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Hi everyone,

please help me i'm very confuse.. i'm a nursing graduate in the philippines batch 2005. eligible to take the nclex for the state of california, don't have the att yet because i'm too busy with my work. now i'm already here in florida as an immigrant because of my parents(thanks to them).

i want to be a registered nurse here in florida but i don't know what should i do. should i still take the exam for the state of california? and hopefully if i pass, take the "endorsement" route. or just apply in florida and start all over again?

please help!!! :yawn::crying2:

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

We have seen some members have problems with Florida if they register with another state first and do not gain any nursing experience once they pass NCLEX in that state. You are probably better off starting from scratch with Florida and getting CES done or other evaluation (meet their requirements for foreign trained nurse) sit NCLEX with them and then be ready to start work.

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Ginger's Mom, MSN, RN

Has 41 years experience.

Since you have been out of school a long time once you get your license take a refresher course. Also in the mean time work in a hospital as a administrative person to network.

We have seen some members have problems with Florida if they register with another state first and do not gain any nursing experience once they pass NCLEX in that state. You are probably better off starting from scratch with Florida and getting CES done or other evaluation (meet their requirements for foreign trained nurse) sit NCLEX with them and then be ready to start work.

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thanks Silverdragon102...

by the way, how can i have my transcript of records from my school evaluated... i've read the instructions of florida board of nursing for foreign graduates but it's not clear on howto do it..do i have to request the school where i graduated to mail my transcript of records directly to bonof florida?

thanks in advance..

Since you have been out of school a long time once you get your license take a refresher course. Also in the mean time work in a hospital as a administrative person to network.

thank you Alexk49 for your response..

what's an administrative person?

and i worked as a registered nurse in the philippines for 6 months, then worked as a clinical instructor for one semester. my last job was far from my course but still they consider us a "nurse" (worked in a Hair and scalp clinic in the phil) and i worked there for 2 years.. do i have to obtain employment certificate?

thanks again in advance

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

thanks Silverdragon102...

by the way, how can i have my transcript of records from my school evaluated... i've read the instructions of florida board of nursing for foreign graduates but it's not clear on howto do it..do i have to request the school where i graduated to mail my transcript of records directly to bonof florida?

thanks in advance..

You do not send anything to Florida BON accept application. You have to have a evaluation of your transcripts done by one of the approved agencies and they have to send their evaluation direct to Florida. The website seems clear enough on requirements and what you have to do

http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing/nur_foreign.html

Ginger's Mom, MSN, RN

Has 41 years experience.

thank you Alexk49 for your response..

what's an administrative person?

and i worked as a registered nurse in the philippines for 6 months, then worked as a clinical instructor for one semester. my last job was far from my course but still they consider us a "nurse" (worked in a Hair and scalp clinic in the phil) and i worked there for 2 years.. do i have to obtain employment certificate?

thanks again in advance

Nursing instructor or working in a hair clinic (I am guessing about this one, they would have to verify your job description to see if it would match what a US RN has) will not translate to nursing experience in the US.

To be a nursing instructor you need to have a MSN or a BSN with 5 + years experience. According to the Florida website, if you have not practiced for 5 or more years you have to take an approved course listed on their web site.

In a hospital there are many jobs that are not in nursing but would get your foot in the door,

Unit secretary - helps with the unit paper work.

OR scheduler - helps manage patients in the operating room.

Admissions Office- admits patients to the hospital.

Thank you for your help everyone..

Now i can get this application done..

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