Quote from Cmatt13
So I'm in the UK but licensed in Illinois (long story). I'm applying for endorsement. I already sent the paperwork in to IL for endorsement, but was going to bring the rest of the paperwork in to Sacramento to do it in person because I thought it might be faster. However, I won't have my fingerprints done til the first week of June when I get to LA. Will they just hold my file until then?
I can't seem to find the answer to that burning question...frustrating to try to get things done from so far away...
@Cmatt....did you get your BSN from the UK? If so, make sure that you meet all of the CA BON requirements. CA doesn't care where you got your USA licenses from, but they will ask for your college transcripts. It must meet certain concurrency courses and meet the minimum hours in certain courses. There are tons of foreign students from most of the globe now that are unable to get into CA due to CA BON's strict enforcement of several written policies that's been there for over 10 years plus. Check out the "World" section here.
This hold true for any nurse with many years of experience. CA BON's main foundation is educational basis.
Also, do you have a valid SSN? It's now a requirement to be licensed in CA. I think you can have a green card, but not 100% sure of that.
Going to Sacramento directly may not make much difference since they are so back-logged now. They need time to review your records. You can try if time allows. Good luck!