Excelsior College Preceptorship in Washington - page 2

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Hi! I recently completed the excelsior college ADN program, which I began before moving to Washington state. I am an LPN, and am aware of the 200 hour preceptorship requirement for taking the NCLEX in Washington. I work in a... Read More


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    I did the Excelsior LPN-RN program, and learned a lot about the BON requirements. I too, had a hard time finding a site to preceptor. At the time it was 600 required hours. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME DOING THIS.

    All you have to do (which is what I successfully did) is apply to take your NCLEX for a state that does not have any stupid preceptor requirements for Excelsior grads. Minnesota for example has a cheap, online RN application and they are FAST. You get your initial RN license for that state and apply for RN license for WA by endorsement. Don't worry, you can take the NCLEX in WA or anywhere you want for any state you want since it's a national exam. I did this, it worked for me.
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    I did the Excelsior LPN-RN program, and learned a lot about the BON requirements. I too, had a hard time finding a site to preceptor. At the time it was 600 required hours. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME DOING THIS.

    All you have to do (which is what I successfully did) is apply to take your NCLEX for a state that does not have any stupid preceptor requirements for Excelsior grads. Minnesota for example has a cheap, online RN application and they are FAST. You get your initial RN license for that state and apply for RN license for WA by endorsement. Don't worry, you can take the NCLEX in WA or anywhere you want for any state you want since it's a national exam. I did this, it worked for me.

    Thank you so much for your post. I heard about this, for example OR does not require any extra internship hours and I was thinking of taking my NCLEX there and then just working in Wash but somebody told me they did that and on the endorsement application Wash requires you to write in how many hours you worked as an RN and then Wash actually contacted her and wanted proof of her RN hours from another state before they would endorse her. Do you live in Wash? Any other info will help

    Thanks
    Josie
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    Doesn't the endorsement application into WA require you to actually work as an RN in another state before WA will allow you to work. I have heard of this loophole, but I also heard that it doesnt work because on the WA application you need to put where, when, and how many hours you worked in another state as an RN. My personal email is josielj@yahoo.com. I would also like to hear about your CPNE experience

    THanks,
    Josie
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    Did you find a clinical site? Please email me at josielj@yahoo.com I am in the same situation. I would also like to hear about your CPNE experience.

    Thanks,
    Josie


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