already passed the CGFNS and IELTS- how to take NCLEX in Illinois - page 2

Good day! I am a nurse from the Philippines and now planning to take NCLEX and be a registered nurse in Illinois. You see, I already passed the CGFNS as well as the IELTS. I was wondering if I need... Read More

  1. by   precy
    Better call CTS if cgfns certificate will do coz my friend just took nclex for IL this month and she never had CES.
  2. by   Silverdragon102
    BON info can change but this is what is currently being said for Illinois

    http://www.idfpr.com/DPR/APPLY/FORMS/CGFNS_02.pdf
  3. by   praeclarus
    Hi everyone! :roll

    This is what I know that I'm sure of. CES is indeed different from the CGFNS certification program certificate that I am referring to. CES only evaluates your credentials. CGFNS certification program on the other hand, includes evaluation of one's credentials, the CG exam and the English Proficiency Exam.

    IL BON currently is requiring that one applies for the CES in order for them to process your application. BUT they are also accepting CGFNS certification program certificates. (That's what they said when I emailed them) So, if you have one, then you don't need to apply for the CES.

    The CGFNS certificaton program, i think, is a new service, because you only indicated that you have the CGFNS exam certificate and the IELTS. My aunt, whom I'm currently living with right now, didn't have the CGFNS certification program certificate also. She had at the time, a CGFNS exam certificate, IELTS and VisaSCreen. Anyway, she didn't apply for the CES, yet they accepted her application, and she's currently working in Illinois.
    400 bucks is a huge amount. You can already apply for the VisaScreen with that amount.

    If you really want to know for sure, you can always email them. That's the one Kathykaye posted above. They usually reply within 48 hours.

    Good Luck! God Bless!!
  4. by   dcraneses
    Hi! im just confuse with the Part VII Examination coding info. it said refer to reference sheet but the codes are not there specifically the test center code and school graduation and school code. pls enlighten me with this..thanks..anyway im from philippines.thanks
  5. by   kathykaye
    Quote from dcraneses
    Hi! im just confuse with the Part VII Examination coding info. it said refer to reference sheet but the codes are not there specifically the test center code and school graduation and school code. pls enlighten me with this..thanks..anyway im from philippines.thanks


    http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/apply/forms/rn-ex.pdf

    7. Part VII--Graduates of Illinois Nursing Education Programs must indicate
    school code in item "c." (See Reference Sheet, Chart IV.) All other
    applicants indicate "See ED-NUR" in the space provided for school code;


    a and b - leave it blank
    c - write "see ED-NUR" as instructed
    d - write the number of times youve taken the nclex exam

    hope it helps! goodluck!
  6. by   dcraneses
    thanks for the reply!!

    im just worried, because i already sent a bank draft to CGFNS and I am now talking to the bank if I can cancel my draft since I mailed it last tuesday...Hope it works! Wish me luck..
  7. by   dcraneses
    hello, im back again with a question.

    i am now sending my four page application and my original CGFNS certificate. May i ask if i have to send right away the amount 279$? is it 2794? or only 79$? thanks. i need your urgent replies.advance thanks for all the help
  8. by   praeclarus
    Hi dcraneses!

    You only need to pay $79 to CTS for the application. $200 will be the fee when you register for the NCLEX.

    I hope that clears the confusion. Don't go wasting your $200. LOL
  9. by   dcraneses
    thanks for the reply. So I will be sending the 4 page application together with my CGFNS certificate and the bankdraft of $79? is that it?PRC already sent my CT NUR and my fingerprint card is to follow. When will I be paying $200? what status of the application will it be? And how will they notify me if there are any problems regarding my application? Thank you so much for the advance reply!God bless us all.
  10. by   precy
    after paying the $79 and sending the required documents that CTS needed, just wait for their letter informing you that you are eligible to take the nclex. That's the time you have to pay the $200 to pearsonvue(the testing center).
  11. by   dcraneses
    thank you for the reply. How will i be notified if there are still documents needed which i havent yet send?How will I know my status of application?usually how many months will I expect to receive the eligibility? thanks
  12. by   nxt777
    as for my case, cts informed me when they rcvd my application and they also informed me of my outstanding docs through air mail. if they rcvd all your docs then they will send you a letter stating that they have approved your application for licensure examination and you can register with pearson. i guess this is the eligibility letter.

    if all your required docs are sent in a timely fashion, sending of eligibility letter wont take too long....

    i also have a question. since i rcvd my eligibility letter from cts, does it expires within a specific time? though the letter doesnt said so. i emailed cts/dpr, and they told me to register immediately to pearson. should i do that even im not even half of my review? my worry also goes with the 90days validity of the att. i knew that i cant schedule for the exam until june.
  13. by   suzanne4
    Quote from nxt777
    as for my case, cts informed me when they rcvd my application and they also informed me of my outstanding docs through air mail. if they rcvd all your docs then they will send you a letter stating that they have approved your application for licensure examination and you can register with pearson. i guess this is the eligibility letter.

    if all your required docs are sent in a timely fashion, sending of eligibility letter wont take too long....

    i also have a question. since i rcvd my eligibility letter from cts, does it expires within a specific time? though the letter doesnt said so. i emailed cts/dpr, and they told me to register immediately to pearson. should i do that even im not even half of my review? my worry also goes with the 90days validity of the att. i knew that i cant schedule for the exam until june.

    can't schedule for the exam due to space availablility in hk? slots always open, and the longer that you wait, the more slots will fill.

    the att time does not begin until it is issued. but each state has a requirement as to how long that the eligibility is valid.

    the longer that you wait to register with pearson-vue, the later that the slots will be available for you.

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