already passed the CGFNS and IELTS- how to take NCLEX in Illinois - page 3

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   dcraneses
    thanks for all those information! I will be sending my documents within this week. I will send my bankdraft, 4 page application and my original CGFNS certificate. Ill have my fingerprint card to follow. is that it? thanks. and hope my application becomes a success. God bless us all!
  2. by   dcraneses
    hello, im here for another question.

    In the part I of the 4 page application, what will I write in the no. 3 item, Licensure method and fee? Is it the examination CTS- 79$ or examination CSBN $200? I am really confuse. Thanks for the help.
  3. by   praeclarus
    that would be examination (cts) $79... :d
  4. by   bonbon2005
    Quote from dcraneses
    thanks for all those information! I will be sending my documents within this week. I will send my bankdraft, 4 page application and my original CGFNS certificate. Ill have my fingerprint card to follow. is that it? thanks. and hope my application becomes a success. God bless us all!
    hello,
    Im just wondering..., why do you need to submit the ORIGINAL CGFNS CEFTIFICATE?... cant you just not give the photocopy of it instead, its scary iy might lost somehow....do they really require the original one ?

    thanks
    bonbon2005
  5. by   flight027
    I don't think you should submit it at all. CGFNS should be the one sending it to CTS. Send a request to CGFNS. I guessing there might be a fee to that, but I think that's the way it's done.

    Better check with CTS first before you send your CG certificate yourself.



    Quote from bonbon2005
    hello,
    Im just wondering..., why do you need to submit the ORIGINAL CGFNS CEFTIFICATE?... cant you just not give the photocopy of it instead, its scary iy might lost somehow....do they really require the original one ?

    thanks
    bonbon2005
  6. by   buffybot_08
    okay... hello... ive been a user here for a long time already but i think this is my first or second post... it's been a long time already... hehehe anyway, i have a lot of questions, so i really need some help...

    I'm from the Philippines and I just passed the board exam last december, now my cousin wants me to apply for NCLEX examination in Illinois... so, my problem is, I'm really confused with the application... I've read all of the stuff here but it left me more confused...

    and another info is, I haven't taken the CGFNS exam, coz my cousin told me not to...

    so here are my questions...


    1. CES
    > how can I apply for CES? do i have to email them? are they going to email me? can anyone tell me the whole process? coz, technically, I'm just a kid here... I really don't know what to do...
    > and if I pass the application form first, is that okay? could the CES be sent later?

    2. Application Form
    > In the part 1 of the application form, #3, what should I write there? someone answered above that it should be CTS - $79 dollars... but does that also apply to me? Coz I still dont have any CTS... I wrote "examination (NCSBN) - $200" there... is that wrong?

    > in part IV, should i just leave all of that blank? coz i really don't know what I should write there... I mean, should I write that i took my licensure exam here in the Philippines? and i still dont have my license number coz PRC here in the Philippines would only give it to us around june...

    > FP - NUR...
    * coz i live in Bacolod, that's too far away from the US embassy, so I would probably need the Fingerprint card from the US... is that correct? which agency could I contact? how long will that take? and is it okay if the fingerprint got delayed?

    > WH (Work History)
    * I haven't worked in any hospitals yet, so do i still need to fill this up and send it?

    PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME.. I'm really clueless about this things... and I'm the only one from my friends who is going to take the exams in Illinois... please please please....

    and last, is it better if i just apply online? coz this written application is really making me confused...

    Last edit by buffybot_08 on Mar 27, '07
  7. by   suzanne4
    Illinois will not even look at your application until you have the CES submitted to them, I would focus on that first.
  8. by   buffybot_08
    ouch... okay, i have another problem... coz, i still don't have my license... Coz, i just passed the Local Board Exam last December here in the Philippines, and they said that I could only get my license around may or june...

    So, I was trying to answer all of the required filleds in the CES application (I'm at the CGFNS website right now) and it's requiring for the license number... do I need to wait for my license? or is there a way for me to request for the CES without the license...

  9. by   bonbon2005
    hello!!! again, Im confused... will I include my original CGFNS certificate with my application when I fed ex them or the CGFNS will be the one to send it??? but I have the original with me!!! oohh...confirmation please... nxt777?...gidi???? where are you guys?
  10. by   kokokoko
    Quote from bonbon2005
    hello!!! again, Im confused... will I include my original CGFNS certificate with my application when I fed ex them or the CGFNS will be the one to send it??? but I have the original with me!!! oohh...confirmation please... nxt777?...gidi???? where are you guys?
    I guess it's better to have CGFNS send it.. of course it comes with a fee..
  11. by   kokokoko
    Quote from buffybot_08
    ouch... okay, i have another problem... coz, i still don't have my license... Coz, i just passed the Local Board Exam last December here in the Philippines, and they said that I could only get my license around may or june...

    So, I was trying to answer all of the required filleds in the CES application (I'm at the CGFNS website right now) and it's requiring for the license number... do I need to wait for my license? or is there a way for me to request for the CES without the license...


    hmmm, I did not use the online application for CES eh.. when I applied I didn't have my license number yet. luckily, in the application form (you can download it in the CGFNS' website), it was not asked so I was able to fill everything up in my application form... then a month later, when PRC released our Cards.. that's when i was able to send the license verfication form.. so there.. I suggest you wait first, enjoy the summer.. and when the releasing of your card is already near, that's when you should apply for ces..
  12. by   nxt777
    Quote from buffybot_08
    okay... hello... ive been a user here for a long time already but i think this is my first or second post... it's been a long time already... hehehe anyway, i have a lot of questions, so i really need some help...

    i'm from the philippines and i just passed the board exam last december, now my cousin wants me to apply for nclex examination in illinois... so, my problem is, i'm really confused with the application... i've read all of the stuff here but it left me more confused...

    and another info is, i haven't taken the cgfns exam, coz my cousin told me not to...

    so here are my questions...


    1. ces
    > how can i apply for ces? do i have to email them? are they going to email me? can anyone tell me the whole process? coz, technically, i'm just a kid here... i really don't know what to do...
    > and if i pass the application form first, is that okay? could the ces be sent later?
    apply for the ces report thru cgfns, i applied it online but u can also apply via traditional airmail. if you have applied with any services of cgfns you can create an account on their website to check the status of your application. i suggest you anticipate the time cts will receive all your documents in timely fashion.


    >in part iv, should i just leave all of that blank? coz i really don't know what i should write there... i mean, should i write that i took my licensure exam here in the philippines? and i still dont have my license number coz prc here in the philippines would only give it to us around june...
    i wonder why will it take that long for prc to give you your license number. did you register already? the registration number is the same with your license number (if im not mistaken). i took nle june 2005, registered by july and got my license number. (just a month time, while you have to wait for 6mos?)



    > fp - nur...
    * coz i live in bacolod, that's too far away from the us embassy, so i would probably need the fingerprint card from the us... is that correct? which agency could i contact? how long will that take? and is it okay if the fingerprint got delayed?
    you can email them to request for a fingerprint card. this would take approx, a week. you may also send an airmail to idfpr and request for one. but this would take you time. in my case almost 3wks before i rcvd my fp card. if the fingerprint card got delayed i think its ok. because thats what happened to me. i mailed my application on aug2006 and my fp receipt on jan1, 2007, all to cts. and i got my application approved by jan5, 2007. and rcvd my letter of eligibility on jan23, 2007


    > wh (work history)
    * i haven't worked in any hospitals yet, so do i still need to fill this up and send it?
    i didnt submit this.

    please please help me.. i'm really clueless about this things... and i'm the only one from my friends who is going to take the exams in illinois... please please please....
    we share the same sentiment


    and last, is it better if i just apply online? coz this written application is really making me confused...
    i suggest you use the written application



  13. by   nxt777
    Quote from bonbon2005
    hello!!! again, im confused... will i include my original cgfns certificate with my application when i fed ex them or the cgfns will be the one to send it??? but i have the original with me!!! oohh...confirmation please... nxt777?...gidi???? where are you guys?
    i suggest you keep the original with you and just ask cgfns to send a copy of your cg certificate to cts. im not sure how much it costs.

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