To Excelsior or Not to Excelsior, that is the question.... - page 2

Hello all. Thanks in advance for reading. I'm an LPN, almost 2 years experience on a Med-Surg floor in a hopsital where LPN's are trained & utilized as much as the RN's. Great OJT. The situation I'm... Read More

  1. by   coryatlanta
    Hi, Here is my question, I'm from GA and I need to get my RN license in a different state and then transfer to GA by endorsment.
    Do I need to show proof of residence in the state I'm been license in order to take the NCLEX in that specific state?
  2. by   Medicmuse
    What a bummer!! Is excelsior doing something about this, at the very least they should let new students know. They never mentioned to me that their degree wasn't accepted in all 50 states...
  3. by   txspadequeenRN
    ec makes it very clear that the student is responsible for contacting their state bon and making sure that ec is accepted in that state.


    Quote from medicmuse
    what a bummer!! is excelsior doing something about this, at the very least they should let new students know. they never mentioned to me that their degree wasn't accepted in all 50 states...
  4. by   Medicmuse
    "]ec makes it very clear that the student is responsible for contacting their state bon and making sure that ec is accepted in that state. "

    just saying as a student of ec... the first time i have heard any of this was on this forum. i guess i just assumed the degree would be accepted everywhere. no one at ec advised me to check your local bon.
  5. by   SuesquatchRN
    Because MA isn't an issue.
  6. by   ylla999
    Hi Ylla here in Ma. Are you with Excelsior I'm looking to find someone in Ma. who's also doing Excelsior...I've been an LPN for 27yrs. Recently lost my hubby(who was an RN and the primary breadwinner in the house) so in order to keep my home I MUST obtain my RN. The hospital I work at will start me off with a payscale reflecting 14yrs RN experience. That is certainly what I need to do to survive. I'm an OB nurse and a Childbirth instructor. I've gotten as far as I can as an LPN so getting my ADN is real important. IM me if you'd like. I need all the advice and support I can get! I'm testing Tuesday for Nursing Concepts 1
    Thanks
    Ylla999
  7. by   BBFRN
    Ylla;

    My advice would be outdated, and I'm sure the current students here will be able to give you some great advice. I just wanted to give you a supportive pat on the back, and let you know that you CAN do this!

    Good luck to you!
  8. by   sbuxdrinkr
    it seems like most state boards have a "grandfather clause" including CALI........
    Reasons I chose EC:
    1. generous transfer credit
    2. can go to school anywhere in us
    3. reasonably priced
    4. the degree holds up almost everywhere, and where it doesnt there is always federal work
    5. the time investment is minimal (i was shocked at how easy the tests were...pretty much just common sense)
  9. by   SuesquatchRN
    The CA grandfathering clause goes back to - 1973. It doesn't help current Excelsior students. A search on Excelsior's website or the CA BON will reveal that this battle is bitter and protracted, and not likely to be resolved any time soon.
  10. by   sbuxdrinkr
    refer to point 4.

    If now enrolled in the nursing program your degree should hold up in states that currently accept ec (due to "grandfather" clauses).


    Quote from Suesquatch
    The CA grandfathering clause goes back to - 1973. It doesn't help current Excelsior students. A search on Excelsior's website or the CA BON will reveal that this battle is bitter and protracted, and not likely to be resolved any time soon.
  11. by   BBFRN
    Quote from sbuxdrinkr
    it seems like most state boards have a "grandfather clause" including CALI........
    Federal jobs aside, I was in the last graduating class that CA would accept with the grandfather clause. It does not apply to students that began the program after that, including current students.
  12. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from sbuxdrinkr
    refer to point 4.

    If now enrolled in the nursing program your degree should hold up in states that currently accept ec (due to "grandfather" clauses).
    It simply will not be accepted in California. Period.
  13. by   SuesquatchRN

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