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
0Sep 4, '12 by KuyafernQuote from poala0413Good luck with your application. Do update us.I called WA state today and asked about requirements and concurrency and the person I talked to looked like she doesn't know about concurrency... She just said transcripts so I'm hoping they don't have it...
0Sep 4, '12 by Esme12, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorQuote from poala0413as posted by nrskaren http://allnurses.com/nurse-registrat...35-page45.html]I called WA state today and asked about requirements and concurrency and the person I talked to looked like she doesn't know about concurrency... She just said transcripts so I'm hoping they don't have it..."only those states that have explicit education requirements of concurrent theory and practicum will philippine nurses have licensure issues.once upon a time there was "automatic reciprocity" for board scores above of a certain level. that has been phased out. then some states got together and agreed to "approve" each other with similar requirements being called "compact states". california is not a compact state.
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:
the nurse licensure compact authorizes licensed practical nurses and registered nurses licensed and residing in a compact state to practice in other compact states without the necessity of obtaining an additional license. the nurse licensure compact facilitates nursing practice among the compact states by requiring the nurse to maintain a license in his/her primary state of residence which grants "multi-state privilege" to practice in other compact states. however, this privilege requires that the nurse practice according to the laws and regulations of each state in which the nurse practices or provides care (i.e., the state in which the patient is located at the time care is rendered), either physically or electronically.
california has recently increased/enforcing some new requirements for nursing licensure and it has become difficult for some new grads/nurses to obtain licensure in the state of california.....as well as the 12 other states that have concurrent clinical requirements. tis i believe is in response to some of the "newer" nursing schools that are online. this has effected foreign nurses as well.
0Sep 5, '12 by steppybayQuote from poala0413Maybe she thought or heard "concurrency" as in currency (money) and that's why she said "transcripts" instead, lol.I called WA state today and asked about requirements and concurrency and the person I talked to looked like she doesn't know about concurrency... She just said transcripts so I'm hoping they don't have it...
0Sep 5, '12 by steppybayQuote from swtangelsKabayans, you have to look at the "bigger picture".Hi, try to apply to the state of Vermont, New Mexico or Connecticut, I heard they are not that strict regarding the requirements needed for NCLEX
To everyone asking of the same question: just pick whatever state you wish to work in for the next 3-8 years or more.
-- It makes NO sense to get a license in one state, when you really WANT to work in another, as you need to still PASS that state's requirements you wanted to work in the FIRST place.
-- You will be spending more MONEY by hopping around one state to another in extra fee$ and possible extra money for certain testing$ and wasting more months waiting and waiting, instead of looking for a job.
**** The FASTEST, the EASIEST, the CHEAPEST state to apply into is the State you feel you will put your roots down for many years, the MINUTE you pass the NCLEX! If that state doesn't meet their requirements AND your needs and desires (weather, salary, etc) now then move on and research and travel to that state if you can. ****
-- Avoid the 13 states that are enforcing the concurrency now, The list of them are mentioned a few times on this forum.
-- Forget about trying to ENDORSE-TRANSFER any out-of-state license into CA or ANY of the current mentioned 12 other states that are enforcing the concurrency rules, it's NOT going to happen as again, you MUST submit the same college transcripts that already DENIED or will DENY the application, there's no way around to go around this! It doesn't matter if you have 2 years or more of US RN experience, my PH friend tried to endorse her FL into CA and was denied the licensure, citing the same concurrency issue.
-- As you may know or should know, that jobs for us international students are becoming very hard and pretty difficult to get our foor thru the door, as many hospitals even many clinics are hiring their own students that did their clinical time in that hospital or hiring more of that local students or those from the same State. It's known as hiring the "internals".
-- To find out what state you are interested in, the bottom of each page is the list of BON's and you can easily Google...STATE's name followed by "board of nursing"....BINGO! It's all there for the state's requirements, including every one of the Board's has a special ""INTERNATIONAL"" section.Last edit by steppybay on Sep 5, '12 : Reason: ++ information