Florida Nclex Eligibility - page 7

Does Anyone Here Knows, How Long Will It Take To Receive The Nclex Eligibility In Florida? I'm Ready To Send My Application This Week, And I Would Like To Know What's The Time Frame So I Can... Read More

  1. by   anicaneri
    hi silver,
    i was so surprised to know that they only give 1 year time to comply for SSN#....
  2. by   Silverdragon102
    BON's can and will change their requirements at any time. I know Florida has gone through a few changes lately and would suggest if you can't find anything on the website contact them and ideally get something in writing
  3. by   JeRyL
    Hi!

    To those who passed the FL NCLEX-RN exam who doesn't have an SSN, did it state in your letter that they are only giving 1 year in order to comply for an SSN?

    Mine didn't, it only stated that they are giving me a unique personal identification number to process my application since I don't have an SSN yet.

    I am very anxious since I don't want my NCLEX result to expire. I applied for licensure November 2007 but only got to sit and passed the exam October 2008. Since I don't have an SSN, does that mean that my NCLEX result will expire this month???

    Please help...

    //I'll try to contact the BON later. Thanks Silverdragon. =)
  4. by   5cats
    Your NCLEX won't expire, but your application with Florida BON might, you need to contact them directly.

    5cats
  5. by   JeRyL
    ^ Thank you for the reply 5cats. I see, so my NCLEX result won't expire, does that mean I don't have to sit and write the exam again even my application for the Florida BON expires?
  6. by   5cats
    exactly.

    5cats
  7. by   JeRyL
    ^ I see! Thank you so much for your reply. It really eased up my anxiety. So I guess I have to apply for licensure by endorsement to other states in order to maintain my NCLEX result.
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    As I said in pm, NCLEX doesn't expire but will depend on BON/BRN and if they destroy your file then your NCLEX results are destroyed unless you have applied to another BON/BRN
  9. by   5cats
    You cannot endorse because you are not licensed.
    Last edit by 5cats on Nov 7, '08
  10. by   JeRyL
    Again, thank you Silverdragon and 5cats for the reply.

    I found out that my file (and the files of other applicants) won't be destroyed, but in a "pending status". I emailed Christy George, OPS Senior Clerk of the Florida Board of Nursing regarding this matter and here's what she said:

    "Greetings! As of July 2008, The rules for applicants who have passed the NCLEX but are not able to be licensed because they do not have a social security card have been recently changed.

    Applicant's files here at the Florida Board of Nursing in this position will remain in a pending status and will not be expired because a social security number is temporarily not available to them. No extension application is required because of an extended length of time due to retrogression.

    **If it is under a year since you passed the NCLEX and you receive your social security number, all we require is a copy of your social security card and your updated address to be faxed or mailed to our office, to be licensed.

    **If it is over a year since you passed the NCLEX, and you receive your social security number, you must fill out the "Attestation for RN/LPN Licensure by Examination" Application. The entire application needs to be completed.

    There is nothing else required for licensure for applicants in this situation besides the completion and submission of this application to the Board. That means, no fees and no background checks need to be done.

    At which time as you have acquired a social security number, please contact our office and request this application. Do not submit this application until you have your SS card. "


    I hope this post also helped those who have the same problem as mine. I guess by this time, I will apply for application of licensure to other states so that I can have a permanent license until I provide Florida my SSN.

    Many thanks goes to 5cats and specially to SilverDragon.
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    Well done and great on getting a reply quickly from BON and thanks for posting
  12. by   Satinne26
    I want to know the timeframe when can I get my eligibility for florida.. I'm a foreign grad from the Philippines. I haven's submitted anything yet because I'm not sure if I have the correct form... Uhmm about CES.. is that a requirement?
    Would it take months? what is that exactly hehe! I'm also sort of confused with the mailing address too.. Another question... ATT for Florida is 3 mos only?
  13. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Satinne26
    I want to know the timeframe when can I get my eligibility for florida.. I'm a foreign grad from the Philippines. I haven's submitted anything yet because I'm not sure if I have the correct form... Uhmm about CES.. is that a requirement?
    Would it take months? what is that exactly hehe! I'm also sort of confused with the mailing address too.. Another question... ATT for Florida is 3 mos only?
    The BON will not even look at your application if they have not received the CES report. Please get a credentials eval completed before you submit to the BON, or at least know that the report has been completed. It usually takes about four months to get the CES and then another four to six weeks for FL to issue approval to test. So about six months or so at the earliest.

    CES is a credentials eval done by CGFNS.

    The mailing address is listed right on their website, please send everything in by courier service to both FL BON as well as CGFNS.

    The actual ATT is only valid for most states for three months, this is not the same as the eligibility granted by a state. You will not receive the ATT until you have actually paid the fee to Pearson-Vue and FL has approved you to sit for the exam.
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    Please take the time to do some actual reading on this site including the Primer at the top of the forum for information that you must have and need to know.

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