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OrganizedChaos, LVN

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l states that scrutinize Excelsior...or more specifically have issues wioth concurrent theory/clinical. so I would look at other 37 states to obtain license: Alabama Arizona California Georgia Illinois Kansas Louisiana Maryland north Dakota Oklahoma Vermont Virginia Washington

I am referring to this post. Sorry for any confusion.

mudfish

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I only wish I had as much time as you 2 do to debate about this. V/r.

OrganizedChaos, LVN

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Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab.
I only wish I had as much time as you 2 do to debate about this. V/r.

I work PRN right now. I'm pregnant with my first child & have epilepsy, I can't work much right now. Sorry it bothers you?

dorrybnursing

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You say your not upset yet you fight everyone if it's not an answer you like. How do EC students have clinicals in every area of the hospital? They have no clinicals only the capstone at the end. I'm not saying one is better than the other. It's the simple fact that certain states BONs don't accept EC grads due to lack of clinical experience & it makes sense. I don't know what Harvard has to do with this whole thing. I have looked into EC but determined it wasn't a good fit. I have been an LVN for 4 years, but I want clinical experience & help from my profs if needed. With online schooling I realized you are completely on your own. Yes, I have experience but considering I'd be taking on a much bigger role, I think guidance is important. Not surprising so many people fail the CPNE even though they have years of experience. At some point you need someone to help you.

LVN didn't you do clinicals to get your LVN license? I believe that is what the other people posting are getting at. LVN/LPN do clinical rotations in MED/SURG, L&D, and the ER at least we did where I went to school.

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Lunah, MSN, RN

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LVN didn't you do clinicals to get your LVN license? I believe that is what the other people posting are getting at. LVN/LPN do clinical rotations in MED/SURG, L&D, and the ER at least we did where I went to school.

But not everyone enters EC's ADN program as an LPN. I didn't -- I was (still am) a paramedic. Granted, I had awesome hospital clinicals precepted by RNs as a paramedic student (ICU, med/surg, OR, ER, psych, L&D, etc.), but not every paramedic can say the same. I can understand the concerns that some states have with EC's program. I don't have to like it that some BONs won't license me even with 10,000+ hours of RN experience, but I accept it. It is what it is!

william1

31 Posts

You say your not upset yet you fight everyone if it's not an answer you like. How do EC students have clinicals in every area of the hospital? They have no clinicals only the capstone at the end. I'm not saying one is better than the other. It's the simple fact that certain states BONs don't accept EC grads due to lack of clinical experience & it makes sense. I don't know what Harvard has to do with this whole thing. I have looked into EC but determined it wasn't a good fit. I have been an LVN for 4 years, but I want clinical experience & help from my profs if needed. With online schooling I realized you are completely on your own. Yes, I have experience but considering I'd be taking on a much bigger role, I think guidance is important. Not surprising so many people fail the CPNE even though they have years of experience. At some point you need someone to help you.

No I understand what you are saying, I think any experience that people get in the beginning is helpful. I just dont understand why EC grads cant get licensed if they have already been working as nurses in hospitals in other states. Nursing is the same regardless of what state you are in... It doesn't make sense for the clinical issue to be the only reason. I just think there has to be something more to it than that.

OrganizedChaos, LVN

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No I understand what you are saying I think any experience that people get in the beginning is helpful. I just dont understand why EC grads cant get licensed if they have already been working as nurses in hospitals in other states. Nursing is the same regardless of what state you are in... It doesn't make sense for the clinical issue to be the only reason. I just think there has to be something more to it than that.[/quote']

Well the previous poster brought up a good point. Not all the people entering the bridge program is a nurse, as the PP stated they were a paramedic prior & even though they are similar it is not the same.

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