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Maric graduates working in Hawaii

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hello,

i was just wondering if there's anybody out there who graduated from maric college in san diego with their adn? if you are currently working as an rn in hawaii or had experience working there (and graduated from maric's adn program), please share your story, thoughts, opinions, and experience with me. (for example, did you encounter any difficulties with hawaii's board of nursing requirements, endorsement, employment, test taking, challenges, positives, negatives, etc.) it doesn't only have to be about what i just mentioned but really, anything and everything from the process to employment. any helpful advice and information will be greatly appreciated too. the reason i ask is because i'm currently a student in maric's adn program and plan to move back to hawaii. however, i will work for 6 months - 1 year before i leave california.

i have more questions and by what you've read, i know i'm asking for a a lot, sorry...:uhoh21:

i just want to prepare myself and have an idea of what to expect.

thanks for your time :nuke:

hello,

i was just wondering if there's anybody out there who graduated from maric college in san diego with their adn? if you are currently working as an rn in hawaii or had experience working there (and graduated from maric's adn program), please share your story, thoughts, opinions, and experience with me. (for example, did you encounter any difficulties with hawaii's board of nursing requirements, endorsement, employment, test taking, challenges, positives, negatives, etc.) it doesn't only have to be about what i just mentioned but really, anything and everything from the process to employment. any helpful advice and information will be greatly appreciated too. the reason i ask is because i'm currently a student in maric's adn program and plan to move back to hawaii. however, i will work for 6 months - 1 year before i leave california.

i have more questions and by what you've read, i know i'm asking for a a lot, sorry...:uhoh21:

i just want to prepare myself and have an idea of what to expect.

thanks for your time :nuke:

contact the bon in hi. they can answer your questions better. additionally you can take your nclex in any state requardless of the state you went to school in as long as you meet that states bon requirements. but since you plan to work in ca for a year before going to hi you probably would be better off taking it in ca.

contact the bon in hi now to find out what if any additional educational requirements they have so that you can be sure you have met them. also inquire about the licensing process so you know what to expect and the length of waite you will experience.

Thank you so much for your feedback :D

I actually contacted HI's BON about a month ago and the lady I spoke to was a bit mean. She wasn't even the person who was supposed to return my call. The lady I spoke to wasn't helpful and she even asked me why I chose Maric for Nursing as if I had made a HUGE mistake. I felt like she was belittling me and when I tried to explain myself or ask questions, she spoke above me. I was at a loss for words considering how important it is for me and anyone in a situation like mine or similar to understand what is required in the state of Hawaii. I called to ask for advice and information on what steps to take, requirements, etc. but instead, she gave me her opinion. I felt uncomfortable and frustrated so I just thanked her and hung up.

The following day, I had my friend call and again, the lady was rude however, this time, she gave the correct information which, matched the information given to me by one of the "head honchos" of Maric. I'm assuming that since my friend got aggressive (as she also talked above him), she was forced to listen and answered the questions correctly. She was so mean...it was just unbelievable.

About a week ago, I contacted a hospital in Hawaii and spoke to a lady from Human Resources. She was very, VERY helpful, patient, and informative. I'm probably going to give it some time before I contact HI's BON again. I wouldn't want to speak to the same lady again. :(

Dang! Well I would continue to f/u with guidance from my school and especially the hospital in HI. They both have a stake in your success. Especially with the hospital they should be very helpful when the time comes for you to transfer there.

I would not worry too much. It is not so much the particular school you attend. THe school is in CA there fore meets the CA BORN requirements for license. All states have simular requirements thought they are not all identical. Once you are licensed you can get licensed in another state. You may or may not have a CE course to take to meet their particular requirements but even then you can usually pick that up during your first year after they license you.

You might check out the travel nurse forum. Travelers can tell you how hard or easy it is to get licensed in a particular state.

Good luck in school.

Thank you so, so, SO VERY MUCH!!! I really appreciate you taking the time to help me out. A little goes a long way! :D I am definitely taking your advice and will continue to follow up with my school and hospitals back home. I feel so much better and more at ease. Again, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! :D

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