california license by endorsement - page 6

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  1. by   fj13
    Quote from khalStorm
    Hi. was about to process my application by endorsement. They ask for a lot of documents. are all these sent separately or gathered to send at the same time? thanks.
    I sent them all together by certified mail to ensure I reduced the chance that the Cali BON would lose one of my items.
  2. by   sourapril
    This is kinda irritating. A week after I got my temp license, BON sent me a letter saying that my transcripts need to show that I took psychology, social science, and oral communication classes. Do I just need to write them a letter of justification? Or do I need to have a faculty member write a justification letter on my behalf? I have several degrees and 1 month away from getting my DNP. It's kinda ridiculous to have to retake those college classes. Your recommendations?
  3. by   fj13
    Quote from sourapril
    This is kinda irritating. A week after I got my temp license, BON sent me a letter saying that my transcripts need to show that I took psychology, social science, and oral communication classes. Do I just need to write them a letter of justification? Or do I need to have a faculty member write a justification letter on my behalf? I have several degrees and 1 month away from getting my DNP. It's kinda ridiculous to have to retake those college classes. Your recommendations?
    Were those classes not part of your general education requirement for your first undergraduate degree?!? I took those three course years ago during my first run through university. A Letter from your university from the registrar's office might be helpful to get this resolved. Best of luck
  4. by   currlysue
    Hi all,

    I'm in NY with my BSN as a second degree looking to get endorsed in CA. Did anyone request transcripts from their schools before actually submitting the online application for endorsement? I plan to get the LiveScan done in CA and submit the online application while I'm there, I figured maybe I can request my transcripts a few days before so they can be received around the same time. Or should the transcripts come after?

    Also, I understand we need transcripts from ALL schools attended, but does the actual "Request for transcript" form thats supposed to be submitted to the basic school of nursing also need to be submitted to the school where I received my first degree and took prereqs? It looks to me as though the form has instructions just for your nursing school. Thanks for any clarification and feedback based on your own experiences!
  5. by   babyeggplant
    When you apply online they give you the email address to send electronic transcripts to. This is what I did when I applied recently. They did specify not to send transcripts until after you submit your application.
  6. by   ariel444
    Quote from fj13
    It doesn't take 10-12 weeks from when your batch starts to get processed based on the now processing timelines. It takes 10-12 weeks overall once you submit all of the required documentation. When your application date is the "now processing date", your license should post within a 2 week period...typically
    I got it today! 9 weeks total from application date. I was actually shocked and was expecting to be waiting another few weeks, but I was in the 'Now Processing Date' timeframe, so I just kept checking.
    Checked 1st thing when I woke up this AM and it was there; my eyes were half closed so I had to log out and log back in several times to make sure it was real. :0) Thanks for the info!!!
  7. by   ariel444
    Quote from currlysue
    Hi all,

    I'm in NY with my BSN as a second degree looking to get endorsed in CA. Did anyone request transcripts from their schools before actually submitting the online application for endorsement? I plan to get the LiveScan done in CA and submit the online application while I'm there, I figured maybe I can request my transcripts a few days before so they can be received around the same time. Or should the transcripts come after?

    Also, I understand we need transcripts from ALL schools attended, but does the actual "Request for transcript" form thats supposed to be submitted to the basic school of nursing also need to be submitted to the school where I received my first degree and took prereqs? It looks to me as though the form has instructions just for your nursing school. Thanks for any clarification and feedback based on your own experiences!
    I sent CA's official "Request for Transcript" form to ALL of my schools, as well as that school's specific transcript request form. And I went to a looooooot of schools. Sent it in for all of them, including my original 1st degree years ago in Fine Arts...
  8. by   currlysue
    Quote from ariel444
    I sent CA's official "Request for Transcript" form to ALL of my schools, as well as that school's specific transcript request form. And I went to a looooooot of schools. Sent it in for all of them, including my original 1st degree years ago in Fine Arts...
    That sounds like such a pain I spoke to someone at the BRN and they said I only needed to send the request form to the school of nursing but its better to be safe than have the process take longer.

    In terms of the live scan form, there's a field that says "You Number: RN#______" and underneath it says "OCA Number (Agency Identifying Number)". I called a UPS store who provides Live Scan services and the employee told me this is my CA RN number which didn't really make sense to me. He said that if I didn't have one to leave it blank. Can anyone tell me what that is?
  9. by   lala12
    Hi All!

    Just wondering if you sent in both sets fingerprint cards to the CABON/ if it matters. I know that seems like a silly question, but I don't feel like going through the hassle of having to do this all over again.
  10. by   currlysue
    Out of curiousity, has anyone applied to positions before receiving their endorsement? I want to start applying but will hospitals/recruiters bother with my resume if the endorsement is still pending?
  11. by   rkombo
    I have tried to apply for a job, but was told to get my license first. I started my endorsement application process in September 2017, and just got my license this week May 23 201. Good luck.
    Last edit by rkombo on May 26 : Reason: add mor e
  12. by   dRoch05
    Hello everyone,

    I am currently in the process of license endorsement to California and while filling out the online application I encountered the RN license number by exam and RN license Issue date by exam. Where can I find those information? I passed the Ca-NCLEX in 2009 and decided to endorsed it to Texas since I don't have ssn that time. Now, that I am already here in California and want to endorsed my license here.

    Thank you very much!
  13. by   Toh14
    Hello, thought I'd join this group while I wait for my CA RN license to process. I currently reside in Oklahoma, but was born and raised in Cali so I'm wanting to relocate back to southern California. I'm currently working as a nurse in Oklahoma and haven't been able to apply to any other jobs because I haven't received my California RN license yet. I sent every component of the application by mail on 3/28/18. Even flew into California in March to get my fingerprints scanned. They didn't start processing my application till 4/12/18 and now I've been waiting every since to get my temp & perm rn license.

    On their processing website, it states they are currently processing temp licenses submitted in May, but I've submitted mine back in April 12 and still haven't seen any e-mail or licenses about a temp license. I haven't been able to get in touch with anyone in person because they don't have a number listed on their website. I'm getting the feeling that if I contact them, it may take longer for my licenses to process so I really haven't reached out to them, but it's quite upsetting that all I can do is simply wait.

    Online at Breeze, my application for both temp & perm state that they are being "processed" and "open." I haven't seen any deficiencies yet, but I'm honestly hoping they'll process them both any day now. It'll be exactly 10 weeks tomorrow and it's already past the estimated time for a temp license. 2 weeks more to meet the ETA for a perm license. I'll keep everyone updated on my process! and when I get my license!

    Best of luck to everyone else!

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