Quote from gemini88
hi there guys and gals.. im a registered nurse here in the philippines. I want to take the nclex exam. I dont have any idea on how to apply. i know that application is different in each states. I dont have SSN and dont know the states that doesnt require SSN. can anyone help me with this? thank you in advance.
All 51 state requires SSN (Social Security Number). Federal Gov't runs the SSN, therefore, if you plan to work in the US you need SSN. You need SSN in any kind of job like nursing, engineering, accounting, medicine, dentistry, law, pharmacy, marketing, etc.
SSN is also a form of identification. System is connected to DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) w/c is another ID (ie.driver's license). It is also connected to DHS (Dep't of Homeland Security) w/c is immigration. If you are caught by police or questioned by employer about your SSN and you cannot provide it, they suspect you already as an illegal immigrant. In Arizona they can arrest illegals & deport back to Philippines w/o documentation.
I know of one nurse who got promoted but the employer found that she does not have valid SSN, therefore, they fired her because that is considered fraud. Good thing she was not reported.
SSN is like SSS in the philippines. When you get a job, some portion of what you earn goes to Social security, medicare, etc... And when you retire like 65+ years old, you get a pension on a monthly basis provided you worked 10 years or longer.
Please check this site. It is the Official website of Social security... The United States Social Security Administration
Also watch the show about immigraton by Michael J Gurfinkle. They have lots of immigration questions there that might help.