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BSN in India, Where to take NCLEX RN?

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Hi all,

My spouse completed her BSN in India and we are unsure if she should take the NCLEX RN in India or should she wait until she gets a Visa to come to the U.S. and then take it here in California. If she takes it there, does she have to retest again once here in California? Any information on this would be greatly appreciated!

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She can take it any place she wants to. She does not have to retest. Since she apparently wants to obtain a CA license, when she takes it, she should indicate that she wants the results sent to CA as a part of her licensing process.

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Thank you for the feedback! Yes, she will be coming to CA so we wanted to make sure that she doesn't have to retest again if taken in India.

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Silverdragon102 has 32 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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Until in the US with a valid immigrant or work visa plus US SSN she cannot apply to California. If she wants to sit NCLEX before she arrives in the US then she needs to apply to a state, meet requirements and get eligibility to sit the exam. Once in the US and has her SSN she can endorse to California but be aware they are a hard state to meet requirements but is she does she will not have to sit NCLEX again

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So is it best to wait until she is here and has a SSN before taking it?

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Silverdragon102 has 32 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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That is up to her. Average processing times are 4-6 months regardless which state except New York which is longer

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