Is there anyone out here who was denied eligibility of NCLEX-RN application from other states and decided to apply to Florida Board of Nursing?
I just want to have some background on what will I write on the required letter of explanation of the Florida BON why I was denied from CaBRN due to concurrency issues.
Big help needed. Thanks!
Since it looks like you already did your homework, all you have to do is explain in your letter as truthfully as you can the reason why California denied your eligibility to sit for the NCLEx-RN. Say something like this:
The Board of Registered Nursing in the State of California determined that my baccalaureate nursing program in the Philippines did not meet eligibility requirements due to the fact that some of the required clinical rotations I had in nursing school were not held concurrently with classroom theory. The clinical rotations in question pertain to OB, Neonatal, and Surgical cases not required in US educational programs for entry-level nursing practice.
The Board of Nursing in the Republic of the Philippines requires that all pre-licensure nursing students attend to five (5) normal vaginal births, assist in five (5) vaginal births, perform five (5) neonatal umbilical cord care, first assist in five (5) major surgical cases, and first assist in five (5) minor surgical cases. These requirements are not part of the basic nursing program in the US, yet are required in the Philippines to graduate from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
My nursing school allowed me to complete these cases throughout year II to IV in my program. These were deemed as completion cases that do not need to coincide with classroom instruction per my nursing school's policy. I would like to be considered for licensure by examination as a Registered Nurse in the State of Florida. I am willing to proceed with CGFNS Credentials Evaluation Service in order to satisfy your state's requirement for educational eligibility. Thank you very much for your consideration.
Last edit by juan de la cruz on Mar 10, '12