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

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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 Act provides for a unified examination and licensing application. Once an applicant passes the examination, a license is automatically issued. Under these circumstances the BRN cannot accept applications for the examination and licensure without a U.S. social security number.

    For those applicants who have failed the exam and want to re-apply; CABON will not accept re-application without U.S Social Security Number.

    If your application was sent prior to April 26, 2010 or if you are already eligible, THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on May 1, '10
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    Quote from Hushdawg
    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 Act provides for a unified examination and licensing application. Once an applicant passes the examination, a license is automatically issued. Under these circumstances the BRN cannot accept applications for the examination and licensure without a U.S. social security number.

    For those applicants who have failed the exam and want to re-apply; CABON will not accept re-application without U.S Social Security Number.

    If your application was sent prior to April 26, 2010 or if you are already eligible, THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU.
    But as far as i know an ITIN will be an alternative to the SSN to those who are not US Citizens.
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    Quote from Hushdawg
    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 Act provides for a unified examination and licensing application. Once an applicant passes the examination, a license is automatically issued. Under these circumstances the BRN cannot accept applications for the examination and licensure without a U.S. social security number.

    For those applicants who have failed the exam and want to re-apply; CABON will not accept re-application without U.S Social Security Number.

    If your application was sent prior to April 26, 2010 or if you are already eligible, THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU.
    that applies to licensure by endorsement as well, right?!
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    this is true. if u were given a chance to extend your passing nclex exam because you cant provide ssn yet, then next time no more extension unless you provide ssn..how sad..
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    from ca bon:
    important information regarding required social security numbers for licensure applicants: the board of registered nursing (brn) will no longer accept applications that do not contain a u.s. social security number. the nursing practice act provides for a unified examination and licensing application. once an applicant passes the examination, a license is automatically issued. under these circumstances the brn cannot accept applications for the examination and licensure without a u.s. social security number. | more information
    http://www.rn.ca.gov/
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    Quote from nezzyRN
    But as far as i know an ITIN will be an alternative to the SSN to those who are not US Citizens.
    Not everyone can apply for a ITIN and it shouldn't be abused in this way. Saying that you should check with the BRN as ITIN may no longer be accepted

    ITIN
    An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is a tax processing number issued by the Internal Revenue Service. It is a nine-digit number that always begins with the number 9 and has a range of 70-88 in the fourth and fifth digit, example 9XX-70-XXXX.
    IRS issues ITINs to individuals who are required to have a U.S. taxpayer identification number but who do not have, and are not eligible to obtain a Social Security Number (SSN) from the Social Security Administration (SSA).
    Individuals must have a filing requirement and file a valid federal income tax return to receive an ITIN, unless they meet an exception.
    http://apps2.irs.gov/individuals/art...=96287,00.html
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    Quote from nezzyRN
    But as far as i know an ITIN will be an alternative to the SSN to those who are not US Citizens.
    I asked that specific question and was informed by CABON that it is not acceptable in place of SSN.

    Apparently the acceptance of applications without an SSN was simply a courtesy that CABON was extending to foreign nurses. Meaning that this is not a new policy, merely an enforcement of existing policy and termination of exceptions and allowances.
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    Effective on April 26, 2010? where did you get that?
    the memo didnt mentioned about april 26, 2010. so where did hushdawg get that?
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    where did you find the effectivity date of this new requirement? because i couldn't find it on CaBON website.

    how about those who failed the exam or have expired eligibility and they submitted their reapplication/repeat examination prior to april 26, are they affected too??? hope someone will answer this inquiry. thank you.
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    According to my conversation with persons at California BRN the enforcement date is April 26, 2010.

    The policy HAS ALWAYS BEEN IN EXISTANCE, however the BRN was making exceptions by allowing foreign RNs apply and just hold the license. They will no longer be making exceptions.

    I had the same question about date, I already asked it and got the information for you.

    This applies to all new applications, Endorsement, renewal or extensions.

    I'll inform you more as I continue to get information.

    This creates a series of problems for foreign nurses as one cannot get an SSN without a visa and one cannot get a work visa without employee sponsorship which nurses would not get if they are not NCLEX passers.

    These sorts of radical changes at a moment's notice are precisely why so many nurses outside the USA seek professional NCLEX application services.


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