Help! Re-applying for NCLEX!

  1. Hi. I am new to this thread. I passed the NCLEX in 2003, but decided to put the American dream aside and pursue medschool. Eventually I do not intend to completely abandon acquiring a U.S. license, but I have only until December to submit social security #. If the moment my application gets abandoned, can I just re-apply? And since California requires social security #, I was thinking of going thru other routes (like Vermont), if that's possible?
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  3. by   FutureUSRN
    Try to write to Ca BRN and request for extension by citing your situation. Tell them that you have no plans to abandon your application and request to retain your documents. Who knows, it may give you an extension. There is nothing wrong in trying.

    It is also possible to take other routes but you better do that before it expires.
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    you are not re applying for NCLEX as you have passed that will always be the case, what you haven't got is you license and will just mean to re apply you won't loose the NCLEX
  5. by   augigi
    I guess you'd lose the application money you sent to Ca if your file is abandoned, but you can just apply to another state whenever you want (will have to get transcripts sent again, etc).
  6. by   suzanne4
    Sorry, but all you will need to do is submit another application to CA. You do not need to retest.

    They do not grant extensions on the original application.
  7. by   butchik
    Thank you for the response. But I am just wondering.. Since CA requires social security #, and submitting another application to them might mean putting myself through the same ordeal again (stuck without the license), can I opt to submit a new application to Vermont this time? Since I kind of regret taking the CA route the first time.
  8. by   butchik
    Sorry I had no one else to turn to. I am submitting a new application, and have elected to go thru Vermont (for reason stated on my previous post). Can anyone please help? Is my application still going to be licensure by examination? Which agency has my nclex board score (is it California board or pearson vue)? I am a little unsure who to write to for board scores should I receive another ATT for submitting a new application.
    Last edit by butchik on Oct 1, '06
  9. by   suzanne4
    Quote from butchik
    Sorry I had no one else to turn to. I am submitting a new application, and have elected to go thru Vermont (for reason stated on my previous post). Can anyone please help? Is my application still going to be licensure by examination? Which agency has my nclex board score (is it California board or pearson vue)? I am a little unsure who to write to for board scores should I receive another ATT for submitting a new application.
    You must go thru the License by Examination process, as you do not have a license that has been issued to you. CA will send verification to Vermont of your passing score, but you cannot use the Endorsement application.
  10. by   butchik
    Thank you very much to you, Suzanne4!!
  11. by   butchik
    Quote from suzanne4
    You must go thru the License by Examination process, as you do not have a license that has been issued to you. CA will send verification to Vermont of your passing score, but you cannot use the Endorsement application.
    Just to make a follow up to an earlier post, Suzanne4. Vermont just approved my application (by licensure). But I am a little unsure about asking for board scores (from California to Vermont). Do I just ask California to send a copy of my test result to Vermont? No explanation required? And aren't these state boards used to receiving NCLEX results from Pearson (not from another state)? Just a thought.
  12. by   suzanne4
    Not sure that you are aware that Vermont will issue you a license number, but that license actually needs to be renewed in a short time, and you will need to have a SSN# to do that. You should have just stuck with CA.

    Results are only sent by Pearson-Vue to the state that you applied to, it is not sent later on to other boards.

    Sorry to hear that you went the route that you did as you will not be any further ahead, you are not going to have a SSN# by the time that the Vermont license expires.
  13. by   butchik
    Oh no! How short is Vermont license valid for upon issuance? I wasn't aware of that (unfortunately)..... Although my main reason (for going this route) was not to get ahead, but clearly, I still made the wrong move.

    Should this Vermont license reach the verge of expiration, what other options do I have? Would endorsement to other state help or not?
  14. by   suzanne4
    Quote from butchik
    Oh no! How short is Vermont license valid for upon issuance? I wasn't aware of that (unfortunately)..... Although my main reason (for going this route) was not to get ahead, but clearly, I still made the wrong move.

    Should this Vermont license reach the verge of expiration, what other options do I have? Would endorsement to other state help or not?

    This is what I keep trying to tell everyone, you must do your homework on each state. You are not going to be any further ahead, but out the money that you have spent.

    Less than one year, actually only about eight months or so, if I remember correctly. You will need a SSN# to renew it.

    You would have been much further ahead to just submit another application to CA. Vermont license will not help you at all................not sure why you went that route.

    All US states that do issue the RN license without a SSN#, require one for renewing the license. (There may be one that does not, but that would be only one, rules are always changing.)

    Makes no sense to me to run around in circles when ultimately you want to work in CA, going thru the process in other states, since you have already goen thru it in CA, is insane.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on Jan 4, '07

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