Quote from NurseCubanitaRN2b
Sighhhhh, why are more states not accepting Excelsior? This is irritating as a school that has won nursing awards and has produced excellent nurses are being banned basically.
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 ...