California Residents/immigrants applying for NCLEX

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    Any out-of-the-state-graduate who applied or is planning to apply for CA NCLEX just last year or anytime this year? Can anyone give me hints regarding the necessary and important requirements to be sent on the CA BRN?
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    Do you mean out of the country grads or out of state, that's two different things. If out of the country, what country are you coming in from?

    Just know that CA and many States require a SSN to even apply.

    There's more but if you kindly describe a bit more of your country origin or more where are you getting your BSN from?

    If your degree or nursing license is from the Phils, you will last about as long as getting a RN license, as a snowman in the Sahara desert will last long than trying to get licensed in CA, also known right now as there's no chance to survive or obtain such a license, due to most likely the concurrency issues or lack of clinical hours in certain courses.

    There are now at least 14-15 States with the same concurrency problem.

    REad the many posts here on the denial and rejection of tons of PH students and nurses.

    In a nutshell, forget about applying into CA.
    Last edit by steppybay on Sep 17, '12 : Reason: ++ information
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    Kabayans, you have to look at the "bigger picture".

    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 14-15 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 14-15 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. Same thing with our friend with her NY license, same bad fate.

    -- 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 17, '12 : Reason: ++ info
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    You have other options if you have to absolutely stay in CA:

    1). Become an LVN, then try to take the deficient courses in CA, there are a few schools that offer them, space is very limited, happens only a couple of times a year to register and cost is about $7,000 due up-front plus a couple more or so $1,000's for books and supplies. Then you're allowed to take the NCLEX-RN.

    2). Apply into other States not affected by the concurrency issue, but again, this is not an option if you have to plant yourself in CA.

    3). Pass on being an LVN and just take the time and money to enroll in the deficient classes in CA and then apply directly as an RN.
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    Quote from steppybay
    You have other options if you have to absolutely stay in CA:

    1). Become an LVN, then try to take the deficient courses in CA, there are a few schools that offer them, space is very limited, happens only a couple of times a year to register and cost is about $7,000 due up-front plus a couple more or so $1,000's for books and supplies. Then you're allowed to take the NCLEX-RN.

    2). Apply into other States not affected by the concurrency issue, but again, this is not an option if you have to plant yourself in CA.

    3). Pass on being an LVN and just take the time and money to enroll in the deficient classes in CA and then apply directly as an RN.
    Thank you. I might try the LVN and soon to take the USRN. In God's will.
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    Quote from steppybay
    Do you mean out of the country grads or out of state, that's two different things. If out of the country, what country are you coming in from?

    Just know that CA and many States require a SSN to even apply.

    There's more but if you kindly describe a bit more of your country origin or more where are you getting your BSN from?

    If your degree or nursing license is from the Phils, you will last about as long as getting a RN license, as a snowman in the Sahara desert will last long than trying to get licensed in CA, also known right now as there's no chance to survive or obtain such a license, due to most likely the concurrency issues or lack of clinical hours in certain courses.

    There are now at least 14-15 States with the same concurrency problem.

    REad the many posts here on the denial and rejection of tons of PH students and nurses.

    In a nutshell, forget about applying into CA.
    from other country. i came from the Philippines.


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