Just received an email from EC! Here is an excerpt:
Today, Maryland Governor O'Malley signed into law a bill that restores the ability for graduates of Excelsior's associate degree in nursing program to become licensed as RNs in the state.
Effective October 1, 2013, Excelsior graduates will be eligible for licensure by endorsement if they have an unencumbered RN license from another state and have had at least 1,000 hours of active nursing practice within the 12-month period prior to applying for a Maryland license. To put the 1,000 hour requirement into perspective, this is the equivalent of about a half a year's worth (26 weeks) of full-time practice, assuming a 37.5 hour work week.