im a new grad and planning to work in CA this summer. can i sit for boards in my home state but apply for my licensure in CA? i am not talking about endorsement. i only want to be licensed in CA. thanks!
May 1, '07
Sorry, but all of the information given above is incorrect. You can sit for the NCLEX exam for a paricular state where ever you want, even out of the US.
You just need to apply to CA for initial licensure and go thru that process. I do highly recommend that you actually write the exam before you move and have that out of the way. You definitely do not have to wait until you get to CA to write the exam. Where you actually write the exam has no bearing on where you will obtain your first license from.
Where you write the exam does not matter. Just the state that you are writing it for plays any part in it.
Best of luck to you.
And remember that most foreign nurses take the NCLEX-RN exam out of the US before they even get a visa to come to the US. They can write the exam for which ever state that they want, they just need to be approved by that state.
Last edit by suzanne4 on May 1, '07