Latest Comments by frankie1220

Latest Comments by frankie1220

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    Whoa whoa whoa... I passed the NCLEX. It's active in Michigan but I live in Illinois.
    "Be licensed in the country of education"
    That's the requirement that I can't fulfill.

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    I graduated with a BSN in the Philippines back in 2009, adapting to NCLEX was pretty intense so I ended up getting my license back in 2011. I postponed "quite a while" back and I'm finding it difficult to get a job. By the way, I'm living in a state where I am not licensed nor can I EVER get reciprocity to this state.
    For someone that's practically idle for 5 years (no study or practice in the field) I fear the worst for my license and what ever career I can land.
    I was thinking taking non-clinical career or something to ease into before I take on a more difficult role which I would prefer. I'm preoccupied with being nursing assistant right now and it's getting me worried because I feel like I'll never get out. To progress I'll get ACLS certified to spruce up my resume and hopefully increase my chances of getting hired. RN refresher course is an option too but the soonest that I found is in July. I'd love to hear everyone's input. What should I do? What can I do? What options do I have?

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    "Licensure in the country of education"
    That's the sole reason why I'm not a nurse in Illinois. I finished in the Philippines and didn't take the local boards because I was never planning to work there. It's crazy because I'm already a nurse in one of the states yet they don't waive that or even work in my favor given I'm an American Citizen. Illinois is too strict.

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    Aside from nursing licensure compact. Will any other state accept?
    I can't get my license here in Illinois though I'm a MI nurse. What can I get in Illinois with a MI RN license? Eventually I'd be forced to move but preferably not MI again. Any states allowing?

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    Short and simple. Yes. Illinois REQUIRES you to be a nurse in country of education. THERE IS NO WAY TO WAIVE THIS REQUIREMENT. Any point from 2009-2013 there has been no word of this ever happening. Great if someone updates us of this miracle in the following years to come

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    I'm curious.. what happened to you? Did you go to Montana? I'm an American Citizen who finished my nursing in the Philippines and resides in Illinois. I think there was quite some leeway back in the past. like people say that get 2 years experience and you can "reciprocate" your license. or getting a waiver was "apparently" possible. but I don't think so. And I just tried again, wasted $350 for a CES that can't even be forwarded to Illinois.
    I'm at a huge stop in my life because Illinois is my state, I'd prefer not to move. I did for a while when I got my MI license but now I'm back in Illinois working as a nursing assistant which is demeaning for me because I'm a nurse but this is all I could get because someone helped me get in and all other jobs I see myself getting into say that I'm overqualified. And to tell you the truth I'm pretty sure I'm dull now because I haven't had experience ever since I graduated back in 2009

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    Foreign graduates who's education differ from USA might want to do a lot of review on NCSBN NCLEX Review. NCLEX questions originate from them so it's a guarantee that you will be prepped for the hard questions.

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    Getting that RN job has been really hard for me. I took too long on the vacation and reciprocity after licensure.
    How long is my MICHIGAN license REALLY active if I haven't used it even if I keep renewing? This case is possibly rare but I couldn't find answers online. I hear Michigan doesn't offer inactive status, it's either you renew or let it expire. But for the better I'd prefer renewing so I don't have to retake the NCLEX in the future.

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    Joe V likes this.

    It's the best nursing forum for everyone in the nursing field. Questions you want while waiting for that call hold on your state's BON... Is probably here.

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    Quote from steppybay
    Depending on when you got your PH degree you may be "safe" from the concurrency issue plaguing many of the recent PH nurses and grads, probably if you graduated prior to the 2004 year you might be okay, but nothing is for sure in CA these days.

    Also, know that in CA, as long as you can provide them with the valid PH nursing license, that's a requirement due to it's a safe way for the CA BON to verify by name and license number that you're licensed in the Phils, due to fake applications being submitted.

    In any case, you should know that if your transcripts don't pass the tougher CA BON requirements, it's money down the drain, since any fees paid is not refundable. Good luck!
    You got me worried steppybay.... I graduated 2009 in the PH and passed my NCLEX 2011 at Missouri. And I DO NOT have a Philippines License, though CGFNS certified my credentials (CES) back in 2011 stating that it is equivalent to US course. I can't get a PH License because I'm an American Citizen.

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    I'm here in Illinois and I'm trying to endorse (reciprocity) my license (Missouri/ Michigan) to CA because family is going to help me get into a hospital.
    All the info should be on their site (Board of Registered Nursing), or if you want the details up front you really have to call them. One thing that's keeping me is my transcripts from the Philippines.

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    Exactly the same situation. Just go to http://www.idph.state.il.us/nar/home.htm
    Find out the details, I got my CNA same year I graduated my Nursing in the Philippines.
    Save your time reviewing.... You can do it.

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    After a long period of reviewing, taking the exam, and failing quite a few times. I became a Missouri RN. and that was great but here's the deal... graduated in 2009, became a RN February 2011, reciprocated to Michigan that same year, am a resident of Illinois (and always was during the whole time), was a nurse assistant at a nursing home 10/2009-06/2011 in Illinois and been unemployed ever since.

    Now, what job can I possibly take to enhance my chances to actually work as a nurse? Oh, and I renewed my license and I haven't even used it. Help!

    I find myself pretty skilled with computers so something involving the 2 might be very beneficial.


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