Wishing to work in California, from another state - page 8

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   m.sata
    Quote from goldenstate-08
    april/08, i took NCLEX and got a RN license. then I started apply for CA license through ENDORSEMENT. CA board asked a transcript together with a particular form which was supposed to be filled out by a school transcript officer (so, it is also complicated, to make sure they didn't forget to fill that form.
    Hi, I am trying to quickly figure this out, in the packet of paperwork that is to be mailed to the board, there are the transcripts which are mailed directly from the school to the BON. Then there is the additional paper which is the "Nursing Program Verification", and I can't figure out if this is also mailed and sealed directly to the BON from the school, or sent back to me and then I send it in with my packet. I cant imagine how the dean will coincide with the records dept. to get the paperwork together and mailed at the same time. Anyways if anyone has an answer that would be great!
  2. by   barrjan
    I am endorsing my licence from Vermont to California. I trained in the UK. Do i have to do Nursys and send verification of license packet to Vermont, do i have to do both? Edited to post on International forum, just saw the sticky.
  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from barrjan
    I am endorsing my licence from Vermont to California. I trained in the UK. Do i have to do Nursys and send verification of license packet to Vermont, do i have to do both? Edited to post on International forum, just saw the sticky.
    Only Nursys needs to be done. The packet is only used if one holds a license in a state that is not on Nursys.
  4. by   suzanne4
    Quote from m.sata
    Hi, I am trying to quickly figure this out, in the packet of paperwork that is to be mailed to the board, there are the transcripts which are mailed directly from the school to the BON. Then there is the additional paper which is the "Nursing Program Verification", and I can't figure out if this is also mailed and sealed directly to the BON from the school, or sent back to me and then I send it in with my packet. I cant imagine how the dean will coincide with the records dept. to get the paperwork together and mailed at the same time. Anyways if anyone has an answer that would be great!
    Trancripts as well as that form get sent in by the school. The only thing that they will accept from you is your actual application.
  5. by   suzanne4
    Quote from aprillynnHI
    Thanks for all the info here, it is really helpful. I used to live in CA and went and had LiveScan done previously due to having a home day care many years ago. Do I need to go to LiveScan again?

    Also, I know this was covered a little bit, but should I have all my transcripts for all my school sent before I graduate and then followup with my school sending my transcripts to CA board of reg nursing? Im not sure if it will speed up the process. Thanks!
    You will need to check with the Board on this one, but suspect that you will need to have the Live Scan done again now as they are going to need to run your fingerprints thru the system. Especially since it was many years ago as you call it and not done for the BRN.
  6. by   chunkymonkey33
    On a related note... Has any Excelsior graduates applied for endorsement in CA and had any problems? I've heard CA can reject your endorsement application based on the fact they don't accept Excelsior.
  7. by   chunkymonkey33
    I've read that CA does not accept Excelsior due to lack of clinical hours. Is there work exerience you can get with your LVN license or that out of state RN license that will complete that need. I've contacted the board in CA and seems no one wants to answer.
  8. by   nogurl
    I am a nursing student in an associate's degree program in Louisiana and I will be graduating in May of 2009. My fiance is already living in Cali due to him getting stationed there because he is in the military. Can't I just take the boards in Cali to get my license there instead of getting a license here and then "endorsing" it to get a Cali one??
  9. by   chunkymonkey33
    I'm learning a lot about this subject, but I'm not am expert. From what I understand, CA will only let you sit for the boards if your education matches their requirements. If you are going to Excelsior, they will not approve your application. I've confirmed this both through CA board and Excelsior. I'm trying to find out now if there is some way to get work experience or other that can be added to the Excelsior educaton that will be acceptable to CA. If you don't go to Excelsior, call the CA board to see if the program you are going to meets their requirement. Good luck!
  10. by   suzanne4
    Quote from chunkymonkey33
    I've read that CA does not accept Excelsior due to lack of clinical hours. Is there work exerience you can get with your LVN license or that out of state RN license that will complete that need. I've contacted the board in CA and seems no one wants to answer.

    Ca does not accept Excelsior training for licensure. And you cannot endorse a license from another state when you trained and obtained your license from Excelsior, unless you got licensed several years ago initially before the ruling went into place.

    You will have to complete an approved program in order to get licensed in CA. The NCLEX exam has reciprocity with all of the 50 states and territories, that means that you do not need to write the exam ever but one time if you keep a license current. However, one must meet the education requirements of the new state in order to be able to get licensed or endorse a previous license there. And this is where many are having issues.

    Best of luck to you. There are quite a few programs that are actually accepted in CA and will also be accepted in all 50 states. Always recommend that someone go that route.

    I would have a good read on the Distance Learning Forum, much has been written on this topic. There is also a statement about it on the website for the BRN, or at least there used to be.
  11. by   khine2mn80
    Quote from suzanne4
    One can easily do a walk-thru in Sacramento and get the temporary license issued that same day, provided that the original state is in Nursys or they have received the verification from the BON beforehand.

    If so, it can all be done in just a few hours, including getting the LiveScan done.
    hi suzanne

    does that work for a foriegn grad too? live scan is done there? not in advance before going to sacramento?
  12. by   vivicaq
    You are so right, If you have all required documents BRN will have your license processed within a month. I applied for mine on october 8th and had one issued on october 22 2008
  13. by   suzanne4
    Quote from khine2mn80
    hi suzanne

    does that work for a foriegn grad too? live scan is done there? not in advance before going to sacramento?
    This goes for the foreign grad as well. As long as they have your verification from the original state or it can be obtained by them thru Nursys, then there is no issue with going to Sacramento.

    LiveScan can be done at the Dept of Justice (DOJ) and on the same day.

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