From EC's website...
" July 2009...
It is my pleasure to be the bearer of good news. Legislation has been passed in Texas that retains recognition of our nursing programs
and its graduates in the state.
Earlier this year we informed you of concerns being expressed by the Texas Board of Nursing (Board) about the qualifications of our graduates for licensure as RNs in the state. We asked for your assistance in contacting state legislators. You responded quickly and with compelling reasons why Excelsior’s nursing program should be considered “substantially equivalent” to the standards established by the Board.
In late May, both houses of the Texas Legislature passed HB 3961 which includes language guaranteeing licensure of our graduates through at least December 31, 2017
. On June 22, 2009 Governor Perry signed the legislation into law."
The bolded date is what I was referring to. This is the date that the issue of EC and nontraditional schools will be reevaluated. Thanks