Secondlifen2b, our situations sound extremely similar...how frustrating this process has been!
1) license by exam
2) filed - April 15 (sent everything in mid-January)
3) 15 weeks
5) out-of-state school
6) non-cali resident
7) Along with the processing timeframe constantly changing (it started at 10-12 weeks when I applied and has since been changed to 16-18 weeks and then disappeared altogether!), I was told about a month ago that my fingerprint cards were processing but my application would be processed in a few more weeks...called this week and was told there are no records of my fingerprint cards in the system and that it would be at least 4-6 weeks until my application was processed.
8) Numerous calls to CA BRN, complaint with the DCA (quickly got an email response from them but haven't heard anything from the BRN), emergency LiveScan since my fingerprint cards were lost
9) Yes - I'm supposed to start working at the end of August but if I am unable to take my NCLEX by mid-August, I will not be able to work until November