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    I know this topic has been brought up a gazillion times and I do apologize lol. Does anyone know if tx bon still accepts ec grads? I have googled this every which way possible and I can't find a recent thread confirming whether or not they do. The don site isn't all that user friendly...
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    Moved to Excelsior Forum

    Here's the answer as to which states require additional steps to be licensed with an Excelsior College degree:

    State Board Requirements - excelsior.edu

    Texas is not on the list of states having extra requirements or not accepting Excelsior degrees.
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    Thank you!
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    Hi ,
    You can call or email to Texas BON directly.I emailed them and got reply within 24 hours.
    I hope it helps you more.
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    thanks texanmom =)
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    Yes they accept it.
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    Yes, but that's only part of the problem so far...try finding employers that do! Still looking but I think it might be a issue.
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    I graduated from Excelsior College in July 2012 with an ASN. Before enrolling I called the Florida Board of Nursing to ask them the very same question that you are asking. I got an immediate "yes" response, but I was unsatisfied with a simple "yes" over the phone. I took my inquiry a step further and wrote to the Florida Board of Nursing. They wrote me back (quit quickly) and confirmed that Excelsior College graduates would qualify for an RN license in the state of Florida.

    My point is, contact the Texas Board of Nursing. Call them, email them, send them a fax or a good old fashioned letter... Information straight from the horse's mouth is always best.

    Good luck with your studies.
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    Be persistent. I just received my RN license on Sep. 11 and got a job offer on Sep. 18 at a large level II regional trauma center on a floor that is a mix of neuro, telemetry, intermediate care and ICU. Stress any previous healthcare experience you have on your resume no matter how small it may be. I thought I was going to have to explain to the interviewers what Excelsior College is all about, but they didn't even ask. If you don't make a big deal about it, neither will any prospective employer. You went through an accredited nursing program and as long as you pass the NCLEX-RN you can write that RN behind your name just like anyone else who sat in a classroom for years. My motto this first year out of school is, "Look, I am not going to be anymore incompetent than any other new grad nurse." The reality of the situation is that whether you went the traditional way or to Excelsior, there is a lot to learn in the first year of working as a nurse. Don't devalue your education and don't let anyone else devalue it either. Apply for jobs even when they say, "looking for at least one year experience." One last thing, keep reviewing things in your Fundamentals textbook. You will get a position and you don't want to show up not knowing small things like lab values, normal vital signs, key medications, etc.
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    Quote from dalman97
    I know this topic has been brought up a gazillion times and I do apologize lol. Does anyone know if tx bon still accepts ec grads? I have googled this every which way possible and I can't find a recent thread confirming whether or not they do. The don site isn't all that user friendly...
    Great comments and glad to hear them. I'm in Texas and Yes, no problems with Excelsior in Texas. No issues with it at all. Employment may be but I really can't say that yet until I apply for gobs more jobs so I'd say take the other poster's advice on that: stay strong and determined. You (me) only need 1 person to say yes.
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