North Carolina.
One more thing - lots on my mind this morning - the NC BON specifically lists Excelsior as an online/distance ed program for NC students, yet Excelsior is not on the UNC Board of Governors list. Curiouser and curiouser.
I'll make some calls today. It is all a bit complex, but this distance ed thing is still new, and really online classes are the only way I can make it work at this time. Some of the clinical locations with current contracts with ISU could not be more perfect for me. I wonder - if this is not legit -how do these locations have contracts in NC to begin with??
Also, if NC has a problem with me taking the NCLEX-RN here, couldn't I just go to Indiana to take it, since they are both contract states??
I really just wish everyone was on the same page, and the info was easier to obtain. Students shouldn't be responsible for navigating these waters. Oh well, just some passing thoughts... off to make a couple of calls. Will let you know what I find out.
So where does ISU stand with the UNC Board of Governors at this point?
Can you help me understand a bit... if the NCBON says a clinical site is ok, how does the UNC Board of Governors come into play since Indiana State is not a part of the UNC system?
Just heard back from the NCBON, and I am in the clear with my preferred clinical sites and ready to go. I would advise anyone going into the ISU program to actually talk to people both at the school and at your state Board of Nursing.
I sent another email to the BON contact who helped me yesterday. Hopefully she can confirm that my preferred sites are approved, or she can point me in the right direction.
That is a good point. I went to the BON site, and I found a list of approved schools, but could not find a list of approved clinical sites. Do you have a link? I easily found the list of NC sites with contracts on the ISU site however.
This is my feeling... go into this program with your eyes wide open. Follow the program. Check with your state BON to make sure you are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN upon graduation. I know there is a link somewhere on the ISU site that lists all clinical sites with current contracts. I am in NC and have 3 sites close enough to me, so this should help speed up the process of locating clinical sites - and I have one other facility which I am considering approaching the DON to see if a contract is possible.
I am not using TCN, but I don't really have a problem with them either. How far along in the process are you?
Just to update some info, I emailed the NC BON about taking the NCLEX-RN upon completing the baccalaureate program at Indiana State. This is the response I received... "If the LPN to RN program through Indiana State University is approved by the Board of Nursing in Indiana, you would be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN in NC upon successful completion of the program."
As the program is approved by the Indiana BON, graduates should be eligible to take the NC NCLEX-RN exam.
Hope this helps.
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