Excelsior College

  1. Hi everyone, I see that this site is so active, I know I can get some good information.
    I am an LPN right now working in LTC, but desperate to get my RN (before I get too old..lol).
    I am seriously considering Excelsior, have all their information and everything, just scared to make that final plunge. I guess my main drawback is how acceptable is the RN license considered when I apply for a job.
    My hubby is air force that is why I need something like this, just in case we move yet once again.
    Well I would appreciate any info....

    Thanks...Deborah

    p.s. By the way, are there any English nurses out there. I am from London and would love to hear from anyone from the "old country"..
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  2. 27 Comments

  3. by   mona b RN
    Welcome aboard Gbgirl. I'm sure you will find alot of good info on this bb. As far as EC and acceptable licensure, I don't think there are too many states that do not recognize their program. I think there are only one or two states. Anybody know.....


    Good Luck

    mona b
  4. by   Going80INA55
    I know Illinois is one of the states that does NOT accept EC as acceptable. I dont know about any others.
  5. by   angelbear
    Here in OH I have never once been asked where I obtained my LPN at. My current employer says the same thing that it is only important that you passed your boards they do not generally ask from where you recieved your education. Just make certain that your state will allow excelsior students to sit for the boards. State board of nursing can tell you that. Good Luck I am sure you will do fine.
  6. by   mona b RN
    Any NJ EC grads out there? Now I'm curious if NJ accepts EC.
    I will call them but thought I would ask here first.

    mona b
  7. by   mona b RN
    I called the NJ BON and they do recognize EC grads. This is good news.


    mona b
  8. by   TNcanNURSE
    I have also heard that IL doesn't recognize it. There seems to be a big to-do over CA right now----I think its still undecided whether they will continue to acknowledge EC grads or not.

    As far as I know you are good to go in the other 48 states.
    Here in TN EC is perfectly accepted.
  9. by   Agnus
    Originally posted by TNcanNURSE
    I have also heard that IL doesn't recognize it. There seems to be a big to-do over CA right now----I think its still undecided whether they will continue to acknowledge EC grads or not.

    As far as I know you are good to go in the other 48 states.
    Here in TN EC is perfectly accepted.
    That cracks me up about CA. Since they allow CNAs with 6 years experience to challenge the LVN board. AND those who get their CA LVN in this way CANNOT transfer thier license to anyother state. So now CA is getting too good for Excelsior? Sounds like the craziness of CA.

    No disrespect intended toward CA LVNs who got thier LVN by challenging the board. My hat is off to you for having what it took to pass without the formal education.

    Since CA has the west coast testing facility for Excelsior performance exams I wonder what Excelsior is doing to find facilities in another western state. NV maybe???
    Last edit by Agnus on Mar 15, '03
  10. by   mona b RN
    Pretty interesting that Ca is all of a sudden looking into this. I mean EC has been around for a long time and they are just now starting to balk at the program. I wonder what spurred the Ca BON on?



    mona b

    btw what an absolutely beautiful day it was today, nothing but sun, gotta love it.
  11. by   Spazzy Nurse
    Originally posted by Agnus
    That cracks me up about CA. Since they allow CNAs with 6 years experience to challenge the LVN board.
    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!?!?!?!?
  12. by   TNcanNURSE
    I am SO NOT BELIEVING THIS

    I had to show proof of education that was "greater than" that of a CNA when I was in nursing school to challenge the CNAs test.

    What sort of training does a CNA get to qualify them as an LPN?
    Last edit by TNcanNURSE on Mar 16, '03
  13. by   sr moore
    It is my understanding that all gov't agencies accept excelsior program. Give them a call. I am an Air Force spouse and doing excelsior.
  14. by   sr moore
    Since I live in california, this was of concern to me because is tarted their program last year. I was told that ca is concerned on the clinical portion. A decision is supposed to be made this summer, but was told it would not affect any currently enrolled students. My understanding is that Kaiser doesnot like to higher new excelsior grads with no experience. This is only second had information. I am an EMT, have worked as a medical assistant with the military for last 6 years. My advice is get your clinical experience wherever you can even if it means changing jobs, ask lots of question, you know people will show you how to do lots of things. My goal is to work with the governemnt agencies either in public health or with veterans, or active duty military. So I think I will be ok. Clinicals here are held in San Diego for three days. But i will worry about that when I get closer.

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