Excelsior College Preceptorship in Washington

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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 hospital in Everett, and am having some trouble getting them to approve my doing the hours there because of an issue of liability. Anyway, has anyone else done the program in this area? If so, how and where did you go about doing your preceptorship? Any advice anyone has would be greatly appreciated. THANKS!
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    I had a co worker that did the LPN-RN Excelsior program. We worked at a hospital in Bellevue. I don't think she had any issues getting permission to do her clinical hours with a couple of RNs in our unit. She said she would come in a few hours earlier to work each day and precept with someone to get her hours. I'm surprised your hospital is not supportive of this. I would think if you cannot get approval from your employer, it might be very difficult to find somewhere to get those hours. Are you planning on staying and working as an RN with your present employer?
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    Quote from kat7ap
    I had a co worker that did the LPN-RN Excelsior program. We worked at a hospital in Bellevue. I don't think she had any issues getting permission to do her clinical hours with a couple of RNs in our unit. She said she would come in a few hours earlier to work each day and precept with someone to get her hours. I'm surprised your hospital is not supportive of this. I would think if you cannot get approval from your employer, it might be very difficult to find somewhere to get those hours. Are you planning on staying and working as an RN with your present employer?
    Would you mind telling me the name of the hospital?(that might help me convince my manager) Yes, I was planning on working as an RN for my current employer, but now I'm not so sure. They knew about my being in the program, and the need for 200 preceptor hours, when they hired me as an LPN. At that time, they told me that getting the required hours here would be no problem.
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    Hi
    my name is Gail. I live north of Everett and completed the Excelisor RN program also. I am an WA LPN (for 9 years), Oregon RN and am looking for a facility for the 200 hours of Preceptorship. Did you have any luck? If so could you possibly let me know who let you do this? I have even taken out an add of Craig List and no real luck.
    gail
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    Ladies,
    I am enrolled in Excelsior LPN to RN and I am moving from AZ to Wash and need to complete my 200 hour clinicals in Wash before I can sit for the NCLEX. PLEASE can you give me the name of any facilities that will allow me to do my clinicals at their site?

    Thanks
    Josie
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    You may have better luck trying a skilled Nursing facility. Mine works with student nurses and preceptors all the time and is usually willing to do this.
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    Yes skilled nursing or a hospital I dont care I just need some NAMES of places, can you please give me the name of the facility you work at or know of any that would be willing to accept me doing an internship there

    Thanks,
    Josie
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    Did you find an internship place in Wash if yes can you give me the NAME of the place

    Thanks,
    Josie
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    Quote from LeeAnna328
    Would you mind telling me the name of the hospital?(that might help me convince my manager) Yes, I was planning on working as an RN for my current employer, but now I'm not so sure. They knew about my being in the program, and the need for 200 preceptor hours, when they hired me as an LPN. At that time, they told me that getting the required hours here would be no problem.
    My guess the hospital in Bellevue is Overlake. It's the only one there.
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    LeeAnna,
    Would you mind emailing my personal email @ josielj@yahoo.com it sounds like we are in the same predicament and I would like to talk w/ you about possibilities.

    Thanks,
    Josie


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