Here's the deal if you plan to apply into CA, there's been only a handful that's been granted the ATT since Nov. 2011, especially if you're getting the BSN from the Phillipines.
Click here: http://allnurses.com/international-n...ng-885162.html
Basically, the concurrency enforcement has affected those coming in from the Phils from the years 2005 to present (2013). These issues have been very well discussed in the Nursing Registration tab.
But if say CA is your true career-wise stop, it's better to have apply into CA with 100% knowledge if you do get declined and asked to take up some deficiency course or courses, then you have three years to get them done, if you read the other threads, you'll find that's another hurdle to get over, read those too.
Because, let's say you do get licensed out of state, but CA is still the main target, you'll have wasted that time going thru all the motions to get the ATT, then have to start all over in CA once the BRN has determined that you are not in compliance with the educational background. While at least if rejected in CA, you can start to look for schools and try to get enrolled for the deficiency subject(s).
CA BRN gives rejected applicants up to 3 years to complete any deficiencies and you'll need that full three years, as many here will not make it, due to time is expiring, but if not completed within 3 years, the application will be abandoned.
There are many PH grads and nurses still looking for the elusive schools, then try to pass the entrance exam, then go on a waiting list that starts from 1-2-3 years long, then takes a few months to complete.
This is NOT singling out the PH applicants but finding out the competition for these deficiency courses are needed by those coming in from China, India, UK, Russia, some Latin American countries, other European countries, of which class size ranges from 12-30 (maybe if that large) and there tends to be 1-2 students per country. Some schools range from cheaper community (but probably very oversupplied) to the expensive ones where up-front tuition fees start from $7,000 to over $14,000 (but less waiting, geez, I wonder why).
Then you start from square one again with all brand new submittals of previous sent transcripts, brand new (and probably increased) application fees AND meet any possible new requirements.
Just know any and all fees submitted and whether you're approved or declined, there's no refund, it's gone.