I am an LPN in Alabama and went to our board of nursing today online to see if there was anything saying we could'nt use Excelsior College to get our RN. I found the following message on their site and its confusing. Anyone from Alabama taking the Nursing program? Or that may know more about it? Thank you also for all your posts everyone, they help so much when you first get started. Have a great day.
From Alabama Board of Nursing per their site.
"Q. I am an Excelsior Graduate. Am I eligible for licensure by Endorsement?
A. Excelsior’s one day or one weekend of testing is not clinical and does not meet our requirements. You would have to demonstrate that you meet the requirements for Alabama, which includes theory and clinical in adult, maternal-child and psychiatric nursing. Each applicant is reviewed individually. We do not prescreen so we can not tell in advance if you will meet the requirements or not. You would need to supply a copy of your LPN transcript (if applicable) and work experience as a way to demonstrate that you meet the requirements."
Ps, do I have any options?, am a single mom and this would really help.
Sep 7, '10
Quote from elkpark
because all states require that graduates of every other school of nursing have completed xxx number of supervised hours of clinical instruction, often (in many states) required to be concurrent with didactic instruction, in order to be eligible for licensure. and the ec program doesn't meet that requirement. i don't mean this as any criticism of ec graduates but, just as a matter of basic fairness, i don't see why more states don't refuse to license ec grads, or set limits/restrictions on licensing them. i sincerely don't understand why ec and its students think that they should get some special exception from the rules that graduates of every other nursing school have to meet. or, as an alternative, if the ec model is the way to go, let's eliminate clinical from all nursing schools, and just let students figure everything out for themselves ...
umm...because i am an lpn who did x number of supervised hours of clinical rotation that were concurrent with didactic instruction.
yeah and i know some people from their rn (adn/bsn) programs who never even inserted a foley in or gave an im injection so you are right these people are better than me after i passed my nclex-rn with 2 years of lpn experience.
plus, as you know real nursing is ojt supported by textbook knowledge.
Last edit by agldragonRN on Sep 7, '10