How To Apply For NCLEX in California?

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    HI! Im new here, very very confused and has a bunch of questions in mind....

    I want to apply for NCLEX in california. I already downloaded and printed the application forms in their site.

    I recently passed the June06 exam here in the Philippines, and still up to now i havent got my license.

    My questions are: ^^

    1. What, from those forms i downloaded, will i mail to them?
    1.a. i went to my school last week and finished other forms like breakdown of educational prog, nursing program verification and even the request for transcript form.. yes they already handed to me my transcript of records yesterday and theyve already acomplished the needed info in those other forms.

    2. A photocopy of my diploma enough to make me eligable to take the exam? since i dont have my license yet?
    2.a. i read from the forms that if i dont have a local license yet i have to write a written explanation for that. Is there anyone that did that??

    3. About SSN.. How can i get that? Is it a requirement before taking the exam or a requirement to practice nursing after passing in california? if i mail my application and my SSN is blank will they not accept my application?

    hmm thats my question for now.. really appreciate if anyone reply... thnx alot! ^^

    I already have a US visa but its only for tourist.
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    Quote from ric13
    HI! Im new here, very very confused and has a bunch of questions in mind....

    I want to apply for NCLEX in california. I already downloaded and printed the application forms in their site.

    I recently passed the June06 exam here in the Philippines, and still up to now i havent got my license.

    My questions are: ^^

    1. What, from those forms i downloaded, will i mail to them?
    1.a. i went to my school last week and finished other forms like breakdown of educational prog, nursing program verification and even the request for transcript form.. yes they already handed to me my transcript of records yesterday and theyve already acomplished the needed info in those other forms.

    2. A photocopy of my diploma enough to make me eligable to take the exam? since i dont have my license yet?
    2.a. i read from the forms that if i dont have a local license yet i have to write a written explanation for that. Is there anyone that did that??

    3. About SSN.. How can i get that? Is it a requirement before taking the exam or a requirement to practice nursing after passing in california? if i mail my application and my SSN is blank will they not accept my application?

    hmm thats my question for now.. really appreciate if anyone reply... thnx alot! ^^

    I already have a US visa but its only for tourist.
    Hi ric

    I am in the situation as you are. May I know which school you graduated from?

    1. Yes. The forms in the website you must print and submit directly to BON Sacramento. On one long 9x12 envelope, put your application with picture, hardcard (fingerprint form --- can be downloaded too and be printed with fingerprints at Carriedo NBI OR better go here and apply livescan for about 76 bucks), check or money order, written explanation why no license yet, and a copy of your diploma.

    BON Sacramento requires the school to DIRECTLY submit (as opposed to LVN applications) your transcripts with BREAKDOWN and Request for Records to them via mail.

    2. BON California does not require local license for the NCLEX RN Exam.

    3. SSN is optional requirement. However, upon passing the NCLEX-RN Exam, before your license can be issued here in the US, you must have a valid SSN. NOw, being a tourist.... you need to find an employer who will petition you, provide you with work authorization, and SSN which you can now submit to the BON.

    I have already filed my application last Sep 29. According to them, it takes 3-6 months. I submitted via the hardcard process and not livescan which was a mistake. I hope the turnaround times wont be that delayed.

    Guys, does anyone here know if I can file both for LVN and RN Exams at the same time? I want sort of a buffer in case (God forbid) I don't make it for the NCLEX RN...

    And for those who ticked the interim permit request.... does the validity of the permit start upon being eligible to take the exam OR it depends on you whether when to make it valid.

    Thanks guys. This is my first post. Hooray!
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    wow! tnx alot! i didnt expect some1 will reply me this infos in a very short time! ^^

    im a graduate from nueva ecija but im from bulacan...

    a question in fingerprint... you said "better go here and apply for a livescan for 76bucks" you mean in US? is there a livescan here in Philippines?

    THANKS ALOT agen for the Info! ^^
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    ei about those forms coming from your school.. the request for transcript, breakdown of educational prog...

    by the time you submitted your application, did your school really mailed those forms at the same time?

    will there be 2 separate mails coming from you and from the school?

    or you could just mail it your self and just addressed it (supposedly coming from the school) from your school even though you mailed it yourself?

    im sorry for the newbie questions i just dont have any idea to be honest -.-
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    Quote from ric13
    wow! tnx alot! i didnt expect some1 will reply me this infos in a very short time! ^^

    im a graduate from nueva ecija but im from bulacan...

    a question in fingerprint... you said "better go here and apply for a livescan for 76bucks" you mean in US? is there a livescan here in Philippines?

    THANKS ALOT agen for the Info! ^^
    >Sorry bro, livescan is offered only in the US. You will need to show photo ID and your fingers hehe
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    Quote from ric13
    ei about those forms coming from your school.. the request for transcript, breakdown of educational prog...

    by the time you submitted your application, did your school really mailed those forms at the same time?

    will there be 2 separate mails coming from you and from the school?

    or you could just mail it your self and just addressed it (supposedly coming from the school) from your school even though you mailed it yourself?

    im sorry for the newbie questions i just dont have any idea to be honest -.-
    >I am not sure whether the school's mail got to BON first or my application form.
    >Yes, 2 seperate mails. One from You and one from your school.
    >Yes, you could do that. Actually our school didnt want to send the TOR themselves they just gave us stamped envelopes and we mailed them ourselves making it appear that the school mailed it.

    >Good luck.
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    hi to all the SuperModerators on this thread.. :typing i have read the primers on top of this thread.. May I ask (to all who posts in this thread) how did you go about in preparing your requirements to be passed to CABON?..

    (1)Like with the Transcripts with RLE and Diploma, is it really certified true copy or the original copy with the school seal?..

    (2)and is the Nursing Program Verification Form really included as one of the requirements?..[or it does not apply to all applicants]

    (3)May I please have a copy of the written explanation you sent to CABON, so I may have a guide in writing? ??? [PLEASE post it with your message]

    (4) For the confirmation card, where can I get the First Class U.S. Postage Stamp?

    (5) For the fingerprint card, I have the Aliases and the Social Security No. blank, which is more appropriate for me to write, NONE or NOT APPLICABLE(N/A)?..And with the race, since only one letter fits the small box, what information should I print? [I am from the Philippines, by the way.]


    (6)And lastly, how did you deal with the bank draft?..What steps did you take?..

    Thanks! ;D

    P.S. For all those who can or may or will reply, may you please indicate how many months you received your eligibility from CABON from the time you submitted your application to them, grazie!
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    Quote from johnarigo_31
    hi to all the SuperModerators on this thread.. :typing i have read the primers on top of this thread.. May I ask (to all who posts in this thread) how did you go about in preparing your requirements to be passed to CABON?..

    (1)Like with the Transcripts with RLE and Diploma, is it really certified true copy or the original copy with the school seal?..

    (2)and is the Nursing Program Verification Form really included as one of the requirements?..[or it does not apply to all applicants]

    (3)May I please have a copy of the written explanation you sent to CABON, so I may have a guide in writing? ??? [PLEASE post it with your message]

    (4) For the confirmation card, where can I get the First Class U.S. Postage Stamp?

    (5) For the fingerprint card, I have the Aliases and the Social Security No. blank, which is more appropriate for me to write, NONE or NOT APPLICABLE(N/A)?..And with the race, since only one letter fits the small box, what information should I print? [I am from the Philippines, by the way.]


    (6)And lastly, how did you deal with the bank draft?..What steps did you take?..

    Thanks! ;D

    P.S. For all those who can or may or will reply, may you please indicate how many months you received your eligibility from CABON from the time you submitted your application to them, grazie!
    i requested the original transcript from my school. I thought only the TOR is needed. can someone enlighten me on this?
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    hi people!! can u please help me how to get an application form for nclex-rn in California? can u send it to me? tnx!
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    Quote from babylen
    hi people!! can u please help me how to get an application form for nclex-rn in California? can u send it to me? tnx!
    Contact the board directly and they can mail you or download the application from internet. if you google CA board...you should get the site as well.
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