Updated: Oct 31, 2023
Published Oct 20, 2023
Please can anyone help me? I'm in a really bad predicament. I graduated nursing in Florida during covid. I tried to endorse to Texas and was denied because Texas wants me to go back and get 400 contact hours. I traveled to Florida to the school to get the hours and didn't get them because the school was so unorganized. Is there a way to hire a personal preceptor to assist with clinical hours needed?
Nurse Beth, MSN
I'm sorry you're in this situation.
Every state Board of Nursing (BON)/Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) sets its own minimum number of clinical hours for nursing students. For example, California stipulates 800 hours, Texas is 500 hours, and Florida is a state that does not specify a specific number of hours.
If Texas requires 400 clinical hours, there may be ways to fulfill this requirement, but it's essential to do so in a legitimate and approved manner.
Here are some steps to consider.
Good luck to you!
Thank you so much!
Hi patrice, I am in the same predicament. Have you been able to start?
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