Can the board really make me take 2 classes here in the states if I failed 5 times?

  1. 0 I'm not 100% sure why the board in CA is making me take classes again here in CA. It has been 5 years since I graduated in the PI. I also tried and failed the NCLEX-RN 5 times. I'm still working on my immigration but wanted to know if this is legitimate or if I"m just being bullied around? Anyone have them do this to you?
  2. Visit  robbie619 profile page

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    Joined Feb '12; Posts: 1.

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  3. Visit  WhistlingNurse profile page
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    I know in my state you have 3 times to pass your RN boards and then there is required schooling before you can test again.
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  4. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    Different states set different requirements. Some states allow only so many tries in a certain time frame post graduation before a person is required to start from scratch. The state can also rule that five failures constitute ineligibility for licensure. Maybe another state would allow you to retest without taking any classes. Worth looking into.
  5. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Moved to the International forum,If you take the time to read some of the threads you will see many issues currently due to enforced action by CA BRN
  6. Visit  caroladybelle profile page
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    Quote from robbie619
    I'm not 100% sure why the board in CA is making me take classes again here in CA. It has been 5 years since I graduated in the PI. I also tried and failed the NCLEX-RN 5 times. I'm still working on my immigration but wanted to know if this is legitimate or if I"m just being bullied around? Anyone have them do this to you?
    No, they cannot "force" you to do anything. But they can refuse to grant you a nursing license if you do not.I would like to think that any state would require some remediation if someone failed the NCLEX 5 times.
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  7. Visit  juan de la cruz profile page
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    In all honesty, I would likely not pursue the NCLEX-RN anymore if I were in your shoes. Everything will be working against your favor at this point. You've failed the NCLEX-RN 5 times, it's been 5 years since you graduated from nursing school so in that time frame you have not practiced nursing in any form, and you're still working on "your" immigration as you pointed out which leads me to think, given retrogression, that your situation isn't really salvageable.
    Last edit by juan de la cruz on Feb 26, '12
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  8. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    Quote from robbie619
    I'm not 100% sure why the board in CA is making me take classes again here in CA. It has been 5 years since I graduated in the PI. I also tried and failed the NCLEX-RN 5 times. I'm still working on my immigration but wanted to know if this is legitimate or if I"m just being bullied around? Anyone have them do this to you?
    Do you not think that after 5 years and failing 5 times they wouldn't ask you to take some kind of action?Do you think that 5 failures is not grounds for repeating some education?
    uRNmyway, RunBabyRN, vanburbian, and 10 others like this.
  9. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    I'd say California is protecting it's citizens and not bullying you.

    How on earth do you think you will be a safe nurse when you've never worked as a nurse and failed a basic licensing exam FIVE times?
    uRNmyway, RunBabyRN, vanburbian, and 11 others like this.
  10. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    I wouldn't have been allowed to write my RN boards 5 times. You're demonstrating that further education is required when you're unable to pass a basic exam after 5 times. There isn't much else they can do. The public needs safe nurses.
    uRNmyway, RunBabyRN, prettymica, and 3 others like this.
  11. Visit  NurseCubanitaRN2b profile page
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    It would be in your best interest to take some sort if refresher courses. If you didn't pass the NCLEX-RN after 5 tries then there is something wrong. It could be easily that you may have some test taking disabilities that need to be addressed. Good Luck
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  12. Visit  BennyRNCA profile page
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    In CA, I think you can apply unlimited times, within so many days lapsing in between the exam periods. But as it was suggested, take the time to enroll yourself in some of the various testing reviews and study hard.

    Luckily, you're not applying into Canada, as they have a limit of 3 tries and after that, you're no longer eligible to become an RN as you maxed out your luck, but you can work in a LVN or CNA capacity. Good luck to you!
  13. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from BennyRNCA

    Luckily, you're not applying into Canada, as they have a limit of 3 tries and after that, you're no longer eligible to become an RN as you maxed out your luck, but you can work in a LVN or CNA capacity. Good luck to you!
    Incorrect to work as a LPN you still need to meet requirements and pass the Canadian LPN exam
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  14. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Quote from BennyRNCA
    In CA, I think you can apply unlimited times, within so many days lapsing in between the exam periods. But as it was suggested, take the time to enroll yourself in some of the various testing reviews and study hard.

    Luckily, you're not applying into Canada, as they have a limit of 3 tries and after that, you're no longer eligible to become an RN as you maxed out your luck, but you can work in a LVN or CNA capacity. Good luck to you!
    Canada doesn't have LVN's or CNAs.

    We're all practical and our NAs aren't certified.

    So an RN who repeatedly fails can work as an NA. But only a few provinces permit RN grads (and they are usually from overseas) to write the CPNRE. Most Canadian educated LPNs are livid that this is even being allowed to happen.

    I've worked with some of these nurses and they aren't safe in either grade and require too long an orientation period.

    Hasn't worked in the 5 years since graduating uni? No practice permit back home? No experience? Not the safest sounding applicant for any position.


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