retake nclex rn after 3 years

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    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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    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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    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........
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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
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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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    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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    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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