Foreign (Filipina) Nurse Moving to Texas BON - NCLEX test in Texas ONLY or outside ok - page 2

by TexasFilipinaRN

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Hello everyone! New here:) and been searching for days....still have not found an answer... Im a Foreign (Filipina) Nurse Moving to Texas and trying to plan/apply at the Texas BON soon. Their site implies that I can only take... Read More


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    In most cases NCLEX is sat just the once as long as you pass it. However when endorsing from state to state you still have to meet state requiremetns especially if trained outside the USA. Therefore same requirements need to be met say for CA so if you have concurrent issues now the same issues will be there when endorsing. It isn't just International nurses having problems many US nurses who have for example topped up with Excelsior have the same issues with CA who don't accept it
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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    In most cases NCLEX is sat just the once as long as you pass it. However when endorsing from state to state you still have to meet state requiremetns especially if trained outside the USA. Therefore same requirements need to be met say for CA so if you have concurrent issues now the same issues will be there when endorsing. It isn't just International nurses having problems many US nurses who have for example topped up with Excelsior have the same issues with CA who don't accept it
    Oh is that so..then my only option is to enroll classes for MS & OB here in Cali..
    Okay, thanks for the info. I'm still waiting for my letter until now, it's taking so long, it's been 3 weeks..
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    Quote from Roxnhei
    Okay, but if ever i get a license in Texas, do i have to move there or can I exchange it for a CA license, without having to go through the whole application for NCLeX again?
    Here's a link to trying to endorse into CA or any of the recent 16 States that are enforcing the concurrency rules:

    http://allnurses.com/nurse-registrat...to-746541.html

    But to answer your question: if you get licensed in TX, you can work in TX and any States that is a "compact" state, but not in any of the non-compact States, but can do so if you apply there, from my understanding? Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    You just can't endorse-transfer your TX license into CA or the other States affected with the concurrency issue.
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    Quote from Roxnhei
    Oh is that so..then my only option is to enroll classes for MS & OB here in Cali..
    Okay, thanks for the info. I'm still waiting for my letter until now, it's taking so long, it's been 3 weeks..
    I think you're from the new PH curriculum so you might be "safe" from the concurrency rules, but wait till you get the final decision letter from the CA BON before looking into the MS/OB courses.

    You may not need to do them at all and you'll soon be a CA RN, once you pass the NCLEX. Good luck!
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    Quote from steppybay
    Here's a link to trying to endorse into CA or any of the recent 16 States that are enforcing the concurrency rules:http://allnurses.com/nurse-registrat...to-746541.htmlBut to answer your question: if you get licensed in TX, you can work in TX and any States that is a "compact" state, but not in any of the non-compact States, but can do so if you apply there, from my understanding? Please correct me if I'm wrong.You just can't endorse-transfer your TX license into CA or the other States affected with the concurrency issue.
    But remember compact license only works if you have permanent residency in the state ie Texas and maintain residency whilst working in another compact state. Move permanently and you have to apply to endorse license to new state
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    Quote from steppybay
    I think you're from the new PH curriculum so you might be "safe" from the concurrency rules, but wait till you get the final decision letter from the CA BON before looking into the MS/OB courses.

    You may not need to do them at all and you'll soon be a CA RN, once you pass the NCLEX. Good luck!
    Thanks steppybay, all of us are still waiting you know..
    We're just getting our back-up plans ready just in case.
    We might settle for LVN if we get denied..
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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    But remember compact license only works if you have permanent residency in the state ie Texas and maintain residency whilst working in another compact state. Move permanently and you have to apply to endorse license to new state
    Ahh, got it, thanks for the clarification!
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    Quote from Roxnhei
    Thanks steppybay, all of us are still waiting you know..
    We're just getting our back-up plans ready just in case.
    We might settle for LVN if we get denied..
    Yes, but even so, you still have the option as the others do who take the LVN route to become an CA RN, after getting the LVN license, to enroll in the deficient courses in CA that was deemed ineligible to re-take them to satisify the requirements then re-apply for the NCLEX-RN exam.
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    Quote from TexasFilipinaRN
    Hello everyone! New here and been searching for days....still have not found an answer...

    Im a Foreign (Filipina) Nurse Moving to Texas and trying to plan/apply at the Texas BON soon. Their site implies that I can only take the NCLEX test with Pearson Vue? and with their authorization #. Can I take the NCLEX test in Texas ONLY or can I take it Now in the Philippines?

    I have a Bachelors Degree in Nursing, and been working the last 2.5 years as an RN-OB Staff Nurse in the Philippines.

    Please advise....also any comments suggesting best city to work in Texas are appreciated
    Thanks
    I am taking my test with Texas too. You can take your test there in the Philippines. As for which city is best, houston and san antonio is in great need of nurses. Goodluck
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    Quote from mimiandrews
    I am taking my test with Texas too. You can take your test there in the Philippines. As for which city is best, houston and san antonio is in great need of nurses. Goodluck
    That's good news, good luck on your NCLEX-RN!

    Do you know if these cities are good for hiring foreign nurses into better hospitals or smaller ones too are okay also. Do you have people or you know who were recent foreign hires in the cities?


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