do i need to take phil local board???

  1. hi everyone! i am a nursing student from the philippines and will be graduating soon. i was wondering if i need to take the local board in the philippines first before i can take cgfns and nclex? i really want to work in the US after graduation, so any info you can share to help me speed things up will be greatly appreciated as it is im really confused with the different requirements and exams that i have to take...do i really have to take them all??? thanks thanks!!!! hope to hear from you!!!
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  3. by   roselynrn
    hi thats my dillemma also.. graduating na din ako this march!

    plz read this and i hope it can help you!!!

    HOW TO APPLY FOR NCLEX - RN CALIFORNIA

    1) Go to www.rn.ca.gov
    2) Click Licensing & Examination from the menu on the left
    3) Click Licensure by Examination as a first-time candidate
    4) Click Application for Licensure by Examination
    6) Read then download the following forms:

    a) Application for licensure by examination
    - this is the application form. fill this up then attach a 2x2 passport type picture
    b ) Request for transcript
    - fill up then submit this form to your school registrar
    c) Breakdown of Educational Program
    - fill up then submit this form to your school registrar

    6) Obtain a fingerprint card then go to NBI for the fingerprint process.
    - if you dont have a fingerprint card, you can request at this link https://app.dca.ca.gov/rn/requests.htm
    - Remember: DO NOT FOLD YOUR FINGERPRINT CARD AND USE ONLY BLACK INK

    How to fill up your card:
    - height - express in feet and inches. example: 5' 6"
    - weight - express in pounds (lbs) example: 129 lbs
    - color of eyes - use this as your reference:
    Black - BLK / Gray - GRY
    Blue - BLU / Green - GRN
    Brown - BRN / Hazel - HZL
    - color of hair - use this as your reference:
    Bald - BAL / Gray - GRY
    Black - BLK / Red/ Auburn - RED
    Blonde - BLN / Sandy - SDY
    Brown - BRN / White - WH
    - race - for Filipinos you can write ASIAN or ASN

    Fingerprint card Images by droytan:

    Front


    Back



    7) Prepare the appropriate fee by bankdraft check or money order ($107) made payable to the Board of Registered Nursing
    8) Mail your application form together with the fingerprint card and bankdraft check to this address:

    Mailing Address:
    Board of Registered Nursing
    P.O. Box 944210
    Sacramento, CA 94244-2100

    Street Address: (for Fedex or other delivery services)
    Board of Registered Nursing
    1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-217
    Sacramento, CA 95834-1924

    9) It is recommended that your transcript of records and breakdown of international program should be forwarded directly from your nursing school to the BON.
    Other schools let you mail the TOR and breakdown so just make sure you receive it in a sealed envelope and mail to your local post office.
    Remember: Don't mail your application together with your TOR and Breakdown or else the BON might return it to you

    10) For those w/ licenses here in the Philippines, include also a photocopy of your certification of passing or photocopy of your license and a photocopy of your diploma.
    11) For those w/o licenses here in the Philippines, write an explanation stating why u dont have a license. Also include a photocopy of your diploma in case it will be needed.
    12) Confirmation card may be included but it is only optional. Confirmation card lets you know if the BON has received your application.
    13) Wait for your Eligibility packet to be mailed to you. Eligibility simply means that the BON have found you eligible to take the NCLEX.
    - Eligibility may arrive as early as 1 month and may take as long as 6 months.
    14) After you receive your eligibility, you may now register at Pearson vue for your exam schedule.
    15) To register, go to www.pearsonvue.com/nclex
    - Please prepare your credit card for the $200 registration fee
    16) Then click create a web account and register
    17) Fill up all the necessary information including your testing area and pay $200 for the registration fee.
    - Please take note that in this process, choosing your date of exam is not yet included.
    18) After registering, your acknowledgement and Authorization to test (ATT) will be sent via your email.
    19) Once you receive your ATT, you can now choose your date of exam.
    20) Go to www.pearsonvue.com/nclex then click schedule or reschedule an NCLEX examination
    21) Log in then choose your date of exam
    22) After you have chosen your date of exam, you need to call pearson to confirm your exam date.
    - Please Note: If you choose to schedule your NCLEX at a testing center outside of the USA, you will have to pay an international scheduling fee of $150 plus Value Added Tax (VAT) when applicable.
    23) After scheduling your date of exam, a confirmation message of your date of exam will be sent to your email.

    Thats it. Goodluck. Godbless. Bow..
    HOW TO APPLY FOR NCLEX - RN CALIFORNIA

    1) Go to www.rn.ca.gov
    2) Click Licensing & Examination from the menu on the left
    3) Click Licensure by Examination as a first-time candidate
    4) Click Application for Licensure by Examination
    6) Read then download the following forms:

    a) Application for licensure by examination
    - this is the application form. fill this up then attach a 2x2 passport type picture
    b ) Request for transcript
    - fill up then submit this form to your school registrar
    c) Breakdown of Educational Program
    - fill up then submit this form to your school registrar

    6) Obtain a fingerprint card then go to NBI for the fingerprint process.
    - if you dont have a fingerprint card, you can request at this link https://app.dca.ca.gov/rn/requests.htm
    - Remember: DO NOT FOLD YOUR FINGERPRINT CARD AND USE ONLY BLACK INK

    How to fill up your card:
    - height - express in feet and inches. example: 5' 6"
    - weight - express in pounds (lbs) example: 129 lbs
    - color of eyes - use this as your reference:
    Black - BLK / Gray - GRY
    Blue - BLU / Green - GRN
    Brown - BRN / Hazel - HZL
    - color of hair - use this as your reference:
    Bald - BAL / Gray - GRY
    Black - BLK / Red/ Auburn - RED
    Blonde - BLN / Sandy - SDY
    Brown - BRN / White - WH
    - race - for Filipinos you can write ASIAN or ASN

    Fingerprint card Images by droytan:

    Front


    Back



    7) Prepare the appropriate fee by bankdraft check or money order ($107) made payable to the Board of Registered Nursing
    8) Mail your application form together with the fingerprint card and bankdraft check to this address:

    Mailing Address:
    Board of Registered Nursing
    P.O. Box 944210
    Sacramento, CA 94244-2100

    Street Address: (for Fedex or other delivery services)
    Board of Registered Nursing
    1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-217
    Sacramento, CA 95834-1924

    9) It is recommended that your transcript of records and breakdown of international program should be forwarded directly from your nursing school to the BON.
    Other schools let you mail the TOR and breakdown so just make sure you receive it in a sealed envelope and mail to your local post office.
    Remember: Don't mail your application together with your TOR and Breakdown or else the BON might return it to you

    10) For those w/ licenses here in the Philippines, include also a photocopy of your certification of passing or photocopy of your license and a photocopy of your diploma.
    11) For those w/o licenses here in the Philippines, write an explanation stating why u dont have a license. Also include a photocopy of your diploma in case it will be needed.
    12) Confirmation card may be included but it is only optional. Confirmation card lets you know if the BON has received your application.
    13) Wait for your Eligibility packet to be mailed to you. Eligibility simply means that the BON have found you eligible to take the NCLEX.
    - Eligibility may arrive as early as 1 month and may take as long as 6 months.
    14) After you receive your eligibility, you may now register at Pearson vue for your exam schedule.
    15) To register, go to www.pearsonvue.com/nclex
    - Please prepare your credit card for the $200 registration fee
    16) Then click create a web account and register
    17) Fill up all the necessary information including your testing area and pay $200 for the registration fee.
    - Please take note that in this process, choosing your date of exam is not yet included.
    18) After registering, your acknowledgement and Authorization to test (ATT) will be sent via your email.
    19) Once you receive your ATT, you can now choose your date of exam.
    20) Go to www.pearsonvue.com/nclex then click schedule or reschedule an NCLEX examination
    21) Log in then choose your date of exam
    22) After you have chosen your date of exam, you need to call pearson to confirm your exam date.
    - Please Note: If you choose to schedule your NCLEX at a testing center outside of the USA, you will have to pay an international scheduling fee of $150 plus Value Added Tax (VAT) when applicable.
    23) After scheduling your date of exam, a confirmation message of your date of exam will be sent to your email.

    Thats it. Goodluck. Godbless. Bow..
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    hi check out the international forum, plenty of threads discussing stuff and especially check out the sticky titled Primer to working in the US
  5. by   roselynrn
    thank you!!!

  6. by   awwzom
    thanks thanks!!! i really appreciate your replies! good luck to us!!! see you in the US soon!
  7. by   roselynrn
    your welcome!!!! :smiletea:

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