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Excelsior College and Georgia. How are the Precepted Clinicals Working?

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I know a couple of people in Georgia who are starting the precepted clinicals after completing the EC ASN. From what I hear, it's easier if you do it through the hospital where you are employed. Is that the consensus?

What about those who work in a specialized facility that may not have psych, OB, and whatever other rotations that are required? Are hospitals welcoming non-employees who are already ASN grads for a 350-700 hour clinical preceptorship, and have no current affiliation with a school of nursing as a student? How does that work? Is it possible, considering the potential liability? Does the state provide an outline of a course of study for the clinical experience?

I ask because I participated in some of the political processes of the previous Georgia legislative session, and wondered if the process the State has mandated actually works for those forced to go through it. I'm not in a position of political power, but I am persistent, and, as an EC alumnus and Georgia resident, I would like to see the process made 'user friendly' for the preceptees. If the State changes the system, their solution should be fair and just for those affected by the change.

I plan to enter a PhD program when I finish the MSN in a few months, and the issue of clinical competency among students in different types of pre-licensure nursing course formats (distance vs. traditional vs. challenge exam, etc.) and the relevance of prior clinical experience has very little applicable research that I can find. It might make for a great project(s) for someone (maybe even me), and may actually be of benefit when state BONs place what appear to be unwarranted restrictions on new EC graduates. As long as there is ignorance regarding the issue, this will continue.

Any feedback from those currently jumping through the hoops?

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Suzanneyoulike has 2 years experience and specializes in geri-psych.

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I'm working in North Carolina if that tells you anything.

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Pmdc specializes in Uromycetisis Poisoning.

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I read yours and others posts about your experiences. You ended up with initial licensure in another state, and then wasn't able to endorse, right?

The system our State has created, be it for those seeking endorsement, or those pursuing initial licensure, should at least be navigable to those who are forced into it. I know I'm not saying anything you don't already know way more about than I do, but I was just curious about whether the graduates who are now having to do preceptorships are finding it easy to find sites, preceptors, etc. Seems like it might be a nightmare, because I've not seen a clear explanation of the process from the BON. Is there one?

For what it's worth (again, preaching to the choir), I think Georgia made a monumental mistake here, and it's cost us who knows how many qualified, professional, clinically competent RNs. I'm sure the nursing leaders of our border states are appreciative of the leaders of our State, because they will benefit immensely. Our State is rarely at the top of any list; well, except for high school dropout rates, STDs, and teenage pregnancy. Poor decisions by members of our leadership may just keep us at the top of these lists.

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keepmovingrn has 14 years experience and specializes in PD,Nxstage,hemo.

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Okay I leave in GA and going through EC for my nursring. I've been keep my eye on this thread and no one is responding yet. I know there are alot of EC students in GA, can someone please give some feedback on your preceptor exprience in GA?

Please......

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I was a RT and was required to do 500 hours of clinical. I work at a trauma hospital in Georgia and was able to do all of my preceptorship there. They have been very supportive of me through this process. I currently just finished my hours and have had my paperwork forwarded to the board so I can get my license. It worked out well for me due to me already being employed at this hospital. Each area where I rotated to was very supportive and made my time there well worth it.

My clinical education department has been contacted by many to provide preceptorships there because of this current situation. I am not for it, but a fee (I believe) is going to be asked of those who needing to do the clinical hours. I have spoken at large to the clin ed dept but it has taken a huge chuck of time and effort to find preceptors in the hospital to do this. The only way they see it is to ask money. I am really sad that they are doing this but this what are you going to do about it.

I am currently working on pediatrics and love my new job. I believe just having a new graduate of any type of schooling, traditional or nontraditional, have some sort of nurse residency program, this state would not have to require EC graduates clinical hours. My hospital offers an extensive nurse residency program but the board still insisted it wanted its own hours. What do they think a nurse residency program is all about??? Obviously they know nothing about them.

Hope that answers any or all questions you may have. Please let me know if you need any other information.

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I aslo am a RT and had to do 50 hours. I did 200 med surg at a facility that I work at prn and I did my psych at my fulltime job which is GA regional. I did my peds and obgyn at Medical center of central Ga in Macon. I had to pay 200 dollars for the hours. They are taking students that need the hours and they have to pay 500 dollars. I got this information form the BON. Just let me warn you the lady over the process is not organized at all. You have to constantly remind her to send the paperwork to the BON and then make sure she sets up your hours.

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Hi Gemini,

do you work @ the hospital in macon, ga?

Deana

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nikpik do you work @ hospital in macon,ga

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I dont work at the hospital in Macon. I paid to do my internship there.

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oh. how long ago did you do your internship. Ms. Haizlip makes it seems like this is something new to her, especially with all the confusion. and did you have your temp. permit prior to your preceptorship.

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No, I don't work at the hospital in Macon and I didn't do my preceptorship there either. Memorial in Savannah is where I work and did my preceptorship there. You have to have your temporary license before you start. You have to fill out a ton of paperwork before they send you the temporary license.

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keepmovingrn has 14 years experience and specializes in PD,Nxstage,hemo.

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Hey all GA excelsoir students/grads....how is the perceptorship going for you here?

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