Hi! I'm a graduate nurse from the Philippines, I just graduated last April 2010 and did not took the licensure exam in Phils.. I'm a permanent resident here in the U.S and I applied for NCLEX in California last January 2011, on February 2011 I received a letter from the CA-BON that they want me to write an explanation letter why I don't have a Nursing license and so I wrote them a letter saying that I look to pursue my nursing career in California. And just now March 16, 2011 I received a letter from the CA-BON saying that :
AN EVALUATION OF MY APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE AS A REGISTERED NURSE IN CALIFORNIA INDICATES THAT MU NURSING EDUCATION DOES NOT MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS IN PSYCHIATRIC NURSING. THEORY AND PRACTICAL MUST BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY. IN ORDER TO MEET THIS REQUIREMENT, IT WILL BE NECESSARY FOR ME TO MAKE UP THIS COURSE, BOTH THEORY AND CLINICAL PRACTICE, IN AN ACCREDITED SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING IN CALIFORNIA.
I don't really understand why this has happened, i have schoolmates who also applied for CA-BON but they did not have any problems. They took the NCLEX with no hassles at all. Please help me.
Mar 16, '11
I think you're probably going to have to address this with the CA BON. I'm going to move this thread to the California Nursing forum to encourage responses. Good luck!
Mar 16, '11
I and my classmate applied in Ca-BRN to take NCLEX in August 2010. I graduated in March 2010 and licensed as an RN in the Philippines on August 2010. I am now in the US as a permanent resident. This classmate had the same circumstance and we are both here in the US. Last week, my classmate received her ATT from Ca-BRN and i did NOT.
I received a letter from Ca-BRN that being the first applicant from our school, they cannot accept my 7 page course description of our Nursing curriculum. Furthermore, my evaluator stating in her letter that the course description usually takes about 100 to 200 pages. What i cannot understand is that why was i disapproved when we submitted the same documents, came from the same school, used the same nursing curriculum, both second coursers, RN licensed in the Philippines and permanent residents in US. Practically, all were the same but with different decision.
I hope someone can enlightened me on this regard. Is it okay to call them and cite my classmate case? ( i know her file #)
If ever there is someone out there has the same experience tell me how were you able to fix this, NEED HELP badly.
Thank you so much for reading.
Mar 17, '11
Since both of you went to the same school and submitted the same documents, why don't both of you make an appointment at the sametime with all of your documents and find out what the discrepencies are. Hopefully something positive will come out of it. good Luck
Mar 17, '11
i believe it's not possible to do that at this time. I am now in NJ looking after of my sick mom. I don't think my classmate would like to do that for me since she was able to get her ATT already. Is it good to call or write BRN seeking clarification? Does each evaluator has his/her own discretion in approving applications? I am very sure that our school submitted the same documents because I was there and had seen it before it was sealed by the school before they mailed it to Ca-BRN. Is giving out of this approval a matter of privelege?
Jul 6, '11
i have the same situation as yours, i received a letter from BOn stating that same thing, i cant understand why,,,knowing that i have alot of school mates whot took the nclex without having problems about psychiatric nursing
Aug 16, '11
I also received the same exact letter as yours.. I also graduated April of 2010. I jus received my letter this early August.. Hows your application now?.. What did you do? It is so deppressing and stressful
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