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SSN and TOEFL issue with International Nurses !!!

by ALP-RN ALP-RN (New) New

Dear All,

I am writing in this forum to get some serious suggestion regarding the problem. I have completed my nursing education (3 yrs of Intermediate Nursing and 2 years of Bachelor of Nursing) from Nepal and have passed NCLEX exam through North Carolina Board of Nursing in June 2010. I was in F2 status (dependent visa) while I appeared NCLEX exam. But now I am in F1-student visa and taking the RN-BSN pre-requisites coursed in the community college. I am planning to join the university in Fall 2011 for the completion of RN-BSN course. My RN-licence is pending at North Carolina Board of Nursing because I do not have social security number. They will not issue the RN-licence without SSN. Also, the universities do not accept the admission for RN-BSN completion course without having the valid RN-licence. I am in a great trouble. I am going to finish all my pre-requisites coursed by the summer of 2011 and if I am not admitted in the University by that time, I have to repeat the course in community college to maintain my F1 status.

Do you know if I can transfer the NCLEX result to any other state and get the licence from there? Also, I have passed IELTS just enough to get admission in the community college but not enough to fulfill the requirement of Visa Screen of CGFNS.

It would be a great help if anyone could suggest me which state does not required a SSN and TOEFL to release RN-licence. I will definitely appear the TOEFL while doing Visa Screening after passing my RN-BSN.

I just need a RN-licence to go to the RN-BSN program.

Thank you for your valuable time in reading my problem.

I hope to get a suggestion from you.


Charlotte, NC

Silverdragon102, BSN

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

If you are on F1 then you could apply for leave to work and apply for a SSN. English exam I believe is usually exempt if you trained/schooled in the US but may want to check with BON first