Graduation & Licensure
What NCLEX or exam code is used for boards?
NCLEX codes for nontraditional programs are the same for each state–and there is only one per state. The NCSBN should be able to provide that information to callers. However, it should be noted that not all students undertake direct examination by way of NCLEX code for their licensure.
What licensure methods and options are available?
Students have the choice between state or national examination for obtaining board licensure. Within those two options are three prominent routes of which students may avail: direct examination, endorsement, and reciprocity are amongst those methodologies. In some states, under certain circumstances, students are also able to challenge boards without completing their course of study.
In all instances–if accepted into the program–after meeting graduation and board requirements, the student is guaranteed board eligibility. However, the recommended route is determined on a case-by-case basis dependent upon that particular student’s current credentials. The school is here to walk students through the process every step of the way.
In order to obtain the board licensure, I have three (3) options: 1. Direct examination 2. Reciprocity 3. Endorsement. What does each option mean?
Direct examination means we register the student for the board exam directly with the board which they intend to have issue their license. Reciprocity means that a student obtained their license with one board, but intends to have their license moved to a different board which is most often done by way of reciprocation. Lastly, endorsement means two things.
Firstly, some boards allow examinations to be challenged before the full program has been completed so long as the minimum clinical hours have been obtained and other application requirements have been met, such as certain pre-requisite and core classes have been completed in their entirety. If they are able to pass the exam, then the board will award their license despite.
Secondly, some boards will award a second license upon receipt of an “endorsement” applicable signed and notarized paperwork from one board to another stating that all of the legal requirements have been met for licensure to be issued in the state in question.
How many times can boards be taken per year?
For nontraditional students, the annual limit is currently set at twice (i.e. 2 times). It is highly recommended to complete the 3-day review course prior to retakes, if/when necessary.
Can students take NCLEX or national board examination?
Yes–students have the choice between state or national examination for obtaining board licensure.
Does Erudite have state accreditation?
No–in the State of Georgia, there is no such thing as “state accreditation”. The State of Georgia does not accredit ANY nursing programs nor does the Ga Board of Nursing “accredit” any nursing programs, contrary to popular belief. There are no “state-accredited” nursing schools in the State of Georgia because state accreditation does not exist under Georgia law.
How to obtain Board Licensure?
There are several different options for obtaining licensure as a nontraditional equivalency program, which we are. These are the three (3) options:
1. Direct examination
Direct examination means we register the student for the board exam directly with the board which they intend to have issue their license. Reciprocity means that a student obtained their license with one board, but intends to have their license moved to a different board which is most often done by way of reciprocation. Lastly, endorsement means two things. Firstly, some boards allow examinations to be challenged before the full program has been completed so long as the minimum clinical hours have been obtained and other application requirements have been met, such as certain pre-requisite and core classes have been completed in their entirety. If they are able to pass the exam, then the board will award their license despite. Secondly, some boards will award a second license upon receipt of an “endorsement” applicable signed and notarized paperwork from one board to another stating that all of the legal requirements have been met for licensure to be issued in the state in question.
Can I move my enrollment offer to a future semester?
Due to limitations on space and availability for each semester, enrollment offers are valid for the semester to which they apply. They are not valid for future semesters and cannot automatically carry over from one semester to the next.
Note: Under extenuating circumstances, you can request an exception to be made by providing appropriate official documentation (i.e. letter from employer, medical documentation, etc.) Any accommodations for future semesters will be subject to availability, as we must give priority placement to the students who have paid their application and enrollment fees to that particular semester first before we can confirm your potential accommodations, which are not guaranteed unless you receive written confirmation.
When and how do I repay my student loans?
Student loan repayment does not occur until after your projected date of graduation. Please note that the “projected date of graduation” is determined based on the semester of enrollment and is the equivalent as the official graduation date for the semester for which you enrolled. If you student loan was obtained through your Financial Aid application through the school, then you will repay it through the school’s Financial Aid department. If your loan was obtained through any other private banking institution or organization outside of the school’s Financial Department, then you will need to contact that specific organization for their loan repayment instructions, policies, and guidelines.
How many times can a student apply for Financial Aid?
Each student (and program applicant) may only apply for Financial Aid once per program, per semester.
How long does it take for Financial Aid to process?
Financial Aid generally takes between 3 to 4 weeks for processing under normal circumstances. For this reason, it is recommended that applicants immediately apply (if intending to do so) in order that their award information can be avialable to them during their enrollment assistance appointment (if accepted into the program).
Do you accept Financial Aid?
Yes, but we do not accept FAFSA. We accept scholarships, grants, and payment plans–all privately funded.
When is the enrollment deposit due?
If accepted into the program, enrollment must be completed within seven (7) days–this consists of signing the enrollment documents as well as payment of the enrollment deposit. The enrollment deposit (down payment) is due within the allotted 7-day enrollment window. If enrollment is not completed within the 7 days allotted, the seat will be given to the next student on the waiting list. The enrollment deposit minimum is 20%, which is paid out-of-pocket as Financial Aid does not cover said initial deposit.
Do you accept FAFSA or other Financial Aid?
No. Erudite does not accept FAFSA or other other public/taxpayer funds (i.e. publicly-funded Financial Aid). However, we do offer private Financial Aid in the form of scholarships, grants, student loans, as well as payment plans–all from private sources (including, but not limited to: banks, churches, community organizations, etc.).
Can I move my application to a future semester?
An Application for Admission is only processed for the semester for which it was submitted. It will not be valid for future semesters.
Note: Under extenuating circumstances, you can request an exception to be made by providing appropriate official documentation (i.e. letter from employer, medical documentation, etc.) Any accommodations for future semesters will be subject to availability, as we must give priority placement to the students who have paid their application and enrollment fees to that particular semester first before we can confirm your potential accommodations, which are not guaranteed unless you receive written confirmation. The application fees are non-refundable in all instances.
Can the application fee be waived and/or refunded?
No–the application is non-refundable in all instances, as stated in writing on the Application for Admission itself.
We are unable to offer refunds even if you are not qualified to apply to the programs, as the manpower necessary to process the application by underwriting the same and verify student backgrounds incurs time and fees that cannot be recovered. For this reason, it is important to read through and understand all program information and qualification details before applying.
No–we do not offer application fee waivers for the reasons stated above.
Turn around time for the admission decision
Admissions decision take two (2) weeks to receive.
Can a Foreign-trained Registered Nurse apply for enrollment in the Master’s Program?
The applicant will need three valid, current, government-issued forms of photo ID (such as: driver’s license, passport, green card/legal residency, etc.). All documents needs to be up to date, no expired documents will be accepted..
The non-refundable application fee for MSN (i.e. graduate programs) is $130-– unlike LPN, RN, BSN (i.e. undergraduate programs) which have $65 Application. The non-refundable applications fee can be paid via credit, debit, or bank card–including certain prepaid cards.
Proof of qualifying background in medical field (this may include medical licenses, diplomas, certifications, employment verification letter, etc.)
Note: Any documents not submitted at the time of application must be uploaded through Student Web Portal (SWP) within one week (7 days) from date of application, subject to denied admission for failure to demonstrate adequate qualifications for program enrollment
Can I visit your corporate office to submit my application?
Our corporate office is and has been closed to students for approximately 3 years. Unfortunately, we no longer see or host students at our corporate locations–similar to other major organizations such as Microsoft, Google, etc. Applications are no longer processed here, nor are student services and classes at this time.
Only employees and other designated staff work on site from this location. However, we welcome students to visit our Regional Administrative Office located at the address below. You may also bring your paper application to this location if you prefer a physical application as opposed to online applications. (Please note that it will increase processing times by approximately 2 weeks ). They are open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM.
Please remember to bring your face covering!
Regional Administrative Office
100 S. Ashley Drive, Suite 600
Tampa, Fla 33602
How can I apply to a program?
To apply for a given program, applicants must complete the Application for Admission (click here) and submit the applicable application fee.
How long does it take to receive an application decision?
Application decisions, under normal processing timeframes and workloads, take 2 weeks from the time a completed application together with the applicable fee has been received.
Written electronic notification is issued to the e-mail address on file if the applicant is accepted into the program.
How do I submit my verification documents?
Verification documents can be uploaded directly to the Application for Admission. In the event that the files will not upload due to excessive file size or incorrect format, the applicant my either upload said documents to the Student Web Portal (SWP) or request to e-mail them into Admissions once their application has been submitted.
How do I apply for Financial Aid?
To apply for financial aid, current applicants will need to visit the Student Web Portal (SWP). Once logged into the SWP using the credentials established for the applicant directly following application and fee submission, go to “Complete Registration”
How do we receive our enrollment documents?
If you are accepted into the program, your enrollment documents are manually issued by Student Services following your enrollment assistance appointment and payment of your enrollment deposit.
You are not able to access them yourself by signing into the SWP, as they are emailed to you for digital signature by the Student Services Department containing the details of your particular enrollment.
How much is the application fee?
For undergraduate programs (LPN, RN, BSN), the application fee is $ 65.00 and is nonrefundable.
For the graduate programs (MSN) the application fee is $130 and is nonrefundable.
Program Qualification & Eligibility
Can I still apply to the programs if my license has expired?
If a potential applicant has a minimum of four (4) years work experience on their license, then they may apply to the program if it has been less than two (2) years since the license expired. Each licensing board usually allows a maximum of 2 years grace period within which the license can be reinstated.
What is meant by have 1000+ patient care hours for admissions
The 4 years experience OR 1,000 hours applies to two different scenarios.
If your credentials were earned in the USA, you must have 4 years experience. However, if you are a foreign-trade nurse, medical doctor, etc. (i.e. the equivalent), then you may apply with only 1,000 qualifiable hours.
The 1,000 hours are the equivalent of the 4 years work experience for qualified (foreign-trained) doctors, nurses, etc. whom are licensed in their countries of origin but cannot practice in the USA.
Is there a U.S. Residency Requirement?
There are no current residency requirements to apply to the programs.
Where can the program credentials be used?
USA, Mexico, and Canada in addition to certain European Union countries and African nations. Inquire for details about your country.
Can I bridge from the LPN program directly to the BSN program?
While it is not possible to go directly from LPN to BSN, it is possible to go from LPN to BSN indirectly by way of a process called “rolling over”. In short, after completing the RN program the student would continue on the very next semester to the BSN program without taking a break in between. They would thereby essentially be using their RN credit hours as makeshift prerequisites for the BSN program.
In the end, they would only be earning one degree. They would not be receiving both an RN degree and a BSN degree since their RN credit hours would be used for their BSN degree. https://support.eruditenursing.education/how-can-i-roll-over-from-one-program-to-another/
Are there residency requirements to apply to the programs?
No–there are no current residency requirements to apply to the programs. The coursework is completed online and the clinical externships are completed hands-on within a 30-mile radius of the student’s home or workplace. It is not necessary to relocate for program eligibility and/or completion (if accepted).
Dependent upon the state or country of residence, there may be specific guidelines that need to be followed to complete the program in your state or region. If accepted into the program, Student Services will be certain to follow the applicable guidelines for your particular location to ensure successful program completion.
What pre-requisite courses are required to enter the programs?
Concerning pre-requisite requirements, the only pre-req. requirement is the mandatory qualified background in the medical field. This is because our students do not complete pre-reqs before being accepted into the nursing programs to determine whether or not they can/will be accepted.
Pre-requisites at traditional nursing schools are general education classes taken by students/applicants prior to their being accepted into a nursing program. Erudite does not require these classes for two primary reasons:
- All Erudite Classes are Core/Fundamental to Nursing
- Erudite students are required to take classes that at traditional schools would be considered “prerequisite” general education classes. However, they are not considered pre-requisites at Erudite due to the fact that they are not general education (intended for any/every major). They are specific to the medical field and the practice of nursing. Therefore at Erudite, they are more intense and in-depth, covering subject matters and scenarios that are related to the fields of Medicine and Nursing specifically. They are not intended for non-healthcare related majors and are therefore considered part of our core nursing curriculum.