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nursefromcali has 6 years experience and specializes in Ambulatory, Corrections, SNF, LTC, Rehab.

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Hi I'm a BSN graduate from Philippines. And currently, I'm looking for LVN to RN bridge program. San Diego and Bay Area or maybe LA??

Anyone from Cali doing this route after got denied of CA BRN?

I'm already LVN and looking for the bridge program?

Community college is fine, private schools is okay but not the expensive ones though.

Any suggestions will help. THANK YOU. :)

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If you're a BSN graduate why do you want to do a bridge program? If you're a legal resident/citizen then you should be ok for any school. FYI: 99.9% of private colleges are expensive. If the you weren't granted licensure in CA ask then to provide you with "approved" programs that will accept you as a student. Especially since they are asking you to do something rediculous as to repeat a whole nursing program. I don't know of any schools that will accept you with a nursing education already.

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It's very possible that the OP's denial of the ATT in CA was due to more than the usual two missing courses (MS and OB) that plagues the majority of the international applicants (especially from the PH), there are many others (probably in the several thousands) with 4 or more deficiencies (MS, OB, Psych, Peds, Anatomy, etc) as reviewed by their CA BRN evaluators.

With the 3 year time limitation to get such deficiencies to be 100% completed (with certificate and or transcripts in hand), it is nearly impossible to find the schools that will offer more than the two usual suspects (MS and OB) and actually finish the said courses in a timely manner. If the CA BRN evaluators get no new information to update the applicant's application by the 3rd year of the initial application date, the apps goes into the "abandoned" files.

There's been some recent discussion about the CA BRN allowing for an extension of the 3 year time frame, but I know of two PH applicants whose file ended up in the abandoned pile as the CA BRN did not grant their extension, although, there was some talk of the CA BRN giving such extension, but this may have changed from the passed several months ago since then.

So for those that exceed the two usual deficient courses, it is highly advised by their CA BRN evaluator to enroll in a LVN-RN program, even with a BSN in hand. The thought process is that it is "easier" to complete that type of nursing program than to find 4 or more different courses.

However, many are finding that there are other hurdles to get over with other requirements to get enrolled into any LVN-RN program, with most applicants being preferred for the local CA resident, then out-of-state applicants then to the international ones last and even if one is a US citizen but did their education from outside of the US borders to get the BSN degree, there is no benefit to those going out of the country as they do not get any extra points being a US or dual citizen in trying to apply for the LVN-RN program. But because they did get the nursing education out of the country, many CA school evaluators may see some of the foreign courses as also being deficient (from lack of content, sufficient hours, etc) and will need to re-take the courses again.

That's why from the guides to the AN adm's to others have strongly advised it's not going to be "cheaper, faster or the easiest" to get the BSN nursing degree outside of the CA or US borders for the past few years. There's a hugh price to pay for going out of the country and that's now being reflected in terms of lost time to apply for the NCLEX, many not passing the NCLEX-RN the first-time or the 5th time or more, time to look for their first RN job, another 1-2-3-4 years of nursing education (again), etc.

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nursefromcali has 6 years experience and specializes in Ambulatory, Corrections, SNF, LTC, Rehab.

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It's very possible that the OP's denial of the ATT in CA was due to more than the usual two missing courses (MS and OB) that plagues the majority of the international applicants (especially from the PH), there are many others (probably in the several thousands) with 4 or more deficiencies (MS, OB, Psych, Peds, Anatomy, etc) as reviewed by their CA BRN evaluators.

With the 3 year time limitation to get such deficiencies to be 100% completed (with certificate and or transcripts in hand), it is nearly impossible to find the schools that will offer more than the two usual suspects (MS and OB) and actually finish the said courses in a timely manner. If the CA BRN evaluators get no new information to update the applicant's application by the 3rd year of the initial application date, the apps goes into the "abandoned" files.

There's been some recent discussion about the CA BRN allowing for an extension of the 3 year time frame, but I know of two PH applicants whose file ended up in the abandoned pile as the CA BRN did not grant their extension, although, there was some talk of the CA BRN giving such extension, but this may have changed from the passed several months ago since then.

So for those that exceed the two usual deficient courses, it is highly advised by their CA BRN evaluator to enroll in a LVN-RN program, even with a BSN in hand. The thought process is that it is "easier" to complete that type of nursing program than to find 4 or more different courses.

However, many are finding that there are other hurdles to get over with other requirements to get enrolled into any LVN-RN program, with most applicants being preferred for the local CA resident, then out-of-state applicants then to the international ones last and even if one is a US citizen but did their education from outside of the US borders to get the BSN degree, there is no benefit to those going out of the country as they do not get any extra points being a US or dual citizen in trying to apply for the LVN-RN program. But because they did get the nursing education out of the country, many CA school evaluators may see some of the foreign courses as also being deficient (from lack of content, sufficient hours, etc) and will need to re-take the courses again.

That's why from the guides to the AN adm's to others have strongly advised it's not going to be "cheaper, faster or the easiest" to get the BSN nursing degree outside of the CA or US borders for the past few years. There's a hugh price to pay for going out of the country and that's now being reflected in terms of lost time to apply for the NCLEX, many not passing the NCLEX-RN the first-time or the 5th time or more, time to look for their first RN job, another 1-2-3-4 years of nursing education (again), etc.

Thank you for that information steppy,

would you like to suggest other way for me? I really want to work as RN here in CA. That's why I'm looking for schools who'll accept my BSN to enter the program. Like taking some TEAS test and submitting my application itself. I already work for more than a year as LVN with very strong employers.

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any update on this? I was recently denied eligibility by CA-BRN and I'm thinking of doing the LVN-RN bridge. 

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