State license that allows you to work in California - page 5

by starleviosa

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HELLO I'm a graduate from the Philippines, and I'm planning to take the NCLEX here in California. But the Cali Board of Registered Nursing said that I'm not ineligible to take NCLEX RN because I have a deficiency in my... Read More


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    i cant believe why all this happened to us.. @ starleviosa did u get your att in nevada bon? good luck to ur nclex
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    hi, im a Filipina too and I just got my mail yesterday from California BON that says the same thing "that they determined that not all aspect of my theory and clinical training meet the requirements in medical surgical and obstetrics. And reflects that some and/or all clinical cases were not completed during the same semester." So how did u resolve it?I'm really disappointed about this. Hoping for your reply. thank you and God bless!
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    Quote from starleviosa
    always remember guys, you have finished a four year course in nursing, and i'll mention again, some analysts are not updated yet about the difference of the california curriculum with foreign countries. they're not supposed to evaluate your education using the california curriculum.

    do not give up. do not enroll in a college and study for 1 year just for the deficiency. because i myself was in the situation and fought for my right to be eligible without needing to enroll to nursing school here in the us.

    you just have to ask the right questions and clarfiy things with your evaluator, ask her about what you lack, and always be respectful when you talk to your analyst. do not act all knowing but make sure that you get to your point.

    remember, my fellow filipinos. if your college is indeed accredited, then our nursing curriculums are all the same. it is mandated by the bon and ched. so whatever i studied, whatever other filipinos took to become eligible, is what you also took.

    so you are eligible, the same way i am and the others are..


    my email is starleviosa@hotmail.com
    from the looks of it, i see that this problem is because of one evaluator. but i cannot mention her name her, i mentioned it before, but according to the terms and conditions of this forum, we aren't allowed to mention names.

    if your analyst's name starts with an "*" email me, i have her direct line. so you can talk to her directly.


    if there are people still emailing me at this account, i'm sorry, that one's hacked and i can no longer open it. my new email address is starleviosa@yahoo.com

    anyways for those asking, yes i was able to get past my eligibility issue on the psych deficiency, but after which i was asked about cases, which i was denied in. cases have to be concurrent with theory. and as we all know, that is impossible in the philippines. hence, i gave up with my cali application and decided to apply in nevada.

    here are the steps i took:
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    it took 2 to 3 months all in all.


    [color=#333333]1. ordered cgfns-ces online. $335. you can choose to have the $500 expedited one, you'll have results in 10 days. i just took the regular one.
    [color=#333333]2. corresponded with my school so they can forward my transcript and breakdown of hours in my subjects needed by cgfns.
    [color=#333333]3. livescan fingerprinting $65. and mailed my application downloaded from the nevada brn website. $100
    [color=#333333]4. scheduled my english proficiency exam. i took the toefl $175. you can also take ielts. i chose toefl because i have to wait 2 months for the next available date in ielts, while with toefl i was able to take it in a week.
    [color=#333333]5. afterwhich cgfns notified me that my credentials were already sent to nv brn, i contacted the board and asked about my application.
    [color=#333333]6. they said im eligible and told me to pay $200 at pearsonvue.com/nclex whenever im ready. once you pay, you're required to take it within 3 months.


    god bless us all.
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    @ Starleviosa....what happened to your friend that did get the ATT after you were denied yours later? Did this person pass the NCLEX? I'm asking because you used a good idea of saying the same person who went to school with the same courses was able to her ATT and it presented no problems with the CA BON.

    I'm trying to help an overseas friend for awhile now and if we can use that same idea, maybe she might have get a chance to get her ATT.

    Thank you and good luck in your career!
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    Quote from starleviosa
    if there are people still emailing me at this account, i'm sorry, that one's hacked and i can no longer open it. my new email address is starleviosa@yahoo.comanyways for those asking, yes i was able to get past my eligibility issue on the psych deficiency, but after which i was asked about cases, which i was denied in. cases have to be concurrent with theory. and as we all know, that is impossible in the philippines. hence, i gave up with my cali application and decided to apply in nevada.here are the steps i took:
    [color=#333333]it took 2 to 3 months all in all.[color=#333333]1. ordered cgfns-ces online. $335. you can choose to have the $500 expedited one, you'll have results in 10 days. i just took the regular one.[color=#333333]2. corresponded with my school so they can forward my transcript and breakdown of hours in my subjects needed by cgfns.[color=#333333]3. livescan fingerprinting $65. and mailed my application downloaded from the nevada brn website. $100[color=#333333]4. scheduled my english proficiency exam. i took the toefl $175. you can also take ielts. i chose toefl because i have to wait 2 months for the next available date in ielts, while with toefl i was able to take it in a week.[color=#333333]5. afterwhich cgfns notified me that my credentials were already sent to nv brn, i contacted the board and asked about my application.[color=#333333]6. they said im eligible and told me to pay $200 at pearsonvue.com/nclex whenever im ready. once you pay, you're required to take it within 3 months.
    god bless us all.
    hi ive been trying to get a hold of you. can you email me at pscamain@gmail.com already sent you an email. i would really need your help. thank you!!! btw my name is paola.
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    I sounded so desperate, but honestly it feels like I really am desperate. My mind is nonstop thinking of what to do next just to keep going forward rather than bein stuck and not knowing what to do.Taking the nevada nclex is the most convincing option for me but of course i dont wana spend stack of cash if itll be nothing. My concerns are if ca honor reciprocity from what ive read countless threads they said that you still have to take the ca licensure by endorsement wherein you still have give ca brn the breakdown of education back in the philippines. So this really worries me. Hmmmm
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    CA do their own assessment and this includes usually when endorsing license from another state
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    Update 06.01.12

    You're reading this thread because you're probably afraid of being denied by the CA BON for the concurrency issues or you have been denied already and you're looking for another way to be licensed.

    You can do 2 things:
    1. Go back to school in an accredited program in CA
    2. Apply for licensure in another state

    You can go for 1 if you don't mind going back to school and you have the money time and effort.
    You can go for 2 if you want to be licensed and finally work as an RN but is willing to relocate.

    I opted for 2. I applied for Nevada. It's longer, you have to take toefl and go by cgfns but it's not as strict.

    The only down side is that there's no job opening for new grads. It's so hard to get a job.

    So my advice this time around:
    Apply for licensure in one of the compact states, NV is not one of them.
    If you apply for licensure for Tennessee for example you can also work at other states which is a member of the compact states.
    And it's actually less hassle because you don't need toefl or ielts anymore.

    And when I searched online states, those states actually have job openings in hospitals for new grads!

    Boo, so if I would do it again or if I have known this, I would have applied for licensure in one of the compact states rather than NV. Passing nclex is half the battle, getting a job is the harder part.
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    Applying to a compact state is no good unless your primary residency is in a compact state. If your residency is not in a compact state then your license is just for the state
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