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Foreign educated nurses, refresher course

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Hello everyone, im an RN in the Philippines and i applied for nclex-rn here in texas. today the texas bon sent me a letter saying i need to take a refresher course after passing the nclex exam. anyone know where can i take the course here in houston? im stressing out with this whole process and the exam and now they sent me this letter sigh. And if anyone with the same situation as me (esp. here in houston!) can you please private message me and we can share information about the process! Godbless future nurses and All registered nurses!

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I sent my wife application into Texas a few months ago and the approved her to sit for NCLEX and never said anything about Refresher Course. She graduated like 2006 in Philippines and has only worked like 1.5 year. I figured they told a person they needed a refresher course after they passed NCLEX.

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I haven't yet taken my nclex sir,I'm sorry for misleading you I was stressing out because of the letter when I wrote this post í ½í¸ƒ. Is your wife done with her requirements for the nclex? Like her fingerprint,the Pearson vue, or her nursing jurisprudence? I haven't completed mine yet since i registered last July 16.

Thank you for your help sir, I don't know anyone who can help me in this process. I really appreciate your help sir.

I haven't yet taken my nclex sir,I'm sorry for misleading you I was stressing out because of the letter when I wrote this post ��. Is your wife done with her requirements for the nclex? Like her fingerprint,the Pearson vue, or her nursing jurisprudence? I haven't completed mine yet since i registered last July 16.

She done all her requirements. I did most of them when she was still stuck in Philippine.

We did the fingerprints in Texas. She has been issued ATT for NCLEX exam.

I haven't yet taken my nclex sir,I'm sorry for misleading you I was stressing out because of the letter when I wrote this post ��.

I understand your post.

You can't complete the refresher course until after you pass NCLEX.

It is two parts, Classroom (mostly online) and then actual hospital where you basically shadow a RN, and to do that you need to have passed NCLEX exam.

When is your wife's examination date? I have a question regarding my application in nclex sir. When I registered online for the exam it says in the application that I filled in that they don't allow spaces in the first name,since my first name consist of 2 words with spaces which is Wellen Joy I decided to put wellenjoy. And now when I logged in to check my status in texas bon site,it only says wellen as my first name even on the letter that they sent me yesterday. Have you ever heard this kind of problem sir? If you have,will I have a serious problem about this? What should I do about this? Thank you for the response ,I really appreciate this.

It's not a problem with your name. Send a email to webmaster@bon.texas.gov and it should get resolved.

She has NCLEX on September 21st.

I emailed them this morning. Thank you for answering my questions sir and Godbless you and your wife .

Hi I have a clarification regarding the experience, (Bon) did they send you a letter asking for your experience? How did the Bon verified that you have experience in the Philippines?

They sent me a letter regarding the refresher course that I need to take it after I pass nclex-rn. They base their decision in your information when you register the exam. In regards to checking your experience, I don't have any about that since they sent me a letter already that I need to take the course.

Okay.. They sent me a letter asking about my experiences.. And I don't have any experience at all since I got my degree last 2003, does it mean that I need to take the whole program of nurse? Or FEns?

I'm not sure about that.most probably just the fens. Call the board of nursing in your state and clarify that to them.I'm sorry I can't help you I'm also new in this whole process.

You don't need to take refresher course once you pass your test. I took my NCLEX-RN last week and passed, I'm on the process on endorsing my license from Hawaii to Texas. Anyhow, I called Texas BON to clarify about refresher course since I'm a foreign nurse who graduated 2007 in the Philippines. Texas BON representative told me I don't have to do refresher course since I just passed the test last week even if I graduated 2007. Refresher course are only for those who passed the test 4 years ago and did not apply for license in Texas. Hope this helps.

That would be great if I'm not going to take the fens refresher course but they sent me a letter stating that I have to take fens-refresher course since I don't have have a 2-year experience after I graduated in the Philippines í ½í¸•. I graduated 2011 and I have 9 months of experienced in the our country. Congratulations btw í ½í¸Š

Well that's what they told me, refresher course are only for those who passed the test and did not apply within 4 years. Did you take you NCLEX-RN already? They might changed it once you passed your test. I called them twice just to confirm and same response from them.

No I didn't take the test yet. I'm in Pearson vue step, just need to pay and wait for my att. Hopefully they will change their mind because it's expensive to get a refreseher course :( thank you for all the info,I'm from Houston btw