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Practical Nurse new grad from canada seeking job in california having green card

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by sajisathis sajisathis (New Member) New Member

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Hi everyone, I am a new grad from the Practical Nursing program in Canada. I have my greencard and I just moved to california and understand that i need to write the NCLEX Pn exam in order to be licensed as an LVN. I just would like to know when submitting the application forms to the board, do they need just the transcripts or a proof of nursing hours done from the school as well? the application form is asking a lot but just would like to know what is it that they mainly require. Also any tips on what books i should study to pass the LVN, or are there any classes i can go to that will help me pass the nclex pn exam?. Just would like to concentrate on what helped all the other LVN nurses. Any info will be very helpful. Also i would like to know if there are any places in the states that will hire new practical nursing students from canada with only diploma available and who will provide time until we get the license in the states especially california :). Would be amazing if we can obtain a job while they wait for us to get the license :). thanks guys.

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itsmejuli specializes in Home Care.

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I don't know anything about the California BON but I can advise you on the NCLEX.

I did LPN in the US, wrote the NCLEX-PN, worked and then returned to Canada and recently wrote the CPNRE.

The NCLEX exam is more difficult than the CPNRE, there are a lot more questions on pharmacology, fluid and electrolytes, maternity and peds. You will need to review a US pharmacology book because many of the drug names are different.

Then get the latest Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN. There are thousands of questions on the cd to practice and the book offers excellent review.

Good luck on finding a job, I've heard its a very tight market in California.

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Hi there,

I was interested in your blog and thought I would reply. I am also a Canadian LPN looking to move to California and am finding it difficult to gather information on the whole process. How were you able to obtain your green card?....and what was the process? Also have you found out the process to obtain your liscence to practice LPN in California??? I hope to hear from you soon....I hope you have had luck in your search and endevours!

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Silverdragon102 has 31 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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Hi there,

I was interested in your blog and thought I would reply. I am also a Canadian LPN looking to move to California and am finding it difficult to gather information on the whole process. How were you able to obtain your green card?....and what was the process? Also have you found out the process to obtain your liscence to practice LPN in California??? I hope to hear from you soon....I hope you have had luck in your search and endevours!

If you haven't already got your GC then you will have issues as LPN does not meet requirements. GC can be obtained through a few avenues and suspect the OP's route was either marriage to a USC or sponsorship via a family member

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