Thai Nurse coming to CA on a K-1 Fiancee Visa

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    This is a duplicate post in another section of this forum (international). Sorry if this duplication irks anyone.

    "Hi all:

    I am glad there is a forum such as this one here. I am not a nurse but my fiancee is a registered nurse in Sakon Nakon Thailand. She will arrive here on a fiancee visa sometime early 2005. We plan on having her try and work here in Northen California (SF/ East Bay Area) as a registered nurse.'

    I have read and downloaded the forms for steps for International RN Applicants here : http://www.nurse.ca.gov/howto.html#International
    What can she do while she is there...We have not submitted anything yet to the California Board of Nursing...

    I was just wondering if there are anybody here that can provide me feedback/suggestion or advice. I have so many questions...

    Thank you in Advanced"
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    I would begin by getting an official transcript and copy of her nurses license.
    Click "Request for Transcript "

    There are many details needed so the next few months can be used. The Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) is easier to deal with by mail than by telephone.

    Also nurses at my hospital have had success by going to Sacramento and personally talking with someone.

    Click the link "Application for Licensure by Examination"
    Fingerprints and so on, including the English test may possibly be accomplished in Thailand.

    Tell your fiance WELCOME!
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    Quote from spacenurse
    I would begin by getting an official transcript and copy of her nurses license.
    Click "Request for Transcript "

    There are many details needed so the next few months can be used. The Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) is easier to deal with by mail than by telephone.

    Also nurses at my hospital have had success by going to Sacramento and personally talking with someone.....

    .....Tell your fiance WELCOME!
    Spacenurse,

    Thank you for the "welcome" and the helpful tips. I have tried to email the CA BRN several times with out luck. Sacramento is only an hour 30 minutes drive, so I think it'll be worth it to personally visit their office.

    If there are any other tips, advice or feedback from you or any other forum member, please don't be shy .
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    Quote from chivasgeo
    Spacenurse,

    Thank you for the "welcome" and the helpful tips. I have tried to email the CA BRN several times with out luck. Sacramento is only an hour 30 minutes drive, so I think it'll be worth it to personally visit their office.

    If there are any other tips, advice or feedback from you or any other forum member, please don't be shy .
    I forgot the information I meant to post! Our nurse recruiter and my fellow nurses have found it almost impossible to get anything accomplished by phone. E-mail is slow. Perhaps they only look at it once a week and forward it to someone else. Snailmail or a personal visit work best. recently renewed my license on line and it was quick and easy.

    OK, the link:

    http://www.rn.ca.gov/lic/lic-exam.htm

    ALL APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:

    Appropriate Fees.

    Completed Application for Licensure by Examination.

    Completed fingerprints using either the Live Scan Process or the Applicant Fingerprint Card (Hard Card) processing method as directed in the INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING FINGERPRINT CARDS. Submit the appropriate nonrefundable TOTAL FEE as directed on the Application Fee Schedule.

    One recent 2" x 2" passport-type photograph.

    Completed confirmation card to confirm receipt of application by the Board.

    Completed Request for Accommodation of Disabilities form(s), if applicable.

    Request for Transcript form(s) completed and forwarded directly from the nursing school(s) with certified transcripts.

    IN ADDITION FOR INTERNATIONAL GRADUATES:

    A. Send Breakdown of Educational Program for International Nursing Programs form to your school with the Request for Transcript form. Also provide the Certified English Translation form to your certified translator if your transcript is not in English. (See Supplemental Application Instructions for International Graduates.)

    B. Submit a copy of your license or diploma that allows you to practice professional nursing in the country where you were educated. If you do not hold a license, a written explanation is required. Also, provide copies of your certificates for midwifery and psychiatric nursing, if applicable.


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