Quote from narsbing
If I choose one of the handful of states that issues a license without SSN. Is having a hard license gonna give me some edge in my application? Will that be sufficient or give me advantage, having unrestricted license from Vermont of New Mexico
California NCLEX passing test result.
I believe it does have an effect, an "edge" as you call it. However, it still comes down to where you want to work and where you petitioner is(including your contract).
One benefit is that you have "actual proof" that you hold a "permanent, unrestricted license". Ma'am Suzanne clearly pointed out in the past that when you don't have a hard copy of the license(like in the case of CA), you have nothing to endorse(because you don't hold a hard copy of the license). When you'd endorse, you'll only have the test score endorsed and not the license because you don't have one(no US SSN).
In addition, in the case of june 2006 nle passers, I believe this "permanent, unrestricted" hard license really bears weight as you might be able to use it in lieu of the june 2006 nle(no cgfns/ichp decision yet as of this time)when you apply for the visascreen, because with the us license, you are really a registered nurse(which is a requirement when you apply for the VisaScreen).
But if you plan to work in CA, I guess it's just okay. You'll save on costs and time. When all your papers are arranged and processed properly, SSN will not be a problem. Your employer can still petition(begin the process)even with just the passing score nowadays(unlike in the past where they had some sort of "catch-22" or "egg-and-chicken" scenario).
For the rest though who won't be working in CA, ma'am Suzanne does not encourage CA application because they won't issue you a license(only a passing letter if you pass the exam)unless you have a valid US Social Security Number.