hey guys..I need your advise and your help. Please clarify this for me..This is my story....I am a Philippine nurse ...and still here in the Philippines
I passed the California NCLEX last 2005, May. I am looking for an employer but I found this Rochester , New York job,,good enough.
Now, I want to workwith them but what worries me is this..Do I need to take the New York NCLEX? ...remember, I donnot have a license number yet , because California wants an SSN before they issue a license..
Does this mean I donnot have a license endorsemant yet?? oh well...because I donnot have a license yet. Can my NCLEX from California result be passed to New York.?? will New York accept this?
I spent for my NCLEX personally ...whcih was so expensive ..and so,,,I think, taking the NCLEX again in New York will just throw away my hard earned NCLEX in California.
Please answer this for me...I cannot think of other ways or person to ask..
Nov 26, '06
Quote from lawrence01
Hi, there. People here would like to help you out but may we know why you are so worried about not being able to migrate w/in 3 years? The best one to answer your questions really is their licensing unit. Better contact them and hear it straight from them.
Hello again, Lawrence!
It's not really such a bad thing that I may not be able to leave within 3 years. I consider it a real blessing actually.There was a change of plans. My husband's overseas contract might get renewed for another 2 years. It might not be a good idea if I pursue a nursing career in the US for now because we don't want our family to get separated. Imagine me in the US, my husband in another country, and my 8 y.o. girl here in Manila (in case their docs and green cards do not get processed at the same time as mine).
My plan for now is to work in a hospital to enhance my clinical skills and gain experience, which I believe will be to my advantage when we do decide to migrate.
California is still my chosen state though. I do not want to apply for a license in another state, but if I have to just to prevent all my nclex hard work from going down the drain, then I will.
I'll call CA BON again tomorrow. They have no office now because of thanksgiving. I do have a lot of questions to ask them. I'll let you know what they say. Maybe it could help others who are in the same situation as I am.
Thanks for your replies, augigi, silverdragon, lawrence and others!
Last edit by Higglytown on Nov 26, '06