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$750 CA RN License??? No way!

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by Kdm112990 Kdm112990 (Member)

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The CA BON has a huged increase in the application of RN LICENSE by endorsement of international Students. Before it was around $150 now it’s $750!!!!  Any thoughts? 

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a school nurse.

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Low-lying fruit for revenue...

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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27 minutes ago, Jedrnurse said:

Low-lying fruit for revenue...

Sweet baby Moses. You're probably right. 

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KatieMI has 6 years experience as a BSN, MSN and works as a Internal Medicine.

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They can do it, so they do it. The other choice is to get in and finish community college program here in the States, which will be significantly more expensive.

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Jory has 10 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNM.

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The whole point is to discriminate against foreign nurses.  Let's just call it what it is.  

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a school nurse.

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9 minutes ago, Jory said:

The whole point is to discriminate against foreign nurses.  Let's just call it what it is.  

Is it discrimination (with all the ethnic/race-based negative connotations that has) or just job protection/protectionism?

Honestly, if we have new grads and experienced home-grown nurses here without jobs, why should we facilitate nurses coming into the field from other countries?

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HomeBound has 20 years experience.

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CALPERS is 1 trillion dollars in a hole for pensioners.

SF just instituted a new tax....another one....on top of the city tax if you work there and the highest income taxes in the country.

This has nothing to do  with "discriminating against foreign nurses". They raised the licensure by endorsement for US TRAINED NURSES as well.

https://www.rn.ca.gov/pdfs/regulations/isor1417-2.pdf

So are you saying they're discriminating against us too?

No. It's and easy revenue generator. The fires in California have wreaked havoc, the rents and property taxes are at the upper limit for the poor schmucks living there and stuck--

do your homework on California before you say something as inflammatory and ignorant of the facts as this. Race and nationality baiting is not cool.

When I worked in CA as a traveler....the nurses who were licensed there are the ones who are willing to pay the licensing fee.  That included Philipino, Chinese, Indian---all nationalities and ethnicities were included.

 

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TriciaJ has 35 years experience as a RN and works as a Retired.

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California is broke.  They are now taxing (and charging fees for) everything that moves and everything that doesn't.

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HomeBound has 20 years experience.

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And yes. I agree Jed, it's protectionism. Each state is now implementing more and more stringent requirements for nurses that are trained and licensed outside of their state. They want to train and keep the nurses that they have. California has an educational requirement as well---denying US trained nurses based on a microbiology w/lab and other minor courses a license there.

Is this "discrimination" Jory? 

How about the fact that other countries also have very, very, very stringent requirements for foreign (read: US included) nurses--and will only permit work VISAs with sponsorship, yearlong residency of the country without a job, retaking their equivalent of the NCLEX?

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NICU Guy has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a NICU RN.

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Application Fee for an Institution of Higher Education or a Private Post Secondary School of Nursing Approval.  Current: $5,000 Proposed $40,000

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hppygr8ful has 15 years experience and works as a RN - Adolescent Psych.

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Just another reason not to come to California. I an California born and bred and between having their highest taxes in the nation of income tax as well as being taxed for everything else you have to make a 6 figure income to survive. 

BON has tripled the license fees in the years that I have been a nurse but that's just another state agency with it's hand in my pocket.

Hppy

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Sour Lemon has 9 years experience.

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6 hours ago, Kdm112990 said:

The CA BON has a huged increase in the application of RN LICENSE by endorsement of international Students. Before it was around $150 now it’s $750!!!!  Any thoughts? 

There will be no shortage of applicants. Almost all of the nurses I work with in California are foreign-born. I hope they use the fee money to hire more BON staff. Right now, there seems to be one 99 year old woman named Mildred working there ...and she seems to take frequent naps and forget where she's at and what she's supposed to be doing.

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