problems regarding nclex application in cali - page 2

hi everyone! :welcome: i'm a newbie here... just wanna ask anyone who have problems in their applications to cali.... can you share what problems you encountered.... i wanna do good on my... Read More

  1. by   viena
    Hi ruby I am not sure what is your status immig/US cit/working visa? coz you need SS# and diploma is enough. Whatever lic you have locally in the Phil is not necc. Go to BRN website of CA you can get detailed specific info about your questions. Actually it will take 4 to 6 mos depending where the documents required is coming from. It takes longer if its outside the country It does not take that long either to get the results of the exam
  2. by   suzanne4
    Quote from viena
    Hi ruby I am not sure what is your status immig/US cit/working visa? coz you need SS# and diploma is enough. Whatever lic you have locally in the Phil is not necc. Go to BRN website of CA you can get detailed specific info about your questions. Actually it will take 4 to 6 mos depending where the documents required is coming from. It takes longer if its outside the country It does not take that long either to get the results of the exam
    Sorry, but you are incorrect on this. Not sure if you are aware, but there are issues with the licensing exam in the Philippines that was given this past June. No licenses have been issued as of yet, and that is where the porblem is. If the nurse never took the exam, then no problem. But for the ones that took the exam, major issues have come up. When you take a local licensing exam, you either do not pass, and have to take it again, or you take it and pass and get a license issued. Since no license has been issued and the PRC is unable to verify that they passed the exam to any other country, they are in limbo. No ATTS have been issued to any nurse that took that exam and has applied since then. Some states are starting to refuse to permit them to even sit for the NCLEX exam.

    The other issue is that a Visa Screen Certificate is needed, and it will not be issued, since they cannot verifify a license, but it is listed that they took the exam, and to leave it off of the application is considered fraud.
  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from ruby_june01
    so are you saying that my registration might be denied since i took the june06 NLE? that's unfair!!! (if that's what u meant)
    It is not unfair, that is just how things are. but you are missing the point, it is going to be about six months before you would even get permission to sit for the exam, if they even clear up the mess, then another month or two to get the exam scheduled, but the worst part is waiting one solid month for your results. You are talking of getting them perhaps next March or April, of you do the math. Why in the world would you want to go that route, when you can endorse normally in just one day to CA. But agian the issue right now is that you took that exam.
  4. by   pinkbonnetgirl
    How long does it take to apply for reciprocity to california? Is it the same as applying to them for exam? or shorter?
  5. by   suzanne4
    Quote from pinkbonnetgirl
    How long does it take to apply for reciprocity to california? Is it the same as applying to them for exam? or shorter?
    There is no such thing as reciprocity, there is not even an application for it. You will need to apply for License by Endorsement, if you have an actual license number to verify. You will need to have the state where you have an actual license submit verification to CA. Once they have that, you can get a tempoary license issued that day, and as soon as CA has received the SSN#, then the hard license will be issued, just takes another week or so.

    But without an actual hard license, you cannot endorse, and will need to go thru the License by Examination procedure and then have your NCLEX score submitted.

    This is one reason for those that are reading this, to always go for licensure in a state that will issue you a hard license...........
  6. by   lawrence01
    Quote from Fil-RN
    I applied in California and even with all the requirements it took me 6 mos to get my ATT then another month to find a vacant test date, then another month for the results. Are you a citizen or a permanent resident? You can't apply without the SSN. I think you should consider applying in one of the compact states since it's faster and easier to apply into. If you're worried that you don't have a relative in other states, you don't have to be scared. In my case I applied in california but I took the test in Pennsylvania coz' that's where my parents live at. As long as there's a pearson vue test center in that area you can take the exam in california even if you applied in a different state. When you pass the nclex, I think you could apply for endorsement in california.
    You can apply to CA even w/o any type of US Visa. It has been done thousands of times and still going. Remember that majority of Foreign nurses are not green card holders and not even a tourist visa holder.

    A letter will be sent to the applicant that he has passed the NCLEX RN exam and that he meets all licensing requirements except for the US SSN req't which can be issued once the nurse has successfully migrated to the US via CP or via AOS.
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Sep 5, '06
  7. by   suzanne4
    to clear up any questions due to several postings that have been made, before the information had been checked out:

    you may apply to any state for licensure and get permission to take the nclex exam, without even coming to the us, the issue is that many will not issue you a hard license until you give them a ssn#.
    this is what most foreign nurses do, immigration requires that you pass the nclex exam or the cgfns exam, but it does not require a license.

    and california does not issue a license until you are in the us and have a ssn#, so how did anyone manage to come over here?
  8. by   kalayaan
    if e were you, id ask for a retake ASAP. the US wont budge bec of the alleged leakage. bec you took the june 2006 nle, you have to declare it in your nclex app.

    fairness is not an issue here. if you want to be fair, you must probably be willing to wait 10 years for them to say that you shouldve really passed. but if you want immediate results, ask for a retake. tell all your classmates and tell your school to ask for one.

    be proactive. its the only solution.
  9. by   alshazil
    can i ask something? if i'll pass the nclex & i have a relative in cali..can he/she be a sponsor so that i could work there? do you have any suggestion what state it is good to apply and wont take that long for nclex? is there a website where i can find the compact states?
  10. by   lawrence01
    Quote from alshazil
    can i ask something? if i'll pass the nclex & i have a relative in cali..can he/she be a sponsor so that i could work there? do you have any suggestion what state it is good to apply and wont take that long for nclex? is there a website where i can find the compact states?
    Only certified employers or facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, etc.. can petition you for a green card for a RN. The USCIS will even have to check the financial capabilities of these facilities if they can really afford to pay the petitionee. So, no. No individual can petition and sponsor you.

    In a strict sense there's a difference between an employer petitioning you for a green card and sponsoring. It is now uncommon for employers to sponsor RNs (lawyer's fees, immigratation fees, etc..). Most employers nowadays only petition but let the RN pay for her own lawyer and immigration fees.

    You can ask your friends who are already in the US if they were sponsored. Most likely not.

    Some agencies will say that they will sponsor you but in a sense you are really the one paying them overtime. They will get whatever they spent for you and then some. Sometimes, > 2-3x what they have spent for you.
  11. by   suzanne4
    Quote from kalayaan
    if e were you, id ask for a retake ASAP. the US wont budge bec of the alleged leakage. bec you took the june 2006 nle, you have to declare it in your nclex app.

    fairness is not an issue here. if you want to be fair, you must probably be willing to wait 10 years for them to say that you shouldve really passed. but if you want immediate results, ask for a retake. tell all your classmates and tell your school to ask for one.

    be proactive. its the only solution.
    I second that!!!!!!!
  12. by   suzanne4
    Just to clear up a few things here:

    Employer-based green cards take about one year to get when there are visas available, as RNs are fast-tracked. Family-based petitions take five years or so, but you do not qualify for that, unless it is immediate family such as parent or sibling, and can be even longer.

    For the green card, you are petitioned. "Sponsor" is the word that was used when the H1-B (temporary work permits) were still available and bring up bad issues with many hospitals. Considerable amount of paperwork and it required a full-time staff of three to keep everything in order. Plus for you the facility or agency is not required to pay the same rate as a green card holder, or American nurse. Be happy that they did away with it, as you also belonged to the employer, if they fired you, you had thrity days to find another employer or you would have to leave the country.

    The best way to do things is where the nurse is responsible for their fees for exams and immigration, and then get the entire salary to them, as well as the bonuses. This is what is normally done with the direct hire contracts. You also can pick your own attorney, and that is another bonus in your favor.
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    Now for your specifics: You need to pass NCLEX before you can get hired, and begin the process of immigration. Results are required to be submitted to USCIS in the beginning. There is also a retrogression looming, so things are not going to be fast. And since you are new here, if you took the June exam, things are not going to happen until you retest.
  13. by   mahoogie
    Quote from ruby_june01
    i've read all about it and i still want to apply to cali because of my relatives, mainly.
    so my question: will they accept my registration if i send only my diploma with supporting papers like certificate of passing since my license is not processed yet due to the leakage issue. will they accept it? what do you think??? i really want this registration to be over and done with. please, i need help.
    I took and passed the ( NCLEX) Licensure examination of California and Suzzane is right, it will take 6 months before one would be able to receive his ATT..I think that the Cali BON is requiring license in the Philippines, if you dont have a Philippine license, you must write a letter why you dont have a license yet and that is stated on the procedures..Well, when I submitted my requirements for application, I included the certified true photocopy of my Philippine license...I have a friend who applied on CA BON, and after 3 months, she received a letter from the CA-BON, stating that her requirements were incomplete since she didnt include her Philippine license..Well, immediately she submitted the photocopy of her license, but it created an impact on her application..It took 8 months before she ever received her ATT..so before you submit requirements to the CA BON, make it sure that you didnt miss anything and filled-up the application form correctly..Waiting period for CA BON eligibility for examination is way too long and it gets more delayed if you commit any errors or inconsistencies with your requirements..
    Last edit by mahoogie on Sep 24, '06

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