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30 unit option. CA BRN concurrency isues.

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Specializes in Ambulatory, Corrections, SNF, LTC, Rehab. Has 6 years experience.

I'm planning to do 30 unit option since there's no school or it's so hard to find a school to do a classes for concurrency issues here California.

Any luck there to you guys. Have you finish your issues to BRN.??

I'm looking for LA, San Diego and Central Valley area.

Right now planning to take 30 unit option route to sit for NCLEX RN. :)

Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health offers the 30 unit option.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

Know the license will not be eligible for endorsement to any other state and will be permanently marked by CABRN as a 30-unit option nurse

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

Hi,I moved your thread to Nurse Registration forum since your Philippine IEN trying to gain California RN license and you have previous discussions here---area where members can provide best advice.

:)

nursefromcali

Specializes in Ambulatory, Corrections, SNF, LTC, Rehab. Has 6 years experience.

I wonder if 30 unit option RN will affect me or limit my oppurtunities if I become RN here in Cali?? Is it going to matter that I'm only 30 unit option RN?? I'm planning to do this route since I have BSN (IEN) already ?? What do you guys?

Contact the CA BRN directly, tell them the exact status of where you're at now, what degree you have and go from there.

Find out from some potential schools and ask their counselors or advisors on your thoughts.

Know the license will not be eligible for endorsement to any other state and will be permanently marked by CABRN as a 30-unit option nurse

Would that necessarily apply (or matter) if the individual had a BSN that was acceptable to the "other" state? Just curious. The whole point of the 30-unit option is that it is (typically) used by people who haven't completed a formal RN education program.

akulahawkRN, ADN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 6 years experience.

I wonder if 30 unit option RN will affect me or limit my oppurtunities if I become RN here in Cali?? Is it going to matter that I'm only 30 unit option RN?? I'm planning to do this route since I have BSN (IEN) already ?? What do you guys?

It could matter as the RN license will be marked "30 unit" and won't likely meet endorsement requirements for employment elsewhere. You would probably have a significant battle every time you wanted to endorse your license anywhere, if it's even possible. I think the last time I asked about doing a 30 unit option and later getting an ADN or BSN degree, they said the license would still show that it was a 30 unit option license because that would have been how I was initially licensed. Now then, if you were initially licensed elsewhere in the US, you might be able to get a California 30 unit option license just for licensure in California but you'd likely find significant difficulty in getting a job in California as your non-CA licenses wouldn't be recognized by CA entities.

What I would suggest instead is to go for a "Career Mobility" type of education. Some schools (like the one I attended) offer a 30 unit program where you graduate with an ADN instead of a 30-unit certificate. The difference is all in the prerequisites necessary to get in. At my school, an LVN must take the same prerequisites that the generic RN students must take. The LVN then takes a 6 unit transition course and then joins the 2nd year to finish the program. If the LVN doesn't take those identical prerequisites courses, the transition course and entry to 2nd year is identical, but the student doesn't graduate with a degree and is deemed a "30-Unit" nurse instead of an ADN.

If you have a BSN, get it evaluated to show that the education is equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in California and you should then be exempt from taking all the Gen Ed stuff for an ADN degree as that adds an additional year or so. Once that's completed, you would then just have to show that you've completed all the required prerequisites for a generic RN student and apply to an ADN program that allows LVN students to graduate with an ADN using this path. Getting that degree is very important to the future. Then once you graduate, you take the NCLEX, pass it, and you get your regular CA RN license and apply for jobs everywhere with that license and your BSN degree.

Make sense? I hope so!

In short, no matter what degree you possess from elsewhere, do NOT do a 30-unit option program. You will only limit your future employment possibilities.

nursefromcali

Specializes in Ambulatory, Corrections, SNF, LTC, Rehab. Has 6 years experience.

It could matter as the RN license will be marked "30 unit" and won't likely meet endorsement requirements for employment elsewhere. You would probably have a significant battle every time you wanted to endorse your license anywhere, if it's even possible. I think the last time I asked about doing a 30 unit option and later getting an ADN or BSN degree, they said the license would still show that it was a 30 unit option license because that would have been how I was initially licensed. Now then, if you were initially licensed elsewhere in the US, you might be able to get a California 30 unit option license just for licensure in California but you'd likely find significant difficulty in getting a job in California as your non-CA licenses wouldn't be recognized by CA entities.

What I would suggest instead is to go for a "Career Mobility" type of education. Some schools (like the one I attended) offer a 30 unit program where you graduate with an ADN instead of a 30-unit certificate. The difference is all in the prerequisites necessary to get in. At my school, an LVN must take the same prerequisites that the generic RN students must take. The LVN then takes a 6 unit transition course and then joins the 2nd year to finish the program. If the LVN doesn't take those identical prerequisites courses, the transition course and entry to 2nd year is identical, but the student doesn't graduate with a degree and is deemed a "30-Unit" nurse instead of an ADN.

If you have a BSN, get it evaluated to show that the education is equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in California and you should then be exempt from taking all the Gen Ed stuff for an ADN degree as that adds an additional year or so. Once that's completed, you would then just have to show that you've completed all the required prerequisites for a generic RN student and apply to an ADN program that allows LVN students to graduate with an ADN using this path. Getting that degree is very important to the future. Then once you graduate, you take the NCLEX, pass it, and you get your regular CA RN license and apply for jobs everywhere with that license and your BSN degree.

Make sense? I hope so!

In short, no matter what degree you possess from elsewhere, do NOT do a 30-unit option program. You will only limit your future employment possibilities.

Thank you very much! It maka a sense for me and enlighten my decision. Thank you very much!