State license that allows you to work in California

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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 Psychiatric Nursing units. And the solution is for me to enroll to a nursing program here in California.

    and that means I'll be spending a lot of $$$.

    So I was thinking of applying to take from another state.
    The thing is, I want to work in California.

    My question is, what state allows me to work in California?
    What state is accepted for license endorsement or reciprocity in California?

    THANKS A BUNCH
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    Going to another state to meet licensure when deficient for another state may not work when it comes to endorsing license and what is deficient for one state may be deficient for another. CA do their own assessments. NCLEX is a national exam
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    i'm just wondering what school you attended and why you have a deficiency in Psyche nursing.

    But just to answer the general question, if you are licensed in ANY of the states, you should be okay endorsing it to another.

    BUT, you have to know that it's not always the case. And your situation maybe this case. Majority of the states require a credential evaluation from CGFNS, and its basically an assessment of your nursing credentials if its comparable to US standard. It's US standard, not <insert state name> standard. So if it's not acceptable as a US standard, then it's not acceptable to ANY state.

    AND also, you have to understand that eligibility or registration as an RN in one state doesn't guarantee you registration in another. California BRN, in your case, has the right to deny your application for the same reason they did in the first place.

    I guess the only way to find out is to apply on one state and apply for a CES. Or do what California BRN instructed you to do.
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    Quote from offleemits
    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 Psychiatric Nursing units. And the solution is for me to enroll to a nursing program here in California.
    Are they asking you to enroll only in Psychiatric Nursing in a Nursing Program? How is that possible? I thought I read somewhere that the Board will tell you where to do clinical hours to meet your deficient hours.
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    Quote from bsnwnab
    Are they asking you to enroll only in Psychiatric Nursing in a Nursing Program? How is that possible? I thought I read somewhere that the Board will tell you where to do clinical hours to meet your deficient hours.
    California does its own evaluation of all licensure applicants from international nursing programs. They do not rely on CES though they would accept it if you have it. The official form is available online in the board's website. It specifically asks for theory and clinical hours spent on Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Nursing, Surgical Nursing, Obstetrical Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, and Psychiatric Nursing. I am assuming that the OP's international program did not meet the required hours for either theory or clinical or both in Psychiatric Nursing, hence, the recommendation to make up the hours in a California-approved nursing program. This is a relatively new development within the state for some Philippine-trained nurses. Numerous nurses in practice in California received their BSN in the Philippines (including myself) and had no problems with hours in the past.

    To the OP, the only way you can get a license in California is if you meet the required hours. Even if you get licensed in another state and try to endorse to California, the board will ask for the breakdown of your educational program once again and if it's deficient, they will still ask for you to make up the hours. That's just how it is.
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    Quote from iamnomad
    i'm just wondering what school you attended and why you have a deficiency in Psyche nursing.

    But just to answer the general question, if you are licensed in ANY of the states, you should be okay endorsing it to another.

    BUT, you have to know that it's not always the case. And your situation maybe this case. Majority of the states require a credential evaluation from CGFNS, and its basically an assessment of your nursing credentials if its comparable to US standard. It's US standard, not <insert state name> standard. So if it's not acceptable as a US standard, then it's not acceptable to ANY state.

    AND also, you have to understand that eligibility or registration as an RN in one state doesn't guarantee you registration in another. California BRN, in your case, has the right to deny your application for the same reason they did in the first place.

    I guess the only way to find out is to apply on one state and apply for a CES. Or do what California BRN instructed you to do.
    I went to Manila Doctors College, the nursing school for Manila Doctors Hospital.
    The CA board of registered nursing said I have a deficiency in Psychiatric Nursing Theory and Clinical Exposure.
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    Quote from juan de la cruz
    California does its own evaluation of all licensure applicants from international nursing programs. They do not rely on CES though they would accept it if you have it. The official form is available online in the board's website. It specifically asks for theory and clinical hours spent on Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Nursing, Surgical Nursing, Obstetrical Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, and Psychiatric Nursing. I am assuming that the OP's international program did not meet the required hours for either theory or clinical or both in Psychiatric Nursing, hence, the recommendation to make up the hours in a California-approved nursing program. This is a relatively new development within the state for some Philippine-trained nurses. Numerous nurses in practice in California received their BSN in the Philippines (including myself) and had no problems with hours in the past.

    To the OP, the only way you can get a license in California is if you meet the required hours. Even if you get licensed in another state and try to endorse to California, the board will ask for the breakdown of your educational program once again and if it's deficient, they will still ask for you to make up the hours. That's just how it is.
    Thank you so much for your advise. I understand it much better now. Ive heard the standards for the California BRN has been updated this year. The higher batches from my school didn't have a problem, its only happening to us new grads.
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    Hi offleemits,

    I have the same problem as yours.. exactly the same.. I'm also from Philippines and I graduated April of 2010.. I just received the letter this August.. and its quite stressful.. What did you do regarding your application? Help
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    Quote from RLuiii
    Hi offleemits,

    I have the same problem as yours.. exactly the same.. I'm also from Philippines and I graduated April of 2010.. I just received the letter this August.. and its quite stressful.. What did you do regarding your application? Help
    hello there from what school are you? my problems are already fixed and i have scheduled my exam on the 27th of september already.
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    Quote from offleemits
    hello there from what school are you? my problems are already fixed and i have scheduled my exam on the 27th of september already.
    good for you. how were you able to fix the problem?


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