Excelsior College Preceptorship in Washington

  1. 0 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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  3. Visit  kat7ap profile page
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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.
  5. Visit  ougreene profile page
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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
  6. Visit  josielj profile page
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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
  7. Visit  jrjohnson35 profile page
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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.
  8. Visit  josielj profile page
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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
  9. Visit  josielj profile page
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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
  10. Visit  tokmom profile page
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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.
  11. Visit  josielj profile page
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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
  12. Visit  paddler profile page
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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.
  13. Visit  josielj profile page
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    Quote from paddler
    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
  14. Visit  josielj profile page
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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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