Good News about California and Excelsior College

  1. I'm sorry if this has already been brought up, but I see EC and CA have reached an agreement: if you are an LPN before you go through EC and you apply for licensure from out of state you can go through the same process as other out of state applicants from traditional programs to get your endorsement. California will now license EC grads with no more hassle than anyone else.

    If you were a paramedic first you can go through ~400 hours of clinicals in the state of California. This still stinks but at least the opportunity is there.
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  3. by   NurseExplorer
    I'm speechless.

    Congrats to all the EC students wishing to practice in California! :hatparty:
  4. by   mumpet5
    Is there a news article about this? I am an LPN, (got my LVN in Texas) and am considering EC, but also am considering moving to Calif. next year, i was stopped in my track s when I found out that Calif does not recognize graduates from EC. thanks
  5. by   texas_lvn
    This is great!!!!!!!!
  6. by   Jo Dirt
    Quote from mumpet5
    Is there a news article about this? I am an LPN, (got my LVN in Texas) and am considering EC, but also am considering moving to Calif. next year, i was stopped in my track s when I found out that Calif does not recognize graduates from EC. thanks
    You can find the info. at their website: www.excelsior.edu
  7. by   TheCommuter
    This is fantastic news!
  8. by   GoldenFire5
    Quote from motorcycle mama
    You can find the info. at their website: www.excelsior.edu
    I still do not see the update, and I've looked and looked.

    Can you provide a more specific URL on the excelsior site?
  9. by   mumpet5
    I've looked at EC's site, and only saw the latest letter dated July 13, 2006. Could you give more specific info as to where the good news is posted? thanks
  10. by   EricJRN
    It's not showing up on either the EC or CA BRN websites with a search. I find this hard to believe since the BRN worked so hard to fight EC in a long court battle.

    The court decision did uphold the right of the BRN to use the same process for licensing EC grads as it used for licensing any out-of-state student, but that process included making sure that the candidate graduated from a program with supervised clinical practice.

    In other words, when looking at EC grads and applying their out-of-state approval process, EC grads were always denied because of the lack of supervised clinical hours. So yes, they use the same process for approving all out-of-state grads, but EC doesn't meet the requirements set by that process. Is that where the confusion comes in? Or are there truly new developements?
  11. by   NurseExplorer
    Ahhh. That makes sense.


    Quote from EricEnfermero
    It's not showing up on either the EC or CA BRN websites with a search. I find this hard to believe since the BRN worked so hard to fight EC in a long court battle.

    The court decision did uphold the right of the BRN to use the same process for licensing EC grads as it used for licensing any out-of-state student, but that process included making sure that the candidate graduated from a program with supervised clinical practice.

    In other words, when looking at EC grads and applying their out-of-state approval process, EC grads were always denied because of the lack of supervised clinical hours. So yes, they use the same process for approving all out-of-state grads, but EC doesn't meet the requirements set by that process. Is that where the confusion comes in? Or are there truly new developements?
  12. by   pickledpepperRN
    From the California BRN site - http://www.rn.ca.gov/new/news.htm#excelsior2
  13. by   featherzRN
    Would be nice for all the new grads if this was true although I have to admit I haven't heard anything has changed. I can work in California as an excelsior grad, but I've been a nurse a long time and no one cares where I went to school.

    (I took boards in Vegas due to a paperwork snafu with california, then endorsed to california after passing).
    Last edit by featherzRN on Oct 19, '06
  14. by   Jo Dirt
    Quote from EricEnfermero
    It's not showing up on either the EC or CA BRN websites with a search. I find this hard to believe since the BRN worked so hard to fight EC in a long court battle.


    In other words, when looking at EC grads and applying their out-of-state approval process, EC grads were always denied because of the lack of supervised clinical hours. So yes, they use the same process for approving all out-of-state grads, but EC doesn't meet the requirements set by that process. Is that where the confusion comes in? Or are there truly new developements?
    Are you a registered user on their site? I found it on the nurses page.

    I find it hard to believe California would make such a statement as "EC grads will be given the same consideration as other out of state applicants" then say "but EC doesn't meet our qualifications, na na na na na...."

    I don't think I am allowed to cut and paste on here.

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