CA BRN does not recognize Excelsior College ADN's for licensure due to a disput regarding the clinical. Excelsior requires that all ADN students be LVN's, RT's or Paramedics with a strong clinical background to enter the program. To graduate from Excelsior, you must pass and extremely rigourus clinical exam weekend (CPNE) The pass rate is only 58-62%! CA and Maryland will not accept Excelsior grads. Georgia and Washington states require Excelsior Grads to do a clinical after graduation in order to sit for the boards. In my case I am licensed in Nevada state with nursing experience, but can't ever work in California unless it is in a Federal facility. Which there are no jobs currently due to the recession. So I am considering repeating a 2 year ADN program in California. I will be done with my BSN before I get into any program because the wait times here are 2+ years!