Jump to content

What States are NOT recognizing EC Grads?...

Specializes in Step-Down NICU/PICU.

hey everyone..so far as I read through the threads about CA, and MD, anyone else here knows which are the TEN states that do not accept EC grads?...and another thing...I believe that EC is changing their curriculum by adding exams and clinical components to be up to par with the NLN...I really think that EC grads will be accepted everywhere in the country eventually ...especially with the shortage of nurses we have...all of a sudden the other states want to scrutinize EC..please...this is like a monkey see monkey do issue!..LOL...anyways im still rooting for EC...whatever...XoXo

txspadequeenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor.

as a matter of fact they just recently received only one of 7 excellence in nursing awards from the nln...and is there 10 states that don't accept ec? i thought it was only 2, then they was some that required clinicals or other experience.

NYSNOWBUNNY007

Specializes in Step-Down NICU/PICU.

well what i meant was that these changes were done due to the nln, i know they are accredited, but i think they have changed to hopefully have thes states that are currently NOT accepting EC grads accept them..in my opinion...XoXo

NYSNOWBUNNY007

Specializes in Step-Down NICU/PICU.

oh yeah and there are threads that claim there are ten states, i have heard of Colorado with experience in the field and Alabama was one of them who supposedly does not accept EC..oh well i really dont plan on moving to any of those states..i just hope that a reputable program such as EC doesnt go under such bad scrutiny from other states...this is the best route for me to go through thus far...XoXo

When I first heard about Excelsior (back when it was Regents), around 30 years ago, there were only two states that did not recognize their nursing graduates. All this hoopla about them not having "clinical" and that being used as an excuse to discredit the program and not allow students to proceed, is recent. Since Excelsior is not a traditional nursing school in the strictest sense and has never purported to be one, but has always identified itself as using testing to validate knowledge and skills learned elsewhere, I hold the opinion that there are other reasons behind the bandwagon to discredit Excelsior. The people being hurt by these changes are those who could benefit by what Excelsior has to offer. What a shame.

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

IL is one state that does NOT accept the EC grad. The reason is that per the IL Dept of Public Regulation, the classes and clinicals must be CONCURRENT. I don't look to IL accepting EC grads anytime soon.

ohmeowzer RN, RN

Specializes in ob/gyn med /surg.

what is an EC grad? i have never heard of this

tobrea

Specializes in med-surg.

excelsior college graduate

NYSNOWBUNNY007

Specializes in Step-Down NICU/PICU.

what a shame...i agree...XoXo

California no longer accepts Excelsior grads; if they entered the program after 12-03

LaxNP, DNP

Specializes in PICU, ED, Infection Control, Education, cardiology.

Does NH accept EC grads? And how about the rest of New England?

Boston-RN, RN

Specializes in LTAC, Telemetry, Thoracic Surgery, ED.

I had emailed EC in March and this was the response I go....

" since you are an lpn/vn now, when you complete our program, the

only state right now you will not be able to have licensure in is MD, and

we are trying to work with that board and you would have to have RN hours to endorse into CA, IL and VT and a few others. If you are planning on moving please call me and we can discuss any states that you are interested in but right now it is only MD that you couldn't eventually have licensure and we are trying to deal with this board as we speak."

And as others have posted....CA if you enrolled after a certain date.

I had emailed EC in March and this was the response I go....

" since you are an lpn/vn now, when you complete our program, the

only state right now you will not be able to have licensure in is MD, and

we are trying to work with that board and you would have to have RN hours to endorse into CA, IL and VT and a few others. If you are planning on moving please call me and we can discuss any states that you are interested in but right now it is only MD that you couldn't eventually have licensure and we are trying to deal with this board as we speak."

And as others have posted....CA if you enrolled after a certain date.

So you can endorse into CA? That's interesting. Seems like one'd have to commute to AZ or NV for a bit. And it pleases me. There's an off chance we could end up living there - grandchildren - and it's good to know my RN hours here in NY could be used.

NYSNOWBUNNY007

Specializes in Step-Down NICU/PICU.

thats actually really good news...and many here say that CA has definitely stopped accepting EC grads..now this is new to me about endorsing after a few hours..i don't know..hope it all works out!...XoXo

Does MI accept EC Grads?

Does MI and OH accept EC Grads?

Does MI and OH accept EC Grads?

IL is one state that does NOT accept the EC grad. The reason is that per the IL Dept of Public Regulation, the classes and clinicals must be CONCURRENT. I don't look to IL accepting EC grads anytime soon.

Once again, that is not entirely true.

Don't mean to be rude in any way, but I do get tired of that being repeated on this forum over and over.

Excelsior grads who have at least two years of clinical nursing experience as an RN ARE accepted for licensure in IL and I personally know two of them who are licensed in IL as RN's. This is clearly stated on the IL BNE website and specifically speaks to EC grads and their eligibility for RN licensure so why people keep saying that IL doesn't accept EC grads is beyond me.

Getting licensed as an RN as a new grad and getting endorsed into a state as an experienced RN are two different things.

It is very inaccurate to make a blanket statement that IL does not accept EC grads because they are well alive and working in IL as RN's.

NYSNOWBUNNY007

Specializes in Step-Down NICU/PICU.

Thank you so much for the clarification!!...sometimes reading through the threads you get ten different stories...lol...thank you...XoXo

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
×

By using the site you agree to our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies.

OK