Thank you for clarification because i understood differently. I had thought you meant that the LVN clinical hours wouldn't count for the RN licensure if completing a RN program in CA. But I see what you're saying and it does make sense. If Excelsior would just include clinical hours for those states that do require additional clinical hours.
From my understanding when I spoke with someone from Excelsior months ago. You can gain licensure through Oklahoma after completing two 30 hour preceptorship in both ob & psych. You will also gain 2 units of credit towards that and it will show up on your college transcripts. But you would have to complete them in Oklahoma. That clinical component is also arranged through Excelsior College and it's completed before graduation. For Arizona which requires 120 hours of preceptorship, you aren't awarded any units, but it does show up on your Excelsior transcripts. That can be done before or after graduation. I'm unsure about Colorado and Washington, but I do know that they require preceptorships also.
Sometimes I feel I'm wasting time twiddling my thumbs hoping and praying a LVN-RN program accepts me. I get sooooo tempted to just go through with the program and complete one of the preceptorships and attempt to at least endorse into CA. But then I'm afraid at the sametime because if I'm not accepted then I'm @$$ed out because no CA school would accept me to complete their program because I would have already completed another RN program. It's a catch 22, but if I'm successful then I would be able to help others who are in a similar situation. But we will wait and see. MsPC what are your plans? I know you had mentioned that you'll be moving to another state or something like that. Or did I confuse you with someone else.