CA BRN new requirements for NCLEX RN international students - page 55

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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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    Quote from Kuyafern
    Oh that's a tough one. I think the school will also provide a copy of your cases once you send them the request forms. My dean informed me that with the previous students applying for the NCLEX the CA BRN also requested the school to send a copy of their cases. To see if your passing true and relevant information. This is the tricky part. If you do manage to use your spare cases and the school submitted a copy of your original intended cases for the prc then you may have a problem. Before you left the school did they ask you to photocopy your cases and clinical rotations so they can keep a copy just in case the CA Boards ask for information.
    Before graduation all of us were required to produce three sets of PRC cases. One for the Philippine NLE, another for school records, and a set for us to keep. But I'm not quite sure if my school has included copies of my clinical cases for the sake of application. If all else fails, would it be wise to apply in Nevada instead? I'm not bringing up the thought of reciprocity here. Just merely being licensed in Nevada. Or if you don't mind, give me a list of states I could easily apply in. I chose Nevada 'cause it's the closest state to home which does not require concurrency if I'm not mistaken. Thanks!
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    The school may have saved the copies for future preferences. I'm glad you brought up the applying for Nevada. I'm currently applying in Nevada and it'll be in a couple of weeks before I find out what CGFNS says about my transcripts. I can't say it's a hundred percent that you will get your ATT there. I know 3 who received their ATT before June. Now there are also 3 others who were denied because of concurrency issues. The later others applied the more requirements were asked fore. Requirements were Physical assessment subject and a medical surgical nursing level 2. I don't know about now. I will let you know once I get my letter from Nevada.
    Here is a the list of 13 states that you may want to avoid with the concurrency issues.
    Alabama
    Arizona
    California
    Georgia
    Illinois

    Kansas
    Louisiana
    Maryland
    North Dakota
    Oklahoma
    Vermont*Had no problem in the past but now requires SSN, License and atleast 2 years experience
    Virginia
    Washington
    Nevada*recently started to require subjects to enroll in
    Texas*Requires license and experience

    Recently foreign grad applicants were successful in applying at these states:
    Michigan
    New York
    Hawaii

    I would really suggest to take actions ASAP. It was originally California to enforce these issues and now 13 other states are enforcing concurrency issues. It's a matter of time before states take actions.

    I really need to make a video to spread awareness.


    Quote from KurtRN
    Before graduation all of us were required to produce three sets of PRC cases. One for the Philippine NLE, another for school records, and a set for us to keep. But I'm not quite sure if my school has included copies of my clinical cases for the sake of application. If all else fails, would it be wise to apply in Nevada instead? I'm not bringing up the thought of reciprocity here. Just merely being licensed in Nevada. Or if you don't mind, give me a list of states I could easily apply in. I chose Nevada 'cause it's the closest state to home which does not require concurrency if I'm not mistaken. Thanks!
    Last edit by Kuyafern on Sep 3, '12 : Reason: additional information
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    Quote from Kuyafern
    The school may have saved the copies for future preferences. I'm glad you brought up the applying for Nevada. I'm currently applying in Nevada and it'll be in a couple of weeks before I find out what CGFNS says about my transcripts. I can't say it's a hundred percent that you will get your ATT there. I know 3 who received their ATT before June. Now there are also 3 others who were denied because of concurrency issues. The later others applied the more requirements were asked fore. Requirements were Physical assessment subject and a medical surgical nursing level 2. I don't know about now. I will let you know once I get my letter from Nevada.
    Here is a the list of 13 states that you may want to avoid with the concurrency issues.
    Alabama
    Arizona
    California
    Georgia
    Illinois

    Kansas
    Louisiana
    Maryland
    North Dakota
    Oklahoma
    Vermont*Had no problem in the past but now requires SSN, License and atleast 2 years experience
    Virginia
    Washington
    Nevada*recently started to require subjects to enroll in
    Texas*Requires license and experience

    Recently foreign grad applicants were successful in applying at these states:
    Michigan
    New York
    Hawaii

    I would really suggest to take actions ASAP. It was originally California to enforce these issues and now 13 other states are enforcing concurrency issues. It's a matter of time before states take actions.

    I really need to make a video to spread awareness.
    New York sounds good. Oh, man. Nevada tagging along with this concurrency issue? Is it okay to pass my application to different states at the same time? You know, just to save such precious time. Gosh. Are you currently working while waiting for your applications?
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    Well it is possible. But, the problem are the fees you will be paying for each state. Each state has an application fee. I've spent 300+ for CGFNS alone and 200 for Nevada and 100+ for the English Proficiency exam. Now if you plan on applying to New York their CGFNS CVS is different from the CES. They have their own CGFNS method while most states accept CES. So that's additional fee right there.
    But if you do have the money go right ahead. I wish i was working. I've applied for so many jobs and nada, very tough job market out there. Trying to be productive and study.
    Quote from KurtRN
    New York sounds good. Oh, man. Nevada tagging along with this concurrency issue? Is it okay to pass my application to different states at the same time? You know, just to save such precious time. Gosh. Are you currently working while waiting for your applications?
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    Quote from Kuyafern
    Well it is possible. But, the problem are the fees you will be paying for each state. Each state has an application fee. I've spent 300+ for CGFNS alone and 200 for Nevada and 100+ for the English Proficiency exam. Now if you plan on applying to New York their CGFNS CVS is different from the CES. They have their own CGFNS method while most states accept CES. So that's additional fee right there.
    But if you do have the money go right ahead. I wish i was working. I've applied for so many jobs and nada, very tough job market out there. Trying to be productive and study.
    My mom's paying for all my application fees. But to save time, I guess I have to consult her about this. I just go crazy when I'm not being productive at all. This may sound a bit rhetorical, but if I do get an exam permit from Nevada, does that necessarily mean I have to drive up all the way to Vegas and take the exam there? Or can I do it in the testing sites here? Sorry. You're, by far, the person who's been clearing up my knowledge about taking the NCLEX.
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    NCLEX can be sat in any test center that issues the test. Results will go to the BON that you are sitting exam for. ie you can sit the exam in London UK and results go to NV where application was lodged.
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    Silverdragon is correct. You can sit anywhere for the NCLEX exam. Just as long as the result goes to the state you are applying for your license. I'll send you PM and give you my email. I can reply to you a bit faster.

    Quote from KurtRN
    My mom's paying for all my application fees. But to save time, I guess I have to consult her about this. I just go crazy when I'm not being productive at all. This may sound a bit rhetorical, but if I do get an exam permit from Nevada, does that necessarily mean I have to drive up all the way to Vegas and take the exam there? Or can I do it in the testing sites here? Sorry. You're, by far, the person who's been clearing up my knowledge about taking the NCLEX.
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    Quote from mixsand1
    my Checklist: please help me guys.
    1. Method3 Equivalent Education and/or Experience.
    2. record of nursing program and TOR
    3. Record of conviction
    4. Live scan and 150$ application fee with application form.
    5. Photograph 2x2
    6. Attached a copy of High School and college Diploma.
    7. Proof of 54 Theory Hours of Pharmacology ??? my friend didn't pass this requirement.
    8. Postcard (55A-7) what should I do with this???
    Basically your school will be submitting educational background to the board of nursing which includes Record of nursing program, TOR and that's the equivalent education and experience.

    Livescan can be taken at a local law enforcement department within the city you live in. Results will be sent to the board.

    Photograph 2x2 this is a given. It's not that hard.
    High School and College Diploma you can also figure that out. Photocopy them and send them a long with the requirments.

    Theory hours - now this is the total hours you've completed within a semester of your pharmacology subject

    the postcard i'm not sure about. Someone please clear this up.

    I suggest your read what others are posting because there is a huge discussion on how this process takes.
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    thank you very much for quick reply. Am I missing something in my list? I'm using Method 3 in applying for LVN exam.
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    You should take a look at this topic because there are several applicants who were denied from taking the NCLEX RN and are now taking the NCLEX PN
    http://allnurses.com/nurse-registrat...ow-681582.html

    Quote from mixsand1
    thank you very much for quick reply. Am I missing something in my list? I'm using Method 3 in applying for LVN exam.


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