California for initial licensure not recommended unless one has VISA - page 5

Over and over again, the moderators here have posted about not going thru CA for initial licensure, especially if you do not have a SSN#. You do not see you name posted on the website for the BRN, as... Read More

  1. by   midget28
    hi! does new mexico require a ssn if i am goin to apply a license for examination there from california? and how would i ask the bon of california to forward my nclex results to the bon of new mexico? are there forms and fees needed? thank so much....
  2. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from midget28
    hi! does new mexico require a ssn if i am goin to apply a license for examination there from california? and how would i ask the bon of california to forward my nclex results to the bon of new mexico? are there forms and fees needed? thank so much....
    I suggest you check out the NM BON website and see what their requirements are for Foreign trained nurse and whether you need a SSN to be issued a license. Because you went with CA for initial license you will need to follow requirements for application for examination and there are forms on CA website regarding verification and moving NCLEX results across
  3. by   Blackswan
    hi im doing research on which state i could transfer my nclex result to , so far vermont and new mexico are the ones that dont require ssn i saw. however i have to meet other requirements like CES. can anybody here who went through the NCLEX pass endorsement on vermont bon give me answers to my questions? i did some reading in vermont requirements and i have some concerns.
    1. The nclex pass letter that was sent to me by CA doesnt have a picture like the one vermont is referring. where do i obtain the one with a picture?

    2. im a graduate here in the philippines, is my nursing education considered not in english "
    For RN’s whose nursing program was NOT taught in English:
    In order to apply to the State of

    Vermont, you must have completed the CGFNS Certificate Program"

    does this mean i need to have cgfns certificate program? is this different from a visascreen certificate?i only have a visascreen certificate.

    3. My ielts is expired now, do i need a new or current for this vermont application?


  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Blackswan
    hi im doing research on which state i could transfer my nclex result to , so far vermont and new mexico are the ones that dont require ssn i saw. however i have to meet other requirements like CES. can anybody here who went through the NCLEX pass endorsement on vermont bon give me answers to my questions? i did some reading in vermont requirements and i have some concerns.
    1. The nclex pass letter that was sent to me by CA doesnt have a picture like the one vermont is referring. where do i obtain the one with a picture?

    2. im a graduate here in the philippines, is my nursing education considered not in english "
    For RN’s whose nursing program was NOT taught in English:
    In order to apply to the State of

    Vermont, you must have completed the CGFNS Certificate Program"

    does this mean i need to have cgfns certificate program? is this different from a visascreen certificate?i only have a visascreen certificate.

    3. My ielts is expired now, do i need a new or current for this vermont application?



    Yes you need to get CES done, I can not see anything in the instructions stating they accept VSC. I do not see English exams as a requirements so you should be OK regarding that but if any doubts I would suggest you contact the BON and ask them as they are, at the end of the day, the ones that makes the final decision

    CES is different than VSC. VSC means you meet US visa requirements and have passed NCLEX or CGFNS exam CES is a breakdown of your transcripts and to check whether you meet the state's requirements
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Jan 22, '10 : Reason: add
  5. by   kyonguyen22
    Hi Suzzane and Silverdragon,
    Sorry if somebody already asked this question, but:
    I'm studying BSN in Alabama. If I am on visa F-1 and already have an SSN#, is the "no California recommendation for initial licensing" rule still applied to me? If yes, why is it?
    I am just curious because according to what I read online, CA has the highest nursing shortage of all states.
    Thank you very much.
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    If you have a SSN then you can apply however jobs are not in shortage in California and even if you workit will only be temp whilst you have permission but once Student visa finishes so does the chance to work. Even if you have a employer and immigrant visa is filed you can not stay and work whilst going through the process
  7. by   hettyhetty
    Hi there, I'm an Australian RN and I want to work in California - I realise the issue with SSN's so am not going to apply there initially. If I apply for a licence in New York (from what I gather they don't require a SSN to get a licence - is this true?) once I have the New York licence, do I then need to get a job offer there in order to get sponsored for my E3 visa and therefore obtain an SSN so I can transfer to California? or is there another way?

    So confusing!!! thanks
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    You do not need to get a job in the state you get your license

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