Maryland NCLEX

  1. guys, could i ask for your experiences in applying for Maryland State NCLEX? Thanks...:smilecoffeecup:
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  2. 28 Comments

  3. by   suzanne4
    NCLEX is a national exam, it is not specific to any state. You must first apply for licensure to a state and get permission from the BON to be able to sit for the NCLEX exam.

    Maryland has a language requirement before they will let you sit for the NCLEX exam.
  4. by   ice_orange
    thanks suzanne for the info.... by the way, i'd like to ask if i had applied in another state for licensure, and if i'm going to have it endorsed after i pass, would they still require the language test requirement? Thanks a lot...:smilecoffeecup:

    P.S. Please give me information on how to prepare for the NCLEX / CGFNS exams. Thanks again..:smilecoffeecup:
  5. by   lawrence01
    It depends on the State BON or BRN. Only way to find out is to go directly to their website and see their instructions for foreign-educated nurses.

    Also, an English exam, would still be needed to complete the Visa Screen Certification whether your State BON/BRN required it or not so a foreign-educated nurse would have to take an English exam one way or another.

    We have an NCLEX discussion board in here, pls. check it out. www.allnurses.com/forums/f197.

    Thanks.
  6. by   kiko88
    Quote from ice_orange
    if i had applied in another state for licensure, and if i'm going to have it endorsed after i pass, would they still require the language test requirement?
    the answer is yes.
  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from ice_orange
    thanks suzanne for the info.... by the way, i'd like to ask if i had applied in another state for licensure, and if i'm going to have it endorsed after i pass, would they still require the language test requirement? Thanks a lot...:smilecoffeecup:

    P.S. Please give me information on how to prepare for the NCLEX / CGFNS exams. Thanks again..:smilecoffeecup:
    Any language requirement would still be there to endorse. Preparation for the CGFNS exam is quite different from the NCLEX exam. And if they require the CES, you need to do that as well. Any requirements always remain, except for the CGFNS exam for a few states.
  8. by   schatz13
    Hi Guys! im also confused in which state i should choose for me to process my NCLEX.. i don't reside in the US.. so i wanted to know what if the state i chose is Maryland.. will i be considered a USRN? or just an NCLEX passer? my friends told me that in California, when you passed the NCLEX, choosing that state.. you wouldn't be considered a USRN, but an NCLEX passer only..is that ryt?
  9. by   tobby_walter
    Quote from schatz13
    Hi Guys! im also confused in which state i should choose for me to process my NCLEX.. i don't reside in the US.. so i wanted to know what if the state i chose is Maryland.. will i be considered a USRN? or just an NCLEX passer? my friends told me that in California, when you passed the NCLEX, choosing that state.. you wouldn't be considered a USRN, but an NCLEX passer only..is that ryt?
    to be sure of the information you get , go directly to their website and browse the concerning queries you have in mind. one cannot be considered a usrn if no license is given , perhaps just an nclex-RN passer. just browse the thread regarding California , the answer to your question is stated there. good luck! :wink2:
  10. by   schatz13
    thanks tobby.. actually, im planning to process my NCLEX in MD state... and i've been spending days trying to understand and find the answers to my queries.. however, i couldn't find it, i wanna know if after passing the NCLEX in MD, will i be issued a license number..

    thanks anywei tobby..
  11. by   5cats
    There's nothing on their website that indicates you won't get a license, but to be 100% sure, suggest you email them.
    It's also normally outlined in the application packets if there are restrictions.

    5cats
  12. by   kit25
    Quote from schatz13
    thanks tobby.. actually, im planning to process my NCLEX in MD state... and i've been spending days trying to understand and find the answers to my queries.. however, i couldn't find it, i wanna know if after passing the NCLEX in MD, will i be issued a license number..

    thanks anywei tobby..

    Maryland Board will issue you the license and you will be able to renew it even without the SS number. I have a friend who is licensed in that state and she was able to have the license and even renew it even without the SSN.
  13. by   suzanne4
    Maryland actually requires the full set of English exams before they will grant permission to sit for the NCLEX exam, even if you hold a US passport but trained in a country where English was not in use in the schools.

    Currently, they will issue a license without a SSN#; however that does not mean that they cannot change this. We are seeing more and more states refuse to issue a license without a SSN# and the list is getting longer. Other requirements are tightening up as well.

    First decide where you want to work and if it is truly going to be in Maryland or you are planning to endorse to another state. Some states are also making it harder to endorse if you do not have any work experience in the US, such as Florida.

    Holding a license as an RN in the US still does not get thru the immigration process any faster than a state that does not issue a license.
  14. by   schatz13
    Hi Suzanne!

    thank you very much for that information.. I was originally planning to process my application for NCLEX using the Maryland state, since I've known that the processing of my CES or credentials would take a long time.. I've decided to choose California instead.. I'll just endorse my documents in Maryland after I passed NCLEX.. Do you think this is a good idea?

    Thanks again..

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