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CA NCLEX for foreign graduate - can i make up obstetric req. otside of the US

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Hello! 

Just wondering if anyone has any info on a foreign graduate (UK) taking getting registered for NCLEX with the CA BON? I have an SSN but Im pretty sure with my UK BSN I will be short obstetrics hours. I have heard through the grape vine the board will then only let you make up the hours in a program in California. I cant afford and don't want to waste the time I could spend working, making up these hours in CA where I wont be able to work (as in I could be working in another state and working towards the hours). Does anyone have any experience with this. Anyone's situations/thoughts appreciated. 

Many thanks,

Annmarie!

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Hi, I don’t know whereabouts in the UK you live, but if it’s anywhere near London have you checked out the King’s College course called “Gateway to nursing in North America “? They might be able to help you. Good luck! 

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I would suggest waiting to see what the BRN says you are short in and then look at what they will accept. California is a hard state for anyone to register in 

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8 hours ago, ICunursey said:

Hi, I don’t know whereabouts in the UK you live, but if it’s anywhere near London have you checked out the King’s College course called “Gateway to nursing in North America “? They might be able to help you. Good luck! 

Hi, thanks so much for the response!

So I had actually looked at the Kings College course and from what it advertises, it looks like its directed at passing the NCLEX rather than making up hours. But I will contact them directly to see what their program is for and post on here in case anyone is interested :) 

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2 hours ago, Silverdragon102 said:

I would suggest waiting to see what the BRN says you are short in and then look at what they will accept. California is a hard state for anyone to register in 

Hi Silverdragon :) 

So I'm pretty sure it will be obstetrics I will be short in. Regardless of what it is, I don't want to pay the $750 fee, to be shown us as short and not have the option to even take the classes to make up the hours at the moment. I would probably just try another state as I cant afford to spend 6+ months studying and not working in CA at the minute :( I may see if I can get a contact to ask about this shortage. What are the best states (or the easiest in terms of credentials being accepted) to apply in at the moment?  Any info is much appreciated :) 

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Hello this is Friday24

I would like to ask is it possible to do this, I am a RN passer in Hawaii unfortunately i can practice in California. Is it possible i can transfer or go to a lower position such as LVN ( RN to LVN) to California is that possible to rank lower without taking another examination due to the circumstances 

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6 hours ago, Friday24 said:

Hello this is Friday24

I would like to ask is it possible to do this, I am a RN passer in Hawaii unfortunately i can practice in California. Is it possible i can transfer or go to a lower position such as LVN ( RN to LVN) to California is that possible to rank lower without taking another examination due to the circumstances 

You will still need to sit NCLEX for LPN after meeting requirements 

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8 hours ago, amerie89 said:

Hi Silverdragon 🙂

So I'm pretty sure it will be obstetrics I will be short in. Regardless of what it is, I don't want to pay the $750 fee, to be shown us as short and not have the option to even take the classes to make up the hours at the moment. I would probably just try another state as I cant afford to spend 6+ months studying and not working in CA at the minute :( I may see if I can get a contact to ask about this shortage. What are the best states (or the easiest in terms of credentials being accepted) to apply in at the moment?  Any info is much appreciated 🙂

Just be aware if California is your end goal then getting registered in another state won’t make any difference when trying to endorse as same issues may occur. I believe once assessed by California and deemed short you have 2 years to meet shortfall. Otherwise most other states have similar requirements and processing times and Obstetrics will still be required. All states require hours both clinical and theory in Paeds, Mental Health, Obstetrics and Adult 

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2 hours ago, Silverdragon102 said:

Just be aware if California is your end goal then getting registered in another state won’t make any difference when trying to endorse as same issues may occur. I believe once assessed by California and deemed short you have 2 years to meet shortfall. Otherwise most other states have similar requirements and processing times and Obstetrics will still be required. All states require hours both clinical and theory in Paeds, Mental Health, Obstetrics and Adult 

Thanks for the response. So you are saying that with a UK BSN, I will be short in every state and have to spend time at a school making up the deficiencies? 

For some reason, I thought it was just CA that were super strict with regulations like this. Another thing is the agencies who are currently trying to recruit nurses and sponsor them to go to wherever they are short have not seemed to have heard of this. They say they have never had a state board reject credentials. They usually recommend I guess the less popular states for licensure such as Georgia, Alabama etc. and don't recommend licensure in CA ( Im sure that's because they don't send people there anyway). But just cant seem to get any real information on where  UK nurse can apply and not have to make up deficits. 😕

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US nurses training is general. Your transcripts are expected to show both clinical and theory hours in Paeds, Mental Health, Obstetrics and Adult. Most agencies are aware of this but the only way to find out is submit to the state and see what happens. This has also been known to impact when endorsing as well

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Found this 

 

Credentials Review

The credentials review looks at theoretical instruction and clinical practice in five major areas of nursing: adult medical nursing, adult surgical nursing, neonatal nursing, pediatric nursing, and psychiatric nursing. Generally, it does not examine additional education in the sciences, humanities, or other areas of study.

 

https://www.allnursingschools.com/articles/foreign-nurse/

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4 hours ago, Silverdragon102 said:

Found this 

 

Credentials Review

The credentials review looks at theoretical instruction and clinical practice in five major areas of nursing: adult medical nursing, adult surgical nursing, neonatal nursing, pediatric nursing, and psychiatric nursing. Generally, it does not examine additional education in the sciences, humanities, or other areas of study.

 

https://www.allnursingschools.com/articles/foreign-nurse/

Awesome thank you, I will have a look through to see what I am looking having to make up! Also last question, can you clarify what you meant about the two year time frame with CA BON. Is this two years from date of application to getting everything squared up to qualifying for the exam or two years from the date they approve the application to take the exam? I want to make sure I have my timeline correct before applying to make sure everything is doable! Im sure that info will be on the site anyway right? 🙂

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