!Just out of curiosity, how many of you fellow distance learners who went through the excelsiors LPN-RN program are from Georgia? I know GA doesn't accept this program. Of the ones who have done it this way, did you have problems when you took your state boards and then filed for reciprocity? I have been doing this program for a while now and would like to hear if it is as easy to obtain my RN license as the study guide programs claim it is. Any experience, good or bad would be great to hear about.
Oct 18, '06
I believe what is misunderstood for not accepting the Excelsior degree, is testing for RN in a certian state. I know Georgia will not allow you to take the NCLEX if you are an Excelsior grad. However, they will give you reciprocity from any state...what is the reason for this? Georgia knows this is happening, but continue this stance. Excelsior suggested N.J. when my ex was going to sit for her NCLEX. She thought she would sit for the N.C. test because she might work there. The packet sent from N.C. was several pages long, and she would have had to get fingerprinted...N.J. was a single page.
Good luck, and if anyone took their CPNE at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, please let me know.
P.S. The way I understand the NCLEX, you can sit for whatever state accepts Excelsior degree, and test at your local Pearsons VUE. I know one recent grad that tested for another state at Pearsons VUE; you don't need to go to that state.
Last edit by Ronnie22 on Oct 18, '06