ATTENTION: CA BON Now Requires SSN to apply for NCLEX. - page 12

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CABON Now Requires SSN to apply for NCLEX. Effective on April 26, 2010 California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) will no longer accept applications that do not contain a U.S. Social Security Number. The Nursing Practice... Read More


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    Quote from iamphrn
    I am quite confused with this, i thought that you cannot apply for CA NCLEX RN without ssn? how come cliffordortiz was able to take the exam when she seems to not have ssn? i am on family visa petition and looking to a one to two year time frame with the way the process is going before i can enter US so if I can pass the nclex now i can just provide the BRN with my ssn when i get to the states since a three year time is given to provide ssn..

    can i APPLY TO TAKE CA NCLEX without ssn?
    because as much as possible i dont want to take initial licensing in other states anymore when i dont intend to work somewhere else other than california coz i think i will be wasting money..

    Coz i applied for my ATT before the deadline which is april 2010.
    then after that they wont accept any application without ssn.
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    Quote from venRN
    I am wondering...did you take the CA licensure exam without filling the SSN part?? or you leave it blank in filling the SSN in FORM?? what date did you process your papers for California Application by Licensure or NCLEX?????

    i took the nclex last 6th of june without ssn coz i applied for my att before the deadline which is april 2010 and until now i havent got my result yet but kept getting the good pop so hopefully i passed the nclex
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    thank you for clarifying that, im just gonna take initial licensing with other states then just endorse whn i get to cali boohoo Good luck on your results, just pray for it..
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    This effectively stops all PH RNs who aren't legal permanent residents from ever applying to CA for NCLEX. Eliminates a lot of paperwork.

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    If you passed the exam, you will be given a license but only if you give them an SSN. If however, you got your license already, you cannot renew or extend it without giving them your SSN within a period of 3 years..
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    I'm afraid you are right, its a waste of money & time to apply at CA-BON, you might want to try other states in the US.
    There's overflow of nurses here in CA, esp in the Bay area, were RNs work as CNA already just to have a job.
    So this is just one way for them to give priority to the ones who are legally allowed to stay in the US.
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    Nurses, why don't you try Illinois? I heard from my former instructor that once you pass the NCLEX, they'll be giving you your very own social security number. He passed the NCLEX in January 2011. Another friend also tried that about 4 years ago so even if she is still here in Manila, she was able to renew her US license because of her SSN provided by Illinois. Unfortunately, in my case, I applied in California and even if I had passed the NCLEX, I can't get my license number because of that missing requirement!
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    Quote from sugarplum18ph&usrn
    nurses, why don't you try illinois? i heard from my former instructor that once you pass the nclex, they'll be giving you your very own social security number. he passed the nclex in january 2011. another friend also tried that about 4 years ago so even if she is still here in manila, she was able to renew her us license because of her ssn provided by illinois. unfortunately, in my case, i applied in california and even if i had passed the nclex, i can't get my license number because of that missing requirement!
    can you provide proof of this.... il can not issue ssn only the federal government can do this and for that they need legal proof that you are in the us with a legal work/immigrant visa. the il bon may issue their own number for the license but a ssn can not be issued by the bon

    how do i get a number and card?

    to apply for a social security number and card:

    * complete an application for a social security card (form ss-5); and
    * show us original documents or copies certified by the issuing agency proving:
    o u.s. citizenship or immigration status [including department of homeland security (dhs) permission to work in the united states];
    o age; and
    o identity.


    http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10002.html
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    Quote from sugarplum18PH&USRN
    Nurses, why don't you try Illinois? I heard from my former instructor that once you pass the NCLEX, they'll be giving you your very own social security number. He passed the NCLEX in January 2011. Another friend also tried that about 4 years ago so even if she is still here in Manila, she was able to renew her US license because of her SSN provided by Illinois. Unfortunately, in my case, I applied in California and even if I had passed the NCLEX, I can't get my license number because of that missing requirement!
    Very unlikely that this is true.
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    BON does not issue SSN, only the US Social Security Administration.
    They will ask for proof of your legal stay in the US, work elligibility , age, & identity, you may mail or go to their office in the US. They will mail you if your papers are valid for additional requirements like biometrics/fingerprinting/photo ID. Do not believe what other are saying reg SSN, its a hoax...go visit the website of US Social Security administration...
    btw, not all SSN are valid for work, there's 3 types one that is valid for work, one that is valid for work but w/ DHS authorization, and the last is not valid for work. So it does not mean that when you have SSN you may work in the US.


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