Can your NCLEX results 'expire'?

  1. This may sound like a silly question but I really need to know!

    I'm in South Africa and took my NCLEX in June 2006 as part of my emigration process and passed first time. I did it through the VT Board of Nursing. My VT license was renewed and expires again in March 2009. I'm also in the process of having the license endorsed over to CA. But my emigration process has slowed to a complete halt due to factors totally outside my control and I have no idea when it will complete.

    Now, I vaguely remember reading something somewhere at the time that pertained to the NCLEX results and had to do with needing a Social Security number for 'something' to happen - cannot remember what it was at all - and I also seem to remember a two year period being mentioned!!

    Obviously I won't have an SS number until I get to the US, whenever that may be. It's eighteen months since I passed the NCLEX and I am now concerned that whatever it is I am remembering might be affected by the delay.

    Does this sound like nonsense or does it ring a bell for anyone? Any input would be much appreciated!!

    Elleann
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Moved to the International forum as more appropriate.

    You may have problems with endorsing to Ca as they will not issue hard license without SSN. Also no idea when retrogression will change. Do you have an employer and are you going through the process? I don't think NCLEX expires
  4. by   suzanne4
    If you already have a license number issued from VT, then you will not have any issues with your NCLEX exam expiring.

    Immigration is at a halt because of the retrogression, nothing that is specific to your file, but the entire world is under it.
  5. by   Elleann
    Thanks. Yes I do know about retrogression (the factors beyond my control I mentioned).

    I'm just feeling pretty devastated at present as I recently learned that my I-140 was denied, and it's not my fault!!!

    I was working with a small CA agency through which a number of friends had already successfully emigrated. When time came to file my I-140 (Jan this year) there was no job offer available as the original hospital contract I had signed on with had been withdrawn (hospital group changed its foreign nurse recruitment policy and cancelled a bunch of contracts) and the agency (a small, one-man operation) was struggling to build new contacts and already hospitals were getting antsy about taking on staff with the long wait for them to arrive. So I signed a contract with the agency itself which essentially made me a 'travel nurse' with the agency as sponsor. BUT, mainly due to retrogression and subsequent lack of placement and therefore lack of commission, the agency is struggling financially and the INS assessed him as being unable to pay my salary and DENIED my I-140. As he has no other job to offer me right now, an appeal is bound to fail but its been lodged anyway.

    I'm completely devastated by this. Not only is retrogression screwing things up, but this has knocked me to the back of the queue as the only way to proceed now is to find a new sponsor / employer and file a new I-140 application - and god only knows how long things will take from here on out. And since I'm no longer in my 20s or 30s, its not like I have time to sit around patiently waiting for things to happen ... but what choice do I have? :angryfire
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Elleann
    Thanks. Yes I do know about retrogression (the factors beyond my control I mentioned).

    I'm just feeling pretty devastated at present as I recently learned that my I-140 was denied, and it's not my fault!!!

    I was working with a small CA agency through which a number of friends had already successfully emigrated. When time came to file my I-140 (Jan this year) there was no job offer available as the original hospital contract I had signed on with had been withdrawn (hospital group changed its foreign nurse recruitment policy and cancelled a bunch of contracts) and the agency (a small, one-man operation) was struggling to build new contacts and already hospitals were getting antsy about taking on staff with the long wait for them to arrive. So I signed a contract with the agency itself which essentially made me a 'travel nurse' with the agency as sponsor. BUT, mainly due to retrogression and subsequent lack of placement and therefore lack of commission, the agency is struggling financially and the INS assessed him as being unable to pay my salary and DENIED my I-140. As he has no other job to offer me right now, an appeal is bound to fail but its been lodged anyway.

    I'm completely devastated by this. Not only is retrogression screwing things up, but this has knocked me to the back of the queue as the only way to proceed now is to find a new sponsor / employer and file a new I-140 application - and god only knows how long things will take from here on out. And since I'm no longer in my 20s or 30s, its not like I have time to sit around patiently waiting for things to happen ... but what choice do I have? :angryfire
    It is sad what has happened to you and I have had a few delays with one thing or another but still processing slowly and am just over 40. I would suggest look at the state you want to live and look at hospitals although many at the moment are delaying due to retrogression. Hope you get sorted and good luck

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