Lanze, yes, not surprised at all by your letter of rejection from the CA BON, it's now old news that PH grads and nurses will not be able to work or practice in CA for some time to come. We're all dealing with decades old rules and regulations that's been established since 1987.
We just need to move on and CA is not the place to be. But I was surprised to hear the VT is now enforcing the concurrency rule!
I think partly this is also due to the high failure NCLEX failing rate of not only PH students and nurses, but for many other countries. There also seems to be more crackdown of our documentation from our schools as they are many submitting false paperwork from students never having been in PH, but said they were, some that purchased diplomas and BSN degrees off the streets in PH, etc.
Anyways, not to get off the subject, yes, the "impact" you refer to is if a CA college has an opening for a international student, you're competing for 1-2-3 maybe spots amongst the regularly enrolled CA student, that's the school's first priority and rightly so. You're also competing with students from China, India, Russia, UK, etc. My friend heard one school up north had up to 932 foreign students going after 1 spot. Due to budget cuts, there's no way to open up any more classes just for foreign student, it's not cost effective to teach one course and then they must also try to find a hospital willing to do the clinical part with.
You can try to contact this person and see if her services really does meet the CA BON concurrency requirements, there's been people mentioning her but no solid proof it meets the CA BON standards and she's not on the CA BON approved list. Others have mentioned it's several thousands of $$ to take it, but again no solid proof. I tried to contact her myself but she only wants to "talk", no e-mails to verify? Strange? I want written proof if she claims it meets CA BON's minimum. Maybe others can try to contact her.h