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If I submitted NCLEX requirements in California, can I take it in another state?

Actually, I am already a nurse here in California, but my friend is asking and Im going to try calling the Cali BoRN. But based on my experience with them, they are never really helpful and the phone lines are always clogged.

He said he already submitted his NCLEX requirements with California BoRN but wonders if he can take it in another state...I don't know, actually never looked back after getting my RN license so I have no idea.

And I heard that right after I got my license, California decided to send all foreign grads back to school...I think this is to give the grads here to get a fair chance of landing a job...and trust me, there are hundreds of Cali nurse grads here who are jobless...

Anyway, if you got some questions, too, for me, I can certainly answer. I am a Filipino RN by the way...to those who are looking at California to get a job right now...look somewhere else. :)

Silverdragon102 specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

What do you mean by can he take it in another state? Do you mean apply to another state or sit the actual exam in another state?

He submitted his requirements via Ca BoRN...since California is closed right now, he wanted to know if he can take the NCLEX for another state without resubmitting the requirements again for that state...let say he wants to take the NCLEX for...lets say, Michigan...does he need to resubmit requirements again? Or are the requirements he initially submitted for NCLEX California good for all the states in the US?

I do not know because I stuck it out with California for my license.

Silverdragon102 specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

He has to start from the beginning to meet a new state's requirements as each state has different requirements if trained outside of the US

He submitted his requirements via Ca BoRN...since California is closed right now, he wanted to know if he can take the NCLEX for another state without resubmitting the requirements again for that state...let say he wants to take the NCLEX for...lets say, Michigan...does he need to resubmit requirements again? Or are the requirements he initially submitted for NCLEX California good for all the states in the US?

I do not know because I stuck it out with California for my license.

CA is not necessarily closed to most international applicants, they just have to simply comply with the courses that are deemed deficient, which means they need to find the nearly impossible schools that they can enroll in and complete their classes before the third year from their application date. There have been several successful ones here posting that have done so and recently passed the NCLEX-RN.

The idea that the CA BRN has required the international applicants to go back to school (usually just for the 1 or 2 courses) is that they are enforcing the educational requirements that's been established since 1987. The policies and rules are nothing new and most likely as old and many of the younger PH applicants applying today.

HELLO, CHED, PRC and PNA wake up! Fix the problems today and now!

In fact, you're very lucky to have passed the NCLEX when you did, as you can easily read of the frustrations of the applicants who actually got the ATT in CA, prior to Nov. 2011, only to have failed the NCLEX-RN, tried to re-apply after the stricter enforcement month and year and got denied the ATT even after "passing the requirements" the previous times.

Again, the nursing license just like any driver's license is only a privilege, not a right to or for anyone and everyone.

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The blame game is not with the CA BRN at all and the notion that the CA BRN is trying to make things easier for the locals and other US educated applicant is the completely false thoughts. It is NOT a conspiracy as so many other Phils posters have stated here.

Rather, everyone can blame the greedy and selfish kababayans of the past years, which has opened the eyes of the CA BRN investigators, CLICK and READ this link here: https://allnurses.com/international-nursing/use-fake-transcripts-929155.html

As you read the above link, I think while the CA BRN detectives were doing their job, which was probably being conducted "undercover" for the past couple of years prior to the announcement to gather more damaging and solid evidence, they also found that the concurrency rules that is applied to any and all applicants, foreign or domestic, was found "missing" in many of the PH (at least) applicants or "deficient".

This caused further requirement for better documentation (signed clinical cases and school class calendar--for proper matching) from the Phils, which the CA BRN now knows these documents can be purchased off the streets in the Phils. This allowed many other to simply party all day and night and live the nice life in CA (or any other state), without never ever have to study, take hard nursing exams, get nightly sleeping 8 hours or more. This is WHY the CA BRN wants copies of one's passport with ALL the stamps, to verify one was actually in the Phils. They may not require from everyone unless suspected or in a random pull.

There was one report whereby the applicants were still living in CA, supposedly getting a PH nursing education only to find out from their passports, guess what? The "devil" nurse applicant was in any place other than in the Phils. while the more honest and proper abiding nursing students were out busting his/her brains out to get the good grades after not able to sleep much at all preparing to take the school tests.

In going forward, make sure you let others know of this and really one should report them to the CA BRN Enforcement Division. One "nurse" was even trying to sell the information to others in his CA hospital. Help the CA BRN investigators out.

In fact, I will go on statement here, that I bet there's a good chance that one of your co-workers may have done this evil thing of defrauding their way into getting a CA license.

That's partly why the CA BRN have been denying many other good qualified PH nurses from getting a CA license if they were grads from the year 2004-2005 onwards. This is not because of the fake documentations but due to the exposure from the frauds to reveal the concurrency issue.

I had a bet with one of my US nurse friend, if the CA BRN caught the many greedy and fake nurses in CA, it just might open up more deserving jobs to the ones who really should be called a "nurse" and not a scammer or a crook. In my eyes, even if today one is a nursing supervisor or DON or the best nurse ever, if this person deceitfully lied their way to get a CA license, then, please, I will never ever call them a "nurse" but I can't mention here what I would say for it would get deleted or "XXXX---" out for sure.

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