I hope someone here can help guide us in the correct direction.
My wife has lived in the United States for 5 years.
She graduated with a BSN in the Philippines 13 years ago
she took the national nursing exam once right after she graduated
& scored 74% in one section but passed all the other sections on the national exam.
due to the fact that she had younger siblings attending college at the time
her family was running short on money so instead of retaking the exam 6 months later she
accepted a job in a Manila hospital. Therefor she is not an RN in her home country.
years later her & I married & she moved to New Hampshire which is my home state.
New hampshire will not allow her to sit for the NCLEX
so she has taken an LNA & then last year an MNA class
After speak with the head of the nursing dept. at the local college
she was urged to sit for the NCLEX in either Texas or California & then go
work in one of those 2 states for a year , then to apply for license in the state where we live. the reason the head of the nursing dept. gave is that they only accept 12 nursing candidates per year & if my wife takes one of those seats some other person will be left out & she also stated that after looking at my wife's transcript that "you are just wasting your time & your money here"
so has anyone here taken the NCLEX for either Texas or California but lived in another state?
thank you for your help
PS: i am just a boat mechanic & know nothing of nursing, any help will be greatly appreciated