Wishing to work in California, from another state - page 4

since there have been so many threads started on this, thought that a sticky would answer most questions about this. 1. you must endorse to california, you do not transfer a license. you will... Read More

  1. by   diamondqueen
    Oh and by the way I have had no luck getting thru to the CA BON either. I have been trying to get this question answered for a month now. Thanx again to everyone who replied!!
  2. by   bogeyboy007
    hi all

    i'm a newbie so i apologize if my questions are already found somewhere but i just have a question to ask

    I'm a new grad from NJ and I submitted an application for the CA licensure, I sent my fingerprint card, the check, the form, etc and requested the school to forward my transcript (please let me know if i'm missing anything =) I received the confirmation card back last monday...I'm just wondering how long it will take for the whole process, I understand that I should wait 4-6 weeks but I have read from some of the forums that the fingerprint card might make the process longer and also there's a chance they would reject it (i hope that doesnt happen though) If anyone can answer..that would be really great..thank you all
  3. by   diamondqueen
    Hi Bogeyboy007!

    It seems like you covered everything. It does take four to six weeks to hear from them. I have also heard that it takes longer for the fingerprint card but as I understand it the CA BON will allow you to test without the results they will not issue your license until the fingerprints have cleared.
  4. by   suzanne4
    Are you applying for endorsement or initial licensure? If thru endorsement, and they have received verification from your original state, then they can offer a temporary license that same day in their office in Sacramento.

    If you do not hear anything in about six week, then contact them, if you are going thru the initial licensure process.

    CA BRN does their own credential eval. They need all transcripts, just as it you were submitting things to an agency such as for the CES to be done. Even though they are on the same transcript, they were not completed there. It is best to have each school submit their own transcript. That way there will be no delays.
  5. by   bogeyboy007
    Quote from suzanne4
    Are you applying for endorsement or initial licensure? If thru endorsement, and they have received verification from your original state, then they can offer a temporary license that same day in their office in Sacramento.

    If you do not hear anything in about six week, then contact them, if you are going thru the initial licensure process.

    CA BRN does their own credential eval. They need all transcripts, just as it you were submitting things to an agency such as for the CES to be done. Even though they are on the same transcript, they were not completed there. It is best to have each school submit their own transcript. That way there will be no delays.
    thanks for the info!!! I actually received my ATT last tuesday and I finally received the official letter from the BON today. SO I guess it does take about 4 weeks although I think mine was close to three weeks...I scheduled my test already and i'm a little freaked out...wish me luck!!
  6. by   kevinhk
    Hi, Suzzane,
    Finally I found out the information regarding working in CA from TN. Do you think i am right with my question? I appreciate what you did and are doing for our nursing society. If i am wrong, please let me know.
    kevinhk:spin:
  7. by   aznqtpie
    Well I sure look forward to all the things I have to go through to get a license when I move to CA next week. I sure wish CA was a compact state - that would make things a whole lot easier.

    How much is it for the license? And where can I get my fingerprints done? Do they issue a temporary license until your permanent one arrives? How much does a new LPN start off in CA? And about my school transcripts, I am assuming the board would want "official" ones?

    I'm sorry if these questions were already covered. I read the thread for the most part and didn't find the answers.

    Thanks in advance.
  8. by   emmyr3
    Quote from suzanne4
    since there have been so many threads started on this, thought that a sticky would answer most questions about this.

    1. you must endorse to california, you do not transfer a license. you will continue to maintain an active license in the original state until it expires if you do not renew it.

    2. you need to follow the license by endorsement application, you can find it on ca brn website.

    3. california requires a completed set of transcripts from your nursing school before they will issue you a permanent license.

    4. they need verification from your state licensing authority. if ca has received that or the state is part of nursys, then you can actually go to the brn in sacramento and get a temporary license issued that same day.

    5. otherwise, expect it to take about one month for you to receive the license once they have received all documents.
    hi,
    i have a quick question for you, i hope it is okay. i am going to be a student in a brand new nursing program starting jan. 2008. i will be moving to california after i graduate. i know this school will become nationally accredited since it is a part of another school that is already nationally accredited. my question is this, if i register on nursys will i be able to go to sacramento and get the permit to work the same day like you talked about on the initial thread, even though the school is not nationally accredited yet? i will have taken my nclex and passed state boards before coming to california. i know utah is a part of nursys, any info. you can give would be helpful. thank you so much!
  9. by   tobs
    hi suzzane,
    I wrote a letter in CA BON whether I can start now applying license by endorsement without the SSN but until now no answer yet from them so I decided to ask this question to you. I came here as tourist ,got a petitioner and will start filing the I-485, I-140, EAD this Friday.I have an active license in NY but I di not work there. Can I start sending the request for my transcript in the Philippines to forward it to CA BON without SSN?
    thank you.
  10. by   tobs
    hi suzzane,
    I wrote a letter in CA BON whether I can start now applying license by endorsement without the SSN but until now no answer yet from them so I decided to ask this question to you. I came here as tourist ,got a petitioner and will start filing the I-485, I-140, EAD this Friday.I have an active license in NY but I di not work there. Can I start sending the request for my transcript in the Philippines to forward it to CA BON without SSN?
    thank you.
  11. by   suzanne4
    Quote from aznqtpie
    Well I sure look forward to all the things I have to go through to get a license when I move to CA next week. I sure wish CA was a compact state - that would make things a whole lot easier.

    How much is it for the license? And where can I get my fingerprints done? Do they issue a temporary license until your permanent one arrives? How much does a new LPN start off in CA? And about my school transcripts, I am assuming the board would want "official" ones?

    I'm sorry if these questions were already covered. I read the thread for the most part and didn't find the answers.

    Thanks in advance.
    The LVN license is handled thru another board entirely. CA does not have a BON, they have a Board of Registered Nursing, and then there is an office that handles technical licenses, and that is what is over the LVN license. Not sure what they are going with temporary licenses there anymore, only know current specifics for the RN license.

    Transcripts always must be sent by your school in any state, they are never accepted directly by the nurse. As far as fingerprints, they can be done at the Dept of Justice via what is called the LiveScan.
  12. by   suzanne4
    Quote from emmyr3
    Hi,
    I have a quick question for you, I hope it is okay. I am going to be a student in a brand new nursing program starting Jan. 2008. I will be moving to California after I graduate. I know this school will become nationally accredited since it is a part of another school that is already nationally accredited. My question is this, if I register on Nursys will I be able to go to Sacramento and get the permit to work the same day like you talked about on the initial thread, even though the school is not nationally accredited yet? I will have taken my NClex and passed state boards before coming to California. I know Utah is a part of Nursys, any info. you can give would be helpful. Thank you so much!
    Makes no difference about the accreditation, it requires that the program offer the required classes that CA needs before you can get licensed here.

    If you go to Sacramento, and they have veriification that you actually hold a license in another state from that BON; whether thru Nursys, or directly from the BON, they will issue you a temporary license. A permit is the word that is used when you have never taken the NCLEX exam, but have met all requirement for it. Once they have received your transcripts and verified that, that is when you get the permanent license.

    CA is quite specific about the hours that are required for you to get licensed there, if missing any, you will be required to make them up. And just a word of caution: just because a sister school has been approved, it does not mean that the other school will be. Alot usually has to do with the passage rate on exams, etc., and that is not determined until after there are classes that have taken that exam. Never before.

    I personally never recommend a new program that is just starting. You have no idea of what the classes will be like, or what the instructors will be like. Each school has its own identity.
  13. by   hemaravin
    Hi suzanne4,
    I am an Indian nurse. I finished my CGFNS and IELTS and I have a valid CGFNS certificate. I also cleared my NCLEX-RN from New Mexico board of nursing. I dont have my EAD( Employment authorisation) and social security number at present. But I've applied for my EAD and my case is pending. I would like to register with california board of nursing. Can you please tell me what I should do! Iam new to USA. So it will be helpful to me if you can explain to me in detail.
    Thanks.

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