Fastest state to apply for NCLEX - page 2

Hi guys I need your help. Before, i planned to submit my application to California (I even asked you if you have extra Fingerprinting card) for my NCLEX but after viewing some of the posts here, I... Read More

  1. by   Higglytown
    Quote from suzanne4
    The issue is no that it is a compact state, actually of no use to a foreign nurse. Especially one that does not have an address in that state, the compact part does not exist for them.. What you want is a state that issues a hard license so that it can be endorsed.. Not that many will do it for a nurse that doesn ot have a SSN#.

    Hi, Suzanne!

    I applied for licensure in California. When you say hard license, do you mean a license card that looks pretty much like a driver's license? I don't have an SSN#. In case I pass the NCLEX, will I at least know my license# if I access the license verification section of the CA BON website?
  2. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Higglytown
    Hi, Suzanne!

    I applied for licensure in California. When you say hard license, do you mean a license card that looks pretty much like a driver's license? I don't have an SSN#. In case I pass the NCLEX, will I at least know my license# if I access the license verification section of the CA BON website?
    You will never se your name on the CA BRN website until you give them a SSN#. They will not issue you a license until then, all you get is a letter that states that you passed the exam, and you have three years to submit your SSN# to them, or the application will be voided.

    There is no license number for you to see, until you have a SSN# and are in the US. There is no hard license without a SN#. And therefore, if you decide not to work in Ca, you cannot endorse, since there is no license. And you cannot consider yourself a US licensed nurse either, until you have a license number assigned.
  3. by   ayenp
    hi i'm currently waiting for my elibility to take the NCLEX but it has been almost six months and still no reply. I applied at Nevada BON, paid the NCLEX fee, processed my CGFNS-CES.. all of this i did last April 2006. Does it really take this long to process the examination??? hope someone can pls shed light into this question.:wink2:
  4. by   suzanne4
    Quote from ayenp
    hi i'm currently waiting for my elibility to take the NCLEX but it has been almost six months and still no reply. I applied at Nevada BON, paid the NCLEX fee, processed my CGFNS-CES.. all of this i did last April 2006. Does it really take this long to process the examination??? hope someone can pls shed light into this question.:wink2:
    Do you know for a fact that they received the CES report? They will not do anything without that. Have you followed up with them at all? Checked your CGFNS account to see what it says?
  5. by   Higglytown
    Quote from ayenp
    hi i'm currently waiting for my elibility to take the NCLEX but it has been almost six months and still no reply. I applied at Nevada BON, paid the NCLEX fee, processed my CGFNS-CES.. all of this i did last April 2006. Does it really take this long to process the examination??? hope someone can pls shed light into this question.:wink2:

    Hi ayenp!

    In California, it takes 4-6 months before you can receive your eligibility, and I was lucky to receive mine after 4 months. Suzanne is right about following up your documents. Try calling the Nevada BON and tell them you've been waiting for almost 6 months. On the advise of a friend, I registered at Pearson on the 4th month of waiting. My ATT arrived on July. The letter of eligibility arrived on August. I don't know what really happened, maybe they didnt mail me my letter right away, 'cause I checked the envelope, and it sure was mailed Aug 1, and the letter was delivered to me Aug 5. The actual letter of eligibility inside was dated July 2.
    Last edit by Higglytown on Sep 7, '06
  6. by   nurse_plush
    Quote from ayenp
    hi i'm currently waiting for my elibility to take the NCLEX but it has been almost six months and still no reply. I applied at Nevada BON, paid the NCLEX fee, processed my CGFNS-CES.. all of this i did last April 2006. Does it really take this long to process the examination??? hope someone can pls shed light into this question.:wink2:
    I'm also going to apply for nevada-I hope that my process won't take too long.
  7. by   bonsai_25
    amm betterjon if your only reason is to take the nclex as soon as possible, fast processing and eligibility. try new mexico. they will give it to you in 2 weeks to 2 months. But most of my friends got theirs in just 3 weeks.
  8. by   suzanne4
    Quote from bettorjon
    What are you saying? Submiting an application and application for licensure is just the same. I can not see any difference between the two.

    Ok so the states in the U.S. do not issue ATT as of now. But can we still pass our application for licensure to the bon of the state that we chose? How are we going to know if they are already issuing the ATT?
    They are very different, you must submit an application for Licensure by Examination to a state Board of Nursing and be approved by them to even sit for the NCLEX exam.

    You do not apply for the NCLEX exam, you only register for it.
  9. by   suzanne4
    Quote from bonsai_25
    amm betterjon if your only reason is to take the nclex as soon as possible, fast processing and eligibility. try new mexico. they will give it to you in 2 weeks to 2 months. But most of my friends got theirs in just 3 weeks.
    Sorry, but lousy reason. Especially if you are not going to work in NM.
    There is also a retrogression that is going into effect shortly, so all will be delayed. And if the NLE was just wwitten, no CES and no VSC released by CGFNS.

    Any time that you try to take a shortcut, it will turn around and bite you. We see it happen all of the time. And it will cause you extra delays instead of making things faster.
  10. by   bonsai_25
    Quote from bettorjon
    Do you have any idea which states has the fastest application process (receiving eligibility and ATT) and the fastest to release the result? Pls, give me at least 5 states which have at least 2-4 months application process.
    I'm sorry I only answered his question about the fastest application process. If its a lousy reason that is his problem not mine. Good day.
  11. by   pinkbaby
    I am aiming to be licensed in CA. However, since it takes too long to get ATT, is it wise to apply to New Mexico, then endorse to California after, assuming I pass the NCLEX?
  12. by   nurse_plush
    if you do apply to nm, your point of entry is nm right? its in the application from that you legal residence would be in nm. so does that mean that you might work there for I don't know how long, depends on your employer before you can endorse?
  13. by   bonsai_25
    hello everyone,

    we are all aware there's an issue here right now in the philippines. our licenses and oath taking are under tro. i decided to apply in new mexico because i want to take my nclex already, why because:

    1. no license = no work. so what else can i do but just study for my nclex. and we don't know how much longer this issue will take.

    2. i just want to take my nclex so i don't have to worry about it anymore and besides like i said, this is my only free time to study. new mexico accepts licensure applicants who are not licensed from their country.

    3. after nclex, well if i do pass, i want to concentrate getting my work experience here. i do plan to work here first. i don't want to go abroad without any work experience.

    4. yes i am aware of the retrogression. i am not trying to speed up my immigration. i just want to take my nclex already. all will fall in place in due time.

    5. if i do want to apply in states that need ces or cvs. prc won't be able to comply with the requirements of cgfns because of the issue right now.

    6. i have relatives in new jersey, california, florida and one of my relatives will live in new mexico because of his job. so yes, i can work in new mexico too.

    for the others:

    of course i am also aware that its better to apply to the state you really want since at the end of the day, you would want to end up working there. your relatives and friends will be there to help you adjust. it will probably save some money for the others. and save time too if the endorsement process will take longer.

    if you will endorse later, bear in mind it means extra money too. the length of endorsement varies from one state to the other since you have to fulfill the requirements of the state you intend to endorse to. if you plan to endorse from new mexico it can speed things up or cause delay, it really depends on the state where you want to endorse.

    now as for me, i don’t want to wait for the court of appeal's decision regarding the issue. if there’s a retake then i will take it, it’s not as if i have a choice. if there’s no retake then we can all get our licenses. anyway, i want to take my nclex around january or february and work afterwards.

    these are my reasons for applying in new mexico. if it's lousy well i guess i am lousy haha. all i know is that people have different priorities right now and my priority right now is to take my nclex. call me stubborn but that's just me haha
    Last edit by bonsai_25 on Sep 13, '06

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