Attending Roseman then return to California

  1. Good Morning,

    Has anyone in the forum graduated from Roseman then returned to California?

    I wonder what would be the process if you returned to California and took your NCLEX, how difficult would it be to get your license in California.

    I would love to hear from anyone who did. I ask because I called the school to get information and was told I would have to move to Nevada to attend school in order to enroll there. If I did I would love to know how difficult it would be to get licensed California.

    Thanks

    Shonda
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   shibaowner
    If you go to school in another state, it doesn't matter. Take the NCLEX. Once you've passed, you apply to the California BRN for your RN license. It's no different than if you went to nursing school in Calif.
  4. by   Vegas Volt
    Not difficult at all, just involves some waiting due to the infamous slowness of the CA BRN.

    You have two options after graduating from Roseman: apply for the NV BON first then endorse your license to CA, or apply directly to the CA BRN. Most of the people in my class did the former; I did the latter. I should also point out that you can physically take the NCLEX anywhere in the country, it doesn't matter where, as long as you've directed your application to one state's specific board.

    A quick overview of my timeline (2016):
    Sometime in February (I forget when, sorry) - Did LiveScan fingerprinting in CA, sent transcripts from my other schools
    February 24 - Submitted my application to the California BRN online and paid. Everything is complete in my application except for my Roseman transcripts as I hadn't passed the ATI comp predictor/graduated yet
    March 2 - Registered for the NCLEX online and paid
    March 11 - Passed comp predictor, officially graduated
    March 18 - Transcripts mailed out to the CA BRN from RUHS
    June 9 - Received my ATT in email (finally!)
    June 10 - Took NCLEX
    June 14 - Officially an RN! (my name & license number showed up on BreEZe that morning)
  5. by   SAjala16
    Oh Ok. Cool. Thanks. I was wondering if there was a different way of doing but I guess as long as the school meets the requirements of the state then you are good. Did you stay in Nevada while in school? I have my hubby and daughter and they can't move due to hubby's job so it would be interesting to see how it would work. LOL.

    How is the program? I was checking at the ABSN. I have a Bachelor already and my sciences. Just have not taken a TEAS or HESI.
    I was debating if I wanted to do that and do a BSN but I am more leaning towards the Master which does not requires entrance exams at the schools I am going to apply for. I am not leaving the BSN out so I will see how it goes.


    I appreciate your responses.
  6. by   Vegas Volt
    Quote from SAjala16
    you stay in Nevada while in school? I have my hubby and daughter and they can't move due to hubby's job so it would be interesting to see how it would work. LOL.
    I did stay in Vegas for the entirety of the program. There were a few in my class who left their families behind in CA, but it's only temporary. They made sure to visit their husbands/kids as much as possible. Also, less distractions

    Quote from SAjala16
    How is the program? I was checking at the ABSN. I have a Bachelor already and my sciences. Just have not taken a TEAS or HESI.
    I was debating if I wanted to do that and do a BSN but I am more leaning towards the Master which does not requires entrance exams at the schools I am going to apply for. I am not leaving the BSN out so I will see how it goes.
    I did the traditional BSN so I can't really provide much input on the ABSN; it's shorter in length but requires a lot of self-studying and independence as the lectures are all online. IMO in your position the ELM route seems more attractive, especially if they don't require entrance exams. But if you do end up taking the TEAS, apply to Roseman! I really learned and took away a lot from the program.

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