California Pass Letter transfer to other State

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    Sir/Madam, I am a Philippine Registered Nurse and I passed my NCLEX-California last year. I have here my California Pass Letter stating that I pass my NCLEX. I want to transfer it to other States in the US. What State is more easier and less expensive and less requirements? How do I do that?
    I want to transfer it to Illinois. How will I do that? I really need help in processing it. Thank you so much in taking time and effort.
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    Moved to the Advice on Immigration forum

    Suggest a read in this forum, few threads discussing this but we are beginning to see states require US SSN before accepting application. Most require CES from CGFNS or other acceptable provider for assessing your training.
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    Congrats on passing the NCLEX!

    Hi, make sure that you have your SSN to provide to the CA BON, then, you can endorse your CA license to any other state as long as you meet that state's requirements. But if you don't have a SSN, then you have no CA license to endorse at all.

    Go to the IL board of nursing if you can endorse your CA license and look at the IL endorsement section.
    Last edit by steppybay on Jun 25, '12 : Reason: spelling
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    Sir/Madam, I am a Philippine Registered Nurse and I passed my NCLEX-California last year. I have here my California Pass Letter stating that I pass my NCLEX. I want to transfer it to other States in the US. What State is more easier and less expensive and less requirements? How do I do that?
    I want to transfer it to Illinois. How will I do that? I really need help in processing it. Thank you so much in taking time and effort.
    Congrats Kabayan!

    You only take NCLEX-RN exam once and it applies to all 50 US states. Same as NLE in the Philippines, whether you take the NLE in Luzon, Visayas, or Mindanao. Only 1 exam to get licensed.
    Here in the US, each state have different rules & requirements to award you the license. Some state like california need SSN, concurency, etc... but other state may need toefl in addition to SSN for the Board of Registered Nursing of that state to award you a US RN license. So better check their website for each state you are applying for the requirements.

    Passing NCLEX-RN exam is only one requirement, you have to fulfill other requirements before they can grant you the license number. For now, your status is NCLEX passer not yet full blown Licensed RN.
    You can only endorse RN license (with actual license number). All 50 states can always check your exam in the computer if you pass it or fail which is the easy part. But fulfilling all the requirements is much more challenging specially for foreign grads.

    It all boils down to immigration. No shortcut to immigration. It's much more difficult to get approved in immigration than get approved to have RN license. I seen a lot of denials in US Embassy in Manila who wanted to come to US with different educational backgrounds.


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