CA BRN new requirements for NCLEX RN international students - page 45

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I had already registered online in Pearson Vue but I think I'm not yet eligible to take the test. Is there an expiration date for my registration at PV? I received a letter from CA BON requesting for new requirements such as:... Read More


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    very well said. for someone who hasn't even taken the exam yet, im impressed with the amount of research you've done going through the NCSBN and BRN.

    re: about the endorsement, i wasn't referring to get endorsed back into cali because the same rule would definitely apply. i was rather talking about the NLC and thinking about filing for endorsement within the states listed.

    yup, the majority of pinoys do choose cali because of those reasons.

    the only reason they have a high passing rate is because they're used to thinking analytically. most schools here are too lazy to actually teach something and end up being objective (i.e. identification type of questions testing our knowledge and comprehension) which, again, reflects how schools opt to hire novice nurses with minimal experience. that's why when i took the nclex, i went back to my books and forced myself to forget about everything they taught me in school. also, i think we have more clinical hours than them. but, then again, even if ours is almost doubled than theirs, we fail in comparison to the quality of clinical experience.

    about the rumors of them going to talk with the CA-BRN, you wish!!! lol.. they can't even handle their own internal and domestic problems, what more when they meddle with the affairs of another governing body?! even if some resolution was filed to the PNA to investigate these claims, it would still be futile to do so (they can't even handle our issues with having to pay hospitals for rendering our own professional services!!!).

    either way, they all should really look into this tho because if they really want to raise the bar and have us compete globally, they should start cleaning house from the ground - up. don't get me wrong, we have one of the best reputations (mainly because of our filipino traits of being friendly, polite, submissive, hospitable and most important of all is our ingenuity) but we shouldn't be trained to be contented with being a "bedside nurse" or a "physician's handmaid" while we compare our possible salary to the sleazy PHP8-15K we make here. that's what sets us apart from the rest. we're willing to do the dirty work while the others have their eyes set on managerial positions. now with the schools, everything is all about making an easy buck or two. until, they get rid of all of that (hopefully during this present administration but that's just wishful thinking), nursing programs will continue to pop up left and right.

    so i guess it just boils down to this then. we cant undo what has already been done. its either we all make a collective effort to try do something about it, or we could just drop everything else and forget about working in cali (unless you got the money to pay for school there or are considering a demotion to an lpn/lvn role which, by the way, is almost being wiped out due to the recession and overlapping functions among them and RNs and CNAs). or we could also wait for the day for nurses there to go on strike if the board does deny our renewal upon further re-evaluation.
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    what would you do if u are a phil grad and studied for NCLEX RN for like a year then got denied? NEED SUPPORT GROUP!!!

    anybody living in sacramento ca and looking for a job as caregiver or cna..etc....NEED SOME PEOPLE IN THE SAME SITUATION..
    Last edit by RmCU_nA on Jul 12, '12 : Reason: wrong grammar
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    Quote from RmCU_nA
    what would you do if u are a phil grad and studied for NCLEX RN for like a year then got denied? NEED SUPPORT GROUP!!!

    anybody living in sacramento ca and looking for a job as caregiver or cna..etc....NEED SOME PEOPLE IN THE SAME SITUATION..
    At this present time and foreseeable future, CA is not going to happen for the mass majority of us PH grads.

    So rather than waste the time spent on studying for the NCLEX-RN, you have no other choice other than look into the other 48 states (VT BON has said that PH courses are "unacceptable", see Lanze's thread). Based on others with the processing time of our courses by an outside evaluator and taking the English proficiency test, it will give you another year to prepare for the NCLEX-RN, if the desire is to become an RN.

    If you decide to stay in CA, then study for the NCLEX-PN exam, not the NCLEX-RN, to become an LVN.

    But from others who either are working or know of someone closely related, CNA jobs are just as hard to find and get as much as the LVN's (I read somewhere there are much more CNA's and LVN's than RN's due to CNA certification is easy to get and more LVN programs are available), but then again, so are regular new grad nurses getting hired is very tough, it's not a nice world for nurses like before.
    Last edit by steppybay on Jul 13, '12 : Reason: spelling and corrected info
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    You could say that the doors have been slammed shut on PH grads. External forces beyond anyone's control. Even beyond hope and prayers.
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    Ony those states that have explicit education requirements of concurrent theory and practicum will Philippine nurses have licensure issues.

    Excellsior College New York nursing graduates have had same issue recently. See state board licensure requirements here

    These are states having concerns over concurrent therory and practicum, so I would look at other 37 states to obtain license:

    Alabama
    Arizona
    California
    Georgia
    Illinois

    Kansas
    Louisiana
    Maryland
    North Dakota
    Oklahoma
    Vermont
    Virginia
    Washington
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jul 17, '12
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    Quote from NRS KareN
    Only those states that have explicit education requirements of concurrent theory and practicum will Philippine nurses have licensure issues.

    Excelsior College New York nursing graduates have had same issue recently. See state board licensure requirements here

    These are states having concerns over concurrent theory and practicum, so I would look at other 37 states to obtain license:

    Alabama
    Arizona
    California
    Georgia
    Illinois

    Kansas
    Louisiana
    Maryland
    North Dakota
    Oklahoma
    Vermont
    Virginia
    Washington
    It looks that some have responded to the "online" schooling and clinical application and the clinical competence and practicum experience of these graduates. Interesting.
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    I was only aware of California, Vermont, New York, and Georgia. I never thought Washington would be one of them. Is it Washington D.C. or Washington State. Currently applying for Nevada heard of a Physical Assessment course but the state said it would depend on the situation of the student.

    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    Ony those states that have explicit education requirements of concurrent theory and practicum will Philippine nurses have licensure issues.

    Excellsior College New York nursing graduates have had same issue recently. See state board licensure requirements here

    These are states having concerns over concurrent therory and practicum, so I would look at other 37 states to obtain license:

    Alabama
    Arizona
    California
    Georgia
    Illinois

    Kansas
    Louisiana
    Maryland
    North Dakota
    Oklahoma
    Vermont
    Virginia
    Washington
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    may be i was so blessed coz i got a chance to sit for nclex and took it once...i heard about the concurrency issue and some took their nclex in new mexico and some tried to challenge the lvn..
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    Quote from soonrn2527
    may be i was so blessed coz i got a chance to sit for nclex and took it once...i heard about the concurrency issue and some took their nclex in new mexico and some tried to challenge the lvn..
    Mind if i ask when did you applied your exam mate?


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