Hi, everyone. I was an LVN from 1979 to 1994, then went for my ADN at EC in that year. I had a high GPA and passed my boards first time. Have been licensed over the last 19 years in three different states. I never had any issues or difficulties in getting licensed or endorsed.
We just moved to Oklahoma and I have learned that I will have to put in 60 hours of clinical at a hospital 3 hours away from my home (huh??) to meet the BON's requirements of EC graduates (of any year?)
. Apparently it doesn't matter how many years I've worked as a competent RN in good standing. Is there no grandfathering of prior grads? How is this even legal to go back in the past and retroactively change the rules??
Has anyone here done the preceptorship substantially after
graduation? I put in far more than 30 hours each in OB and psych when I was an LPN and my field of choice has NOT been in either. I am in my MID-50s, for Heaven's sake! Why do I need these to repeat at my age and at this stage in my career?
Is there no means of appeal? If anyone has gone through this I would really appreciate hearing about your experience.