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

  1. 0 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
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  3. Visit  TexasFilipinaRN profile page

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  4. Visit  franklinpestano profile page
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    I believe you could take the nclex here in the philippines we have pearson vue branch in makati. Thats the testing center here in the phil. If ur done with the processing and have your att with you u can schedule your exam by simply calling the pearson vue.
  5. Visit  GoosbyLPN profile page
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    I thought the test was NAtional? Just call them and make sure..Good Luck
  6. Visit  Ashley, PICU RN profile page
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    You cannot take the test until you apply for a license. It's the BON in the state you want to be licensed in that gives you permission to take the NCLEX.

    BUT, you don't have to physically take the test in the state you apply in. So you can apply for a license in Texas and take the exam at any authorized testing center. If you're in the US, there are testing centers in every state.

    If you're currently outside the US, you need to apply for a license first. It's a fairly complicated process to apply for a license as an international student, and in most states you need to have residence in the US before you can apply. Try the Filipino board in the International section for more specific information.

    Good luck.
  7. Visit  steppybay profile page
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    Listen to the advice given above and add this link to further your licensing process, it can take up to a year or so.

    Best if you can take the exam while in the Phils for getting your records and transcripts etc, unless you have family or friends help in PH.

    http://allnurses.com/nurse-registrat...lp-765423.html

    Good luck!
  8. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Moved to the Nurse registration forum

    As mentioned until you meet state requirements you will not be able to sit NCLEX
  9. Visit  ObieBrown profile page
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    I graduated in the Philippines and I'm here in Texas now. it took me about 6 months for everything to be processed. So if you applied already and have your ATT from Texas, yes you can take your exam there in the Philippines, and like franklin mentioned, there is a pearsonvue text center in makati.

    Hope this helps.
  10. Visit  Roxnhei profile page
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    Quote from ObieBrown
    I graduated in the Philippines and I'm here in Texas now. it took me about 6 months for everything to be processed. So if you applied already and have your ATT from Texas, yes you can take your exam there in the Philippines, and like franklin mentioned, there is a pearsonvue text center in makati.

    Hope this helps.
    Can you also take the test in any other state, as long as you get your ATT from Texas?
  11. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from Roxnhei
    Can you also take the test in any other state, as long as you get your ATT from Texas?
    As long as you have approval from state and ATT you can sit the exam at any test center as long as it administers the exam. this includes other countries where the exam can be sat. usually extra fee when taking exam outside the USA
  12. Visit  Roxnhei profile page
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    Quote from Silverdragon102
    As long as you have approval from state and ATT you can sit the exam at any test center as long as it administers the exam. this includes other countries where the exam can be sat. usually extra fee when taking exam outside the USA
    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?
  13. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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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
  14. Visit  Roxnhei profile page
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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..
  15. Visit  steppybay profile page
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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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