Quote from Suesquatch
The only completely intransigent state has been CA.
Well see, Ive been looking at that an actually I think there is a loophole for Cali, VA however in their wording makes it difficult. Cali law states:
"810 hours (in a variety of settings and various patients) of supervised clinical practice concurrent with theory to be eligible for examination and licensure as a California Registered Nurse."
Unlike, VA that says those clinical hours must be done in a pre-licensure program, Cali just says that the hours must be done concurrent with theory.
So, my theory is (and I am not a legal expert), that if you were to go on to a BSN, or MSN program (or both combined), and you got at least 810 supervised (by a preceptor) clinical hours, at the same time as your theory, in a variety of settings with various patients, Cali would have no choose but to license you based upon the wording of THEIR LAW. They would seemingly have no choice but to compromise, in this case.
Like I said it isn't a sure things, but I personally think that it is highly likely, based upon the current law.
Now, the question is who the hell gives you 810 supervised clinical hours in an RN-BSN program, or MSN. Now if you did the RN-BSN with a lot of hours, then find and MSN program to make up the rest you'd be all set.
Still, it seems like a lot to go through in an overpriced state, with smoggy air.