Best state to apply for nclex?

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    I am a nursing grad in the philippines. After comig here in US, i applied for at CA BON but was ineligible asking me to take classes again. So i was thinking to take LVN or NCLEX in other state. Which state is best to apply for that is not as strict as CA BON for international graduates.
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    I'm pretty sure steppybay will come in and reply with a very detailed and informative post.

    Per this thread:http://allnurses.com/nurse-registrat...me-760249.html, there are 13-15 states that have concurrency issues. And unfortunately, the list may be growing.

    Also, note that New Mexico, the state formerly known as a "fast state," has implemented a new rule. See this thread: http://allnurses.com/nurse-registrat...rn-791505.html.

    Just know that if you are planning to have a license in a "faster" and "easier" state and then try to endorse it to a CA license, that will not work. CA will still say you are ineligible due to your concurrency issue, regardless of whether or not you a licensed in a different state.

    This thread has a discussion about taking the LVN/LPN boards: http://allnurses.com/nurse-registrat...ow-681582.html

    Do your research. And good luck! Pick a state where you want to settle for the long-term, and not the short-term.
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    Honestly i'm confused which direction to take and i don't just wanna rush in and regret it eventually. Thanx. Really helped a lot.
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    Lol, thanks for chiming in, perioddrama, you did a fine job and by providing the various links and as you suggested let the OP review more of the other threads here as well. Thanks!


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