California License to Mississippi

  1. Hi everyone. I am a Filipino and passed the NCLEX-RN of California yet I am still in Spain working. My fiance and I are planning to get married. :heartbeat (he is already as US citizen) and I will be going there using the fiance visa.What do I need to do and what are the othr exams to take to convert my License to MS license? I finished BSN in the Philippines.
    Thank you so much.:wink2:
    Any advise would be greatly appreciated. God bless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  3. by   kc284
    Too bad CA isn't in the nurse licensure compact or your CA license would be good in MS too. Check with the Mississippi Board of Nursing for details.
    This comes from a section of our textbook: " When [foreign] nurses move to the United States, they must show evidence of completing their original educational program and restrictions of their license. In addition, nurses need to demonstrate competency in English and the ability to take and pass the NCLEX-RN examination. Foreign nurses take a special examination administered by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools. The examination in given in English and tests the knowledge required to practice in this country. On successful completion, the foreign nurse graduate may apply for a license to practice in this country."
    So if you've taken NCLEX you might not need all the other junk I wrote about but I hope that helps. Mainly contact the MS BON and they'll answer your specific questions.
  4. by   MissRN0520
    Thank you!!!!!!!!! I tried going to the site but all they have is the contact number, and Im still here in the Philipines. Do any body here know the email address of the BON for endorsement? i'll be using Fiance Visa to go there, i might be there by Mid-this year o i'm thinking of what I need to do. Passed my NCLEX-RN (registered in CA). I hope I wont need the CGFNS anymore...will I? Thank you! =)