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I went to the FBI website and it seems on Sept 7th they installed new IT software that is causing 12 week delays in background checks.
At least it looks like they are issuing temporary licenses again. I applied for one as well but they just kept my money and never sent me one.
Congrats on finally getting your license. In the past 2 wks I have heard of nurses getting their licenses in 6 wks-dont know if I believe it but they both said they didnt send in their transcripts until their check was cashed. The felt the ball started rolling once the check was cashed.
Yay, I finally received my license number!!
Short timeline: I applied 07/03/14 and did live scan fingerprints & nursesys that day. Transcripts were sent out 07/08/14 directly from the school. Cash was checked 08/01/14, my application popped up on Breeze on 08/01/14 as "transcript hx missing" (which does not mean much) and changed to "pending" on 08/06/14. 09/26/14: received endorsement.
Total wait time: 12 weeks from mailing out applications, 8 weeks from the time the check was cashed.
I am not sure if this had anything to do with it, but after waiting all these weeks without any communication from the BON I finally called the 1-800-838-6828 number on 09/25/14. I talked to some nice lady who told me that fingerprints were approved and there was no note that anything was missing, and to call back in a week to check on my status again, since supposably the BON was still processing early July applications. Today my number is popping up on Breeze. Coincidence? I am not so sure...
Wishing speedy proccessing time for all the ones still waiting!
I mean We ALL took the NCLEX and passed.. IDK why its such a big deal to get the license in CA!!!!!
You're welcome, good luck on your path!
The beauty of the nursing world is that (in theory) you can work in any area you like, or change from one area to another as you grow as an RN. Nowadays, pretty much every nurse is a "general" nurse fresh out of school. You specialize (maybe for the last time, maybe for the first of many) once you start working in a field. You could try to get work as a new RN in an area you really enjoyed during clinicals, or be completely open-minded and start in whatever area you are able to land a job in. Many new grad nurses have a hard time finding that first position because a lot of employers do not want to spend the time and money to train you, but on the other hand, you come without "bad habits" from other jobs. After a year or two in your job you can see if you like that area or if you'd like to move. Even experienced nurses do not necessarily have specialized experience when they change fields (they will have it from their old specialty, but not the new specialty), but it is usually a bit easier to change fields with SOME/ANY hospital experience under your belt. A lot of NP schools prefer that you get some RN time under your belt before you start NP school and I personally agree with that. That way, you will also feel more confident in your choice of specialization later on. There are always more jobs for nurses than NPs.
I'm joining the CA license wait group. I mailed in my application on August 14. They cashed my check on September 4th. I called the Dept of Consumer Affairs and the lady told me that if they get an application and everything is legit and looks like it's going to go through then they won't even bother issuing a temp license. They only issue temp licenses to give you time to fix whatever is wrong on your application. She said my application looks good but since I did finger cards and not live scan, it's going to take 8-10 weeks for my background check to come back. She actually told me that had I done live scan she could've called somewhere and given me a license number that same day. But I'm literally on the other side of the country in NJ. I'm not taking off from my current job and flying across the country for 30 seconds of finger printing. Oh well. At least I won't be sitting around wondering what the hold up is. She said I can expect a permanent license in roughly that time frame because everything else is cleared. I counted 10 weeks from September 4th and marked it on my calendar. I WILL be calling them back if my license number isn't posted by then!
You already got an offer?When you gonna start to work at CA?
Turned my application in the beginning of July even and no change in my "pending" status as of today. It is very frustrating.
I spoke to someone at getmytranscripts because I didnt see an upload section and she suggested to call my college, I left a message and they called me and told me to go ahead and do the transcripts via getmyscripts and fax the request form to the college with a cover letter and transcripts order number to them and they will attach it to the transcripts. I will do that route but I am going back to see if there is an upload option.
I contacted my school to get transcripts and was told that the easiest way to get my transcripts is to do it online-there is a website called "getmytranscript" I would supply the info and pay a fee and they will send it to the school, BON etc. I told her that I had a "request of transcript form" and she said its not needed as long as they have the address to where its being sent. Has anybody use the "getmy transcript" website to send their transcript to CA BON ?
I have seen ER techs hang around a department way too long, and way past the point where "respected experience" turned into "acting outside the scope of practice". I would not expect much success from talking to management, but I would tell the tech very clearly that he cannot enter orders under your login. Change your password immediately, like others suggested, and log yourself out all the time, no matter how painful. Document in your charting if the tech discusses preemptive dx with the patient - patients often forget who exactly upset them when they fill out complaint cards.. Beyond that, I would not rock the boat too much. This btw is coming from a former ER tech. The tech works under the medical director's license - as an EMT he is certified, not licensed.
Has anyone who has applied in July heard anything yet?
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