Is anyone attending Excelsior college from Georgia currently.
May 26, 2009
yes I'am I just passed CPNE waiting for grad date then nclex Leo2
Specializes in LTC, Acute Care.
Has 6 years experience.
May 27, 2009
I'm a current student. Looking forward to competing this program by this time next year.
I am in Ga too!! Where are you located? What test are you on right now? I am testing on Lifespan 2 tomorrow~
I am in southeast Georgia about an hour and a half north of Jax FL. I am under the old curriculum and working on Foundations of Professional Practice (NC7).
I'm in Geogira around Atlanta area. Actually I am going to apply to Excelsior college based on 50% clinical completed. I am not able to apply online because it says Georgia residents can not apply for the excelsior college nursing program. But when I called the excelsior they told me that I can apply and enroll in the nursing program while I am in Gerogia and I can take the NCLEX on another state. So did you enroll in july 2008, if not when did you enroll. How far are your from graduating? Excelsior told me that according to GBON, a student have to be LPN, paramedics and military in order to sit for NCLEX in georgia. I am still going to apply if they let me and I will take the NCLEX on another state. Please help me if you have any info.
Specializes in Med/Surg, Dialysis, LTAC, Hospice, SCI.
I am also in Georgia, just received my CPNE date for July at Grady Hospital, however, since I don't feel fully prepared yet, I probably won't accept it.
Wishing you future CPNEer's the best my turn will be here before I know it.
Wish you good luck on you CPNE at Grady. My husband works at Grady. Do let me know how your CPNE goes at grady because if I get accepted in Excelsior I would probabaly do my CPNE at grady.
May 28, 2009
I am right outside of Chattanooga Tn, about 1 1/2 hours from Atl. I am currently working on Lifespan 3/NC6.
Simley2030 I also know about the Ga license thing but I think it is waived for the students that are already enrolled???!!! But I work in Chatt Tn so if not I can just get my Tn license and be fine. I would check into it deeply, bc it is not cheap and I would hate for someone to go through all of this and not get licensed.
FeFe23.. How long did it take to get your date? Let me know how it goes at Grady, not to make you nervous but I have heard they are hard. Just wondering if the rumors are true, bc they are the closest to me.
Jlrevis, I submitted my CPNE application on Jan. 21, so it took 4 months to get a date... (not too shabby for SPAC), I think Grady has eased up a little with the hard reputation! I Have a few friends that just tested there a few months ago, they recommend that I know my critical elements and stay cool. If they did it... then I can too!!!
I'll let you and Smiley2030 know how it turns out.
May 29, 2009
Hi, I am doing Excelsior from gerogia but I will take the exam in TN because I am planning to move to nearest state where excelsior graduates are accepted. So, there is no problem with Excelsior in TN? and you stay closer to TN and will be driving to work in TN? I am also applying to Excelsior based on 50% clinical. I have done 2 years of BSN but I could not graduated due to not passing a course on the last semester of the program. I was told 4 days before graduation that I could not graduate. So are you and LPN and doing LPN - ASN at EC? Also, do you know who you preceptor is at grady. Is your preceptor will be from EC or someone from grady? How long it took you to finish your EC exams?
May 30, 2009
Hey Smiley, Yes I am currently a LPN going through ECs program. I am not aware of any problems with EC grads obtaining licensure in TN, but just to be safe, check with their BON. I was enrolled in EC before the July 2008 cut off, so no additional clinical hours will be required of me. To answer your question about the exams… I would have finished in 5 months if it wasn’t for the nonsense going on with the GBON. I put off my last exam, NC5 for 6 months while waiting to see if I would have a future here in GA as an EC RN grad. So it took 11 months.
Hope I have answered some of your questions!
May 31, 2009
Hey Smiley, Yes I am currently a LPN going through ECs program. I am not aware of any problems with EC grads obtaining licensure in TN, but just to be safe, check with their BON. I was enrolled in EC before the July 2008 cut off, so no additional clinical hours will be required of me. To answer your question about the exams... I would have finished in 5 months if it wasn't for the nonsense going on with the GBON. I put off my last exam, NC5 for 6 months while waiting to see if I would have a future here in GA as an EC RN grad. So it took 11 months.Hope I have answered some of your questions!
Thanks you for all the information. Wish you good luck on your CPNE, Please do let me know how your CPNE went.
Jun 1, 2009
Hi everyone, I'm live in GA and trying to finish up EC as well. I hope to be done with all this sometime next year as well. I was thinking of getting my License in TN and working there for a while as well and then getting endorsed back in. My situation is that I did apply for EC before July 2008 but I am a RT. The law that passed states if you are not an LPN (like RT or paramedic) and complete the program by 2011 they still could require me to do additional clinical hours and that's what they are doing. Currently RT's that have graduated in Ga from EC and are trying to apply for their RN license are being denied telling them they need more hours. So, if I can't get my hours here I will work in TN or some other state and commute. I live in metro Atlanta so TN would be a what a 1 11/2 to 2 hours...maybe I could get a travel assignment so they pay for me a hotel...just a thought. How is the job market for new grads and how is grads from EC treated there in TN...hopefully better than GA has been treating us. Hopefully I could work out a preceptorship or something here but the GA Bon is still figuring out all the details how students will do this.
Smiley if decided to want to work or live GA you should be fine especially if work at a state for a while. They should endorse you back in.
Good luck to everyone taking there CPNE, let us know how it goes.
FeFe23, so when are you going to try to take the CPNE if not in July? Also did you request Grady or Georgia or are going to accept out of state CPNE sites? Oh how are you preparing are going to any workshops...I was think of doing this.
Jun 7, 2009
Hey! I live about 10miles from Chatt Tn, in Ga. At Erlanger in Chatt Tn, we have lots of EC grads. I have 5 girls that work on my floor completing their Rn through EC and the hosiptal is paying for some of it, so as far as I know, there isn't any problems....
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