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Hello Everyone,

 I know it may seem like asilly questions but I'm am stuck in this dilemma and I dont want my nursing degree to go to waste.

I graduated from the Philippines in 2018 with my BSN and I am a u.s Citizen, and we all know going into California it is very difficult.

I was told to take the lvn way then bridge to rn or just apply to take my  NCLEXRN and pay for the classes need to get it over with. I already submitted to CGFNS for RN and since currently unemployed, I am second guessing that I shouldve took the LVN way.

Can someone please help me in this situation? I really dont want to waste my degree at the same time Ive been trying to find jobs that related medically to gain experience but all require a certification.

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vince_reads has 3 years experience as a BSN, LVN, RN.

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I know someone who finished her BSN from the Philippines in 2015, but she wasn't required to take classes or whatsoever. She got her eligibility after applying and submitting all those required documents. You have to apply first to the BRN before applying for the LVN becomes an option. I don't think CGFNS is required to apply for the BRN as an international graduate. Only the BVNPT requires a credential agency like CGFNS or ERES to process for the equivalent education. BRN requires you to directly apply to them via mail or Breeze online (this is faster). 

Knowing from the recent BSN grads in the Philippines like since 2015 to present, there is a slight chance to be rejected or to be temporarily denied by the BRN because clinical cases are now concurrent with the new curriculum in the Philippines. Apply to the BRN first and wait for their evaluation. Thank me later if you become eligible to sit for the NCLEX right away. Good luck. 

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