Quote from res0078
Hi all. Am batch 1998 from the Philippines. I took and passed the NCLEX exam 2007, no SSN so i dont hold any license as well. Do you think i will be affected with the concurrency when getting my license in California when i arrives in the states??
You stated that you graduated in 1998, you should be okay, as there have been a few posters who graduated from the Phils before 2005 and they were able to get the ATT for the first-time in CA or able to get endorsed.
It seems those after 2005, it will be more difficult to get a CA RN license unless all conditions were met by re-taking the deficient courses etc.
I've heard from others that the main reason the CA BRN "grandfathered" those graduating pre-2005 is that if they (CA BRN) actually did request and reviewed the transcripts from those pre-2005, there stands a pretty high chance that the majority of pre-2005 nurses would NOT meet the concurrency rule and would mean up to 80,000 plus CA nurses (number comes from the CA BRN surveys) that came in from the PH during the "nursing shortage" era could NOT get their RN licenses renewed or would have to be placed on a conditional license until they took the deficient courses.
There's no way the CA schools, colleges nor CA hospitals could absorb such a large number of nurses needing to do the courses and enroll in the clinicals when there's always well over 10,000 current PH students and PH nurses now that are trying to get the deficiencies completed within the 3 year limitation of their CA BRN application.