CA license renewal for international nurses

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    A friend passed her NCLEX in 2009 and got her CA RN license (lucky her), but she still lives in PH (her husband is in the military) and has a SSN. She graduated in PH also.

    They plan to come to CA in 2013, which is also the time that she needs to get her license renewed. Knowing that there's a very good chance her curriculum courses will not pass the concurrency problem, as her batchmate of the same college year just tried to get her ATT in CA for the first time and sadly, denied.

    The question is if that's the case, do you think her CA license will not be renewed?
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    if your follows the steps below, should not have a problem


    currently active licensees may not renew earlier than 3 months prior to the expiration date of their license.
    renewal applicants must provide the following:
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    Thanks, Ginger's Mom! I did pass on the information yesterday to her, thanks from her too! It helped a lot.

    One of the things I was thinking about was that it was mentioned a few times here about how the CA BON was reviewing those international applicants going back several years and looking closer at their courses taken overseas and if they find the same concurrency issues that's affecting us all now will also soon affect their renewal process and may have to be asked to take additional courses to clear up any deficiencies.

    From what I was reading is that the CA BON may not take away or not renew license as long as the licensee does take the required courses within a certain time period or the license can be not renewed.

    From the CA BON link, it does seem like for a first-time renewal, there's no need to meet the CA educational refresher courses so maybe CA BON will not have to do the overseas review until the 2nd renewal process.
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    Was she able to renew hers? I currently have the same dilemma. I have been working for 4 years in the US now and currently am here in Florida. I got my first ever US license in California back in 2008 and being educated in the Philippines didn't seem to have posed a problem at all.

    I was able to renew my license in 2009 but last year, 2011, I opted not to do so anymore and ignored the renewal papers that Cali sent me.

    Now I am thinking about renewing my home state RN license. Can you please let me know if she was able to renew hers since we are in the same situation? Thanks!

    If eligible to renew still, all I need to do is take 30 units CEU's and pay fees and fines.
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    Quote from fjellgren
    Was she able to renew hers? I currently have the same dilemma. I have been working for 4 years in the US now and currently am here in Florida. I got my first ever US license in California back in 2008 and being educated in the Philippines didn't seem to have posed a problem at all.

    I was able to renew my license in 2009 but last year, 2011, I opted not to do so anymore and ignored the renewal papers that Cali sent me.

    Now I am thinking about renewing my home state RN license. Can you please let me know if she was able to renew hers since we are in the same situation? Thanks!

    If eligible to renew still, all I need to do is take 30 units CEU's and pay fees and fines.
    She hasn't decided to renew yet, she's not really sure what to do as her husband may be transferred to a UK country instead.

    I think that for those that have the chance to renew you should not be ignoring the renewal forms and do them as quickly as soon to avoid future problems. That being said, if it was me, I would find the money to pay for the fees and take the required 30 CEU units to keep it enforced.

    Whether or not, CA BON will give you the renewal without re-examing your transcripts, I don't know, but please do keep us posted as to your results, hope it's all positive!
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    Look up my recently started thread. I contacted the CA BRN and I received very positive news regarding my situation.
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    Quote from fjellgren
    Look up my recently started thread. I contacted the CA BRN and I received very positive news regarding my situation.
    YES, thank you for your updated information I did read it! So much great news for you guys!

    I did talk to her about your findings, she was sooooooooo happy!

    Good luck in finishing out your CEU units and let us know in your other thread when you get the lucky license and see your name on the CA BON site!

    It's just too bad for many kababayans that are affected by the recent strict enforcement of the rules, it's not so positive news for us. Life goes on and we'll find something out there.
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    Quote from steppybay
    YES, thank you for your updated information I did read it! So much great news for you guys!

    I did talk to her about your findings, she was sooooooooo happy!

    Good luck in finishing out your CEU units and let us know in your other thread when you get the lucky license and see your name on the CA BON site!

    It's just too bad for many kababayans that are affected by the recent strict enforcement of the rules, it's not so positive news for us. Life goes on and we'll find something out there.
    Well, his name is actually be on the BRN website already. His license will show as inactive until he renews it. That's the difference between him and the rest of the other applicants with concurrency issue. He already had a CA BRN License issued at one point. The only way it can be taken away from him is if has disciplinary action against him (God forbid, of course).


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