Unauthorized online school and taking the NCLEX in another state

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My school is not authorized for my state. Could I just do the online program and then take the RN NCLEX in Texas or some other authorized state and then nurse compact it to my state? Thank you,

It's Allegany college of Maryland. 

chare

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You should likely be allowed to write the NCLEX in an approved state.  However, this doesn't necessarily mean that you will be allowed to endorse this license into the state in which you ultimately want to be licensed in.

This question is best directed to the Board of Nursing for the state you ultimately want to be licensed in.

Best wishes.

PollywogNP, ADN, BSN, MSN, LPN, NP

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What do you mean “it’s not authorized”? The school website says it is ACEN accredited and list board pass rates higher than 88%.

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

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14 minutes ago, PollywogNP said:

What do you mean “it’s not authorized”? The school website says it is ACEN accredited and list board pass rates higher than 88%.

It may mean the program doesn’t meet the requirements of the state where OP resides but meets the requirements of the state where the school is located. 

PollywogNP, ADN, BSN, MSN, LPN, NP

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Then  OP probably can not endorse a license to state of residence, thru compact or other means. Wasn’t this the case with Exelsior and California? OK it Is authorized  in 6 states; Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, & Texas. This means only these states will recognize the education. It says LPN to RN online, OP how are clinicals completed? OP what state do you live in?

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On 12/29/2020 at 9:37 PM, Rose_Queen said:

It may mean the program doesn’t meet the requirements of the state where OP resides but meets the requirements of the state where the school is located.

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The program was lauded for being “designed to work around the employed LP, with lectures and coursework delivered in a fully online format with supervised clinical rotations arranged in the student’s local area.” Registered Nursing (a web site)  also recognized the value of ACM’s required nursing courses which are designed to prepare students for higher level care. ACM’s 18-month LPN to RN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, the Maryland Board of Nursing and the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing. The college’s online program is authorized for Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia residents. Program graduates receive their Associate’s Degree in Nursing

 

 

 

katherine100, LPN

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On 12/29/2020 at 6:02 PM, LPNwithBIGdreams said:

My school is not authorized for my state. Could I just do the online program and then take the RN NCLEX in Texas or some other authorized state and then nurse compact it to my state? Thank you,

It's Allegany college of Maryland. 

Since you took the online route, what did you do about the preceptor portion for Allegany.