CA nclex passer wanting to work in vermont

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    I am a foreign-trained nurse, passed the CA nclex, and since i dont have an SSN, and cant get my CA license, I am planning to work in Vermont instead.

    I've read posts regarding reciprocity and all that stuff...but I cant find one with the same dilemma as mine (From CA to Vermont reciprocity)

    I tried to google licensure application thru reciprocity but cant find it.

    Do u know where to get those forms?

    Or do I have to have an agency which will process the reciprocity stuff?

    Thanks!
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    Quote from pashnea
    I am a foreign-trained nurse, passed the CA nclex, and since i dont have an SSN, and cant get my CA license, I am planning to work in Vermont instead.

    I've read posts regarding reciprocity and all that stuff...but I cant find one with the same dilemma as mine (From CA to Vermont reciprocity)

    I tried to google licensure application thru reciprocity but cant find it.

    Do u know where to get those forms?

    Or do I have to have an agency which will process the reciprocity stuff?

    Thanks!
    Applying for VT either for initial licensure or endorsement is quite easy compared to other Boards. The term reciprocity is not used anymore, it is endorsement. This may be the reason why you don't have any hits.

    You need to go to VT's website and download the application form. The application form for foreign-educated nurses for VT is one and the same for Licensure by Examination and Licensure by Endorsement. In most Boards, they are separate. The instructions provided by VT BON are quite clear and simple compared to other Boards.

    Also, just an FYI. One does not need an actual and active license to be petitioned. You only need proof of passing either NCLEX or CGFNS exam and the letter you got from CA BRN saying that you passed is enough to start the immigration process. Some find the 3 years deadline given by CA BRN to their advantage. Most State BON that gives licenses w/o a US SSN only have a very short expiration date if foreign-educated, mostly less than 1 year and you can't renew it w/o a US SSN either.

    Forgot to add - VT has a local license req't, so if you have not taken the NLE and registered and got licensed, you can scrap VT off your list.

    *Please check out their website: http://www.vtprofessionals.org/opr1/nurses/
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    There is no application for reciprocity as we do not have that here in the US for licenses. Only the NCLEX exam has reciprocity, meaning that you need to meet all of the requirements of the new state for licensure.

    And since you do not have a license in the US, you cannot use anything else other than the License By Examination procedure, same as you used for CA.

    I believe that this same question has already been answered for you in another thread today.
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    good day,

    thank you for your replies, re: ca passers without ssn it gave me an idea on how to work for my case. I would like to asked for your advice, my 3years to comply for my ssn to have a ca license will still expire on 2010, however, i am planning to apply for a visa screen because my ielts will expire next year(2009). Is it ok if i will apply for a visa screen this year to save my ielts from expiring, then i will endorse my nclex to vermont the next year. Please give me advice on what is the best thing to do first. thank you so much for your great help, us nurses.
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    is there also expiration for vermont like in CA? that needs to provide ssn, thank you


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