I just got off the phone with a Cali. BRN rep just 5 minutes ago (it's currently 5:45 pm US EST as I am typing this) after a short inquiry of mine.
So basically, I am a nurse who graduated from a Philippine(s) nursing school
back in 2007 and who was able to obtain an RN license in early 2008 via NCLEX. I never had a problem with the concurreny/curriculum issues that fellow foreign nurses are currently experiencing, I took the boards and one-shot it and got licensed.
I last renewed my Cali. RN license back in 2009 (when I was practicing up in Colorado) and it's currently lapsed for a little over a year. Just last week, I decided to renew my license in Cali. (currently licensed and working here in FL) so that I can hopefully work in the aforementioned state.
My inquiry today revolved around my concern regarding a possibility of me being denied renewal due to the fact that I was educated in the Phils. almost 6 years ago perhaps by way of audit or a records review process of some sort.
The lady I spoke with reassured me of the following:
1. ANYONE who was licensed BEFORE the stricter enforcement of the concurrency / curriculum requirements for foreign AND out-of-state nurses/nurse grads WILL STILL BE ELIGIBLE to renew their licenses.
2. The CA BRN will not "audit" or "look back" into any previously-made eligible foreign or non-California grad's curriculum which was a part of the NCLEX ATT process. And;
3. As long as the foreign-born's RN license has only been lapsed for 8 years and below, the only requirement would be to pay both the renewal and the late fees which currently amount to a total of US$205.00 (or something like that) AND to have 30 units of CEUs taken for the the Cali. BRN or for any other BoN's within the 48 contiguous US states, Alaska and Hawaii. Make sure you are truthful about the CEU requirement because the CA BRN conducts periodic audits on nurses' compliance.
She then wished me the best of luck in finding a job in California.
These being said, I think folks like me are safe from "elimination" from the CA BRN.
Hope these information help anyone who's in the same situation as I am.