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CA BRN new requirements for NCLEX RN international students - page 56

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... Read More

  1. Visit  jayceecee profile page
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    Quote from killerbee
    While waiting for my eligibility in CO look who showed up in my mail box today....

    My eligibility from good ol CA. I sent my application back in Feb 2012, and I had to deal with the never ending requirements. So i think its a case to case basis.

    I just need to study and pass the exam now. thank god!
    Wow congrats! When will you take the exam?
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  2. Visit  killerbee profile page
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    probably on feb.
  3. Visit  jayceecee profile page
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    Quote from killerbee
    probably on feb.
    Aryt! Goodluck! Were your cases concurrent?
  4. Visit  jhoneusebio profile page
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    did someone apply in the state of hawaii then try to endorse their license on nevada?
  5. Visit  confuzhn profile page
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    Hello Nurses!

    National University offers these classes but there are already 10 foreign graduates in the waiting list. My husband's on the 11th slot. The good thing is their classes are on a monthly basis. It means you don't have to wait another semester to take MS or OB whichever comes first to enroll it. Problem is, National University only takes 1-2 persons from the wait list per year. However, it was mentioned to us when we spoke to *****, Admissions Adviser that the the class usually takes 20 students maximum. Maybe, if the wait list comes to 20 then we then can request from National University to create a separate class. I am most willing to help since I am very aware of this concurrency problem affecting the foreign graduate nurses nowadays.

    FYI, MS theory and clinical take 2 months to complete. Same with OB. Cost $1467 for theory and $1467 + $675 for clinical. About $326/unit. Roughly, you need about $7218. Just be guided.
    The class is only 2 months but, if they only take 1-2 persons from the wait list per year, the waiting may take years. Isn't it faster to apply to and repeat the Associate Degree Nursing program for two years? (4 semesters is only 16 months of actual school time, work as a CNA for the other 8 months while school is not in session) And the tuition is a lot cheaper. In California NOT ALL community college programs have a wait list. There is someone who applied at a community college, applied to only ONE nursing program and got in right away, but couldn't attend that semester. Then applied again to a different college recently, applied to ONE program and got accepted again. The only thing is your Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology should be within the last 5 years. Someone mentioned English class requirement on this thread, that English class & Developmental psychology requirements can be taken online. I think that at the end, the time and money that will be used and wasted waiting for results or taking whatever actions for an individual's "concurrency fiasco" would have equaled to finishing a U.S. Nursing degree at a community college, even if it means to repeat all 4 nursing classes, the 2nd time around will be much easier for the students anyway, they can get straight A's and easily go to a Master's degree program later on. Plus it's easier to get a job as a US graduate than a foreign grad. Yes this only applies to US citizens and permanent residents, or if you can afford $250/unit on a student visa (get private loans with US citizen or permanent resident co-signer)

    Schools out of California:

    Our Lady of the Lake College & Oklahoma city college has a 10month ADN program for those with a non-nursing bachelors degree (maybe you can talk to the nursing program director to consider your case)

    Howard Community College Maryland - has a 13 month Associate Degree Nursing program, no previous bachelors degree required

    Santa Fe College Florida - 10 month associate of science in Nursing (ASN) Bridge Program for licensed and practical nurses (LPN/LVN)

    Personally I'm not convinced of the LPN/LVN to RN route. When you finish the LVN to RN program, you will still need to send transcripts from ALL schools which includes your BSN from the Philippines (or whatever country you're from), and any board of nursing can still say that in HALF of your nursing program (the LVN part, which is actually from a foreign school) you did not meet concurrency requirement.

    The "concurrency problem" list of the 13 states are growing, and WILL GROW. ALL 50 states will probably eventually have this "concurrency" requirement, and they will ask for this requirement even when you RENEW your license. Even when you are already working at the masters level, like Nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, etc, many employers require that you have the masters certificate AND an RN license in your state. So one way or another, whether it is now or years later, everyone with a concurrency problem will face this licensing problem. Why not spend a small 16 months NOW (20 months if you still need English and Developmental psych), and be sure that for the rest of your Nursing career there will be no problem with licensing in ANY state. I know it's very discouraging to think of repeating the whole program but those 16 months spent sitting in class and repeating clinicals, but just accept the situation, dry your tears and disappointments, get up and do something, instead of looking for 1 or 2 classes apply to a program, you never know what kind of "unusual" requirements they will ask later when you renew your license. Have you noticed the changes? First it was only Psych problem, then it was OB MS, now it's physical assessment. I say if you are able, repeat the Associate RN program in the US, it will give assurance for the next 50 years of the rest of your nursing career.
    Last edit by confuzhn on Nov 15, '12
  6. Visit  Kuyafern profile page
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    The "concurrency problem" list of the 13 states are growing, and WILL GROW. ALL 50 states will probably eventually have this "concurrency" requirement, and they will ask for this requirement even when you RENEW your license. Even when you are already working at the masters level, like Nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, etc, many employers require that you have the masters certificate AND an RN license in your state. So one way or another, whether it is now or years later, everyone with a concurrency problem will face this licensing problem.
    That is true. the number of states has now actually increased to 14-16 since different people have had trouble applying in New Jersey and myself am required to take MS in NV. Since you added some schools that can be very helpful to others, I'd like to share that there is a program being offered in CSU Fresno this summer. They will be offering OB theory, clinicals with skills lab Critical Care(MS) theory, clinical with skills. If any of you have questions don't hesitate to ask. This is for anyone lacking these subjects around the US just make sure that the state you are applying from says the course meets the requirements.

    I agree that this problem may not get well soon, and to those who have received their ATT's please pass your NCLEX exam in the first try okay!
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    Quote from killerbee
    For those who were asked to take ms and ob again my cousin who is an instructor in Unitek college in fremont told me that they just started to offer ms and ob programs for foreign graduates! And yes this is a private school
    Good information! Could you kindly ask your instructor cousin about the tuition cost, accepted amount of foreign students allowed, time frame to complete and does that include doing the clinicals in the same class semester?

    Thanks!
  8. Visit  killerbee profile page
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    I think I remember her saying its a 2-sem program, 1 sem for ms theory and clinical and another for ob theory and clinical. Regarding tuition and other info I need to contact her again. But I suggest to contact the school for more info immediately to avoid getting waitlisted.
    Last edit by killerbee on Nov 19, '12
  9. Visit  jayceecee profile page
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    Tsk tsk need to go back in school. just received my love letter from brn today *sigh*
  10. Visit  jayceecee profile page
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    Quote from Kuyafern
    That is true. the number of states has now actually increased to 14-16 since different people have had trouble applying in New Jersey and myself am required to take MS in NV. Since you added some schools that can be very helpful to others, I'd like to share that there is a program being offered in CSU Fresno this summer. They will be offering OB theory, clinicals with skills lab Critical Care(MS) theory, clinical with skills. If any of you have questions don't hesitate to ask. This is for anyone lacking these subjects around the US just make sure that the state you are applying from says the course meets the requirements. I agree that this problem may not get well soon, and to those who have received their ATT's please pass your NCLEX exam in the first try okay!
    kuya fern i cant message you. Can you give me you direct contact number tnx
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    Quote from jayceecee
    Tsk tsk need to go back in school. just received my love letter from brn today *sigh*
    Awww Do you know how many months it took them to reply on your application after you submitted ALL their requirements????

    Thank you in advance
  12. Visit  jayceecee profile page
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    Quote from nomad29
    Awww Do you know how many months it took them to reply on your application after you submitted ALL their requirements????Thank you in advance
    1 week lol might sound crazy but they received the docs from my school nov.9 and the letter sent to me was dated nov.16
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    Quote from jayceecee
    1 week lol might sound crazy but they received the docs from my school nov.9 and the letter sent to me was dated nov.16
    Yes it just take a week to get those love letters from CABON once they received all the documents...


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