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.