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by PrettyNursing PrettyNursing (New Member) New Member

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Hi I have a urgent question, I did my nursing in India which was a 3 year program and I completed it in 2 years which included summers. I am afraid that the board of nursing in california might not like this, would they have a problem with this. I am just very worried right now, and was wondering with the SSN can they tell what universities/colleges I went to or just for identity. Thanks for all of the help, I truly apreciate it..God Bless.

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Duplicate... leaving the one below with red for emphasis.

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from the ca bon website:

if applying by nclex:

applicants must take the national council licensure examination (nclex-rn) if they have never taken and passed, or been licensed as a registered nurse in another state. all applicants must have completed an educational program meeting all california requirements. if you are lacking any educational requirements, you must successfully complete an approved course prior to taking the examination.

all applicants must provide the following:

  • appropriate fees.
  • completed application for licensure by examination.
  • completed fingerprints using either the live scan process or the applicant fingerprint card (hard card) processing method as directed in the "instructions for submitting fingerprint cards". submit the appropriate nonrefundable total fee as directed on the application fee schedule.
     
    note: application does not include fingerprint cards or live scan form. fingerprint cards and livescan forms may be requested on the requests page.
  • one recent 2" x 2" passport-type photograph.
  • completed request for accommodation of disabilities form(s), if applicable.
  • request for transcript form(s) completed and forwarded directly from the nursing school(s) with certified transcripts.
  • if applicable, documents and/or letters explaining prior convictions or disciplinary action and attesting to your rehabilitation as directed in section ii of the general information and instructions.

  • in addition for international applicants:
    • a. send breakdown of educational program for international nursing programs form to your school with the request for transcript form. also provide the certified english translation form to your certified translator if your transcript is not in english. (see supplemental application instructions for international graduates with the application.)
    • b. submit a copy of your license or diploma that allows you to practice professional nursing in the country where you were educated. if you do not hold a license, a written explanation is required. also, provide copies of your certificates for midwifery and psychiatric nursing, if applicable.

if applying by endorsement from another state:

to qualify for endorsement (reciprocity) into california as a rn, you must hold a current and active license in another state or canada, have completed an educational program meeting all california requirements, and have passed national council licensure examination (nclex-rn) or the state board test pool examination (sbtpe). the canadian comprehensive examination is not acceptable. if you do not possess these qualifications, you do not qualify for licensure by endorsement and must apply to take the examination instead.

all applicants must provide the following:

  • appropriate fees.
  • completed application for licensure by endorsement.
  • completed fingerprints using either the live scan process or the applicant fingerprint card (hard card) processing method as directed in the "instructions for submitting fingerprint cards". submit the appropriate nonrefundable total fee as directed on the application fee schedule.
     
    note: application does not include fingerprint cards or live scan form. fingerprint cards and livescan forms may be requested on the requests page.
  • one recent 2" x 2" passport-type photograph.
  • completed verification of license form or nursys® verification request application if your board of nursing participates in nursys® . international graduates must also submit license verification from the board of nursing where the examination was taken.
  • request for transcript form(s) completed and forwarded directly from the nursing school(s) with certified transcripts.
  • if applicable, documents and/or letters explaining prior convictions or disciplinary action and attesting to your rehabilitation as directed in section ii of the general information and instructions.
  • temporary license form (optional) if you wish to begin work pending issuance of a permanent license. applicants wishing to obtain a temporary license on a walk-through basis, see minimum requirements for a temporary license to be issued at the board office.
     
    note: the board makes every effort to process temporary licenses on a same day basis; however, due to the high volume of applications, we may not be able to issue a temporary license on the same day.
  • in addition for international applicants:
    send breakdown of educational program for international nursing programs form to your school with the request for transcript form. also provide the certified english translation form to your certified translator if your transcript is not in english. (see the supplemental application instructions for international graduates section of the application.)

either way, the board will need to see a copy of the transcript from your nursing school. if you just completed 3 years of school in two years, it's not likely that they'll have a problem with it, but no one can say that for sure... only the ca bon can.

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regularRN works as a RN.

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As an immigrant myself, one cannot really do anything in the US without an SSN, let alone work - a situation common to many countries.

As chloecatrn states, you need to apply to the Ca BON... submit all the transcripts and paperwork and they will decide as to whether the universities you attended have furnished you with qualifications adequate enough to sit the RN NCLEX.

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But I did ask them if they needed all transcripts, and they said they didn't. But I was just curious if they can view them on their own without my permission. Thanx for the help!

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regularRN works as a RN.

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In my experience, you contact the universities you attended and they send your transcripts straight to the BON (a small fee may be applied). I actually submitted all of my transcripts because I felt, even if not directly related to nursing, they showed an academic prowess; i.e., an interest in life long learning and knowledge in diverse fields.

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casper1 works as a REGISTERED NURSE.

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i don't see why thheor would be a problem if you follow the rules to attain proper credentials. The Hospital I work at has many fine Doctors who went to medical school outside of the US and came here for their residency and credentialing.

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