How to get WA RN license - page 3

Hi all, I am new to this forum and I need help! I had just take CGFNS CP ( because I signed up wronglyand BON just asked me to continue) and TOEFL iBT ( which is killing me) so that I can take... Read More

  1. Visit  mason31 profile page
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    hey i just passed my NCLEX RN at TX and now i am applying for endorsement here in WA. i graduated in the Philippines. So i just want to know if i have to take TOEFL, because TX did not require me to take TOEFL. and do i have to take the AIDS Education? coz it says that if you received your education after 1991 you dont have to take it, but i dont know if it goes with intn'l graduates. AND IS THERE A CHANCE YOU GET DISAPPROVED FOR ENDORSEMENT? thanks need help
  2. Visit  steppybay profile page
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    To the more recent posters, you guys can certainly try to also do so at your own risk (of losing your application fees and time invested), as WA is one of the 13-14 states enforcing the concurrency rules and there have been a few posters who did not get approved.

    With reagrds to the state of OR we just found out, if you are applying AFTER you graduated beyond the 3rd year, the application will be denied. Here's their link and a poster just got denied: http://www.oregon.gov/OSBN/pdfs/form...rn-lpnexam.pdf Read it, it's listed in the first minimum requirement.

    The thread on the 13 (or more now) states with the concurrency rules: http://allnurses.com/nurse-registrat...me-760249.html
    Last edit by steppybay on Apr 1, '13
  3. Visit  woodrose profile page
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    hi mason31 I just want to know the progress of your WA endorsement I'm in the same boat. thanks
  4. Visit  lllenjolll profile page
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    @woodrose and @mason

    I don't know if WA turn down application from foreign grads (like in CALI) even though you have already passed the nclex.
    I am planning to transfer my license too in WA, where my family is, instead of moving to FL to pursue my career.
    But just to share some info:
    My friend, whose bro is a PH graduate and passed NCLEX in VT recently, just told me BON-WA required him to take the toefl and submit Transcriptofrecords from his school.
    *VT and FL don't require toefl.

    I felt devastated after hearing this news.
    I thought I won't be needing to take any exams or bug my school after passing nclex. *It's just time consuming and exhausting.

    Anyway, I already submitted my application for endorsement. Will probably retake toefl again.

    @smangoang are you still looking for a toefl prep class? let me know if you find a good one. Thanks.
  5. Visit  lolashine profile page
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    You can take an NCLEX test BEFORE TOEFL. That's what I did. I passed it and now I am preparing for TOEFL.
  6. Visit  lolashine profile page
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    It doesn't matter where you take an NCLEX. I tool it for Hawaii BON because they do not require TOEFL. Nevertheless if you want to make an endorsement to Washington, THEY require TOEFL for sure.
  7. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from lolashine
    You can take an NCLEX test BEFORE TOEFL. That's what I did. I passed it and now I am preparing for TOEFL.
    You can only take the NCLEX once your BON says it is OK and if part of the license requirements is English exam then the OK will not be given until all requirements have been met
  8. Visit  JustBeachyNurse profile page
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    Quote from lolashine
    It doesn't matter where you take an NCLEX. I tool it for Hawaii BON because they do not require TOEFL. Nevertheless if you want to make an endorsement to Washington, THEY require TOEFL for sure.
    But that is why it's recommended to apply for a nursing license by examination in the state where you wish to live and work. You will not always escape requirements you wished to avoid (such as demonstration of English proficiency, being licensed in your country of education or concurrency of clinical & theory ) when endorsing back to your intended state.

    Many states require proof of English proficiency before you will be given authorization to take the NCLEX.
  9. Visit  lolashine profile page
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    But If I have already taken and passed an NCLEX without BON permission so it will not be counted?
  10. Visit  JustBeachyNurse profile page
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    Nclex will count but until you prove English proficiency you will not be licensed by endorsement
  11. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from lolashine
    But If I have already taken and passed an NCLEX without BON permission so it will not be counted?
    Confused me by this statement of taking NCLEX without BON permission.

    You can not get ATT to take NCLEX without permission from BON. If you applied through another state and then looking at endorsing you still have to meet the requirements of the state, you just do not have to resit the NCLEX again unless the state decides it is necessary
  12. Visit  GodmademeRN profile page
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    may you should try applying other state.. im from washington too and applied in oregon state because of the toelf here in Washington.. i have friends that told me they passed nclex in other state and endorsed here in washington without taking Toelf..
  13. Visit  itsangel88 profile page
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    >hi can u help me too im also a green card holder and now residing in washington im also planning to take the nclex

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