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sourapril has 5 years experience and specializes in public health.

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    CA PHN application

    I tried to request transcript from my nursing school but each time my school sent the BRN would claim that they did not receive my transcript. I am just frustrated. Where should my school send the transcript to? Which address? Or email address? Thanks!
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    Sending supplemental documents to CA BRN

    Best way to ensure BON receive your stuff is to deliver it in person.
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    Challenging CA BRN Deficiency

    I hope you got your problem resolved. I had to do that same thing for a psychology course. Once my school emailed a licensing supervisor (the email was provided to me by a BRN staff when I was there in person) my license was posted almost immediately. Good luck!
  4. I had to deal with them for the exact same issue. You can read my post here https://allnurses.com/california-nursing/california-license-by-1032333-post9916301.html#post9916301 I would recommend you to have your school send your official sealed transcript to you, and you bring them to BRN in person. Yes, it's very costly, but it will end your misery fast. They are pretty efficient once they receive your hand delivered transcripts. They may even be able to give your permenant license on the same day. When I was there, there was another lady who went to nursing school in the Philipines, so she didn't have the option to bring her transcript in person. Just like you, she requested her school 4-5 times, both by mail and eleconitrically. Nada. She told me she has gone to BRN in person 5 times, took her a year, and thousands of dollars. I feel bad for her but BRN is famous for losing your documents. Good luck! P.S. I recommend you to be there before 9am, or better yet, just be there when they are open at 8. When I was there both times, I noticed a pattern which is whenever the person behind the counter felt fed up, she/he would leave and never return for quite some time, especially if it's around their lunch time. You would see people working in their cubicles or even look at you when you knock on the glass window, but nobody would come out and serve you if they are too "overwhelmed".
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    california license by endorsement

    The short answer is if you want to get your CA license quickly, have everything in hand (transcript, application, photos, live scan, etc.) and personally deliver it to BRN in Sacramento (yes, it's costly, especially for people who live out of state, but I guarentee you this is the fastest way if you want to be 100% sure that they receive all the necessary documents). However, I didn't do that and this is what happened to me: 1/12/18, applied online, mailed my fingerprint card, and request all my schools (4 schools total) to send my official transcripts to BRN. 3/12/18 saw my temporary license posted on BreEze (here is where I made the mistake of innocently believing I just needed to wait for a couple more weeks for the permenent one) 3/19/18 got a letter from BRN saying "need transcript reflecting completion of coursework in x, y, and z. I ignored the letter because I know all my schools mail my transcripts to them. I was finishing my DNP degree, selling the house, packing, trying to make a cross country move to CA, in short, lots of going on, didn't have the time to look into this matter. Fast forward, I moved to CA, checked BreEze again in July, the same message. 8/2/18 drove to Sacramento, went to BRN in person, waited for an hour in line. Kimberly at the front desk told me that they never received any of my transcripts (that's $40 down the drain). I asked her what's the most secure way to get my transcripts to them. She told me to bring them in person. (However, if you graduate from a foreign nursing school, you cannot bring your official, sealed transcript in person. It has to be mailed or emailed by your school) I went home, requested from all four schools again. This time, I asked them to mail the official transcripts to me. 8/13/18, second attempt to go to BRN in person. Waited for 2 hours this time (it was Monday). A different lady came out and took my transcripts. She asked me to wait while she went back to check on my file. 20-25 minutes later, she came back and told me I still don't meet the psychology requirement but what I can do is to have my school email her supervisor and say that psychology was incorporated into my BSN curriculum. I tried to contact my school then, but wasn't able to get a hold of anyone. So I drove all the way back home (2.5 hours) 8/14/18 finally got a hold of someone from my school who was willing to provide the letter (apparently they do this a lot for nurses who move to CA) 8/16/18 saw on BreEze that my permanent license was posted. So overall it took me 7 months. It didn't have to if BRN didn't lose my transcripts or communicate to me clearly that they didn't receive my transcript. Apparently all the mails that get to send to BRN actually go to the state mail room, then they get sorted. This means the transcripts can be mixed with mails that go to any other state agencies and there are a lot of them. When I was there both times, there were plenty of people who went there because their transcripts were never received by BRN. I know it's partially my fault because I didn't have the time to chase after BRN because I had other things to worry about in my life.
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    california license by endorsement

    Can someone help? I am in a tricky situation. I applied and got my temporary license by endorsement back in March 2018. Then I got a letter saying that I need to send my transcripts that show I took oral communication, psychology, and social science classes. I already sent in all my transcripts but whoever the evaluator was didn't think they match the requirement. Anyway, my temporary license will expire in September and I have submitted a justification letter to BON a while ago but haven't heard anything back. I am not sure what to do at this point. Should I visit BON in person and explain?
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    california license by endorsement

    This is kinda irritating. A week after I got my temp license, BON sent me a letter saying that my transcripts need to show that I took psychology, social science, and oral communication classes. Do I just need to write them a letter of justification? Or do I need to have a faculty member write a justification letter on my behalf? I have several degrees and 1 month away from getting my DNP. It's kinda ridiculous to have to retake those college classes. Your recommendations?
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    Licensure by endorsement from MO to CA

    I am in the same situation. Got my temp license and then a few days later got a letter saying that I need oral communication, psychology and social sciences classes. I have several degrees and will have my DNP in a couple of months. Can I write them a letter about how my previous courses fulfill the requirements of those 3 classes? Does it have to be a letter? Can I send them an email? I am also thinking about applying for a teaching position at a university. If I get the job and my temp license expires in Sept, would that impact my employment?
  9. I received my temporary license on 3/12, then a week later I got a letter saying that they need my transcripts (which I already sent) that prove I have taken psychology, social sciences and oral communication. I am getting my DNP in a couple of months. I don't remember taking any psychology or oral communication class. Do I really have to take them?
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    california license by endorsement

    Submitted my online application on 1/5/18, got my temporary license on 3/12/18. I mailed in finger print card which is probably why it took longer than 8 weeks.
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    california license by endorsement

    I have several questions regarding license by endorsement. 1) Can I use a finger print card with complete finger prints from say a couple years ago? I thought I was moving to CA and started the process a couple years ago, had my finger prints done but at the last minute changed my mind so I never submitted my application. I still have the old finger print card. Can I still mail it? 2) Exactly what can be attached with the online application? Am I correct to assume I can attach the online Licensure by Endorsement Applicant Identification Form and 2"x2" photograph? Everything else must be mailed in (i.e. finger print card and transcript)? 3) How exactly do I attach the photo to the online application? Do I attach it as a picture or as part of the endorsement applicant identification form? Thank you!
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    Question on Denver/HCA

    What is the pay in major hospitals in metro Denver area nowadays. I know you can see Denver Health on their website but what about others?
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    Burned Out & Bummed Out - Can't find my nursing "niche"

    ER? It would be very clear whether you made an impact on the patient or not.
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    BSN Opportunities

    public health
  15. 2 years for BSN, and 2 more years for DNP (not counting other degrees I have :)
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    Life after nursing school:STUDENT LOANS

    Two words: work & scholarship