can we get RN license with ITIN instead of SSN

  1. Hey guys,

    can any one pls let me know if we can get RN license with ITIN (individual tax identification #) instead of SSN. I do NOT have SSN and i have submitted my ITIN to BON. It is already a week and i haven't seen my name on BON webiste (if and ifffff i passed ).

    Last year one of my friend was able to get her results in 2 days with only ITIN and no social security #. Has the rules changed in california??? from last year. If any one has any idea abt that pls let me know.

    Thanks.....
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   nurseMargo
    If you passed, you will get the license even without SSN. But you cannot work without it.
  4. by   nithya1
    Thanks NurseMargo,
    So if anyone with ITIN pass their nclex, can they see their name on BON website??????????? or do we need to wait untill we get the result in the mail in 3--4 weeks.

    California does NOT participate in quick results and thats the bad part for us not knowing the result for so many weeks.
  5. by   suzanne4
    Quote from nurseMargo
    If you passed, you will get the license even without SSN. But you cannot work without it.
    Not in Calfiornia. Only a letter that states that the nurse passed the exam, and meets all requirements. Nut no license, so no way to endorse license to another state as a licensed nurse in CA.
  6. by   suzanne4
    Quote from nithya1
    Thanks NurseMargo,
    So if anyone with ITIN pass their nclex, can they see their name on BON website??????????? or do we need to wait untill we get the result in the mail in 3--4 weeks.

    California does NOT participate in quick results and thats the bad part for us not knowing the result for so many weeks.
    Some one may have been lucky and gotten their license with the ITIN# but actually it is not supposed to be, as the BON wants proof that you can legally work in the US, and you cannot with the ITIN#. That is the purpose for requiring the SSN#.
  7. by   yeepers
    You cannot get a license without an SSN in North Carolina either.
  8. by   nithya1
    Dear Suzanne,

    thank you very much for your response regarding ITIN. You seem to be helping so many nurses like me by answering to so many different kinds of questions, that great.... keep up your good work
  9. by   suzanne4
    Thank you.................
  10. by   IntegRN
    Hello nithya, its me again IntegRN, did you get your results already? im hoping for the best for you, take care!

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