Quote from newtress
May I ask what is meant by "people who don't graduate from a practical nursing program" I'm so lost on that part.
Hi Newtress, my friend who use to work there and is now in nursing school with me is here spending the night (studying) told me I shouldn't have brought that up in the endorsement area as it doesn't pertain to people coming to CA with a LPN license in another state. But since I brought it up, here's the jist...
CA is one of the few states (if not the only one) who approves people to sit for the LVN NCLEX not only as a graduate of a LVN school but also through paid experience, foreign education, partial education/paid experience, military. If you go to Pearson Vue's site or see the NCLEX booklet, you can see how many approved CA LVN schools there are compared to other states. She said to imagine all the graduates of those schools plus all the paid experience people applying, CA gets alot of applications daily. Then you add ALOT of people applying from other states who can't qualify in their state because their state doesn't allow paid experience and you get ALOT of applicants. The word gets around that CA licenses paid experience and they all come from other states hoping to get an endorsement back to their original state after CA licenses them. She said to stress ALOT LOL
Since you have a current LPN license in LA, don't worry about any of this-it doesn't pertain to you and I've learned my lesson to keep on track when trying to answer a question for someone.
**This is the friend----
CA has a disclaimer that endorsement is not guaranteed if you have a CA license and want to endorse to another state especially if you qualified by means other than graduating from an accredited vocational nursing school. The people who come from other states with paid experience hoping to get a CA license and then endorse that back to their original state are finding it hard or impossible to do. CA sends the qualifying method to the endorsement state with the licensure information so the state sees how you qualified to take the exam (graduate, paid experience, military, etc). For example: Say you live in Oregon and OR will only approve people to sit for the exam if you graduated from a LPN school. You only have paid experience and a couple of classes and you hear CA will approve you to take the test. You apply to CA for their LVN license, take the test, pass and get their LVN license. You never wanted to live in CA, you want to stay in OR so you apply to OR for endorsement as you have a CA license now. CA sends OR your licensure information and also sends them how you qualified (equivalency). OR then has the right to tell you no, they will only accept an endorsement from those licensees who graduated from an approved LVN/LPN school. That is each state's perogative. CA generally will endorse most LPN licensees as long as they are not revoked/citations pending. If they qualified through military, the military person would have to get a transcript showing if they took the short or long program. All others, it's just pretty much the license verification from their licensure state or NURSYS. Good luck. I still have friends that work there and they are swamped with these 3 days off a month. Just keep in mind what I told her to write a few days ago
application, record of conviction (#7 and #9), photo, high school/GED,fingerprints (preferably livescan IN California), verification either from your state board or NURSYS and the application fee. Send it certified so you know they got it as it has to go through the cashiering area first and since those are locked up until worked on, no one will go checking to see if they received it.
Once they have reviewed it and received your fingerprint clearance, you will receive a licensing fee letter. You can either return the letter with the fee and you'll receive your license in the mail about 3 weeks later or you can go into their office and pay the fee and ask for a temporary. Temporaries cannot be asked for through mail as you would receive the temp about the same time as the license.
Hope that helps you to make it smooth sailing for you to get your CA license. Best wishes! Back to studying