Wishing to work in California, from another state - page 3

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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... Read More


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    Suzzane

    I preety much have the same question. I just need some advice. I just got accepted to a program that allows me to bridge over to Oklahoma State and sit in for their NCLEX-RN exam. But I am a California resident and wish to work here not Oklahoma. I read a lot of the posts and was wondering which would be the fastest route to take Assuming no prob w/ FBI finger prints etc.. . Would it be .......
    A)Graduate from Oklahoma State take the NCLEX over there , move back to cali and Endorse to a permanent license...?
    B) Graduate, from Oklahoma and apply to take NCLEX in CA?w/ out endorsement?

    Help??????????????
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    Bridge over to Oklahoma? Talking about LPN to RN program?

    If you attended a school in CA, they permit those students to test before the BRN receives the completed transcript from the school if your name is on a list, if out of state, you cannot apply until you have a completed set of transcripts.

    For endorsement, it would depend on how quickly that your school sends transcripts to CA BRN, as well as how long that it would take OK BON to send verification to CA BRN.

    It is probably going to be a draw as to which way would be faster, cheaper for you just to go with CA for initial licensure.
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    Thanks for the response Suzzane,
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    Thanks for the response Suzzane,

    No it's not an LPN to RN. It's an ADN program. I do 9 months at IUON (international University of Nursing) St. Kitts, and then go straight to Oklahoma State College 9 months. (NLNAC Accredited)..I graduate from Oklahoma State w the Degree and be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN...
    -Mark
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    Thank you for all the info. This thread has been very helpful. I will be applying to take the NCLEX and get licensed in California after I graduate in May from NYC. Since I'm moving right after graduation, it seems easier for me to get licensed in California initially rather than get licensed in NY and then get endorsed. My only concern is that the California Board of Nursing website states the nursing program must meet their educational standards and I can't find any information to let me know if my school does or not. I haven't had any success contacting them by phone or e-mail, but I'll keep trying. I was just hoping someone could shed some light and possibly calm my nerves til I get an official answer from CBRN. Thanks.
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    Quote from macmac
    Thanks for the response Suzzane,

    No it's not an LPN to RN. It's an ADN program. I do 9 months at IUON (international University of Nursing) St. Kitts, and then go straight to Oklahoma State College 9 months. (NLNAC Accredited)..I graduate from Oklahoma State w the Degree and be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN...
    -Mark
    Definitely speak to the CA BRN before you sign on the dotted line. Being able to sit for the degree in one state does not guarantee all states. CA is very particular about somethings that others are not.
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    Quote from NewtoNursing
    Thank you for all the info. This thread has been very helpful. I will be applying to take the NCLEX and get licensed in California after I graduate in May from NYC. Since I'm moving right after graduation, it seems easier for me to get licensed in California initially rather than get licensed in NY and then get endorsed. My only concern is that the California Board of Nursing website states the nursing program must meet their educational standards and I can't find any information to let me know if my school does or not. I haven't had any success contacting them by phone or e-mail, but I'll keep trying. I was just hoping someone could shed some light and possibly calm my nerves til I get an official answer from CBRN. Thanks.
    A couple of things to be aware of. CA will not you sit for the exam until they have a completed file on you and they have evaluated it. If you attend school in CA, then they will let the student test as soon as they finish and before they even receive the final transcripts from the school, as long as the nurses name is on the list of those expected to graduate.

    Also be aware that CA does not participate in quick results. You may need to wait a week or so to get your results.

    If you are in a regular style program in a real nursing program that has walls, you should not have any problem. It is some of the on-line programs or ones that have been creative in their training that do not get approval.
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    Thanks for the reply. I feel calm now about my school meeting the requirements. From the CBRN website, it seems like a lengthy process, so I've started the paperwork already (transcripts, fingerprints, etc.). Wish me luck!
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    Quote from NewtoNursing
    Thanks for the reply. I feel calm now about my school meeting the requirements. From the CBRN website, it seems like a lengthy process, so I've started the paperwork already (transcripts, fingerprints, etc.). Wish me luck!
    How are you starting the process if you have not graduated yet? There are no transcripts to submit for them to evaluate. You need to graduate before you will have any transcripts to submit. They will not do a thing with your file until that point in time.
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    The CBRN website suggests submitting the application for NCLEX eligibility 4 months prior to the date you wish to take the exam. So, I will go ahead and send the finger print card, application with attached photo, and a check for the fees. I'm a second degree/transfer student, so I sent for transcripts from my other schools. The last piece will be getting my nursing school transcript sent out right away after I graduate. I will also be applying for an Interim Permit. I'm just crossing my fingers that it goes smoothly and I can sit for the exam in July.


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