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Excelsior grad in trouble

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Hello all,

I have been an LPN for 5 years, with vast med/surg/tele experience at my hometown hospital in Syracuse NY. All of our programs there were jam packed, so I chose Excelsior. I had to move to WA about a year ago, and have since graduated. I cannot find ANYONE to help me with the 200 hour requirement in order to sit for my boards, my place of employment is unable to help. The DOH is also quite particular about who you can do it with and where....I'm tired of being an LPN when I should be an RN. I've worked so hard for this, and am a great nurse with a lot of very good hospital experience. This is the worst. I really don't want to move back to NY to work for 1,000 hours. Any advice or thoughts would be great! Thanks guys

I would move back to NY, stay with family or a friend, and do the 1000 hours so you can get a NY license, then move on. States that put a work requirement in place for Excelsior grads are not typically doing it to make things convenient for the individual.

oh joy, I'm afraid it would come to that. If I don't get really lucky here I'll have to do that. Thanks for the advice

tokmom, BSN, RN

Specializes in Certified Med/Surg tele, and other stuff. Has 30 years experience.

That's what I would do, and then move back.

I graduated from Excelsior Jan 2016. I did my 200 hours at Mary Bridge Hospital in the Emergency Department. I obtained my RN last month. I have a job offer for Valley Emergency Department Residency program and I have an interview for Good Samaritan Emergency Department next week. I would suggest you contact different places with working RN until you find someone to precept you. Ask to speak to the department educational director. My company helped me set up my preceptorship, I know a few people who were able to go work with a nurse and get signed off. Call the Washington DOH and verify the preceptorship before you start. They are slightly prejudiced against students from Excelsior. It can be done! I'm currently at WSU Online for my BSN.

tokmom, BSN, RN

Specializes in Certified Med/Surg tele, and other stuff. Has 30 years experience.

Why the prejudice? I'm an old Excelsior from the 80's. Most of us have excellent track records.