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NCLEX-RN: where to start

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Hello Forumites,

I am new to this forum but impressed by what I have read so far. I am a graduate nurse in Canada; and I want to write the NCLEX-RN. However, I do not know where or how to start. Can someone help me please. I am planning to write NCLEX-RN with Montana board. Is this a good idea? Is Montana a right choice? Etc.

Thanks

Hay, RN

Specializes in Med-Swing/Rehab.

Write the NCLEX-RN? Do you mean take it...?

agldragonRN

Specializes in Wound Care, LTC, Sub-Acute, Vents. Has 5 years experience.

hello forumites,

i am new to this forum but impressed by what i have read so far. i am a graduate nurse in canada; and i want to write the nclex-rn. however, i do not know where or how to start. can someone help me please. i am planning to write nclex-rn with montana board. is this a good idea? is montana a right choice? etc.

thanks

do you have us visa or can legally work in the us? do you have a social security number? i believe a lot of states are requiring you have a ssn. i don't know about montana. you can also call the board from the link below. the number should be there.

here is the link for the application form in montana:

http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/nur_board/licenses/nur/pdf/nur_exam_app.pdf

angel, rn

tyvin, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice / Psych / RNAC.

I know you must meet the same requirements as far as graduating from an accredited school.

Write the NCLEX-RN? Do you mean take it...?

Yes, I am planning to take the NCLEX-RN; I am a Canadian citizen with Canadian SIN (Social or Security Insurance Number)

Thanks for being willing to help. Hope you can now give me a clue.

I know you must meet the same requirements as far as graduating from an accredited school.

Thanks. However, is graduating from an accreditated university the only requirement. As a Canadian citizen, does that help matters?

do you have us visa or can legally work in the us? do you have a social security number? i believe a lot of states are requiring you have a ssn. i don't know about montana. you can also call the board from the link below. the number should be there.

here is the link for the application form in montana:

http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/nur_board/licenses/nur/pdf/nur_exam_app.pdf

angel, rn

thanks for providing the link to contact the montana board. i am a canadian citizen with canadian ssn (we call it sin - social insurance number). i live in canada and i do not have the usa visa at this time.

I would check with the instructors from the program you completed. I don't know for sure, but I'd think you wouldn't be able to take the exam in the US if you aren't eligible to work in the US. I'd start with your school and go from there. Can you not take the NCLEX in Canada? Or is it that you want to work in the US?

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

Moved to the International forum

Starting point: you are not applying for NCLEX but to be a licensed nurse in the US.

Next step would be applying to the state you plan on living and working as each state has their own requirements for International trained.

SIN means nothing on US forums when they ask for SSN.

A lot will depend on route to what visa you are applying for and how long you have to wait. NAFTA will require a employer and employment letter for when you go to the border for visa, also need a visa screen certificate which you apply for with CGFNS once you have passed NCLEX. Immigrant visa currently has a several year wait but if you can use the NAFTA you can at least work whilst waiting for a immigrant visa as long as employer employs you and willing to go NAFTA to Immigrant visa

Hi,

I am not quite sure where to post my question, but I thought this thread is closest to my question. I am also new to this forum (just signed up today!). I am new graduate nurse, just took my CRNE last Oct 2006 and awaiting for results. Now my question is, I want to be US licensed nurse as well and have been looking to write NCLEX. The thing is, I don't know where to start. What is the application process? I am thinking of applying with Michigan or any other state for that matter? Can anyone point me to the right direction?

Thank you in advance!

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

Hi,

I am not quite sure where to post my question, but I thought this thread is closest to my question. I am also new to this forum (just signed up today!). I am new graduate nurse, just took my CRNE last Oct 2006 and awaiting for results. Now my question is, I want to be US licensed nurse as well and have been looking to write NCLEX. The thing is, I don't know where to start. What is the application process? I am thinking of applying with Michigan or any other state for that matter? Can anyone point me to the right direction?

Thank you in advance!

Welcome

Starting point would be deciding which state you plan to work in and applying to that state (as I mentioned in my previous post :)) Because you sat the CRNE and think you will have to wait for results but check with the state. All links to the US state boards of nursing can be found at the bottom of the page