Nevada NCLEX (New) Requirement Physical Assessment Course for Foreign Graduates - page 4

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hello, although i come here often, i'm not a very active poster because i saw how bad some arguments end up. but i felt this information was very important to share with all of you. i am a bsn graduate from the philippines and i... Read More


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    Quote from pnay_doll
    Im applying on Nv , anyone got approve to get their eligibilty.. Pls update.. Goodluck to us..
    I didn't, but if you check "starleviosa" threads, she just recently got her NV license and even found work already! She was also a CA reject. Guys, so it can be done!
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    Quote from romamor
    I got a call from my sister today in California. I'm also a US citizen studying currently in the Philippines for my BSN degree and I will graduate this coming March. I plan on taking my NCLEX either in CA, OR, or IL. My sister has mentioned that her friend also graduated from the Philippines this March 2012 and is having a difficult time for the Board application. She says that they are looking for some type of IV therapy class? Which I will be taking this semester merged into the Med-Surg 106. Did you guys have any difficulties with the IV therapy requirement? And I'd like to know the update about the Physical assessment you guys have been talking about. I will definitely talk to the Dean of Nursing when I get the time. The dean should definitely worry because as of now I have 5 other classmates that are also US Citizens and will take the NCLEX in CA after graduating.
    Hmmm....that's a new requirement of the IV therapy from the CA BON, they must have found some other possible missing PH course that's not being taught.

    But yea, as kuyafern mentions, make sure that you guys are taking your clinicals AND theory classes/courses in the EXACT SAME SEMESTER, not a month later, not a year or more later, or you will be facing the dreaded rejection letter from the CA BON.

    A few PH friends have told me in no certain terms that since this problem with the concurrency issue started, the PH courses and new grads from 2014 on may be the safest to pass their applications in CA, but it really depends on if your school has already started to take a more proactive approach and actually implemented earlier.

    You must have completed everything BEFORE you graduate to comply with the concurrency rule.

    Are there other problems that your sister mentioned with those having their application besides the IV therapy?
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    Hey i already replied to your pm just want to know if you received it or not?
    Quote from jinxedminx
    that's what i thought too.. i never encountered another phil grad who applied in nevada and have the same problem. is starleviosa still active on allnurses?
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    Hello Hello.. pls add me too jinxedmix.. Today my CES report from CGFNS was mailed already to NV BON.. Do you have any idea how many more days or weeks will it take for NV to decide on my case? I have completed all the requirements they posted and as soon a they receive that CES, I hope they'll have the decision already.. I never thought a thing or issue like this will come up from NV. I have also found out in one of the posts that there are only 39 states left where we, foreign grads can easily get our atts.. I dont know what to feel now, for earlier, I was in tears for having that CES report issued, as I was checking it every night for 2 weeks, I mean online..

    Oh well, I'm talking a lot now.... BTW, I really admire the way you reasoned out with one of the posers, on why you don't see the US education as invaluable, and vice versa.. I like your attitude and the way you view this hindrances in our nursing career. keep up the good work. You are inspirational, coz I believe if this happened to someone else, like me for example (maybe), the way they'll react and feel towards this will be more deeply devastating, and with a pessimistic tone.. I mean I like your optimism. Hope to see you around NV if ever.. God bless..

    I'm also a CA reject, graduated 2011..
    Last edit by konoha on Sep 8, '12 : Reason: to add info.
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    hello konoha,

    i am not a frequent poster here but i do follow posts/comments . like many other IEN grad., i was also denied by CA BON last June after 6 months of waiting.Since i can't afford for my schooling here to fullfill my deficiency in MS/OB both clinical and theory. I never wasted my time, i tried to apply in Nevada State with the hope they will give me a chance to sit for NCLEX, i followed what they posted on their website and last Sept. 4, 2012 i got a reply from CGFNS-CES for the results and they forwarded it to Nevada and for me to be sure for everything, i called Nevada and they told they need my certificate for English proficiency for me to sit the exam once i pass it.. for my own understanding, i think i 've met the requirements needed in Nevada as for the credentials are concerned. so i hope i could take the TOEFl exam this month. i am just having a self review and do some online practice exam...If i were you, u try to call Nevada BON for u to ask your status.They're are kind and very nice to answer your queries..Good Luck!
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    Hi there daisycariaga,
    That's good that you have gotten a letter from the BON stating that you are eligible to exam. Thank you for informing us. I just need to wait for my report from CGFNS and Nevada.

    Quote from daisycariaga
    hello konoha,

    i am not a frequent poster here but i do follow posts/comments . like many other IEN grad., i was also denied by CA BON last June after 6 months of waiting.Since i can't afford for my schooling here to fullfill my deficiency in MS/OB both clinical and theory. I never wasted my time, i tried to apply in Nevada State with the hope they will give me a chance to sit for NCLEX, i followed what they posted on their website and last Sept. 4, 2012 i got a reply from CGFNS-CES for the results and they forwarded it to Nevada and for me to be sure for everything, i called Nevada and they told they need my certificate for English proficiency for me to sit the exam once i pass it.. for my own understanding, i think i 've met the requirements needed in Nevada as for the credentials are concerned. so i hope i could take the TOEFl exam this month. i am just having a self review and do some online practice exam...If i were you, u try to call Nevada BON for u to ask your status.They're are kind and very nice to answer your queries..Good Luck!
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    Hellooooo Daisy and Kuya Fern.. How are you guys now?

    Daisy, I really took your advice upon reading your post.. so earlier, I called NV BON and checked the status of my application. As for my case, I completed all the requirements already just last friday, and as I was telling you guys, the last one being the CES report to be mailed to NV... the result of my call... (drum roll pls.. hihi jk) - she checked my application and told me the only thing I need to do now is to register on Pearson Vue so they can issue the ATT.. At first I can't believe it, so I asked again, but I can't remember now how I really asked her. In conclusion, she told me that I AM ELIGIBLE to take the exam already. In order for them to send or issue that ATT is to register with Pearson vue. So I guess this is good news, I hope. I'll call them again on Friday, my next day off..

    Again, thanks Daisy.. hope to see you guys at our future destination. hehe.. take care. enjoy... keep in touch.
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    Oooh btw, regarding the origin of this post, I still don't have any idea why they had that issue with his/her application. Any update will be good for us to find out why. I'm also wondering if he/she already registered on pearson vue..
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    Quote from konoha
    Hello Hello.. pls add me too jinxedmix.. Today my CES report from CGFNS was mailed already to NV BON.. Do you have any idea how many more days or weeks will it take for NV to decide on my case? I have completed all the requirements they posted and as soon a they receive that CES, I hope they'll have the decision already.. I never thought a thing or issue like this will come up from NV. I have also found out in one of the posts that there are only 39 states left where we, foreign grads can easily get our atts.. I dont know what to feel now, for earlier, I was in tears for having that CES report issued, as I was checking it every night for 2 weeks, I mean online..

    Oh well, I'm talking a lot now.... BTW, I really admire the way you reasoned out with one of the posers, on why you don't see the US education as invaluable, and vice versa.. I like your attitude and the way you view this hindrances in our nursing career. keep up the good work. You are inspirational, coz I believe if this happened to someone else, like me for example (maybe), the way they'll react and feel towards this will be more deeply devastating, and with a pessimistic tone.. I mean I like your optimism. Hope to see you around NV if ever.. God bless..

    I'm also a CA reject, graduated 2011..
    Hello konoha! Sorry for the late reply! Yes, I added you. Usually, it'll take a week to 2 weeks for them to send you a letter in the mail regarding your eligibility.. but from your second post, you were able to find out over the phone you were eligible.. so congrats!

    Thanks, that was nice for you to say about me.. And of course I'm also very devastated, I think I have one of the most bad trip cases. Lol. But there's really no choice but to be optimistic about this and do something about it.. plus, it's not like I'm dying of cancer. Haha. And even if we have those moments where we want to break down (like getting that letter from CA) and mope, we should realize there are people who are dealing with much much bigger problems.. losing a house, losing a loved one... there are people in the world starving to death. So really, this isn't the worst thing that can happen to us. What helped though was talking with other people that are also going through their own ordeals... directly and indirectly caused by the drop in the economy. Like many others, there are those who are still waiting for the opportunity to get a job in the field of course they graduated from. And there are those who were laid off from their job. For a time, I think many thought nursing would be immune. But I firmly believe the situation with some states being more strict with the requirements relate to the effects of the recession.

    Five years ago, it was unexpected that, with the nursing shortage, there would be an over abundance and that there would be hospitals laying off nurses. We just got to accept that these problems are part of being a nurse during these hard times, so much more for foreign graduates. Yes there are those foreign grads who didn't have to go through what we are going through now, but there are thousands who are. We're not alone. There have been so many reports of Filipino grads having that concurrency problem with CA and supposedly those who graduated after 2004 will be affected as long as their clinical cases aren't concurrent (which should be clarified isn't equal to clinical hours. Why the BONs don't get it, I don't know why. I believe they purposely don't want to). There are even some who reported having problems endorsing their license to CA. And when I spoke with some schools here, they're very understanding and nonjudgemental because they say there are even cases where graduates from one state would have a hard time applying to another state. And they emphasize this has to do with each state having different rules and requirements (not because our education is of poor quality because we studied abroad!). And how many nursing schools said that the reason why they didn't offer individual courses is because they didn't have enough money and resources to provide for that (another proof it's related to the poor economy).

    So despite these problems and no matter what ignorant people say, foreign grads shouldn't think less of themselves; we shouldn't take our education for granted when many in the world are struggling for one and others will never have the opportunity for one. We're college graduates! This is a great accomplishment. And we're BSN graduates. We should humbly take pride in that, not bash the country where we attained it because their priority was meeting their own nation's requirements (for the Philippines, 25 required clinical cases to take the local exam!). But even if we did get our license by this time, it wouldn't be all flowers and daisies. All new grads, most especially foreign grads, are having a hard time getting hired by hospitals. So we just gotta persevere, deal with one problem after another. Even though I hate how hard things are now, I see it as a hidden blessing. For those who really want to be a nurse, this is a test of how much they really want it. And for those who were forced to take up nursing or are still having doubts with their happiness as a nurse, this should be a good opportunity for them to reflect and seek out what they really want. If one doesn't have their heart in what they do, of course work performance and diligence will dwindle. And this is very important as a nurse.. there's no room for carelessness because literally, lives are at stake.



    Said more than I intended but yeah, haha, that's my thoughts on the matter. It's funny you mentioned you don't have an idea of Nevada's issue with my application because until now, I'm still figuring it out! XD When I spoke with them, they told me it's because I do not have a Physical Assessment course. Kuyafern also discovered another person being required by Nevada to take a Med-Surg course. Another was required both Physical Assessment and Med-Surgical.. even mentioned the reason for Med-Surg is because of concurrency, which is weird because the CES report in no way can evaluate the concurrency without documents of her clinical schedule. You can even see the letter from the Nevada BON here: http://allnurses.com/international-nursing/bon-denied-my-772935.html#post6835033


    It's good news though that you and the other poster told me you got your eligibility. It confirms that we don't necessarily have to have taken the subject to be eligible but it should show how it was integrated and we have hours with PA experience in our CGFNS evaluation. I have a theory as to why they gave the Physical Assessment requirement and there's a simpler solution than having to take it up. With regards to the Med-Surg concurrency, it might be more difficult though. But for anyone who will encounter the same problem as me, I recommend getting a re-evaluation.. but also first communicate with your evaluator and school.


    Have you seen your applicant copy of your CES report? Would it be ok if I ask you some questions about what was shown with regards to the subject hours? I'd really appreciate this because this little information will help me figure out Nevada's possible reason for requiring additional subjects. Btw, do you have any plans on fulfilling the course requirements for CA?
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    Quote from daisycariaga
    hello konoha,

    i am not a frequent poster here but i do follow posts/comments . like many other IEN grad., i was also denied by CA BON last June after 6 months of waiting.Since i can't afford for my schooling here to fullfill my deficiency in MS/OB both clinical and theory. I never wasted my time, i tried to apply in Nevada State with the hope they will give me a chance to sit for NCLEX, i followed what they posted on their website and last Sept. 4, 2012 i got a reply from CGFNS-CES for the results and they forwarded it to Nevada and for me to be sure for everything, i called Nevada and they told they need my certificate for English proficiency for me to sit the exam once i pass it.. for my own understanding, i think i 've met the requirements needed in Nevada as for the credentials are concerned. so i hope i could take the TOEFl exam this month. i am just having a self review and do some online practice exam...If i were you, u try to call Nevada BON for u to ask your status.They're are kind and very nice to answer your queries..Good Luck!
    Congrats daisycariaga! Let us know when you get your eligibility letter! Did they say that they evaluated your CES report already? I just want to share, my CES report was sent ahead before my TOEFL score. And when I called to check my status, they told me they don't evaluate the application until all the requirements are complete.. which was weird because I ended up getting the letter for the Physical Assessment requirement even before I sent my TOEFL score. @_@ Not that you have anything to worry about, I just wanted to point out how they were inconsistent with what they told me. Btw, were you able to view you applicant copy of your CES report? It would help me if you could tell me what it says with regarding Physical Assessment! I'm trying to figure things out with why Nevada gave some of us additional requirements.


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