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Philippine RN planning to take NCLEX-LPN

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Hi! I am a registered nurse from the Philippines and is now in California. I first planned on taking the NCLEX-RN exam but from what I have read and heard, I will have to take some extra classes to be qualified to take the exam and that will cost more money and I don't want my parents to pay for it, so I want to take the LPN exam first and have a job to save for the classes that I have to take in the future.

I would like to know how to apply for the NCLEX-LPN when I graduated BSN from another country.

Thank you for taking the time to read it and I will be really grateful for any suggestions. :)

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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Hi! I am a registered nurse from the Philippines and is now in California. I first planned on taking the NCLEX-RN exam but from what I have read and heard, I will have to take some extra classes to be qualified to take the exam and that will cost more money and I don't want my parents to pay for it, so I want to take the LPN exam first and have a job to save for the classes that I have to take in the future.

I would like to know how to apply for the NCLEX-LPN when I graduated BSN from another country.

Thank you for taking the time to read it and I will be really grateful for any suggestions. :)

Check out the nurse registration forum in world nursing. There are dozens of posts describing the process, documentation requirements and current wait for assessments

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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Thank you! Got some good information about applying for the NCLEX-LVN. :)

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You should know that these CA schools offering the deficiency courses are very heavily impacted from thousands of foreign students and nurses with many having to be wait-listed from 1-4 years, not months.

While saving up enough money you should also immediately start to find where these schools are in your desired location (if you can save on room and boarding etc as opposed to staying at home to save more money) AND get enrolled!

Being enrolled is not any guarantee you'll be actually be partaking in the classroom as to get on the wait list, you'll probably need to "qualify" yourself with the school's pre-examination requirements (usually have passing scores in English and math skills).

You'll not only be amongst the regular CA student residents but also several thousand others from the UK, Phillipines, China, Russia, Canada, other European countries, all trying to get into 1-2-3 up to maybe 30 open but limited slots. There's been some who were like #100 on the list and got in, but that could also be the other 99 either dropped out due to finding out the tuition cost was much to high to afford, found another cheaper school, decided to wait, changed career goals or whatever.

Plus don't forget that you'll only have three (3) years from your initial application date from the CA BRN to complete all and any deficient requirements or have the file go into the "abandoned" pile. Once abandoned, you'll not only have to re-start the entire process again, but still have to complete the same courses if you were unable to do so and have to meet with any and all brand ne requirements at that time. The application fees again will be not refundable once they open the envelope.

Complete means not just to be enrolled, but actually present to the CA BRN evaluators a copy of the transcripts from where the deficiency courses were taken.

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There's a couple of really good reads in this forum on some step-by-step process on applying for the LVN, which is the more correct term, not the LPN designation, for the state of CA and TX.

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Hi! I'm in the same situation as you. I'm an RN in the Philippines graduated last year. Applied for NCLEX RN but got denied saying my clinicals and theory are not done concurrently. so my former professor advised me to take LVN exam.

Dowload the forms from the BVNPT site for application forms

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