Complying with CA BON deficient courses - page 3

by RhanSantiago84

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As the title states for the folks that have to take certain courses such as OB, MS or either Psyc, has anyone visited and spoken to any Nursing directors at the approved CA BON Nursing Schools listed on the website? If so... Read More


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    Well what's done is done. We have an "almost" Bachelor's degree in Califrnia lol. I'm sending my application for my NCLEX-PN tomorrow. I still haven't sent my additional requirements for my NCLEX-RN though. I will wait for a while before sending that.
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    Hi everyone.. I too was in the same boat as you all here. I graduated from the Philippines and came back to the US.. Yes, i'm originally from the US but went to the Philippines to study cause it was way cheaper than any college here. Well since i got denied by the CA BON to sit in for the NCLEX, i was really bummed. So i did my research and took action. I applied with CGFNS to have my credentials evaluated. Paid for them to process my CES. And then i applied to another state... Hawaii! From the time i started my application with CGFNS and the Hawaii BON, it took approximately 2 months to receive my ATT. Yay! I am now reviewing with Kaplan for the NCLEX-RN which i plan to take in a few months.. I just want to let you all know that you have options. Do your research!
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    Quote from ianrefugio
    Hi everyone.. I too was in the same boat as you all here. I graduated from the Philippines and came back to the US.. Yes, i'm originally from the US but went to the Philippines to study cause it was way cheaper than any college here. Well since i got denied by the CA BON to sit in for the NCLEX, i was really bummed. So i did my research and took action. I applied with CGFNS to have my credentials evaluated. Paid for them to process my CES. And then i applied to another state... Hawaii! From the time i started my application with CGFNS and the Hawaii BON, it took approximately 2 months to receive my ATT. Yay! I am now reviewing with Kaplan for the NCLEX-RN which i plan to take in a few months.. I just want to let you all know that you have options. Do your research!
    Very nice! Good luck in your testing! How is the job market there (Hawaii)?
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    Guys, as you know, there are "some" possible schools but you have to realize again, you can't just walk up and expect to just sign for the course.

    You need to take that particular school's pre-testing in both English and Math, you must score very high in the TEAS exam, there may be other pre-testing you need to take and pass, as each school is different, then you're allowed to apply for the missing or needed courses. This process also could take months.

    The application period is once or twice a year, that's it. If you miss out on the dates, you wait another year.

    Many CA schools and colleges don't plan to offer any special classes to the international students as a whole, as the schools/colleges themselves don't even have enough in their budgets to instruct their regular nursing programs and have to cut back or not offer a class if there's no money or no instructor who can teach it, also due to no money to pay that person.

    If there are any schools or colleges offering to make up the deficient courses, you better make sure they are on the APPROVED CA BON list of schools or you're wasting your time and money. I don't care if they claim they are 108% approved by the CA BON, I need to see their name on the approved list.

    Btw, none of my friends nor I have been having any luck with getting into any classes from the Bay Area to San Diego fo over a year, but maybe someone here one day will be successful and if you do, please post up your story.
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    Quote from steppybay
    You need to take that particular school's pre-testing in both English and Math, you must score very high in the TEAS exam, there may be other pre-testing you need to take and pass, as each school is different, then you're allowed to apply for the missing or needed courses. This process also could take months.
    Is that for ALL students or just international students? What if you're already a US citizen and CA resident?

    Btw, none of my friends nor I have been having any luck with getting into any classes from the Bay Area to San Diego fo over a year, but maybe someone here one day will be successful and if you do, please post up your story.
    Dang. How many schools have you guys questioned? I imagine it must have been over 20... :/
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    Quote from ulna
    Is that for ALL students or just international students? What if you're already a US citizen and CA resident?

    Dang. How many schools have you guys questioned? I imagine it must have been over 20... :/
    Everyone and anyone wanting to enroll into the nursing program or their college, it doesn't matter if you're a foreign or CA resident or whatever, it's a testing exam that covers a lot of subjects and a requirement to be considered.

    There are books and videos to help out. The thing is one MUST have high test score results to even apply as you're going up against many others. I read that if you're in the high 85%, you're safe, but doesn't mean you'll get accepted as there are other factors that "weed" out the competition: high GPA's, great letter of recommendations, anything that helps your application to see that you're a well rounded person, like volunteer work.

    TEAS Test

    You're allowed to take the test twice in a year, so make your first attempt a success!


    We called or contacted EVERY school and college that's listed in the CA BON approved list, it took a while for some reply back by e-mail.
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    Kudos and credit goes to jenkits for the information:

    -- Hello everyone! Mount St Mary College, Los Angeles does not have a wait list. According to the Admin Asst, admission to MS and OB classes is dependent on the Director of Nursing and upon completion on the following requirements: 1. Toefl minimun score 2132. Written recommendation from someone who is knowledgeable about the candidate3. Nursing entrance exam test4. Personal interview5. CPR/BLS6. Fire safety card7. Completed health insurance8. Malpractice insurance policy9. Criminal background10. Adequate transportation11. Current driver's license and auto insurance

    $700/unit. OB theory and clinical 5 units. Same with MS.

    ++++++++++++++++++

    My added information is that it's over $7,000 just for the courses and you need to maybe $1,000's more for the books and supplies.

    Tuition cost must be paid for in advance or before the start of classes.

    I don't know if enrollment is limited.

    Good luck everyone!
    Last edit by steppybay on Sep 17, '12 : Reason: ++ info
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    Ditto again to jenkits for her second find

    And so far, 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 Advisor 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.

    To be included in the wait list, email a copy of the letter from the CA BRN of your deficiency to:


    Enrollment Counselor
    Los Angeles Nursing Department
    National University
    5245 Pacific Concourse Dr.
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    (310) 662-2044

    [COLOR=#003366]I[/COLOR]
    f you plan to visit the campus, you can ask for:


    Admissions Director
    310-662-2117
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    wrong topic
    Last edit by steppybay on Sep 26, '12 : Reason: deleted wrong topic
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    Quote from steppybay
    Ditto again to jenkits for her second find

    And so far, 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 Advisor 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.

    To be included in the wait list, email a copy of the letter from the CA BRN of your deficiency to:


    Enrollment Counselor
    Los Angeles Nursing Department
    National University
    5245 Pacific Concourse Dr.
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    (310) 662-2044

    [COLOR=#003366]I[/COLOR]
    f you plan to visit the campus, you can ask for:


    Admissions Director
    310-662-2117

    HAve you been already enrolled? I got the same deficiency of subject when the BON from CA sent me a letter. I would be willing to relocate if that school would be really helpful, I really have no idea on what to do next, can you guys please guide me?


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