Help after passing NCLEX-RN (Illinois) - page 4

Hi, everyone! Could you guys help me out? I just recently passed my NCLEX-RN for the Illinois BON. Considering that retrogression is looming, I may not be able to leave for the US soon. Although,... Read More

  1. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from flocam
    Hi Silverdragon102, how can I secure SSN, If I am Canadian. Do I need to go to California to find a job first or do they allow me to get SSN first as soon as I get to California then find a job? Please let me know, I appreciate it.
    You can't get a SSN until in the US with a valid work/immigrant visa. Therefore you need a job plus TN visa (if that is the route you are looking at) and then go to the SSN issuing office once in the US
  2. by   flocam
    To Silverdragon; I am not an RN here in Canada, but I just passed the NCLEX-RN. Ca BRN is requesting me to provide them an SSN so they could process and issue me my license. What should I do next?... Do I first find a job and get SSN? But how can someone hire me if my license is not even process yet?
  3. by   Silverdragon102
    If you are a Canadian then you can qualify for the NAFTA visa which will allow you to work in the US but you need a employer first as they need to supply you with a employment letter. Only once in the US with your NAFTA visa can you apply for a SSN. Once you have a SSN then your license will quickly be issued by CA. If you find a employer your best bet is to explain to them that your license will not be issued until you have arrived into the US with the TN visa and they should give you a bit of time to get sorted
  4. by   flocam
    Thank you very much for giving me an idea Silverdragon102. God bless.
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    You are welcome
  6. by   Sharmila Adhikari
    Hello everyone.....
    i am new to illinois i am here on H4 visa.....i need the help of yours
    I wanna know whether i can sit for NCLEX examination from illinois without Social security number.....Because i am here on H4 visa i do not have SSN ......waiting for your response....thanking you.....
  7. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Sharmila Adhikari
    Hello everyone.....
    i am new to illinois i am here on H4 visa.....i need the help of yours
    I wanna know whether i can sit for NCLEX examination from illinois without Social security number.....Because i am here on H4 visa i do not have SSN ......waiting for your response....thanking you.....
    Requirements will be found on the IL board of nursing website. Have you checked it out?
  8. by   jpolramos
    Hi, does anybody know how to renew the license after it expired and not renewed for a cycle? I received my license in 2008 expired on 2010 and did not renew for the 2010 to 2012, thinking that it wouldn't be a problem since it's going to be renewed again after 2 years. Im trying to renew now but I can't I dont know how plus they did not send any renewal form anymore. I'm a nurse in the philippines and stuck in the retrogression. Please if anybody knows anything about this help me thanks.
  9. by   Leis23
    Quote from jpolramos
    Hi, does anybody know how to renew the license after it expired and not renewed for a cycle? I received my license in 2008 expired on 2010 and did not renew for the 2010 to 2012, thinking that it wouldn't be a problem since it's going to be renewed again after 2 years. Im trying to renew now but I can't I dont know how plus they did not send any renewal form anymore. I'm a nurse in the philippines and stuck in the retrogression. Please if anybody knows anything about this help me thanks.
    Hi jpolramos,

    You need to write the IDFPR (Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation) for the reinstatement of your license if it is less than 5 years expired. If it is more than 5 years, it is a more lengthy and complicated process. This is the address:

    IDFPR - Licensing Maintenance Unit
    320 West Washington Street 3/f
    Springfield, IL 62786

    Include in your letter the following:
    -request to reinstated
    -name
    -new address
    -old address
    -SSN
    -DOB
    -License number
    -child support does not apply
    -sign and date
    -with the appropriate fee (which you will know if you call this number: 2177820458. It takes awhile for them to take your call but worth the wait.)

    I know this because we were in the same boat before. It took me 3 weeks to get my license.

    Hope this helps! Good luck!
  10. by   jpolramos
    I dont have an SSN because I'm still here in the philippines and what is DOB? thank you so much
  11. by   Leis23
    Date of birth - DOB

    Call the number 2177820458 and ask the operator.
  12. by   jpolramos
    Quote from Leis23
    Date of birth - DOB

    Call the number 2177820458 and ask the operator.

    Tried calling several times but nobody is answering, can you give me an idea of how much theyre charging. Any additional info would be much appreciated, thanks.
  13. by   Leis23
    Quote from jpolramos
    Tried calling several times but nobody is answering, can you give me an idea of how much theyre charging. Any additional info would be much appreciated, thanks.
    They have to be the one to give you the quote based on your status. But they charge all the missed renewals but not to exceed 150usd, I think. You can read it on rules and regulations of the IL BON. So, they should be the one to quote the amount. Sorry...

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