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by mstacyi mstacyi (Member) Member

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I recv'd a letter from BRN stating they need "recent letters from employers, nursing instructors and other health professionals who can comment on you school or work performance as a health care provider. Letters should be on official letter head."

what do that mean do i have to send them more then one letter from each of the listed above? and what is meant by a official letter head does that mean it has to have a professional letterhead or does it just mean a name and address at the top of the page?

Oh, why does this have to happen to me now. I dont wanna be the last to take nclex from my class. I was the first to send in my application.

also later in the letter it also states " please allow at least one month AFTER all letters and documents have been sent to the Board before inquiring about the status of you application. Please consider this review time in regards to registered nurse employment prospects or relocation from you current address. Telephone inquires can delay the evaluation process for you and for others, and must be kept to a MINIMUM. "

what does all that mean? esp the 2nd sentence since they dont want me calling them.

have you gotten this letter? how did you handle it?

TYVM in advance!!!

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madwife2002 has 26 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in RN, BSN, CHDN.

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If you are sending letters of recommendation they need to be on letterheads and signed to make them a legal document.

What has probably happened in the past is that people have sent in letters on plain paper and somebody has questioned their authenticity

When I send out letters of recommendation I always use offical company letterheads

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Shouldn't be a problem assuming you're in good standing with your nursing school/clinical instructors.

I'd go ahead and ask for letters of recommendation from as many people as you can, you'll need them in your Job Search.

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dudette10 has 14 years experience as a MSN, RN.

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Are you saying that the Board of Nursing is asking for letters before they authorize you to sit for NCLEX? If so, is that normal?

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itsmejuli specializes in Home Care.

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I'm guessing you're an IEN. When I applied for my Canadian license I also had to have official letters of recommendation submitted.

You have to follow the instructions and provide the BON what they are requesting. You can call, email or write to the people concerned to request the letters. Simply advise them of the instructions you were given by the BON. Its really not a big deal.

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@madwife. ty!! i guess i am just freaking out. I dont wanna wait any longer to become an RN. the letter states it could take up to month to give me my ATT :(

@TURD. I hope there is no problem with me with the BON. since its pinning week and school will be out for summer i hope i dont run into any problems getting them letters.

@dudette10. i dont know if it is normal or not that is why i am freaking out.

@ itsmejuli. what is an IEN? and what happen once u submitted the letters and how long did it take before u get to test?

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~Mi Vida Loca~RN has 6 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Emergency Dept. Trauma. Pediatrics.

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Are you saying that the Board of Nursing is asking for letters before they authorize you to sit for NCLEX? If so, is that normal?

That is what I am wondering too. I have never heard of this. As far as the state asking.

To the OP he time frame they give isn't set in stone. Our State says that it can take 2 weeks to get our ATT and we got it the next day and some the same day. They also said it can take 3-6 weeks to get your lic. and for it to be posted to the site. Mine was posted the day after I tested and I got my paper license in the mail in less then a week. I think they try to give a generous time frame just in case. Although it can take a while still. I read about the CA nursing students having to wait a long time.

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