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Hi there, I'm a nursing grad and licensed nurse from the Philippines. I plan on sitting for nclex RN in CA but it might take time so I'm planning also to apply for licensure for vocational nursing as well. Do you have any idea on what I should do? What are the requirements to be eligible in taking nclex PN in CA? Can I apply for licensure in BVNPT licensure through equivalent education or work experience?

Thanks a lot, any help will be much appreciated.

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Hi every time someone asks about nursing in California emmandenn seems very knowledgeable about it all. So I recommend you personally message emmandenn.
My husband took the NYNclex, so I can't help you with the Cali nurse board. I took CNA class while waiting for the NYNCLEX. I'm still waiting....

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Hi every time someone asks about nursing in California emmandenn seems very knowledgeable about it all. So I recommend you personally message emmandenn.

My husband took the NYNclex, so I can't help you with the Cali nurse board. I took CNA class while waiting for the NYNCLEX. I'm still waiting....

Ok, thanks very much. If just in case I also want to try CNA while waiting, does one have to attend a class for that? And how long that may take? Best of luck to you gurl.

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Welcome!
I don't know what its like in California but with my experience, I took the CNA classes + clinicals (duty) for one month & 1 week. It was a good way to experience American hospitals. Filipino and American hospitals are vastly different. America is of course more advanced that our work in the Philippines is actually much harder since we do most things manually. This was my choice, my husband whom I'm petitioning already passed the NCLEX and will go right into working in a hospital as an RN when he arrives and adjusted.
You should research around schools whats best for you, volunteer in hospitals is also a great experience to have.
Good luck to you too ! Don't hesitate to ask any questions ;)

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CA BON is notoriously slow, I would plan for a long process. Check out the forums in allnurses.com under international nursing, too

Here are the requirements for the California boards. The good news is, you're not the first one to do this, so there is a lot of information about there.

http://www.rn.ca.gov/applicants/lic-exam.shtml

Good luck.

Hi there, I'm a nursing grad and licensed nurse from the Philippines. I plan on sitting for nclex RN in CA but it might take time so I'm planning also to apply for licensure for vocational nursing as well. Do you have any idea on what I should do? What are the requirements to be eligible in taking nclex PN in CA? Can I apply for licensure in BVNPT licensure through equivalent education or work experience?

Thanks a lot, any help will be much appreciated.


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