When will I receive my Nclex Eligibility in California - page 17

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I'd like to know when will I receive my Nclex eligibility. I'm from California and I just went back to the Philippines to finish Nursing. I graduated last March 2010. I moved back here on June 2010 and applied that month as... Read More


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    Hi everyone i was lurking on this site forever and came across this topic that really concerns me. Just wanna add input that might help anyone??? I am residing here in the u.s. and also applied for nclex rn last late 2010 ( graduated in the Phils. 09' ) . I submitted all the requirements stated online and I think approx. a month or so got the respond from CA BON asking me to mail more and more requirements I cannot remember each documents they wanted but as far as i know its the same thing they are asking from all you guys.. At first look ,I was like Whattt??? these are impossible,,I have no idea what they're asking,, But I didn't focused on that too much instead ,i trusted my university , mailed the exact original letter from CA BON right away! and asked a relative overseas to show my school the letter and demand them that they should provide me everything i need,, and luckily they processed the it within a month ,sent it and next thing i know the CA BON mailed me my eligibility by january 2011.. So I am advising you guys to contact your school in the first place cause they should know all about these before you know it, whatever it is,whether requirements,standards,CHANGES etc. Since you worked all your way to graduating in their school/university with all the money you paid, efforts in time studying, and late night duty, sheeshHH.. they should be responsible for it.. Good luck! kabayan .. Please Don't ever lose hope.GOD BLESS US ALL!
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    Quote from Dcmom
    Hi everyone i was lurking on this site forever and came across this topic that really concerns me. Just wanna add input that might help anyone??? I am residing here in the u.s. and also applied for nclex rn last late 2010 ( graduated in the Phils. 09' ) . I submitted all the requirements stated online and I think approx. a month or so got the respond from CA BON asking me to mail more and more requirements I cannot remember each documents they wanted but as far as i know its the same thing they are asking from all you guys.. At first look ,I was like Whattt??? these are impossible,,I have no idea what they're asking,, But I didn't focused on that too much instead ,i trusted my university , mailed the exact original letter from CA BON right away! and asked a relative overseas to show my school the letter and demand them that they should provide me everything i need,, and luckily they processed the it within a month ,sent it and next thing i know the CA BON mailed me my eligibility by january 2011.. So I am advising you guys to contact your school in the first place cause they should know all about these before you know it, whatever it is,whether requirements,standards,CHANGES etc. Since you worked all your way to graduating in their school/university with all the money you paid, efforts in time studying, and late night duty, sheeshHH.. they should be responsible for it.. Good luck! kabayan .. Please Don't ever lose hope.GOD BLESS US ALL!
    That's great news you got your eligibility from CA, BUT you see, you "made it" (applied to the CA BON) prior to the 2011 cut-off month and year.

    So no matter when we graduated, be it 2004 thru 2012, if those of us that are now just applying, we will be affected by the concurrency enforcement, that is the same with 12 other states. CA BON is not accepting any letter of explanation as it's already written in our transcripts, we are not in compliance with the old rules. There are others here who have tried to submit a letter of explanation from the deans of their schools, but the previous denial decision remains the same....application denied (again).

    The thing is also for those that got their eligibility earlier, but failed the NCLEX, upon the re-application to re-take the exam, there's a very high chance the re-application will be denied, as they will ask again and will review the file even closer. There are many threads here with many of us PH's unable to get the chance again. If you do, don't fail the exam.

    There are only less than 2, maybe 3 here that got lucky on the re-application but the vast majority will not be able to re-take the exam in CA and are having to go to another state, far away from CA, with no chance to endorse-transfer back into CA, as they will re-exam the college transcripts again.
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    Hi Dcmom,

    did you already take the Exam and pass it, so you're already an RN!
    i did like everything you just did in applying, and submitting every single documents they need, and even asked my relatives to go to my school and do all the paper works. the only difference we had was the timing ,i apply January 2011. and just got the recent mail from the BON telling about the defficiency. right now im not sure what should i do next, its really heart breaking...

    any advice... thanks...
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    To Duke09: On your question on what to do next.....

    Yep, welcome to "don't bother to apply into CA" club for awhile.

    There are a handful of local CA colleges that might offer the deficient courses, but it's very limited, like 1-2 spots, you're competiting with 1,000's of other international students from not just PH. You have to pass various test exams and offered once a year admission, maybe twice, not sure. You can read the various threads here for the schools.

    Even if you get in, it's about 18-24 months to complete them and very $$$ in the $10,000's and will need to be paid in advance.

    Your other options are to apply out of state or become an LVN in CA, then try to get to be an RN, but understand that to get into those programs (LVN to RN) they are waiting list from 2-3 years or longer and no guarantee you're eligible to get accepted.

    Apply into other states, but just know it's not possible to endorse-transfer the out of state RN license back into CA, as CA BON needs to review the same transcripts that was denying the application in the first place.

    Say "thank you" to our CHED, PRC and PNA, as it's been on the CA BON minimum requirement list since 1987 and our own PH agencies knew of these issues years ago but choose to ignore it and now they're starting to possibly change the curriculum for the future students, too late for those graduating from 2012 and prior to, it remains to be seen if the 2013 grads will be approved with their courses by the CA BON.
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    Thanks steppybay... I see that the club "dont bother to apply to Ca" are getting bigger and bigger...Maybe ill try to check out more about the lvn here in ca. Because i think applying into another states is not an option for me right now.Thanks a lot... God bless!
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    yeah it's better to apply and to sit for nclex-pn I was denied by the CABRN last year and then I decided to apply for VN exam. I thought of having a VN license rather than nothing 'cause applying to other states is not in my plan. Then after, I'll work on my deficiency to be eligible for RN exam since they told me to repeat MS and OB subjects respectively. Now, I'm preparing for my exam. I know I made a better decision. Goodluck to us and God Bless
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    Thanks zhapper2002! gud luck! Keep us posted... I was starting to check and browse about the requirements and steps in taking The LVN. Still got some question but ill try to do some research too. I really appreciate your help guys..
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    Thanks zhapper2002! gud luck! Keep us posted... I was starting to check and browse about the requirements and steps in taking The LVN. Still got some question but ill try to do some research too. I really appreciate your help guys..
    You will find most of your questions answered here in this forum, just look for some of the titles under the LVN or BVNPT headings, some have step-by-step process.
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    Hi steppybay,

    i see what you mean but I'm doubting with what their basis really are whether from what school or year you graduated, clinical hours etc,,, in the issuance of eligibility,, and im heartbroken about this .. we have a lot of good potential individuals here that should be given a chance at least to sit on boards.

    As you have mentioned the few 2 0r 3 you heard of who got lucky on the re- application, perhaps i could include myself in it?? lol since I am one of them. But somehow i don't agree on the "lucky ones" that you've said when it comes to application or documents and some sorts. Coz you know the u.s. they have rules to follow. they are firm and strict if you got it you got it if not then its not, No one is above it. However it could say taking the nclex exam perse can put you on luck or not so much , you might get the ones that you know or may have made the luckiest guesses on some q's.. I took my board back in september 2011 while pregnant on my first child and failed it, i never get the chance to really study by heart due to the complications i had during my pregnancy so i just went ahead and took it before my delivery... it was ok ... But I struggled on my physical discomfort at that time, sitting for 4 hours, contractions and a lot of stuffs, heartburn everything, awwe! it was so hard for me to sit still at that time. Anyways i re applied months after i give birth and got approved again for the second time but haven't taken it yet at this time. Don't lose hope everyone.
    Last edit by Dcmom on Aug 30, '12
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    Hi Duke09,


    I did took the exam last 2011 and failed, I re applied that same year and got approve right away. I cannot advice you what's the best thing to do coz i know no better than all of you guys,, but my heart goes out to each and everyone of you whose experiencing this dilemma. However if I'm in your shoes i would contact BON and clarify what my deficiencies are when i do find out what it is I'll contact my school and ask them what exactly i need,, I wish i could have seen what documents my school forwarded to the BON when they did asked me to submit what I'm lacking so I can tell you what exactly you need to send. So I would take it from there, if it still don't work I would definitely take the LVN route and work all my way up to being an RN no matter what it takes.. Remember Don't give up its better to start at the bottom and reach the top than going the other way around. Don't lose Hope. Hope this helps. GODspeed!
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