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Clinical requirements for Excelsior College

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I should start by saying that this is my first post.

I am wondering if there are any recent graduates of Excelsior College in Colorado who have completed the clinical hours required. I am having difficulty securing a facility that is willing to take on a student from a school that they don't have a "contract" with. Any help about who you talked to to organize them or where you completed them would be FANTASTIC.

Thanks for the advice.

BBFRN, BSN, PhD

Specializes in Trauma,ER,CCU/OHU/Nsg Ed/Nsg Research. Has 15 years experience.

Thread moved to the Distance Learning forum to encourage responses.

Melinurse

Specializes in LTC, case mgmt, agency.

]Have you tried inquiring the Colorado BON? If not, you might want to start there.:p

I have started to communicate with the state board. They are very unhelpful. They portray that they do not care if you are not able to find a facility to complete these.

These are the following problems that I have encountered:

1. I need to obtain my own malpractice insurance for the period of time that I will be a student in the RN role

2. I need to find a way to obtain workman's comp. for the time that I will be a student so that I am covered if i become injured while doing my clinicals

3. The facility that I work for states that they do not have any employees that are trained to evaluate my completion of the requirements laid out by the state board. (these are included in the application packet, they are pass/ fail check boxes)

Is there anyone out there who completed this program in Colorado, I am desperate, I don't want to have to move to New York just to get a license and practice as an RN.

When i talk to the state board it feels like this:banghead:

Oy.

Well, student malpractice is easy. http://www.nso.com. And you should have it as a nurse, period. They might be able to hook you up with workman's comp, as well.

As to finding a preceptor - I wish that I had a clue.

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 12 years experience.

cdavis, what is your background? How many precepted hours are you required to complete? I know it's fewer for LPNs, and more for medics.

I think maybe finding a new employer who is will to make an investment in you might be the way to go. Call HR departments of hospitals and explain the situation to them; many of them offer new grad orientation, right? Perhaps this wouldn't be too different in their eyes. And end the end of it all, they'd have shiny new RN to show for it. :) Maybe if you agreed to stay at least one year in return.

I know this probably doesn't help much, but CO will allow EC grads to endorse in with no problems after 1 year/2000 hours of RN work in another state. (I checked, because my husband spent 10 years in Colorado Springs, and we're still considering relocating there.)

Melinurse

Specializes in LTC, case mgmt, agency.

I agree with with Lunah, talk to HR departments and see what kind of new grad orientations there are. If they can train a new orientee, you might be able to " sweet talk " your way into a facility.:up: Would Colorado accept LTC experience as a new EC grad? LTC facilities might be more willing to make the investment. Around here, they're always short on LPNs and RNs. Or does the state only accept you if you have acute care experiences? Do you live close to a bordering state? You may not have to move all the way to NY. One of the RNs here who graduated from EC tried to move to Colorado and hit the same road blocks:banghead: she stayed here for another year and with 2 letters of recommendation that cited clinical competence, she has since moved to Colorado.:D

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 12 years experience.

Well, student malpractice is easy. http://www.nso.com. And you should have it as a nurse, period.

Yeah, NSO is great ... but I found out it's more expensive for me because I'm still a paramedic, too. They have to cover ALL my licenses/certifications, even though I didn't ask for them to cover my paramedic, just my RN. Oh well ... they're still a good deal. :)

Yeah, NSO is great ... but I found out it's more expensive for me because I'm still a paramedic, too. They have to cover ALL my licenses/certifications, even though I didn't ask for them to cover my paramedic, just my RN. Oh well ... they're still a good deal. :)

The thing is, they're the ONLY deal.

;)

chaxanmom

Has 2 years experience.

Excelsior won't do a contract with hospitals? With ISU you *have* to have a contract between the school and the hospital. If I were a hospital legal dept I'd want a contract. I'm doing Community Health at NIH (Nat'l Institutes of Health) and even though ISU doesn't require the contract for that course or the assessment course (does for all others though) NIH insisted on one so ISU did one for them.

Anyway, call Excelsior and see if they will do a contract for you.

hi I am also in co and running into problems. let me know if you are still on the boards and we can talk.

suzanne

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