retake nclex rn after 3 years

  1. 0 hello guys, i have question i planning to retake my nclex rn california this year. I just want to know what is the requirement? Do i need again sent my TOR and local license? or i just pay for exam? I also want to know what if i get my license in Vermont?? is that ok if retrogression finish i will start working in california instead in vermont?

    I don't know how to explain my situation but do you guys think is ok to endorse my nclex in vermont even i will never work in vermont because my family are all in california. OR i just retake the nclex rn to prevent problem in the future because i will never really work in vermont i just want to prevent expiration of my exam. pls answer related to my question. i know california have economic problem but i am already in this situation, can you guys pls give a suggestion reexam after expiration or get my license in vermont instead?
    By the way what is requirement in vermont to get your usrn license? do i only need to passed my nclex result that i passed?
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  3. Visit  Jason5566 profile page

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  4. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    When and what state did you originally apply to? When will decide whether you need to send everything again.

    We do not recommend Ca for initial license so if Vermont was your initial application I would suggest you stay with them until you are in the US with a valid work visa and SSN. Ca will destroy your file after 3 years if you do not provide them with your SSN and that you can not get until in the US and prove you have a valid work visa

    If Vermont is your initial state you could apply to Ca once you know you are getting your visa but will more than likely have to meet requirements for foreign trained nurse
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  5. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    If it has been three years since you have tested for CA and did not pass the exam, then you do not have a valid file with them. You cannot endorse anything if you do not have a license, and CA will not issue without a SSN#.

    You are probably looking at more than seven years before you will be able to have a chance at a green card. If you go thru CA, then your file is going to be destroyed in three years.

    You have mentioned retake, is it because the three years are up from when you wrote the exam last and the passing letter is expiring; or that you did not pass it in the first place since you are calling it a retake?
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    i already passed nclex rn examination, but after 3 years or after extension of another year it will expired right??? so i planning just to retake the examination or get my license in vermont..

    my two question are
    1. if i retake the examination due to expiration of exam after 3 to 4 years. What is the requirement? do i need back to start or i just pay for exam? - plss answer this question exactly

    2. if i get my license in vermont, what is my consequences? is that ok if retrogression lift i start my first work in california and not in vermont??.. i really not planning to work in vermont, just i have no choice, i will work in california as my first step nurse in states..- plss answer this question exactly

    plss answer my question.. and i don't care about 7 years chances of work or something in states. just i want to know what you think the best i will do.. pls don't forget to explain related to my question only.
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    i forgot i take in california........
  8. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from jason5566
    i already passed nclex rn examination, but after 3 years or after extension of another year it will expired right??? so i planning just to retake the examination or get my license in vermont..

    my two question are
    1. if i retake the examination due to expiration of exam after 3 to 4 years. what is the requirement? do i need back to start or i just pay for exam? - plss answer this question exactly if ca has destroyed your file and you have to resit the exam then you will have to start from scratch

    2. if i get my license in vermont, what is my consequences? is that ok if retrogression lift i start my first work in california and not in vermont??.. i really not planning to work in vermont, just i have no choice, i will work in california as my first step nurse in states..- plss answer this question exactly if you apply to vermont and get your nclex results moved across then once you know you are getting your visa and making arrangements to move to ca then you will more than likely have to file again with ca from scratch.

    plss answer my question.. and i don't care about 7 years chances of work or something in states. just i want to know what you think the best i will do.. pls don't forget to explain related to my question only.

    have answered in blue. personally i would suggest you apply to another state like vermont and safeguard your nclex results and then apply to ca once you know you will be moving
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    thanks dragon, it means it's waste of time if i retake the nclex in california If i can endorse it in vermont.. I just want to be clear, you telling me that if retrogression is gone, and my work start in california and my license is in vermont, there is no big problem?? just convert my license from vermont to california... simply as that right???

    by the way what is requirement to get license in vermont? do need only sent that i passed nclex? that's all? no need birth certificate etc.... -- pls answer this
  10. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    You can not endorse from Ca as you need a license to do so. You need to apply for application by exam meet the requirements for foreign trained nurse and arrange for a small fee for Ca to forward your results to the new state. Everything you need for Vermont is here http://vtprofessionals.org/opr1/nurs...LEXpassapp.pdf

    Yes once you have a work visa and a SSN you need to apply to Ca, more than likely from scratch and once they are satisfied they will issue you a license and you can start working. Once in the US you will be looking at a delay until your Ca license is sorted before you can work so don't look at working straight away
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  11. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Not sure if your letter has expired, if it has not, then you should not wait until it has and you are forced to sit for that exam again. That makes no sense at all to any of us. You can use those passing results to go for licensure in another state before it happens. That is the point that we are trying to make to you.

    And if the letter expired, why would you go thru CA again to have the same thing happen again? The point that we have made about the seven years is to show you that the same thing would happen again to you just has it has now.

    VT actually has specific rules in place now as well as additional requirements if one wishes to go thru them when they initially tested for CA. Much has already been written on this topic as well as VT has the new requirements on their website.

    A retake is usually used to mean that someone has not passed the exam.
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  12. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Quote from Jason5566
    thanks dragon, it means it's waste of time if i retake the nclex in california If i can endorse it in vermont.. I just want to be clear, you telling me that if retrogression is gone, and my work start in california and my license is in vermont, there is no big problem?? just convert my license from vermont to california... simply as that right???

    by the way what is requirement to get license in vermont? do need only sent that i passed nclex? that's all? no need birth certificate etc.... -- pls answer this
    You need to go thru the same type of process for VT as you did for your application in CA. You will need to meet their approval for licensure, it is not something that is automatic.

    Your transcripts need to be sent, and everything else that they ask for. Only the results of the NCLEX would be able to be sent to them by CA, not anything else, if still current. You will have to complete their application and wait to see if they accept your credentials. It is not just the passing results from CA that are sent, but the entire application. Suggest that you have a look at the website for VT, all of the information that they need is listed directly there.
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  13. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Before you can begin work in a state, you have to actually hold a license for that state. You cannot begin work in CA using a VT license. But getting the CA license should be easy at the time.

    Are you actually being petitioned by an employer now?
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    Suzanne what do you mean? please answer this question so it makes more little clear to me

    1 what if i already have my vermont license then after 5 to 7 years the retrogression is lift, then i have employer in california. Can he hired me to work in california that they possible fixed my papers to convert my vermont license into california license?? -- important question to answer pls

    actually suzanne i willing to sacrifice to take nclex again after 3 years of expiration and another again if needed . If vermont license only will give me PROBLEM to work in california as i said my employer is in california i will never get my vermont license and just take nclex again after expiration..

    by the way suzanne why i like to california? because all my family are in california, i don't want to be alone in vermont.... i know is so gay and lack of confidence, but my point is that california is my only choice to work( and that's my problem hehehe). Even i take nclex again, i have no choice. I am just happy that if vermont will save me to do that problem.

    i will never stop taking nclex even i know it takes 5 to 7 years before retrogression lift because if i stop for a years, my medical knowledge will degrade and very difficult to recover to your prime again. but if vermont will help me to solve this kind of problem, it's big help to me.

    Do you think getting vermont license will only give me problem if i will not start working in vermont? 100% i will never work in vermont, i only need it to prevent expiration but if only will cause another problem, then i have no choice but to take exam after expiration.

    by the way suzzane if my nclex expired after 3 years do i need to start all over again? like passing fingerprint, local license etc... or i just pay to take the exam? do my record already deleted even my exam newly expired? -- important question to answer plss

    THANKS TO ANYONE WILL REPLY TO ME..
    Last edit by Jason5566 on Feb 20, '09 : Reason: i forgot to read her message
  15. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Let me clear up some mis-conceptions that you apparently have:

    1. NCLEX-RN results do not expire. What will expire is the application that you made to CA BRN. Still not sure if it has or has not at this point in time.

    2. You brought up the state of VT, that was never brought up by me.

    3. There is no such thing as fixing of papers as you call it. If you get licensed in another state and then wish to work in CA, you will have to endorse your license to CA.

    4. You cannot sit for the exam for CA again without having to start the process all over again. Once a file is expired, then everything else that was sent in with it no longer exists and this means transcripts, fingerprints and everything else that they require.

    5. This is why we are telling you not to do a thing with CA at this point in time. Or you will be doing the exact same thing three years later and there just is no reason for it.

    6. No one said anything about the retrogression ending in 7 years; what we have stated that the earliest that you will have a chance for a visa for the US/ green card is going to be 7 years at the earliest with watching how things are moving now as well as the large number of people that are waiting in front of you.

    7. Next question for you is if you wrote the exam three years ago, why are you not in the petitioning process with an employer? It could have been started once you had passed the NCLEX exam; but now, we are not seeing any employers in CA willing to start the process now.

    You are also not understanding how licenses work in the US; one can possess as many licenses as they want, as long as they are willing to pay the fees for them. You are not restricted to having only one license at a time. You could actually have one in every single state if you meet their requirements.

    Licenses in the US do not require that you work there. I have had held licenses in different states anticipating working there but never did, and never an issue for me.

    The NCLEX exam only has to be written once in your life-time if you pass it, then you are all set. It is only when you go thru CA for initial licensure that anyone has these problems. Has your application to CA already expired or are you thinking of these things now in anticipation of what will happen? Are you actually working as an RN now in your country or someplace else at this time?
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