International Graduates that are successful in applying and taking the NCLEX.

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    Hello everyone!
    I wanted to hear the stories of international grads who had the success of getting their ATT from different states.

    We know that some states are not as open as other states with international graduates. Mostly due to lack of hours, theories and cases issues.


    http://allnurses.com/nurse-registration/ca-brn-new-631735-page45.html

    NRSKarenRN posted: These are states having concerns over concurrent therory and practicum, so I would look at other 37 states to obtain license:

    Alabama
    Arizona
    California
    Georgia
    Illinois

    Kansas
    Louisiana
    Maryland
    North Dakota
    Oklahoma
    Vermont
    Virginia
    Washington

    If there are international graduates who have had the success in acquiring an ATT and taking the exam please share your story. I believe that a majority of us need a shed of light and regain some hope.
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    Hi kuya fern remember me? I was going to appply in nevada but then i changed my mind when I saw the requirements in Hawaii State Board of Nursing. They only require a ces report from cgfns and an application form filled out which us just 1 page plus $40 fee. My sister and I both applied in Hawaii she applied first because het ces report was done on august 8 she then turned in her application august 15 and it was received by hawaii on the 20th. Yesterday she received her approval from Hawaii and then registered in pearsonvue. She then got her Att today.I might say Hawaii is pretty fast and not strict at all you might wanna check their website if you want to. Hope this helps!
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    That's great!! Congrats to your sister and yourself as well. Now we know Hawaii is still safe. The process is fast too you say? We'll keep that in mind. Thank you for posting! As for applicant's in Nevada, there is an increasing number of applicants who are being required to take subjects such as physical assessment and medical surgical nursing level 2. Best of luck to you and your sister!
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    Thanks!!! Yup pretty fast just one week as long as you have your ces report ready plus the fee is cheap. I know I read about nevada. Good thing I did not continue applying there. Where are you applying now?
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    Quote from Diel08
    Hi kuya fern remember me? I was going to appply in nevada but then i changed my mind when I saw the requirements in Hawaii State Board of Nursing. They only require a ces report from cgfns and an application form filled out which us just 1 page plus $40 fee. My sister and I both applied in Hawaii she applied first because het ces report was done on august 8 she then turned in her application august 15 and it was received by hawaii on the 20th. Yesterday she received her approval from Hawaii and then registered in pearsonvue. She then got her Att today.I might say Hawaii is pretty fast and not strict at all you might wanna check their website if you want to. Hope this helps!
    Are you planning on living in Hawaii? Otherwise I can't see how good it is to apply there because it was quick.
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    Well Diel08 does have to live there in order to work as an RN. It's almost impossible apply for the NCLEX and we're willing to relocate at a different state other than California due the strict regulations. With this poor economy, waiting for an opening, and staying in one place won't get anyone anywhere. If opportunity presents itself, it would be foolish not to grab it. It's a good start.
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    I might apply at Michigan or New York because we have family there. My aunts and uncles are in Hawaii as well so i'll keep this as an option. It would be difficult to move to a state if you don't know anyone. Specially when applying a job. It's not about "what you know" these days but it's about "who you know" connections.

    Quote from Diel08
    Thanks!!! Yup pretty fast just one week as long as you have your ces report ready plus the fee is cheap. I know I read about nevada. Good thing I did not continue applying there. Where are you applying now?
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    I think what was meant maybe that even getting a HI license, it will not be able to endorse-transfer into CA or the other 12 states with the same concurrency issue and that yes, Diel08 would have to find a job in HI as an RN or the other unaffected 37 states.

    As to apply for endorsement into CA means having to submit the same college transcripts for review that would have been denied anyways and thus, any out of state license not meeting the CA BON requirements would be denied.
    Last edit by steppybay on Aug 30, '12 : Reason: +++ information
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    Quote from Kuyafern
    I might apply at Michigan or New York because we have family there. My aunts and uncles are in Hawaii as well so i'll keep this as an option. It would be difficult to move to a state if you don't know anyone. Specially when applying a job. It's not about "what you know" these days but it's about "who you know" connections.
    Yes, so true, I'm getting a few e-mails from other PH nursing friends of recent years and still looking for their first nursing job in the US.

    They have sent hundreds and I mean hundreds of resumes to hospitals, both small and large ones, not even one call back for an interview. They are finding out like it's been mentioned here in these forums that many hospitals are hiring the "internals", those workers who either have done their clinicals there or have a friend already inside and can refer them to the hiring person or just hiring other US students.

    I hate to say this, but I truly feel if the hiring staff sees an international job application, it's not considered at all and put into file bin of "not interested, sorry". I think there's a higher push of hiring mostly US educated students or nurses now.

    I mean, there are the LTC, SNF, nursing homes etc, but I think most prefer to work in other jobs that's more in line with being inside a hospital for now, it's also what hospitals offer in terms of better working environment, better pay, better benefits (health ins), paid time-off, sick leave, paid vacations, etc.
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    Quote from Diel08
    Hi kuya fern remember me? I was going to appply in nevada but then i changed my mind when I saw the requirements in Hawaii State Board of Nursing. They only require a ces report from cgfns and an application form filled out which us just 1 page plus $40 fee. My sister and I both applied in Hawaii she applied first because het ces report was done on august 8 she then turned in her application august 15 and it was received by hawaii on the 20th. Yesterday she received her approval from Hawaii and then registered in pearsonvue. She then got her Att today.I might say Hawaii is pretty fast and not strict at all you might wanna check their website if you want to. Hope this helps!
    for you!

    for your sister! Good luck with the NCLEX!


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