Fastest state to give/approve eligibility - page 3

by maia718 5,334 Views | 38 Comments

Im a Foreign Graduate Nurse from PI. Just want to ask What state replied or give eligibility so fast? thanks... Read More


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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.

    -- First and foremost, you must now have a valid SSN to apply into CA and into most states and one day soon, ALL states will require a SSN and for future renewals. There are zero to a handful of hospital sponsorships in the whole country now, don't count on those, you will have better luck winning the lottery odds.

    -- 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. Why pay double $$$ ??

    **** 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. Here you go: [COLOR=#003366]http://allnurses.com/nurse-registrat...me-760249.html[/COLOR]

    -- 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.
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    Does anyone have a recent "list of requirements" letter from CaBON to take NCLEX that can post it up here? I am very aware of the concurrent issues but can anyone kindly post up the list of requirements needed to submit to them? Thanks!
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    Quote from Jay-T
    Does anyone have a recent "list of requirements" letter from CaBON to take NCLEX that can post it up here? I am very aware of the concurrent issues but can anyone kindly post up the list of requirements needed to submit to them? Thanks!
    Have you even looked at the BRN website? There is usually a list for International Educated Nurses
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    here is the link with a bit at the bottom about International requirements

    Board of Registered Nursing - Licensure by Examination
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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    here is the link with a bit at the bottom about International requirements

    Board of Registered Nursing - Licensure by Examination
    i"m aware of the rn.ca.gov initial requirements, i'm inquiring about their reply letter. does anyone have a most recent 'list of requirements' to send to them from the school? thanks!
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    you see, it would depend on the situation of the applicant. If your cases aren't completed with the corresponding theories, the state will most likely require you to take up medical surgical nursing and also the ob cases in a accredited school. Well the school will have to send a copy of your cases to the board, a break down of your clinicals and subjects with your transcript. If you lack hours on certain classes they will also require you to take the specified class to meet the hours required by the board. From what I've read from this thread, some were required to take microbiology while others were not. Others were required to take up IV training before they could get their ATT while others weren't. It would also depend on the state you are trying to apply to.
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    Unfair in what way?

    Quote from toGODbetheGLORY
    I graduated in the philippines. i cant help but think that CABRN is being unfair, but i cant do anything about it. Its their rule and requirement. please do post the options. I really dont know what to do. Im stuck. thank you
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    ToRpeng.R.N hello there. i grad. from philippines i took the nclex 3 times in california and failed so i i applied through cgfns for nevada was denied because i took the nclex 3 times and they wanted me to take level 1 and 2 medical surgical. so i decided to apply in hawaii...do you know if i will have any problems taking it in hawaii? or have you heard of foreign grads having a hard time applying there?
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    Quote from mjntaurus
    ToRpeng.R.N hello there. i grad. from philippines i took the nclex 3 times in california and failed so i i applied through cgfns for nevada was denied because i took the nclex 3 times and they wanted me to take level 1 and 2 medical surgical. so i decided to apply in hawaii...do you know if i will have any problems taking it in hawaii? or have you heard of foreign grads having a hard time applying there?
    Here's a recent thread if you follow towards the last few pages:

    http://allnurses.com/nurse-registrat...ul-769927.html

    HI for the time being is one of the "fastest and easiest" State and since you mentioned you're going to plant your roots there, you should be okay. Word of caution, like the other States, they could change their requirements any time, any day.

    Not sure about the NCLEX exam taking limitation, you're best to simply contact the HI BON directly to get a straight answer. But do report back on what you find out!

    Good luck!
    Last edit by steppybay on Oct 29, '12 : Reason: ++ info
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    Quote from mjntaurus
    ToRpeng.R.N hello there. i grad. from philippines i took the nclex 3 times in california and failed so i i applied through cgfns for nevada was denied because i took the nclex 3 times and they wanted me to take level 1 and 2 medical surgical. so i decided to apply in hawaii...do you know if i will have any problems taking it in hawaii? or have you heard of foreign grads having a hard time applying there?
    Hi, so far i havent heard of anybody who got denied from Hawaii BRN...there are many foreign grads now that gettig denied by cali BRN especially with their case or hours... If you have completed the CES from CGFNS you might wanna try to apply in hawaii its only $40..which is good for 2years ....meaning you dont have to keep payng them for reappction if you failed the nclex exam but still have to wait for 45 days to retake your exam.


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