CA BON rejecting the PH courses and schools - page 2

by steppybay

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I don't know if most of you are aware of the terrible problem we're having as PH grads in trying to get our NCLEX exam or the ATT because there's been no PH college or school that meets the CA BON minimum educational... Read More


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    Quote from gwapo
    If your nursing school does not offer med-surg and paychiatric nursing, you are totally screwed. It looks like they are just after your money!! That's not legit, even though they are approved by the dept of educ or whatever. What do they offer in exchange for those courses, web page design?
    What if you are missing minor subjects like ETHICS & UNETHICAL CONDUCT, PSYCHOLOGY, LEADERSHIP and SUPERVISION but has all major subjects and reach the minimum Theory and Clinical hours. Will you still be approved?
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    Quote from achiellez

    What if you are missing minor subjects like ETHICS & UNETHICAL CONDUCT, PSYCHOLOGY, LEADERSHIP and SUPERVISION but has all major subjects and reach the minimum Theory and Clinical hours. Will you still be approved?
    If you did not graduate for your BSN program you will not be approved to sit the NCLEX-RN when you apply for licensure.
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    Quote from JustBeachyNurse
    If you did not graduate for your BSN program you will not be approved to sit the NCLEX-RN when you apply for licensure.
    I'm only going for Nclex PN, will I be approved?
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    Quote from achiellez
    I'm only going for Nclex PN, will I be approved?
    only once your documents have been assessed by the BON can that decision be made
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    Quote from Vring
    This is not true, I graduated in the Philippines in March of 2010 and CA BON accepted all of my credentials. The key thing is that you research which colleges are accepted by U.S. standards first before enrolling to avoid any unecessary delays after.
    Hello. I am a CA resident but graduated Nursing school in the Phils. I have an RN license in nevada and i am currently processing for the licensure for endorsement to CA BON. I just wanna know what school did you go to. I am a bit worried bec of all the concurrency topics posted. I came from Cebu Doctors' University which is I think 1 of the top 10 med schools in the PH. Are all the PH nurses really gonna be denied? Or is it just depending on the school?
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    Quote from californiaboy
    Hello. I am a CA resident but graduated Nursing school in the Phils. I have an RN license in nevada and i am currently processing for the licensure for endorsement to CA BON. I just wanna know what school did you go to. I am a bit worried bec of all the concurrency topics posted. I came from Cebu Doctors' University which is I think 1 of the top 10 med schools in the PH. Are all the PH nurses really gonna be denied? Or is it just depending on the school?
    Kababayan, as far as I know, even the top 5 nursing schools/program in PH has not met the CA BON concurrency rules.

    Yes, there stands a good chance endorsing back into CA will be rejected as it's been stated several hundreds of times if not more over the years in these forums, each state will do its own evaluation and has different requirements, that's why the fastest, easiest and cheapest state to get an RN license is the state that you will most likely buy your house and watch your kids grow from babies to young teens or adults. The minute you pass the NCLEX-RN is where you want to plant your roots for many many years, more so with concurrency enforcement issues.

    This is what I've been saying for months and what the administrators and AN guides have been telling the international applicants also. Always shoot for the State that you desire in the first place rather than state hopping around, it will cost AND waste more in fees and time (from English exams to course evaluations, etc). At the same time, avoid the 13 or so other States enforcing the same concurrency rules.

    CA may also require the local PH license copy, not sure on that, since you are not trying for the ATT but rather just to transfer. It will be up to the CA BON to give you that license approval.

    It might also depend on when you got your BSN, if it's from 2004 to present, then there's a good chance it will not meet the concurrency rules.

    Click to this link I mention about the endorsement.... http://allnurses.com/nurse-registrat...to-746541.html

    CA like all the States will always requires submission of your original college transcripts, this is where the majority cases of not passing the concurrency happens and thus, denied. But you never know, you might get lucky, just know that any fees sent is non-refundable, even if rejected. Good luck!
    Last edit by steppybay on Mar 16, '13 : Reason: ++ info and spelling errors
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    Quote from steppybay

    Kababayan, as far as I know, even the top 5 nursing schools/program in PH has not met the CA BON concurrency rules.

    Yes, there stands a good chance endorsing back into CA will be rejected as it's been stated several hundreds of times if not more over the years in these forums, each state will do its own evaluation and has different requirements, that's why the fastest, easiest and cheapest state to get an RN license is the state that you will most likely buy your house and watch your kids grow from babies to young teens or adults. The minute you pass the NCLEX-RN is where you want to plant your roots for many many years, more so with concurrency enforcement issues.

    This is what I've been saying for months and what the administrators and AN guides have been telling the international applicants also. Always shoot for the State that you desire in the first place rather than state hopping around, it will cost AND waste more in fees and time (from English exams to course evaluations, etc). At the same time, avoid the 13 or so other States enforcing the same concurrency rules.

    CA may also require the local PH license copy, not sure on that, since you are not trying for the ATT but rather just to transfer. It will be up to the CA BON to give you that license approval.

    It might also depend on when you got your BSN, if it's from 2004 to present, then there's a good chance it will not meet the concurrency rules.

    Click to this link I mention about the endorsement.... http://allnurses.com/nurse-registrat...to-746541.html

    CA like all the States will always requires submission of your original college transcripts, this is where the majority cases of not passing the concurrency happens and thus, denied. But you never know, you might get lucky, just know that any fees sent is non-refundable, even if rejected. Good luck!
    Thank you for replying. I started studying BSN in 2002 and graduated 2006. I reviewed the breakdown of my Nursing education program regarding the theory and clinical hours and I took it together during 2nd year. Meaning my N101 was concurrently done with 5 handles 5 assists 5 cord cares. My school also provided N102 Med-Surg-Psych nursing with 5 major scrubs and 5 minor scrubs. It has been like that since I started in my school. I contacted my friend yesterday also who just had her CA license last year from the phils. We went to the same school together and she said she didn't have any issues. She graduated 2009. I contacted my school and they said that they didn't have any issues in the past in submitting requirements particularly in CA. Hoping mine will be as smooth as my fellow schoolmates. I already have all my docs and requirements.
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    Quote from californiaboy
    Thank you for replying. I started studying BSN in 2002 and graduated 2006. I reviewed the breakdown of my Nursing education program regarding the theory and clinical hours and I took it together during 2nd year. Meaning my N101 was concurrently done with 5 handles 5 assists 5 cord cares. My school also provided N102 Med-Surg-Psych nursing with 5 major scrubs and 5 minor scrubs. It has been like that since I started in my school. I contacted my friend yesterday also who just had her CA license last year from the phils. We went to the same school together and she said she didn't have any issues. She graduated 2009. I contacted my school and they said that they didn't have any issues in the past in submitting requirements particularly in CA. Hoping mine will be as smooth as my fellow schoolmates. I already have all my docs and requirements.
    You might be okay, but did your schoolmate apply into the CA BON before the Nov. 2011 date? The key was that if she started the application process before Nov. 2011, then, the CA BON did let those applications get thru for most of the applicants.

    It seems that was the magic month and year just prior to the strict enforcement of the concurrency rules. Those applying after the Nov. 2011 are having the problems and if the degrees were obtained between 2004 and even up to 2012. There are always some exceptions as some posters have gotten thru the CA BON with no problems. Good luck!
    Last edit by steppybay on Mar 16, '13 : Reason: ++ info
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    "Hello. I am a CA resident but graduated Nursing school in the Phils. I have an RN license in nevada and i am currently processing for the licensure for endorsement to CA BON. I just wanna know what school did you go to. I am a bit worried bec of all the concurrency topics posted. I came from Cebu Doctors' University which is I think 1 of the top 10 med schools in the PH. Are all the PH nurses really gonna be denied? Or is it just depending on the school?"


    Hey! I tried endorsing my new york rn license in california but I got a letter saying I need to send them copies of my clinical rotation records, curriculum outline, ssn, licensed in the philippines, passport, etc. I'm an american citizen graduated in the Philippines 2007. Ive been here in ny since 2010 working as a telemtry nurse. Im trying to gather all the requirments they need. I hope everything will work out! Let me know about yours. Goodluck!
    Last edit by Naneg on Mar 31, '13
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    Quote from Naneg
    "Hello. I am a CA resident but graduated Nursing school in the Phils. I have an RN license in nevada and i am currently processing for the licensure for endorsement to CA BON. I just wanna know what school did you go to. I am a bit worried bec of all the concurrency topics posted. I came from Cebu Doctors' University which is I think 1 of the top 10 med schools in the PH. Are all the PH nurses really gonna be denied? Or is it just depending on the school?"


    Hey! I tried endorsing my new york rn license in california but I got a letter saying I need to send them copies of clinical rotation records, curriculum outline, ssn, etc. I grauated in the Philippines 2007. Ive been here in ny since 2010 working as a telemtry nurse. Im trying to gather all the requirments they need. I hope everything will work out! Let me know about yours. Goodluck!
    There was truly NO Phils college-school from the top 5 to the bottom 5 that really met the CA BON or the other State's concurrency issues for certain years, it's what was done thru the CHED that set the bar.

    Here's my endorsement take from back in June 2012, click and read: http://allnurses.com/nurse-registrat...to-746541.html

    You can certainly go for it into applying into CA, but just know all and all fees submitted even if they reject your application is non-refundable.

    CA will ALWAYS request copies of your original college transcripts as many other States do the same (via the credential evaluation services), but CA reviews everyone's documents personally, whether one is a USC or foreign applicants, it doesn't matter.

    CA BON is picking the documents from 2004 to present and the majority are being found not meeting the concurrency rules. Would you say with 100% assurance that ALL your courses will show being concurrent if so then you might be okay. Even if all your batchmates got their CA license it might be because they got in their application prior to the Nov. 2011 deadline of when the CA BON started to strictly enforce the concurrency rules.

    Good luck you never know there have been a few lucky ones.


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