My wife obtained her nursing degree in the Philippines. Last month she submitted her application to take the exam along with her school transcripts and and records of clinical experience. We received the board's reply yesterday stating that my wife's credentials do not meet the current State of CA requirement as per CCR Section 1426(d). The requirement states that theories and clinical experience must be done concurrently/in the same semester. She met the required clinical cases and school credits, but since the clinical cases and the corresponding theoretical instructions were done out of sequence it disqualified her from taking the NCLEX RN. This requirement does not make sense. So now in order to be considered for the NCLEX RN she must take additional course work (both theory and clinical practice to be done concurrently) in an accredited school of professional nursing IN CALIFORNIA. I fear that the nursing schools
may want her to re-take the entire program. We shall see. We are going to look at schools next week. Her other option is to take the NCLEX LVN, so this is another avenue that we are exploring. So to those foreign nursing grads who are planning to take the NCLEX RN, better evaluate your credentials before sending your $125 to CA BON.