CA Board of Nursing - page 43

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i was eligible to sit for the nclex for California. wow.. so i took my exam this september, went the distance all 265 questions. unfortunately i didnt pass. got my results and "near passing standard" all across the board. so... Read More


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    Quote from Bsnjojo
    I got my eligibility in new mexico. No toefl or ielts.
    The application requirements have changed now, so you must have gotten your's early and in time before. As it's now required plus need a SSN.

    Just make sure you pass the NCLEX or it could be subject to a re-examination and could possibly delay the retake, like those that did get theor CA ATT but if they failed it, it causes other problems later. Study hard or maybe you already have your NM license.
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    Pinay_doll i graduated from the philippines. Cgfns will take care of it.
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    ssn is required in NM.
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    No toefl or ielts in NM as long as the teaching instruction is in english and also english textbooks.
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    Quote from Bsnjojo
    No toefl or ielts in NM as long as the teaching instruction is in english and also english textbooks.
    Maybe like in CA, different evaluators review each application differently, as her NM applicants was "suspended" until she can show either the Toefl or Ielts results. She already tried to explain in a letter that she did take all her courses in English (PH grad), but it was decision made by her examiner.

    I told her to appeal it, but says she rather just not upset the BON person and do one of them to satisfy the English requirements. She's smart so she should have no problems with the testing.

    But it is confusing as per the last page of the NM application for, you're right about the as long as it was conducted in English, but we think that partly her transcripts were not fully translated into English, so it's partly her schools fault in passing the paperwork on.

    http://nmbon.sks.com/uploads/FileLin..._July_2012.pdf
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    In NM cgfns are the one who evaluates your transcript not the NM BON not like in CA. im not the only one who applied in NM i have a friend also who applied also in NM without toefl and ielts also. Maybe your friends TOR is in tagalog and thats the schools fault.
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Aug 19, '12 : Reason: tos
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    Hi! Im going to apply in CA and im about to submit my application. Luckily, my cases are all concurrent. Do you guys have any idea about the required clinical and theoretical hours per subject? Please and thank you...
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    Quote from ohhlala
    Hi! Im going to apply in CA and im about to submit my application. Luckily, my cases are all concurrent. Do you guys have any idea about the required clinical and theoretical hours per subject? Please and thank you...
    Very nice! You must be under a new curriculum? Here's what my friend found out (she's also trying to be an RN, but I think she makes for a better lawyer, lol)

    From what you see below is from the CA BON site itself, it's confusing in trying to translate the courses to fit their requirements, so if I were you, I'd have someone from your school's office do the calculations before submitting your application.

    Or simply submit your application directly to the CA BON and let them come back with the results and pray it will be approved!! Yeaaaa...


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    1426. Required Curriculum
    (a) The curriculum of a nursing program shall be that set forth in this section, and shall be approved by the board. Any revised curriculum shall be approved by the board prior to its implementation.
    (b) The curriculum shall reflect a unifying theme, which includes the nursing process as defined by the faculty, and shall be designed so that a student who completes the program will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to function in accordance with the registered nurse scope of practice as defined in code section 2725, and to meet minimum competency standards of a registered nurse.
    (c) The curriculum shall consist of not less than fifty-eight (58) semester units, or eighty-seven (87) quarter units, which shall include at least the following number of units in the specified course areas:
    (1) Art and science of nursing, thirty-six (36) semester units or fifty-four (54) quarter units, of which eighteen (18) semester or twenty-seven (27) quarter units will be in theory and eighteen (18) semester or twenty-seven (27) quarter units will be in clinical practice.
    (2) Communication skills, six (6) semester or nine (9) quarter units. Communication skills shall include principles of oral, written, and group communication.
    (3) Related natural sciences (anatomy, physiology, and microbiology courses with labs), behavioral and social sciences, sixteen (16) semester or twenty-four (24) quarter units.
    (d) Theory and clinical practice shall be concurrent in the following nursing areas: geriatrics, medical-surgical, mental health/psychiatric nursing, obstetrics, and pediatrics. Instructional outcomes will focus on delivering safe, therapeutic, effective, patient-centered care; practicing evidence-based practice; working as part of interdisciplinary teams; focusing on quality improvement; and using information technology. Instructional content shall include, but is not limited to, the following: critical thinking, personal hygiene, patient protection and safety, pain management, human sexuality, client abuse, cultural diversity, nutrition (including therapeutic aspects), pharmacology, patient advocacy, legal, social and ethical aspects of nursing, and nursing leadership and management.
    (e) The following shall be integrated throughout the entire nursing curriculum:
    (1) The nursing process;
    (2) Basic intervention skills in preventive, remedial, supportive, and rehabilitative nursing;
    (3) Physical, behavioral, and social aspects of human development from birth through all age levels;
    (4) Knowledge and skills required to develop collegial relationships with health care providers from other disciplines;
    (5) Communication skills including principles of oral, written, and group communications;
    (6) Natural science, including human anatomy, physiology, and microbiology; and
    (7) Related behavioral and social sciences with emphasis on societal and cultural patterns, human development, and behavior relevant to health-illness.
    (f) The program shall have tools to evaluate a student's academic progress, performance, and clinical learning experiences that are directly related to course objectives.
    (g) The course of instruction shall be presented in semester or quarter units or the equivalent under the following formula:
    (1) One (1) hour of instruction in theory each week throughout a semester or quarter equals one (1) unit.
    (2) Three (3) hours of clinical practice each week throughout a semester or quarter equals one (1) unit. With the exception of an initial nursing course that teaches basic nursing skills in a skills lab, 75% of clinical hours in a course must be in direct patient care in an area specified in section 1426(d) in a board-approved clinical setting.
    Note: Authority cited: Sections 2715 and 2786.6, Business and Professions Cod. Reference: Sections 2785-2788, Business and Professions Code.

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    Pay close attention to this part:


    (f) The program shall have tools to evaluate a student's academic progress, performance, and clinical learning experiences that are directly related to course objectives.
    (g) The course of instruction shall be presented in semester or quarter units or the equivalent under the following formula:
    (1) One (1) hour of instruction in theory each week throughout a semester or quarter equals one (1) unit.
    (2) Three (3) hours of clinical practice each week throughout a semester or quarter equals one (1) unit. With the exception of an initial nursing course that teaches basic nursing skills in a skills lab, 75% of clinical hours in a course must be in direct patient care in an area specified in section 1426(d) in a board-approved clinical setting.
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    "Board-Approved Clinical setting", which she says means a HOSPITAL environment, she could be wrong, but she thinks if it's not a known hospital in the Phils, it may not be approved in the eyes of the CA BON.
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    Yeah it is kinda confusing! The concurrency of cases and the number of hours are the *only* issue, rigjt? Yes i just graduated last march and i belong to the new curriculum. Thank you so much, steppybay.
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    Quote from nursewholikesnursing
    ob and med surge will take us 8 months total to complete. they let you take one class per sem. 6 units each. so thats 2 semesters for us. and a lot of money. yeaaahboi.
    Hi, are you already enrolled? And where? How much $$$ are you talking about?


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