Nov 16, '13
Quote from LunahRN
The OP is already an LPN, so it wouldn't be prelicensure; thus, she should check with the school and her BON.
Yup you are right better to ask the school or BON. That pre licensure comment was for the pp who said no online schools are accredited by the BON only by CCNE just making a point that online schools can be BON approved.
Last edit by Meeh619 on Nov 16, '13
Nov 17, '13
Excelsior is accredited regionally and by NY BoN as that is the physical location of the school. California does not accept Excelsior grads for licensing by examination or endorsement under any circumstances. Some states will only license by endorsement with stipulations (supervised practice, x# hours paid work experience as an RN in another state).
Excelsior is NAEC (formerly known as NLNAC) accredited and an NLN Center of Excellence.
You can review additional state board of nursing requirements here:
Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Nov 17, '13
Nov 17, '13
The school should be able to give you this information, but being an LPN it is good to check with your BON to make sure they recognize whichever program you choose. You want regional accreditation, not just national. Regional will allow your credits to transfer if you continue your education towards an BSN, MSN, FNP, DNP, etc. Excelsior does their program in a strange way, you can CLEP out of classes, meaning you get study guides, take a test at a testing site after paying a fee, and if you pass with a certain grade, you'll get credit for that class. OH, and stay far far away from The College Network scam that works with Excelsior and Indiana State U!!!
Last edit by wirehead on Nov 17, '13