anyone from georgia completing the lpn to rn program

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  • Specializes in correction. Has 2 years experience.

hello im wondering if everything is on the up and up with the program threw georgia I have heard that georgia is limited to where you can work such as federal only facilities anyone have any idea???????

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 37 years experience.

No truth in that. Six of us, nurses that I know personally, graduated in 2010 and we all work med/surg....never been to a federal facility. Check the BON website for specifics.

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 37 years experience.

An Excelsior graduate can work in any federal facility in this country without the hassles of endorsement if they want. Your issues, depending on your clinical background, will be with additional clinical hours prior to permanent licensure if your experience is limited. Again, check with the BON to see where you would fit in.

prettyplay24

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Specializes in correction. Has 2 years experience.

thanks LYNDAA Im just starting the program and was very nervous i just took a look at the BON website and it looks like I am good to go I have been a LPN a little over 2yrs all working in a long-term care facilitiy thanks for your help again

prettyplay24

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Specializes in correction. Has 2 years experience.

im getting ready for transition role exam

NsgStudents

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Prettyplay24,

In GA you have two options when getting your degree through Excelsior:

1) Complete the program, apply for RN licensure through GA you will told that you have to work 960 or 980hrs with a preceptor before you can take the NCLEX-RN. Once you complete that time, then you can take your NCLEX-RN for GA and work anywhere. Before moving our of GA I knew about 5 nurses that that I worked with (in GA) that did that route).

2) Complete the program, apply for RN licensure through another state (which ever is closest bordering state....SC, TN, NC) then do your RN endorsement to GA (many nurses took this route because was faster....the 3 states i mentioned where the common that I heard)

I moved out of GA early this year ....... the newest nurse I worked with that did the EC program and endorsement became a GA RN in Sept 2012.

Good luck to you!