Looking for Nursing schools in California that accept International students
0Nov 13, '13 by l0saC08Hello, I'm a graduate of BSN in the Philippines batch 2012 and applied for NCLEX-RN here in California. After completing all the requirements the Ca-BRN wrote me a letter telling me that I have some deficiencies (MS, OB, Pedia and Psych) which have something to do with the concurrency issue and go back to school to complete the said deficiencies.
I asked some schools near my place. One school didn't credit all the subjects that I took which I have to go back to zero and other schools I'm still waiting for them to call back to meet with the counselor about my situation.
While waiting I want to ask if anyone knows some nursing schools that is accredited by the CA-BRN that accepts foreign students to enroll just the deficiencies. Thank you in advance to anyone who will reply to this message
1Nov 13, '13 by steppybayJust know that since Nov. 2011, there's been only a handful that have been granted the approval to take the NCLEX in CA, there's literally a few thousand stranded and stuck in limbo due to the very strict enforcement of the concurrency rules established (year 1987) by the CA BRN since when maybe most of us were born or even later.
To cut to your question in real quick answer is NO, but there's been a few who have or claimed their friends did but not yet confirmed. You can expect to pay up to 7,500 - $14,000 in tuition to take the deficiencies.
You have up to three (3) years from your application date to complete any and all deficiencies or the CA BRN will consider your application abandoned. This means you need to submit the completed courses before that time expires.
Kabayans, read ALL the threads posted in the World forum, under "Nurse registration", lots of good reads here.
But here's one on the concurrency: [COLOR=#003366]http://allnurses.com/nurse-registrat...ew-631735.html
Here's how to comply: [COLOR=#003366]http://allnurses.com/nurse-registrat...on-718314.html
The other States enforcing the concurrency rule: [COLOR=#003366]http://allnurses.com/nurse-registrat...me-760249.html
CA BON discussions about PH grads: [COLOR=#003366]http://allnurses.com/nurse-registrat...on-687636.html
One option after getting denied by CA BON: [COLOR=#003366]http://allnurses.com/nurse-registrat...ow-681582.html
Those trying to endorse (transfer) from one State license into CA: [COLOR=#003366]http://allnurses.com/nurse-registrat...to-746541.html
Here's the real cold and hard facts about the nursing profession from the PH in today's world:
Guys, there's a lot more to read in the section mentioned above!!!Last edit by steppybay on Nov 13, '13 : Reason: ++ info
0Nov 15, '13 by l0saC08Thank for the reply and links that you've send. I read most of it and mostly decided to take the LVN path. I was considering that option too because until now I still haven't got any luck looking for schools wherein I can take only the course work that was required by the CA-BRN but my parents still wants me to look for schools before applying for the LVN exam which sucks because that would take forever. Btw, out of the schools that I've contacted these are ones who accepts foreign RN grads namely: Pierce College, College of Canyons, Evergreen Valley College and Los Angeles Valley College. Pierce College told me to send first a copy of the letter from the CA-BRN and fill out the form of Foreign RN Petition form from their site and they will respond not until later next month.
0Nov 15, '13 by steppybayNo problem, good luck! Yea, someone tried at Pierce (30 spots) but didn't get in, as they go first to the already enrolled students, then to other local CA students or nurses, then anything left over from the 30 spots, goes to international students applying.
But from what the CA BRN has told you that you're also missing Pedi and Psych (like so many coming in from the UK or other European countries) versus just the usual MS-OB could be extra cost and time to find those schools if the ones you're applying to don't offer those. That's why I think there's been several here who were required to re-take the entire nursing program, as it's probably less costly even tho it is more time consuming. The big issue is that you only have 3 years from your application date to submit any and all deficient paperwork to show your completed courses or the application file will be abandoned. They will NOT give out any extension, other have tried and so did my friends. Like you, been looking for over a year, nada.
Let your folks know that going the LVN-RN program route can take just as long, as some do require a year's working experience as an LVN as part of their application process and those that do and don't, the wait list goes from 2-3-4 years and that's just for those as CA grads.
However, the more costly and private schools don't have as long of a wait list but the up front tuition runs into the $10,000's versus the less costly community schools but have to go on wait list. you can check out the CA nursing forums here and see how many try to get in, how many have waited years, but we don't hear of those that never got in at all.
Your other option is to apply out of state that's not enforcing the concurrency at this time, work there? But the years of actual working experience can not be used to make up any deficiencies if you want to come back to CA.Last edit by steppybay on Nov 15, '13 : Reason: ++ info
0Dec 3, '13 by l0saC08I called them last month and told me that the application for BRN deficiency will be available on October next year. Wherein that's the only time you can apply. You can also check their website then go to Nurse and Allied Health section, click on the BRN Course Deficiency student and read the requirements.
0Dec 7, '13 by babusgirlQuote from l0saC08Yeah i applied and they require an entrance exam i guess.do you know which ones to review.I need a study buddy.lol..I called them last month and told me that the application for BRN deficiency will be available on October next year. Wherein that's the only time you can apply. You can also check their website then go to Nurse and Allied Health section, click on the BRN Course Deficiency student and read the requirements.