Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Nclex-RN NY

  1. For those residing in NY and have been approved for DACA:Have you taken your NCLEX, or applying for it? If so, question #22 under citizenship/immigration status which choice did you select?The one that makes the most sense is choice H. Non-Immigrant (Temporarily in U.S).On the blank space below for immigration status should I write: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (c33)? It's a new process so it only makes sense as to why it's not included as a choice. But I'm afraid that the BON might not be too familiar with DACA and might delay my application.Any thoughts? Any information related to this is very much appreciated. Thank you.
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  2. 38 Comments

  3. by   asegura8
    Hello, even thougt Im in Florida, im in a similar situation to yours. Just wanted to let you know if they let you sit for the test or not. If yes, was presenting your ID an issue? Thanks!
  4. by   deafeningthoughts
    Yes, they let me sit for the test. I'm not sure if you obtain your driver's license in Florida if it says "Temporary" / "Limited". If it does, they're unacceptable forms of ID. Make sure to bring your passport.
  5. by   rjt011000
    [FONT=lucida grande]My (blood) sister just tried taking her NCLEX nursing entrance exam but was turned away because her deferred action licence says "limited term." I have another friend of mine who had no problem with the same verification.
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    I was wondering if anyone else who is in the same situation run into the same problem?
  6. by   deafeningthoughts
    If you go to the NCSBN website: https://www.ncsbn.org/1221.htm it clearly states that, "Driver's/learner's permits or temporary identification are not accepted".

    Limited term driver's license falls under temporary identification therefore will not be accepted.
    I used my passport for identification and was able to take the test.

    Did the friend that you have with "limited term" license as well take it at the same place your sister was supposed to?
  7. by   medjine24
    hey i am in Florida and having the same problem , i was wondering if using your passport, does it have to be in English. cause i called Pearson and they say it must be in English.
  8. by   ekfettto
    I wonder if you receive your license for RN or not in New York. I have applied license in one of the southern state, they rejected because of my DACA status.
  9. by   aquaprincess
    Hi i am in the same situation as you. Were you allowed to sit for nclex with Daca status? This is for a nursing liscence in new york and i will be applying for it in june
  10. by   ekfettto
    Hi, I am still looking for the state but I am not sure for New York now. I heard they do not give professional license other than lawyer in New York. Not sure. I could not get clear answer though..Can you let me know if New York works or not?
  11. by   deafeningthoughts
    Yes I took my NCLEX January 2014. Use your passport when you take your NCLEX.
  12. by   deafeningthoughts
    Yes I live in New York and took the exam on January 2014. 1) On question 22 for immigration status, I chose H. and wrote Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. 2) I used my passport as identification to sit for the NCLEX with no issues.
  13. by   aquaprincess
    Quote from deafeningthoughts
    Yes I live in New York and took the exam on January 2014. 1) On question 22 for immigration status, I chose H. and wrote Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. 2) I used my passport as identification to sit for the NCLEX with no issues.
    did u have to submit documentation with the application to prove you have DACA? And what passport did u use ur native country or american? Bc i only have passport for my country and i have a Ny state ID. I am planning to take the nclex this summer 2015 and i. worried they will not let me sit for the test bc of my status
  14. by   deafeningthoughts
    No I don't believe I had to submit documentation to prove that I have DACA but check anyway if they require it. I used my native country passport. DO NOT use your NY state ID. It says temporary visitor on it and they will not let you sit for the test. As long as you use your passport from your native country (make sure it's not expired) then you do not have to worry. They do not ask you for your status when you go to Pearson for your NCLEX

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