RN Licensure application for california or vermont - page 2

hi guys.. i'm planning to pass an application for state of california but some of my friends are discouraging me because it takes 6 mos to one year for them to process beacuse i'm from the... Read More

  1. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from loveena
    im planning to send my requirements to BON Ca but i've read somewhere that i cant get my license number if i dont have a SSN. and they will destroy the records after 3yrs now im so confused. it took me a while to decide which state i'll choose and i chose Ca because of the 1yr period they give. Im from the Philippines, by the way, and and im sure 3 years isn't enough time.. pls help
    Welcome to the site

    With retrogression you are currently looking at more than 5 years and maybe possible to extend with Ca for 1 year but still may have problems you are correct they will not issue a license without SSN and that you will not get until in the US on a valid work visa. Plenty of time to rethink your options. Also you do not mention whether you have passed local boards but there have been talk of Ca requiring local boards as part of the application process so may need to check with BON for current requirements.

    Also just to add you are not applying for application for NCLEX as title mentions but application to be a RN in the US of which NCLEX is part of that process
  2. by   suzanne4
    Quote from mattiya1326
    US address makes no difference, the length of time is based on where you went to school.

    suzzane what do you mean by this?

    Thanks
    No, the length of time that it takes for them to verify your transcripts and other required information is always longer when you graduate out of the US. Whether or not you have a US mailing address, or even US citizenship, licensure is completely separate and they do a thorough evaluation of your nursing program to make sure that it meets the US requirements.

    So even if you hold a US passport, but went to school in another country, it is always going to be longer to get approval to sit for the NCLEX exam, and there are usually more requirements that need to be met before testing. It is definitely not as easy or fast as it is if you went to school in the US.

    That is what I mean by the statement that I made.
  3. by   mattiya1326
    Quote from suzanne4
    No, the length of time that it takes for them to verify your transcripts and other required information is always longer when you graduate out of the US. Whether or not you have a US mailing address, or even US citizenship, licensure is completely separate and they do a thorough evaluation of your nursing program to make sure that it meets the US requirements.

    So even if you hold a US passport, but went to school in another country, it is always going to be longer to get approval to sit for the NCLEX exam, and there are usually more requirements that need to be met before testing. It is definitely not as easy or fast as it is if you went to school in the US.

    That is what I mean by the statement that I made.
    well said!. thanks mam!
  4. by   suzanne4
    You are quite welcome.

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