I’m obviously ok with getting some clinical experience, but given my planned path, RN clinical time is unlikely to be hugely impactful to my ultimate practice environment..Yep. I became an RN without a single day of nursing clinical, through the old Excelsior program. You did have to be actively employed in a clinical setting, and there was a 3-day clinical exam at the end of the program that was absolutely brutal. Most graduates at that time were LPN's, which I think is really who the program was originally designed for.
Maybe you'll get lucky and at least have to do less clinical than you otherwise would. Some clinical experiences aren't bad at all. There is plenty to learn from a good preceptor.
I briefly looked into excelsior years ago but still had a lot of pre-reqs to do and at the time wasn’t 100% sure on my end game. By the time I figured it out the local CC opened up their program. I figured it’d be better to go with a known program..