CA-NCLEX expires this December!

  1. 0 Help! My California NCLEX wiill expire this December. My agency has passed a letter of extension to BRN early this July. They said they have indeed extended it when we called to verify by phone. But until now, we haven't received a letter stating so. We called again two weeks ago just to be sure... and we got the same answer that my NCLEX was indeed extended. Without a letter? Is that the common practice? Am I just being paranoid? I mean without a legal black and white print that I am extended or not... it could just be regarded as hearsay. Nobody wants to take the NCLEX twice. Moreso if you already passed it the 1st time. I hope the state of California will be lenient on this matter because a lot of NCLEX will be expiring left and right until RETRO si resolved.
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  4. Visit  lawrence01 profile page
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    Help! My California NCLEX wiill expire this December. My agency has passed a letter of extension to BRN early this July. They said they have indeed extended it when we called to verify by phone. But until now, we haven't received a letter stating so. We called again two weeks ago just to be sure... and we got the same answer that my NCLEX was indeed extended. Without a letter? Is that the common practice? Am I just being paranoid? I mean without a legal black and white print that I am extended or not... it could just be regarded as hearsay. Nobody wants to take the NCLEX twice. Moreso if you already passed it the 1st time. I hope the state of California will be lenient on this matter because a lot of NCLEX will be expiring left and right until RETRO si resolved.
    For how long was it extended? You may want to e-mail them instead if you want to get a printable proof.
  5. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    There is no such thing as an extension of the NCLEX exam results since they do not expire. What does expire is the three years that you have to provide them with a SSN#.

    CA has a rule in place that your application is only valid for three years after you pass the NCLEX exam taken for them as they do not issue a license without the required SSN#. And with the retrogression in place right now, they are not going to extend this three years for any significant length of time.

    I would highly recommend that you have them forward your NCLEX passing to another state that will issue a license without a SSN#. Since you cannot endorse since there is no license number, you will need to apply for License by Examination and then just have the score sent on for you. This will give you peace of mind as they are not going to wait it out for the retrogression to be over.

    Then you do not need to worry and can just endorse the license that you will get back to CA when you are ready to begin working there.
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  6. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    And rules can always change with a BON, or BRN as they have in CA.
    Definitely recommend getting a license in another state now to play it safe and secure for you.
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    Quote from suzanne4
    And rules can always change with a BON, or BRN as they have in CA.
    Definitely recommend getting a license in another state now to play it safe and secure for you.
    HI suzanne, i have the same problem as well. My NCLEX will expire soon and i need to get a hard license.. what state can you recommend that will give me a hard license? does CT issue a license? My job offer is in CT, i was planning to have my license to be endorsed in CT once i get to the U.S. But since it is retrogression eventhough my case was completed in 2006, i was thinking to be endorsed to the state which can give me a license, what state can you recommend?

    thanks
  8. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    CT actually has more requirements than CA, check their website out and they do not issue a license without a SSN# either.

    The issue is to get CA to forward your passing score to a state that issues a license before your file gets destroyed.

    VT, NM, AZ are a few. CT also has other requirements before they will even permit you to endorse to them, suggest that you check the requirements out to be able to endorse to them later on.
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  9. Visit  fruity profile page
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    Hi! I have the same problem here.... though I took Suzanne's advice of asking CA bon to transfer results in VT where I simultaneously sent an application.... I have sent these docs last week and my CA application will expire Jan 20.... I sent payment of $60 check to CA Bon for the transfer, and I also sent them an email 2 weeks ago but they haven't answered my emails.... Will I be alright? will I make it in time?

    Thanks!!!
  10. Visit  oobie profile page
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    hi there! the information i am reading is here is truly useful.. mine will be expiring in a year's time and i passed nclex in california too. so, i really have to forward my scores to another state while retro is ongoing..

    to ms suzanne and other moderators: what is the best state to forward my score with regard to easier processing between CA-BON and the other state BON? I am also concerned that when retro will be over in the future, it would also be easy to endorse back to CA..

    VT, NM or AZ? (please consider less expensive processing fees)

    Your speedy reply will be higly appreciated! I am really lucky to be part of allnurses.com with all theses comprehensive info..
    Last edit by oobie on Dec 22, '07
  11. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    It is never a problem to endorse back to CA in the future once you have a valid SSN# and are in the US and ready to begin work.

    All of the costs for licensure are quite similar between states that issue a hard license, you just need to make the final decision as to which one. One is not really better over the other.

    And for others that are reading this thread, this is a major reason that I do not recommend CA for initial licensure as well as the fact that you need to wait at least a month for snail mail to get to you with your results of the exam. You are not issued a license by CA until they have the SSN#, so therefore cannot consider yourself a US RN either, as there is no license.
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  12. Visit  BagwisRN profile page
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    oh Lord! Then what has my agency been telling me that they called BRN and that my NCLEX deadline of 3yrs has been extended for 1 more year. They are in the process of giving me a letter to prove it. Is that possible? Or it's simply isn't done that way?

    Can't the BRN extend my deadline simply bacause they feel sorry for the multitude of us with expiring NCLEX due to Retro? Is that too far fetched? I mean it's beyond our control right?
  13. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    I have heard in the past a few times that they have extended the expiration date, but I have never seen any proof of it.

    Retrogressions come and go, and actually they increased the time from two years to three years. The deadline of the three years is almost here and you have not received anything from them, have you? Just that it is coming would not make me want to wait to see if it is. If not, you are back to square one and have to start all over again.

    Next issue, what if you do not get a visa in this next year? You are back to the same place all over again. And which agency did you sign with in the first place? Next question would then be why if you took the exam three years ago are you not in the US already?

    I would not leave any of this to your agency to handle, it is you that will have to retake an exam if things are not taken care of, and hard to imagine that CA BRN is waiting until your application is too old to send out a letter that they are going to extend it. If it were me, I would never wait until that point.

    That letter that you received stated that your file was only good for three years, no place does it state that they will extend it for another year.
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  14. Visit  promise2 profile page
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    I have told my employer's lawyer about this too and they told me they will call to the CA BON to request for an extension too. Mine will be expiring on April 2008 but I believe that they really are going to extend it for me. I am waiting for their response until mine has been extended as well. I have heard another nurse whose NCLEX in CA has been extended twice. I am serious about inquiring always about this since I too don't want to retake NCLEX again...
  15. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    The chances of getting a visa in the next year or two are quite slim, no matter what your employer is promising. We have never seen anyone get an extension past the one year and CA can always make immediate changes and even stop issuing these.

    You are welcome to do as you want, we are recommending that you go for a license in another state before the three years are up, the choice is up to you as to what to do.

    And extensions should always be applied for by the nurse if that is what someone wishes to do; never, ever rely on your agency to do this for you because if they do not or they forgot to mail the letter, then it is you that will be rewriting the exam. You and only you are responsible for your licensing, not the agency at all.
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