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- by andrea Yvette May 23, '12Hi I am graduate from Philippines, I recently applied in california NCLEX RN but unfortunately i was denied and BRN is requiring me to take OB and MS subjects again. I know this is issue also to other International grads applying nclex in Cali. I try to call in universities but they have limited slots for International grads. I am thinking of applying NCLEX in nevada. I saw intheir site that cgfns ces and english proficiency test is required for international grads. If i consider applying in nevada, is there a chance of getting my att easier than in cali? help please.
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- May 24, '12 by iamnomadI don't know what Nevada's rules are for international nurses, but given that you meet the requirements, then ATT shouldn't be a problem. But I don't see your point for comparing CA and NV as to where you'll get the ATT easier since CA technically denied your application and you need to meet certain units before they make you eligible for RN licensure.
But yeah, I would look into other states (like Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, etc) for initial licensure.
- May 24, '12 by KuyafernHello Andrea,
I would suggest calling the bon of Nevada about their requirements for International Students. I've been doing some research and Nevada and they only require Certification Evaluation. I also graduated in the Philippines just this March. I will be getting my records hopefully next week. A friend of mine suggested not to pass any papers to California because they can hold your papers against you. The problem is my cases don't go with my maternal and child lecture. The lecture was on 2009 and we were not assigned to the DR until my fourth year which was 2011-2012 due to the large population of nursing student in the school. Cases were really hard to get, I think you know what I'm talking about. If you have any updates would you mind contacting me? Let's just think positive! haha
- May 26, '12 by lasvegas77posted something about this on the NCLEX forum.
if you're still confuse call NV BON, and look for Miss ***
she can help you, i guess she's in charge of the international grad department or something. she will explain to you what you need to do. the process can be overwhelming..and time consuming. the waiting time just kills you. just saying..Last edit by Silverdragon102 on May 26, '12 : Reason: name removed
- May 28, '12 by quimshi lasvegas77... you mean English Proficiency is not required in Nevada for nursing graduates from the Philippines?. Please give me some info. as i am planning to take nclex rn in nevada. have you applied already?.God Bless!
- May 28, '12 by SimsimiQuote from quimsI read somewhere on one of the threads at International Forum that there are exceptions to this... like if you worked in the US for a year or something... but i can't find the post anymore... are you here in Nevada or you're just applying for Nevada BON?hi lasvegas77... you mean English Proficiency is not required in Nevada for nursing graduates from the Philippines?. Please give me some info. as i am planning to take nclex rn in nevada. have you applied already?.God Bless!
- May 29, '12 by steppybayQuote from quimsNo, we all need to take the English Proficiency exam.hi lasvegas77... you mean English Proficiency is not required in Nevada for nursing graduates from the Philippines?. Please give me some info. as i am planning to take nclex rn in nevada. have you applied already?.God Bless!
A few months ago, a batchmate friend from the previous year of graduation passed her NCLEX in Nevada and got the license! She tried to endorse the NV license to CA just recently and she received the very sad letter from CA BON...denied, due to the concurrency problem. She had never applied into CA before.
She said that the job market for RN nurses in NV is tougher than CA, no one is hiring new grads at all, maybe partly due to having a foreign college on her resume, but she knows that's really not it as she met a few other US new BSN grads there and they are still looking for almost a year now. If you are a RN with at least a year or two of experience you might have a chance but it's still very hard as there was one big hospital that is letting go of their nursing people, a lot of them due to the bad economy. She will have to go to plan B and look for work at nursing homes if nothing happens in the next 6 months, but like me, she does not want to work with adults but rather with the pediatric kids.
Don't forget guys, that the hospitals in most states consider us new grads, if we got our degree within the first year. So it's even tougher for those who graduated beyond that 1st year.
- May 30, '12 by Kuyafernit's really that tough? wow. I was looking up some hospitals hiring nurses in the internet. Seems like there are job openings but the problem is they prefer nurses that have 2+ years experience.
- May 31, '12 by steppybayQuote from KuyafernYes, it's pretty tough out there. She tried going thru an agency, but they were not much help, as you mentioned they need nurses with some experience.it's really that tough? wow. I was looking up some hospitals hiring nurses in the internet. Seems like there are job openings but the problem is they prefer nurses that have 2+ years experience.
The agency was mostly for those wanting to work in nursing homes, home health care or private places. They were mostly for adult care, she wanted pediatrics or if adult, in a regular hospital.
Have you read this person's topic about new grads, international new grads and the job market?
CLICK on her topics, but looked at her last block comments, it brings good light to think about and good information. But do read the FIRST block part too.
Her quote: Oh, there's also one big misconception of the overseas students, based on my current dealings with the ones that I'm trying to help out. They all see the websites of hospitals all over this country and so many job openings for nurses!
But there are a couple of glaring issues: (that they are overlooking, but clearly stated in the job description)
The hospitals are looking for:
(a). EXPERIENCE, in most cases 1-2 years minimum and some other specialities 3-5 years of RN experience.
- May 31, '12 by Kuyafernthis is just crazy. i'm hoping that there will be an opportunity for new grads in the near future.