I understand there is a rumor mill about Excelsior grads having trouble with different states and the BON, but from my experience (working at a hospital) Excelsior nurses are some of the best. Also, several things to keep in mind...nursing has a shortage, when seeking endorsement for licensing, do states ask where you attended school? Do they just want to know if you have a current nursing license? I see nurses from traditional schools of nursing that are horrible nurses, so the BON is aware of how well most Excelsior nurses are, and they can function as well as a traditional nurse, if not better in some instances.
I really would like to know why the BON of nursing in certain states do not allow EC grads to take the NCLEX for their states... wouldn't you? Especially considering they know the same nurses will be granted endorsement to the same state, from other states where EC grads sit for the NCLEX. Maybe it is a ego thing for the BON....'we are a superior BON, so we only allow traditional nursing programs
to sit for the NCLEX for XYZ state'. Just a thought.