NCLEX RN- States not requiring PNLE passer

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    hi everyone!

    i am newbie here so please help me out.


    i just graduated bs-nursing this year in the philippines and i am not a us citizen or immigrant. i just wanted to know which states do not require pnle passer before taking the nclex-rn. i know some states require you to be a licensed/registered nurse in the country from which you received your nursing education.

    i hope someone could maybe give me a list of those states because i was planning not to take the local boards anymore.

    well, i have relatives in illinois so i am trying to find states near it since illinois require me to be an rn first in my country.


    please and thank you!
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    Moved to the Advice on immigration forum

    With retrogression I would suggest you reassess not doing the NLE and do it. Unless you have another route to get immigrant visa you are looking at several years wait and most employer would expect you to keep up to date with training and work experience
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    I think as time goes on, the States will start to require that we show proof of our PH license during the first application or come time to renew your US license that they want to see the PH license and if you don't have it, the license will not be renewed or issued on a temporary basis. to get your license.

    If the US employer gets a temporary license, it could make them look to hire a new replacement nurse in the near future as they cannot afford to lose a nurse due to this problem and leave the staff short and put stress on the patient load.
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    New York State.. I have friends here who didnt take the NLE.. they already have their papers on process
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    Hi, I am interested about what happened to your friend who are not NLE passers and about to work in New York. I want to know your friends status, because I know someone who told me that right after passing my NLE I can go to New York but working as an LPN for my stepping stone I become RN. I am interested but still confused how to become RN in NEW YORK soon. Pls I need an update since this is 2 years ago.thanks
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    Hi, I am interested about what happened to your friend who are not NLE passers and about to work in New York. I want to know your friends status, because I know someone who told me that right after passing my NLE I can go to New York but working as an LPN for my stepping stone I become RN. I am interested but still confused how to become RN in NEW YORK soon. Pls I need an update since this is 2 years ago.thanks
    Do you require a visa allowing you to live and work in the US? if you do then LPN will not meet requirements. You need CVS from CGFNS for NY and then submit application to NY BON who will make decision on whether allowing you to sit NCLEX. Many nurses in the state of NY are struggling to find work
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    Thanks. What if I already have my local licensed then I applied for a working visa as an LPN in NEW YORK to earn money while preparing for the NCLEX requiremend sort of things like CVS from CGFNS for NY then waiting for the BON decisions. Do you think it's alright? I am willing to take the risk as long that I can start working. Or can you give me any advice what will be the best thing to do so that I can start working abroad even without experience. Thanks.
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    Thanks. What if I already have my local licensed then I applied for a working visa as an LPN in NEW YORK to earn money while preparing for the NCLEX requiremend sort of things like CVS from CGFNS for NY then waiting for the BON decisions. Do you think it's alright? I am willing to take the risk as long that I can start working. Or can you give me any advice what will be the best thing to do so that I can start working abroad even without experience. Thanks.
    If you are not a graduate of practical nursing school you are not eligible for a LPN license in NY. (LPNs must pass the NCLEX-PN) CA offers LVN license by equivalency if qualified but the license is only valid in CA and not eligible for endorsement to any other state.
    LPN is not a junior RN or a consolation prize. If you are an RN you need to apply for cvs from CGFNS then to NYBoN a process that takes 6-9 months.

    LPN does not meet the requirements for a working visa in the US. There are more LPNs than open positions in much of the east coast.

    If you wish to work abroad I've read that the Middle East countries will consider inexperienced nurses that meet RN licensing requirements.
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    Thanks for your advice.
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    You can not work in any country as a nurse if you haven't met requirements of that state/country. Most if not all countries require RN not LPN
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