RN endorsement in CA?

  1. Hi I am a RN in the Philippines. I recently received news from the CA-BRN that they need more requirements from my school back in the Philippines. So I am going to wait for 4-6 months to hear from the CA-BRN once they received my requirements.

    I am currently, preparing for two possibilities in the future:

    1. The CA-BRN will deny me to take the NCLEX-RN

    or

    2. They will require me to take deficiency classes before taking the NCLEX-RN



    If possibility #2 happens, I was thinking of taking the NCLEX-RN in another state then endorse my RN license then take my deficiency classes as required by the CA-BRN.

    Do you think that would be a good idea? Because I heard from people with the same situation as I do that it took them 2-3 years before they were prioritized by colleges that offer deficiency classes.

    I kinda don't to wait around for 2-3 years doing nothing. I don't want to end up like those people who waited 6-8 years before they had their CA RN license.


    HELP PLEASE!
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  3. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from rabidlark



    If possibility #2 happens, I was thinking of taking the NCLEX-RN in another state then endorse my RN license then take my deficiency classes as required by the CA-BRN.

    Do you think that would be a good idea? Because I heard from people with the same situation as I do that it took them 2-3 years before they were prioritized by colleges that offer deficiency classes.
    That actually doesn't work. California requirements will be the same whether you are licensed in another state, or not. I'm USA born and raised, was educated in the USA, have a license in another state, and still had to send all my transcripts to qualify for a California license.
    Good luck! I hope you are able to test with no difficulty.
  4. by   steppybay
    Until you actually hear by writing from the CA BRN evaluation, you have to wait till you know exactly what will be deemed as being deficient in what courses, most applicants are usually lacking two most common classes, but we've seen many also that were missing or deficient in more than those two and could be as high as 4 courses or more.

    If it's determined that you're missing more than the two, it's not easy to find a CA school willing to enroll those with that many deficiencies and the minimum requirement would be to re-take the entire nursing program. The reason being you only have a 3 year limitation to complete any and all deficiencies from the initial date of the letter of declination.

    The CA schools will not bother enrolling you since it would be a waste of your time and some other applicant who already knows what they need to enroll and would be be given the first rights to be on the waiting list.

    As stated from the other poster, it doesn't make sense to enroll and finish the two usual deficient courses in any other state, if CA BRN says you're also missing chemistry, Psych or other various courses, then you'll have to find courses in CA that's even harder to get enrolled in.

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