LPN grad eligible to take nclex in california

  1. Hi everyone!

    I am from philippines. I am an LPN graduate in the Philippines. it took me over a year to finally received my eligibity notice. Thanks God it was approved. I want to ask if I can choose to take the exam in cali? will it be hard for me to get a visa? It just crossed my mind, no plans of staying there longer just want to take the exam and visit my family and relatives at the same time. what maybe the chances of getting a visa for me including my husband and a baby. Hope I can get a reply. Thanks
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    You do realise that as a LPN you will find it next to impossible to get a work visa? You may also find it hard to get a tourist visa if you haven't had one already. Hard to predict the chances as a lot will depend on your application and what proof you can provide that you will be returning back to the Philippines
  4. by   LuckyM
    thanks for sharing dollar rate, thats great news, im also waiting for my results but i dont understand why it took a whole year to get your results, i thought it usually takes 4-12 weeks to process the paperworks.
  5. by   2brichielpn08
    Hi guys,
    I am also an LPN graduate in the Philippines. Im taking my NCLEX-PN next month.
    I am currently on a review class here in Chicago. Excell nursing review is very very
    good and i cant wait to take my exam and pass it. Dont give up on your dreams,
    it will happen. You can always learn the nursing system here in the US. Dont give up.
    Good luck ....
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from 2brichielpn08
    Hi guys,
    I am also an LPN graduate in the Philippines. Im taking my NCLEX-PN next month.
    I am currently on a review class here in Chicago. Excell nursing review is very very
    good and i cant wait to take my exam and pass it. Dont give up on your dreams,
    it will happen. You can always learn the nursing system here in the US. Dont give up.
    Good luck ....
    As said before remember as a LPN it will not get you a visa work or immigrant for the US. LPN doesn't meet immigration requirements
  7. by   dollar_rate
    Quote from LuckyM
    thanks for sharing dollar rate, thats great news, im also waiting for my results but i dont understand why it took a whole year to get your results, i thought it usually takes 4-12 weeks to process the paperworks.

    it took me a year because I dont have SSS yet. so I processed my itin instead. luckily, it was approved after a year hehe
  8. by   dollar_rate
    Quote from 2brichielpn08
    Hi guys,
    I am also an LPN graduate in the Philippines. Im taking my NCLEX-PN next month.
    I am currently on a review class here in Chicago. Excell nursing review is very very
    good and i cant wait to take my exam and pass it. Dont give up on your dreams,
    it will happen. You can always learn the nursing system here in the US. Dont give up.
    Good luck ....

    Hi 2brichielpn08, are you an immigrant already? I also wanted to take my review in california but Im not sure what visa to get or if its easy to get a visa for that purpose. Im not even sure if I will be granted a tourist visa just to take an nclex-pn in california hehe
  9. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from dollar_rate
    Hi 2brichielpn08, are you an immigrant already? I also wanted to take my review in california but Im not sure what visa to get or if its easy to get a visa for that purpose. Im not even sure if I will be granted a tourist visa just to take an nclex-pn in california hehe
    You will more than likely find it hard to get a tourist visa to sit an exam that can now be sat in the Philippines
  10. by   Ginger's Mom
    Quote from dollar_rate
    it took me a year because I dont have SSS yet. so I processed my itin instead. luckily, it was approved after a year hehe
    Does the board know you used your ITIN number? If they think it is a social security number that could be an issue.
  11. by   2brichielpn08
    Yes i am an immigrant and soon to be US citizen...And i already have offers from nursing homes here to work, but i said i want to pass the NCLEX-PN first..its better to have the license before working. Plus i can study better than working at the same time..Good luck to you..
  12. by   2brichielpn08
    I dont know about TIN number. You need US SS number to be eligible in CA.
  13. by   Daly City RN
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    I highly advice that you to go back to school and get your RN degree. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and I suspect that this is also true in Southern California, the best acute care hospitals no longer hire LVNs (called LPNs in the rest of the USA). Many hospitals in California have or are switching to an all-RN inpatient staffing and I suspect that other states may follow California's lead once this current economic recession is over.

    The acute care hospitals traditionally pay the highest salaries for nurses ($45-$65/hr. in California's large urban areas). These acute care hospitals have realized that the LVNs, with all due respect to them, can no longer meet the demands of a patient population with high acuity, ever advancing medical technology and a litiguous society. If you doubt that hospitals here are no longer accepting LVNs for employment, just check the web sites of the best and biggest acute care hospitals in the SF Bay Area and you will find that many of these hospitals no longer hire LVNs. What LVNs that they have left in their employment were hired many years ago.

    In one large medical center that I know very well, (I retired from there last year) I've heard from reliable sources that some of the LVNs were reassigned as phlebotomists, or worse, as nursing assistants in another facility albeit still with LVN salaries. Some of the LVN positions may become redundant (read: laid off).

    I'm currently working part time in a private nursing agency and they too have stopped hiring LVNs. I recently learned about this policy when a friend of mine who is an LVN (she is finishing her RN schooling)wanted to work in the said agency. The RN supervisor in the agency told me to advice my LVN friend apply at the agency once she gets her RN license and a year of experience as an RN.

    I predict that sooner or later, the best acute care hospitals, medical centers, trauma centers, children's hospitals, etc in California and the rest of the U.S.A. for that matter, will have only all-RN inpatient staffing. Add to the fact that a practical nursing degree does not meet the requirements for U.S. immigration, therefore I highly advice the prospective foreign Practical Nurses to go back to school and get their RN degree, even if you are already here in the U.S. with a legal status. The number one beneficiary if you follow this unsolicited advice is none other than you.

    Good luck.

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  14. by   dollar_rate
    Quote from Alexk49
    Does the board know you used your ITIN number? If they think it is a social security number that could be an issue.

    I applied to BVNPT and they knew that I am a foreigner thats why its impossible for me to have US SS number, they suggested to process itin instead. I found a very good accountant who processed my itin and the IRS gave me a temporary TIN. I passed it on to bvnpt and luckily they considered it.

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