Nevada NCLEX for international graduates.
- 0Apr 16, '13 by BertusHi! I am a new grad from the Philippines. Just wondering if I need to have a local license from the Philippines to apply for Licensure by examination in Nevada? Thank you for your time.
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- 0Apr 16, '13 by steppybayYES, the local PH nursing license is required as of Jan. 1, 2013.
Click here: http://allnurses.com/nurse-registrat...se-793566.html
Guys, just know also that NV recently started to enforce the concurrency rules and a few other course requirements.
But maybe you guys are 2013 PH grads so hope you pass the requirements to get your ATT.
- 0Apr 17, '13 by JustBeachyNurseQuote from theycallmethinQuite often yes. Most agencies require that you are eligible for licensure in the country you were educated. Canada requires this in all provinces. Some states make exceptions if you can prove intelligibility for license in country of education. Others do not (Illinois or Indiana is one). The only way to know for certain is to contact the NV BoN as they have the final say.is it applicable to all Ph graduates even american citizens?
- 0Apr 17, '13 by theycallmethinThank you very much! I will try to call them by tomorrow. As i have seen in the board meeting agenda dated March 27-29 It is still for "for possible action", "Review, discussion and action regarding revisions to the International Graduate Licensure Policy " so I really hope I can still get in.
- 0Apr 17, '13 by steppybayThe local PH license is required: http://nevadanursingboard.org/wp-con...nformation.pdf
Item #3 (it was recently revised and stands as is)
Whether or not you're an American citizen, dual-c or foreigner, if your actual final BSN degree is from an international location, NV will need to see if you're truly a nurse from that country. This is a way to also verify with that country's own nursing board, if the license and the numbers is legit and valid, as transcripts can still be easily forged.
As mentioned some states do require the local country's license and if from the Phils, if you're a USC or dual-citizen, you are exempt BUT you can take the local PH exam and it's to your benefit in the long run! I know of several USC who have the local PH license.
Some state's BON evaluator may buy your story of unable to take the local country exam and let it go, but some may not, it's a case by case basis. If they believe your story, then consider yourself very lucky, as I've heard from other batchmates and their friends, that's not the case any more.
Again, it's YOUR problem, not any State's BON problem, as you're dealing with different set of rules and laws and policies if you don't hold a local country nursing license, regardless of your citizenship.