New York accepts Excelsior's nursing degree, but the job market is pretty tight right now. Even nurses with BSNs from "traditional' nursing programs
is having a difficult time finding employment. You've probably read recent posts from members stating Excelsior grads will never find jobs, but don't believe everything you read...especially from people who are only giving their opinion, not facts. But some states either don't accept Excelsior's degree or require you to have additional clinical hours with a preceptor. So doing careful research will prevent potential students from wasting their time and money.
In my state, everyone I know(which is several people) that graduated from Excelsior, obtained employment shortly afterwards.
My current employer only cared about whether the school I graduated from was accredited, I had an active license, and my previous work performance. I had excellent letters of recommendations from my manager and coworkers that sealed the deal in getting the position I have now.
So good luck, and don't let the negative feedback from people who never attended or even graduated from Excelsior deter you!