not RN at philippines

  1. Hello

    I am new here... my case.. I finish my BSN in our country PHIL. but i am not a LICENSE. i am here at the USA with GC holder.

    now, i am planning to take an NCLEX. i am looking what states that i am qualified to take an NCLEX. because here in our place INDIANA they required a license from my country, so i am not qualified here.. I heard that some states doesn't need an RN.. is there anyone here to answer my questions?

    Is CALIFORNIA doesn't need an RN?? is that true??

    thank u
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    There are several states that do not require a local license before they give eligibility I would however recommend you contact Indiana and check with them what you would need to do if you have a license in another state and endorse because they may still require a local license from you as a foreign trained nurse
  4. by   Shiela Lowman
    Hello thanks for the reply.. For me its okey if i can't work here in indiana..
    I am looking for the states that qualified me to take an NLCEX with out my license at PHIL.. if i ever i pass the NCLEX whatever states is that.. then i will move there and work.. that's my plan.. :-)

    god bless
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Then I would suggest you check out the state BON where you would like to work and see what their requirements are. You can find links to all the US state BONs under the site map in the yellow bar above
  6. by   NurseCubanitaRN2b
    If you read the forums for most states, most of them are having issues finding employment for new grads. There are hundreds of applicants for very few spots. You may want to find an area where they are looking for new grads (which are very few) that will hire you. Once you find that state and area, then you can contact that state board of nursing and start the process there. This way you don't waste, time, effort, and money trying to get licensed through a state that you're not going to practice in. Good Luck
  7. by   Shiela Lowman
    Quote from NurseCubanitaRN2b
    If you read the forums for most states, most of them are having issues finding employment for new grads. There are hundreds of applicants for very few spots. You may want to find an area where they are looking for new grads (which are very few) that will hire you. Once you find that state and area, then you can contact that state board of nursing and start the process there. This way you don't waste, time, effort, and money trying to get licensed through a state that you're not going to practice in. Good Luck

    thanks for the reply.. that is why i am looking for the STATES..
    they said cali. u can take an NCLEX without a RN license at pinas.. not sure..
    I need to call them on monday to make it sure.. before i starts processing..

    thanks a lot..
  8. by   ghillbert
    What do you mean, you're here "with" a GC holder? What is your immigration status/visa? Do you have a SSN?
  9. by   Shiela Lowman
    Quote from ghillbert
    What do you mean, you're here "with" a GC holder? What is your immigration status/visa? Do you have a SSN?

    Yes, i have a GC. i came here with the spousal VISA.. my husband is a foreigner US citizen.

    I want to take an NCLEX.. looking for the state's that doesn't need an RN in our country..

    thanks for the reply..
  10. by   ghillbert
    Many states don't require you to be an RN. Just choose where you want to go, and then check out the requirements for that state. Perhaps Vermont?
  11. by   Shiela Lowman
    Quote from ghillbert
    Many states don't require you to be an RN. Just choose where you want to go, and then check out the requirements for that state. Perhaps Vermont?
    thanks for the reply...

    do u have a link for vermont?
  12. by   ghillbert
  13. by   Shiela Lowman

    Submit a copy of your current nursing license
    a. The license must be in good standing and show an expiration date.
    b. Please note: If you do not hold a current nursing license you are not eligible to take the
    NCLEX through Vermont.

    I am not qualified? what else??

    thanks
  14. by   Daigorot
    Quote from Shiela Lowman
    Submit a copy of your current nursing license
    a. The license must be in good standing and show an expiration date.
    b. Please note: If you do not hold a current nursing license you are not eligible to take the
    NCLEX through Vermont.

    I am not qualified? what else??

    thanks
    Vermont requires you to be licensed. Try Arizona.

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