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I currently live in the frigid cold state of Michigan. Temperatures are hovering around the single digits right now. My husband has Ankylosingspondylitis. The cold is taking a toll on him. I would like to leave MI in the next few years if possible. What states will not accept EC graduates? I have read posts that talk of California not accepting them at all and Georgia not making it easy for EC graduates to practice in their state. Any help would be appreciated. I really don't want to go too much further with EC if I can't use my license in warmer weather states.

Thanks in advance.

ougreene

Specializes in Nursing home, Research, Pulmonary.

washington state will accept ec grads., however the catch is you must have 200 clinical preceptorship hours as an ec student to be documentated before they will accept you, which is not possible since ec does not have that requirement.

oregon is wonderful and does not have such requirement! i test for the rn nclex 2/17, passsed cpne 11/7....i am taking the oregon board test and moving there for a period of time = 1000 hour of working as an rn. then washington state board would except my transfer from oregon to washington. crasy but true!

good luck

gail:D

Baloney Amputation, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in LTC, Acute Care.

I currently live in the frigid cold state of Michigan. Temperatures are hovering around the single digits right now. My husband has Ankylosingspondylitis. The cold is taking a toll on him. I would like to leave MI in the next few years if possible. What states will not accept EC graduates? I have read posts that talk of California not accepting them at all and Georgia not making it easy for EC graduates to practice in their state. Any help would be appreciated. I really don't want to go too much further with EC if I can't use my license in warmer weather states.

Thanks in advance.

Quite honestly, you may do well with going a more traditional route if you don't know where exactly you are going or when you are going to go. However, if you have some states narrowed down, you may want to email their respective BONs to ask if EC is okay and if they anticipate EC will remain okay for licensure in the state. It is truly best to get it from the horse's mouth. If you come as far south as Iowa where I am, because I'm so warm in these subzero temps lately, EC is accepted. :)

Another consideration--you can work in a federal facility, even in California or other states that aren't cool with EC, no matter what state you are licensed in. That rocks.

Thanks to both of you for your response. We were looking at Texas, Arizona, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina type areas. Dry heat would be better than humid with the condition my husband has.

Baloney Amputation, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in LTC, Acute Care.

Off the top of my head, there are some stipulations with Florida and EC, but it is certainly possible to be licensed as an EC RN there. I don't think there are restrictions with the other states, but I don't know for sure. I'm sure someone will present the istudysmart.com link or whatever site it is that gives a good breakdown of who likes EC and who is in the dark ages. :D

agldragonRN

Specializes in Wound Care, LTC, Sub-Acute, Vents. Has 5 years experience.

Off the top of my head, there are some stipulations with Florida and EC, but it is certainly possible to be licensed as an EC RN there. I don't think there are restrictions with the other states, but I don't know for sure. I'm sure someone will present the istudysmart.com link or whatever site it is that gives a good breakdown of who likes EC and who is in the dark ages. :D

http://www.istudysmart.com/content.asp?cid=70

ougreene

Specializes in Nursing home, Research, Pulmonary.

i would say texas is pro ec. my sister-in-law is and ec rn who lives in texas and for my cpne, i took it in texas and many of the other students there for the cpne also lived in texas. i guess you need to look up the state boards and look up "non traditional" rn education. that would tell you whether the state is ok with ec or not or their additional requirements such as with wa state.

gail :D

NC Girl BSN

Specializes in Psych, LTC, Acute Care.

Thanks to both of you for your response. We were looking at Texas, Arizona, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina type areas. Dry heat would be better than humid with the condition my husband has.

I live in NC and just finished EC. NC and SC accepts EC.

I live in FL and the only stipulation that I know of is that you have to be an LPN first then you can go through Excelsior. The LPN program had to have "integrated theory and clinical" hours.

Mudwoman

Specializes in Certified Diabetes Educator. Has 20 years experience.

Arkansas accepts EC grads. Cost of living is cheap here too. Some of the larger cities pay better than the rural areas, but the larger cities have a higher cost of living. I moved here from Texas and had no problems getting my license here. We have a real shortage of nurses right now in Hot Springs.

washington state will accept ec grads., however the catch is you must have 200 clinical preceptorship hours as an ec student to be documentated before they will accept you, which is not possible since ec does not have that requirement.

oregon is wonderful and does not have such requirement! i test for the rn nclex 2/17, passsed cpne 11/7....i am taking the oregon board test and moving there for a period of time = 1000 hour of working as an rn. then washington state board would except my transfer from oregon to washington. crasy but true!

good luck

gail:D

who told you that you have to have 1000 hours rn experience to have your license reciprocated into washington? i have looked all over the web site and i can't find anything saying that.....

ougreene

Specializes in Nursing home, Research, Pulmonary.

It is under distant - non traditional RN education requirements.

There are a couple of clause... with those stipulations.

I sit for my Oregon state Board this Tuesday and if I pass will call the Wash. state board up and ask them if I arrange for an "Preceptorship" up here (I am a WA LPN), would that be acceptable for the 200 hours.

Moving to Oregon as an Oregon RN to work 1000 hours then return to WA, sounds unreasonable, but I am going through the motions to get to be an EC

RN.

At the time I was Board eligible, I could not find an WA. clinic were I live who would let me conduct a preceptorship - not even my own employer, that is why I applied to OR. since they do not have that requirement, and I thought I could get a transfer with my employer to Oregon - for at least 1000 work hours. My Oregon based company is bond by Oregon rules and I would not have any difficulty working in Oregon as a New EC RN.

Long story, but Washington has stipulations for EC student/distant education RN or out of state EC RN without clinical practice (new grads like me) who want to move to WA. So they make it difficult - Oregon is like many other state that except EC Rn w/o stipulations on clinicals.

Sorry to ramble on..hope this answers your question.

gail

bjbabs24

Specializes in pediatric, geriatric. Has 5 years experience.

In regards to WA state-I actually work at a skilled nursing facility that has had at least four nurses get their preceptorship there. It isn't too big of deal as long as you have an RN that will sign the form and check you off for your skills. I think the only issue they had was the treatment nurse changed her position to work on the medicare unit so it would cover all the requirements.

BJ

It is under distant - non traditional RN education requirements.

There are a couple of clause... with those stipulations.

I sit for my Oregon state Board this Tuesday and if I pass will call the Wash. state board up and ask them if I arrange for an "Preceptorship" up here (I am a WA LPN), would that be acceptable for the 200 hours.

Moving to Oregon as an Oregon RN to work 1000 hours then return to WA, sounds unreasonable, but I am going through the motions to get to be an EC

RN.

At the time I was Board eligible, I could not find an WA. clinic were I live who would let me conduct a preceptorship - not even my own employer, that is why I applied to OR. since they do not have that requirement, and I thought I could get a transfer with my employer to Oregon - for at least 1000 work hours. My Oregon based company is bond by Oregon rules and I would not have any difficulty working in Oregon as a New EC RN.

Long story, but Washington has stipulations for EC student/distant education RN or out of state EC RN without clinical practice (new grads like me) who want to move to WA. So they make it difficult - Oregon is like many other state that except EC Rn w/o stipulations on clinicals.

Sorry to ramble on..hope this answers your question.

gail

Thanks for your answer. The thing I don't understand is that, if you are applying for a Washington RN by endorsement, why you would even look at the "non-traditional training" paperwork? I have heard through the grape vine that you can just take your boards out of state and then reciprocate back in. On the "license by endorsement" form, there is no mention of proving work hours, etc.

In regards to WA state-I actually work at a skilled nursing facility that has had at least four nurses get their preceptorship there. It isn't too big of deal as long as you have an RN that will sign the form and check you off for your skills. I think the only issue they had was the treatment nurse changed her position to work on the medicare unit so it would cover all the requirements.

BJ

What SNF do you work at?

What SNF do you work at?

I'm asking because I work in a hospital which has now refused to do my 200 hour preceptorship.....FABULOUS. So, I am hoping to find a SNF that will let me do it, even though I won't be an employee.

In regards to WA state-I actually work at a skilled nursing facility that has had at least four nurses get their preceptorship there. It isn't too big of deal as long as you have an RN that will sign the form and check you off for your skills. I think the only issue they had was the treatment nurse changed her position to work on the medicare unit so it would cover all the requirements.

BJ

I'm asking because I work in a hospital which has now refused to do my 200 hour preceptorship.....FABULOUS. So, I am hoping to find a SNF that will let me do it, even though I won't be an employee.

bjbabs24

Specializes in pediatric, geriatric. Has 5 years experience.

I just sent you a private message so hope it helps!

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