Interim permit question..plz help!

  1. hi i just submitted my payment ($107, i didnt include the interim permit fee) and other requirements to the CA BON last Jan 28, 2007 and my school has also passed my requirements... My aunt advised me to obtain one so that I could work still while waiting for the results... Do you think I could still apply for the interim permit by mailing them the fee? Or is there any other way possible...
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  3. by   Leilah75_RN
    if you plan to work in USA while waiting for your test, yes you may apply for interim permit. there should be a form for it. dont just send payment without proper forms to go with it or else. it is better to contact the board for more details since the request of obtaining one is included in the application letter you just submitted.
  4. by   EzBSN
    is the interim permit applicable too for retake applicants? i just submitted my retake application paper and the corresponding fee...
  5. by   pickledpepperRN
    From the California Board of Registered Nursing:

    The interim permit authorizes the holder only to practice nursing under the direct supervision of a registered nurse and to perform nursing functions taught in the permittee's basic nursing program. The regulation concerning this was less specific before 1985, at which time the Board found that, contrary to the intent of the original legislation, some permittees were accepting assignments to function as though already licensed.

    The regulation now reads:
    "A permittee shall practice under the direct supervision of a registered nurse who shall be present
    and available on the patient care unit during all the time the permittee is rendering professional
    services. The supervising registered nurse may delegate to the permittee any function taught in
    the permittee's basic nursing program which, in the judgment of the supervising registered nurse,
    the permittee is capable of performing." [CCR 1414(c)]
    The section clearly sets forth the conditions of interim permittee practice as follows:

    �� An RN directly supervises the interim permittee.

    �� The supervising RN is present and available on the patient care unit during all the time the permittee is rendering professional services.

    �� The supervising RN delegates to the permittee only functions for which the permittee has learned theory and acquired clinical practice either through a basic nursing program or additional planned learning experiences in the practice setting, and has demonstrated clinical competence. Nursing management has ultimate and on-going responsibility for establishing the permittee's competence prior to assigning the permittee to a staff RN for supervision.

    �� The supervising RN judges that the permittee is capable of performing the function before delegating it.
    Please note that the supervisor must be a RN, not an L.V.N.; and that the RN supervisor must be on the patient care unit with the interim permittee, not simply in the same building.
    Responsibility for meeting these conditions belongs to the director of nursing, the supervising RN, and the permittee. It has been found that assigning a permittee to a specific RN supervisor and giving both persons the same work schedule is helpful to the permittee and promotes compliance with the law.
    Directors of nursing and supervisors should be aware that the practice of permittees is limited because permittees have not evidenced minimum nursing competence by passing the licensing examination.
    Assigning the permittee to practice under conditions other than those specified in the regulation may endanger patients, and registered nurses who make the assignment may be subjecting their own licenses to board disciplinary action.

    CCR Sec 1414(b) defines the time limits for interim permits:

    "An interim permit is not renewable and is in effect to the expiration date or until the results of that examination are mailed, at which time it becomes null and void."

    http://www.rn.ca.gov/practice/rns.htm
  6. by   whirlwind
    thank you for that input, spacenurse...
    what if you are a retake applicant who wants to apply for an interim permit for the first time?
  7. by   pickledpepperRN
    I think once you receive your results the first time it expires.
    I know fine registered nurses who worked as nursing assistants until passing on the second or fourth attempt.
  8. by   Leilah75_RN
    interim permits can ONLY be issued for first time nclex takers.it is like a priveledge once the test result has been released, it becomes null and void. interim permit will not be issued to 2nd test takers or so even if its their 1st time to request one.
  9. by   whirlwind
    ok....thank you:smiletea:

    by the way, goodluck to your upcoming exam, leilah75. i salute you for your determination to go on...and i know i have to be like you...accept whatever life has to offer.."thy will be done.." though at times its really painful
  10. by   Leilah75_RN
    Quote from whirlwind
    ok....thank you:smiletea:

    by the way, goodluck to your upcoming exam, leilah75. i salute you for your determination to go on...and i know i have to be like you...accept whatever life has to offer.."thy will be done.." though at times its really painful
    thats all we can do whirlwind. if we dont try again, nothing good will happen. in this real world all we can do is try and try until we succeed. keep on dreaming, it is free. and make those dreams come true. we may experience pain, rivers of tears, financial crisis etc in reaching our goals but once we get it, every pain we had in reaching our target will gradually be wiped off and we will see the fruit of our labor. one step at a time, slowly but surely, we will soon hit our target... best of luck to us.
  11. by   whirlwind
    best of luck to us....and to all those trying to stand up once again...:yeahthat:
  12. by   michsabariaga
    thanks for the responses... ms leilah.. im still confused though about which form to pass about the interim permit...because Ive already submitted all my forms to the CA BON.. and contacting them is really hard because I know how busy theyve been.. do u know what specific form it is?
  13. by   Leilah75_RN
    i will give them a ring today. i am here in CA so it is easier and cheaper for me to call them for you. i will be able to give you details later. altho the only form with the request of interim permit is the application form, you might need to complete the form again and check the request for IP with the payment. dont quote me with this. i will let you know about the call once they open. they dont open til 8am
  14. by   janjeorge
    good day. same with michsabariaga's question. wi also applied for the Nclex-rn here in CA a month ago and now i would like to apply for the interim permit. where can i get the application form to submit? what are the requirements for an interim permit? thanks and have a nice day to all

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