California licensure application - page 4
good day!!!! can you help me in applying for my application in california. i already sent my transcript and other forms to my school, but i still have with me my application form and i dont know ghow... Read More
Nov 13, '08Occupation: Hemodialysis Staff Nurse Specialty: Hemodialysis ; Joined: Sep '07; Posts: 63; Likes: 12Quote from Silverdragon102Thanks. But how many months do you think I'll have to wait until it's safe to request for the BRN to resend the letter?They will not be able to track their letter to you, They can resend the letter if requested
Nov 13, '08Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: Medical and general practice now LTC ; From: CA ; Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 63,977; Likes: 14,913Quote from quackmoonstarIf over 6 weeks then I see nothing wrong on contacting them now and asking them to resend itThanks. But how many months do you think I'll have to wait until it's safe to request for the BRN to resend the letter?
Nov 16, '08Occupation: Staff Nurse Joined: Aug '08; Posts: 14; Likes: 5thank you quackmoonstar, what kind of copy should i send? photocopy (black and white) or should i scan it and print it out on a bond paper??
Nov 16, '08Occupation: Staff Nurse Joined: Aug '08; Posts: 14; Likes: 5Quote from suzanne4hi miss suzanne04, what then can you advise as the best entry-state?You are not applying for the NCLEX exam, that is impossible to do. You are trying to meet the requirements for licensure here in the US to a specific state board of nursing.
With all of what we have posted about not using CA for initial licensure, not sure why you were wishing to go with them since a license will not be issued to you and you have only three years to present a SSN# to them or your file will be destroyed. And this will include your NCLEX results.
I would take the time to do some reading here why it is not in your best interest to use CA for initial licensure before you do one other thing.
do you think it would still maximize the 3 years even if i have a prospective employer who would petition me after i pass the exam??
Nov 16, '08Joined: Dec '03; Posts: 37,336; Likes: 5,525There is no such thing as a best entry state. That terminology is for port of entry. The state that you select for initial licensure should be based on where you wish to work as well as the specific requirements for that state.
Employers are actually required before one can start the petitioning process, there is not one thing that you can do with anything without having an employer. The issue is that there are many that already have started the petitioning process; they have passed their exams, have an employer, and their attorney has started the process for them or they are already done with it and are just waiting for a visa number to be assigned to them.
You are looking at minimum of five years, not three; for a chance at getting a green card, and it is most definitely not guaranteed that you will get one. Chances are that you are probably going to be looking closer to seven years or so, and not earlier. Take into account that there are more than 500,000 unemployed RNs in your country and many have dreams to work in the US as well. Without already being two years or so into the process, the wait gets longer and longer. Add in the state of the economy here and it could go to ten.
Nov 16, '08Occupation: Staff Nurse Joined: Aug '08; Posts: 14; Likes: 5Thank you miss suzanne.. so you mean to say that even if i pass my exams, complete the requirements necessary for a licensure there, have an employer, and have an attorney to started the process for me it would still be impossible for me to have a visa within 3 years time? what do i have to do after my file is destroyed, do i have to sit for the exam again?
Nov 16, '08Joined: Dec '03; Posts: 37,336; Likes: 5,525Please take the time to do some reading here. The US has been under a retrogression for more than two years. There are under 10,000 visas per year available for the EB-3 category that you would be under from your country and the US bases this on the country of birth. And this includes spouses as wel as children. Realistically, you are looking at probably seven years or so especially if you have not even written the NCLEX exam as of yet; and that is just for a chance. Not a guarantee.
Next issue is that it is extremely difficult now to get an employer from CA that is even willing to start the process for you. CA has one of the highest rates of unemployment and even Ca grads are having issues with trying to find new grad positions to start off in.
You will have to go thru another state for licensure before your file is destroyed. If it comes down to it being destoyed, then nothing will exist any longer in it.
Much has already been written on this topic, please just do a search for the specificis as to what to do; and why one should not be using CA for initial licensure.
Nov 16, '08Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: Medical and general practice now LTC ; From: CA ; Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 63,977; Likes: 14,913Quote from scintillanR04There is much already written on Ca and SSN and application. With retrogression you re looking at a long wait especially when demand is higher in some countries than others. If your file is destroyed so is your NCLEX results so yes would have to sit it again. Before your 3 years are up would suggest you apply for licensure to another state to safe guard your results. Try the search facility and keyword California and see what threads come upThank you miss suzanne.. so you mean to say that even if i pass my exams, complete the requirements necessary for a licensure there, have an employer, and have an attorney to started the process for me it would still be impossible for me to have a visa within 3 years time? what do i have to do after my file is destroyed, do i have to sit for the exam again?
Nov 17, '08Occupation: Hemodialysis Staff Nurse Specialty: Hemodialysis ; Joined: Sep '07; Posts: 63; Likes: 12Quote from scintillanR04Either one will do. Just make sure you enlarge it.thank you quackmoonstar, what kind of copy should i send? photocopy (black and white) or should i scan it and print it out on a bond paper??
You might also want to read the info in these threads like what suzzane4 and silverdragon102 were mentioning about.
Nov 17, '08Joined: Oct '08; Posts: 18; Likes: 1Quote from suzanne4hi suzanne! im planning to send my application form and fingerprint cards (placed inside the required 9x12 envelope) together with the required school documents (which is enclosed in the school envelope, with official seals) in the same courier envelope. my school said that i should put the school as the sender and use the schools address as well. the thing is, the school said they arent sure though if i could send them together in one envelope. and if that is the case, then shouldnt i use my name as the sender since it is really me who is sending it?Any legal documents from your school and the PRC will not be accepted if they are sent by you, unless they are in a sealed envelope from that agency and then placed in the same courier envelope to be sent.
Best way for you to do it is to have it sent separately. There is no rush as there is a retrogression in place at this time.
thank you for replying in advanceLast edit by bubblesbooboobaby on Nov 17, '08
Nov 17, '08Joined: Dec '03; Posts: 37,336; Likes: 5,525They can be sent in the same courier envelope.
But why in the world would you even consider CA with all that we have been writing here about it?
That makes no sense at all to me. You are throwing away every penny that you spent or will be spending. It is the same as tearing it up and/or burning it.
Please donate it instead to a children's charity.
There are lists of why one should not use CA for initial licensure and it has not changed. And the list on the negative side in only going to get longer.
Please do not go thru CA and then come back that you are having issues with something about it. Remember, no license is going to be issued so you are not going to be a US RN as a start. File destroyed in three years as another.
Nov 17, '08Joined: Dec '03; Posts: 37,336; Likes: 5,525Quote from quackmoonstarWhy do you need this letter of eligibility? If you know that they have accepted and approved your application for licensure, then you just need to register with Pearson-Vue for the exam. There is nothing that the letter is going to mean for you or that it can do. The ATT is actually sent out by Pearson-Vue.Can I ask for your opinion Miss Suzzane4?.....
If in case it's been more than 6 weeks from the time CA BRN mailed my eligibility to the Philippines (I'm from Manila), does CA BRN still know the status of my mail? If they do, is it okay to ask them thru email or phone regarding the status of my mail? Like I said in my previous post, I'm getting paranoid since I've experienced losing an important document thru the mail before.
Letters are never sent with tracking forms, they are at the beck and call of the postal service. So no one has any idea of any letter that is ever sent unless additional fees are paid for this service or a courier service is used. And for this type of letter, nothing extra is ever used. No reason for it.
Nov 17, '08Joined: Dec '03; Posts: 37,336; Likes: 5,525Just go to Pearson-Vue and register with them. If they permit you to schedule a date and give you the list of dates that are available, you will know that the eligibility has been received by Pearson-Vue. And that is the only place that needs to receive it.
Best of luck to you.