Quote from bamanurselpn
Thank you for the info. I did look at the bon site about the guy who was denied. I have also called the Alabama bon and they said it is based on an individual basis and that there problem with EC is that there is no clinicals. So basically you would have to prove youreself with them with letters of recommendations from employers. My problem is that I have only worked in Doctors offices, Nursing Homes and for agencies. I do not have any OB work experience. And really the only PSY exp. I have is only from nursing homes, like working in the ALZ units. I wonder if this guy is the only person they have ever denied, do they put everyone they have denied on there web site? I am just trying to make a good decision about doing EC, I haven't even starting yet. I just don't wan't to waste my time or money if I can't take the boards. And I don't know anyone in my area who has done this.
But would the employment references need to be in every area of nursing such as OB, peds, etc.? Because it sounded like this guy who was denied brought letters of recommendation from employers to present to the AL BON and it didn't do him any good.
Did you ask them what exactly they are looking for as far as an "individual basis goes"?
Because IL says the same thing, but they are specifically looking for two years full time as an RN in another state for endorsement qualification.
That still doesn't seem very clear to me.
I don't blame you for not wanting to waste your time and money.
I'd call them again and ask more questions.
Excelsior, like any nursing program, can be quite an investment in both time and money. You do NOT want to graduate only to find out that you can't sit for state boards. That would put you in a position to either stay in AL as an LPN with an associate degree that essentially does you no good, or be forced to move to another state to work as an RN.
You should start a new thread, but title it something Alabama specific and see if it catches any attention from any AL EC grads. There has to be at least a few here on this BB.
Title it something like: "Any AL Excelsior grads out there?"