According to the Texas Board of Nursing's agenda for the April Board meeting, there have been schools presenting themselves as approved nursing education programs when they are not. According to the Board, "BON nursing consultants for education began receiving calls in September 2007 from students who thought they were attending Board approved nursing education programs that in fact were fraudulent, unapproved programs."
The programs that the Board mentions are: Career Advanced, Esther Medical Tutorial and Nursing Review Center, IF Tech and Merit Excellence Institute, Vocational Training Education Center or VTEC
How horrible to pay to attend a nursing school and then discover that you are paying for nothing because the program is not approved by the BON. This is important information for anyone looking at schools -- make sure that they are approved programs.