Question to all Hungarian nurses in CA!

  1. Hello everybody!

    I'm a Hungarian RN in MI. I have to move to CA in the spring because my husband got a job there last November.
    My question is to anybody who went to school in Hungary and had to have their credits sent back by the school to the CA Board:

    How did you go about the translation?
    Did the school provide your credits in English, even if so, was that enough???
    If I read this correctly, I still have to have my credits translated here, because Hungary is not a bilingual country....
    Right now I'm planning to have everything translated, before I send it back to Budapest. My main concern is time, they might just close my school soon, decesion will be made on February 28th!

    So come and tell me about your experiences, all help is appriciated!
    Thank you all,
    Csilla
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  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from csadam
    Hello everybody!

    I'm a Hungarian RN in MI. I have to move to CA in the spring because my husband got a job there last November.
    My question is to anybody who went to school in Hungary and had to have their credits sent back by the school to the CA Board:

    How did you go about the translation?
    Did the school provide your credits in English, even if so, was that enough???
    If I read this correctly, I still have to have my credits translated here, because Hungary is not a bilingual country....
    Right now I'm planning to have everything translated, before I send it back to Budapest. My main concern is time, they might just close my school soon, decesion will be made on February 28th!

    So come and tell me about your experiences, all help is appriciated!
    Thank you all,
    Csilla

    The translation must be done by a certified translator. You can always get a list of approved translators there from the US Embassy in Budapest.

    You will still be able to get a temporary licence to start in CA, they will need to have your transcripts in hand to issue you a hard license. And that goes for every single licensee in CA. All must submit their transcripts, even if they graduated more than 20 years ago.

    Even if they close the school, the records are still available.

    Just a thought, you took the CGFNS exam, did you have an entire transcript translated for them, or just the form filled out with your hours? If so, you can have them forward a copy of it to CA BRN.
  4. by   csadam
    Thanks Suzanne,
    Do you think it is OK if I send the CA BRN the translation from a translator here (MI), after the school has already submitted my transcripts in Hungarian?
    Like maybe ask the school to send me a copy as well of what they send to the Board, and use that form to translate. Or just use my copy of transcripts to have that done?

    Unfortunately I didn't have my entire transcript translated for CGFNS, just sent the forms to Hungary and had them fill it out all in English....
    I wish that was enough in this case as well.
    Another question...

    CA requires that I took microbiology. I'm sure that this was somehow incorporated into the program, but there was no separate course for this.
    Do you think it is possible, that CA BRN will have me go back to school for this course???

    Thanks again for your input!
    Csilla
  5. by   suzanne4
    As long as the translation is by a licensed and certified translator then there should not be any issue.

    CA makes their own determination, it will be up to them to decide.
  6. by   csadam
    Thanks again Suzanne, you are very helpful!:icon_hug:
  7. by   paksibaby
    Hi!

    I sent my school the papers , translated them in Hungarian, and I told them and write them a copy in English so they know exactly what to write.
    I was lucky I had a really good relationship with my school in Hungary.
    It took a long time.............
    How are your papers now?

    Emese
  8. by   csadam
    Hello Emese! ( paksi baby, love your username )

    Thanks for your reply. Right now I have a temp license for CA.
    I'm done with all the other requirements, except the credits from Hungary.
    I am also lucky in that manner, I can talk to my school of nursing any time, and they are very helpful. I have translated all the necessary papers for them, and sent it via FedEx in the beginning of February. Since then I talked to them once last week, and got a promising answer. My old home room teacher (osztly főnk) is the one that is actually preparing my credits. She said she would send them real soon.
    When they get here, theoretically all I will have to do is have them translated by an ATA translator and send them back to CA BRN.
    I asked her to send me a copy as well, this way I can start working on them right away.

    Where in CA are you located? What type of nursing do you do?
    Csilla
  9. by   csadam
    Mesi,
    I read your other posts, and saw that you are in NY. Sorry for the misunderstanding. :uhoh21:
    But thank you for your input, anyway. You know I think that New York and Cali are in a lot of ways similiar in the process of getting your license.
    Anyhow, take care and minden jt Neked.
    Szia,
    Csilla

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