already passed the CGFNS and IELTS- how to take NCLEX in Illinois - page 4

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   john83
    Quote from nxt777
    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.
    http://cgfns.org/sections/apply/fees.shtml
  2. by   buffybot_08
    the CES? I went to CGFNS to download it, and I think there's a fee... that's really giving me a problem because it costs so much... are there any agencies there who could help me? Coz I have one friend, she found an agency in New York, and they're sponsoring her NCLEX examination and payments... if ever she pass this examination, they would get her and she would ahve a contract of 2 years. I asked her if maybe she sould help me get in on the same agency, but she said that she just got in because het auntie knew someone there... Are there any similar agencies that could help me in Chicago?

    Money is a really big problem kasi...

    and about the license... yep, I registered already... and in our claim slip, they said that we would only be able to get it after 6 months. and I also called PRC and they told me the same thing...

    So, you're telling me, the registration number is my license number?

    I just wanted to apply already coz the review for NCLEX is going to start already... and I want to review na and finsih all of this...
    Last edit by buffybot_08 on Mar 28, '07
  3. by   nxt777
    Quote from buffybot_08
    the ces? i went to cgfns to download it, and i think there's a fee... that's really giving me a problem because it costs so much... are there any agencies there who could help me? coz i have one friend, she found an agency in new york, and they're sponsoring her nclex examination and payments... if ever she pass this examination, they would get her and she would ahve a contract of 2 years. i asked her if maybe she sould help me get in on the same agency, but she said that she just got in because het auntie knew someone there... are there any similar agencies that could help me in chicago?
    i dont have an agency yet. can't help you with this. try looking for agency and ask them if they sponsor nurses to illinois.

    money is a really big problem kasi...

    and about the license... yep, i registered already... and in our claim slip, they said that we would only be able to get it after 6 months. and i also called prc and they told me the same thing...

    so, you're telling me, the registration number is my license number?
    im trying to check my claim slip to see if the registration number and license number is the same. but of course i surrendered the claim slip to prc when i got my license card. try to contact prc. you dont actually need the card but just your license number. ask them if its the same with your registration number.

    i just wanted to apply already coz the review for nclex is going to start already... and i want to review na and finsih all of this...
    you can apply and at the same time review for the nclex. when cts received all your documents, its easy for them to send you your eligibility letter. and by then you can register to pearson. and once pearson sends you your att thats only good for 90 days. best advice for you is to start reviewing asap so you wont cram.
  4. by   dcraneses
    Quote from nxt777
    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.
    u know what, i just sent my cgfns certificate, but before i did that, i asked them through email if the certificate will be returned to me and they said "yes" so im expecting it to be returned.
  5. by   dcraneses
    Hi! just finished accomplishing my fingerprint card from NBI. so what will i do next??
    here are some questions regarding the fingerprint cards:

    1. when i went to US embassy to ask for a card, they gave me a fingerprint card labeled: BD nursing albuquerque, NM. I told the lady from the embassy if I could have an Illinois specified card, she told me that it is the SAME card given to all nurses who asked for a fingerprint card and the label doesnt matter.. I was confused..pls enlighten me with this.
    2. will i send the certifying statement to idfpr and send the fingerprint card to identix?

    3. How will they know that that card is intended for IDFPR?

    4. What will I indicate in the reason fingerprinted?

    5. What is an application packet where all the fees are indicated. do u have a link on this?

    thanks guys for all the help! i am almost done with my application, thanks!!
    Last edit by dcraneses on Apr 7, '07
  6. by   suzanne4
    Quote from dcraneses
    u know what, i just sent my CGFNS certificate, but before i did that, I asked them through email if the certificate will be returned to me and they said "YES" so Im expecting it to be returned.
    Never, ever send original documents, always a copy. You keep the original. What happens if it gets lost in the mail?
  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from dcraneses
    Hi! just finished accomplishing my fingerprint card from NBI. so what will i do next??
    here are some questions regarding the fingerprint cards:

    1. when i went to US embassy to ask for a card, they gave me a fingerprint card labeled: BD nursing albuquerque, NM. I told the lady from the embassy if I could have an Illinois specified card, she told me that it is the SAME card given to all nurses who asked for a fingerprint card and the label doesnt matter.. I was confused..pls enlighten me with this.
    2. will i send the certifying statement to idfpr and send the fingerprint card to identix?

    3. How will they know that that card is intended for IDFPR?

    4. What will I indicate in the reason fingerprinted?

    5. What is an application packet where all the fees are indicated. do u have a link on this?

    thanks guys for all the help! i am almost done with my application, thanks!!

    Sorry, but the card does matter and you should be using one from the state where you are applying.

    And please be aware that your friend will not be working in a hospital in NY, but is now owned by that agency. And I mean owned.

    Nothing is done out of the goodness of the agency's heart. The money to pay for everything will be coming from the paycheck for the length of the contract, about $10,000 per year of the contract.

    Highly recommend that you spend sometime reading some of the posts here and especially the stickies at the top of this forum.
  8. by   dcraneses
    Quote from suzanne4
    Never, ever send original documents, always a copy. You keep the original. What happens if it gets lost in the mail?
    i already sent it..too bad.. I asked them and they said "send the original certificate".i will just keep my fingers crossed that the docs will be returned to me
  9. by   dcraneses
    Quote from suzanne4
    Sorry, but the card does matter and you should be using one from the state where you are applying.

    And please be aware that your friend will not be working in a hospital in NY, but is now owned by that agency. And I mean owned.

    Nothing is done out of the goodness of the agency's heart. The money to pay for everything will be coming from the paycheck for the length of the contract, about $10,000 per year of the contract.

    Highly recommend that you spend sometime reading some of the posts here and especially the stickies at the top of this forum.
    so thats a mistake that I made..tsk tsk...

    but the lady said in the embassy that it doesnt matter..do u suggest that i obtain my fingerprint card directly from illinois??

    and i didnt understand what u have just replied..im sorry miss suzanne
  10. by   nxt777
    Quote from dcraneses
    i already sent it..too bad.. i asked them and they said "send the original certificate".i will just keep my fingers crossed that the docs will be returned to me
    i hope they will return it to you. if not, you'll be the one asking cgfns for your personal copy. that is replacement certificate which will cost you $100.
  11. by   bonbon2005
    Quote from nxt777
    i hope they will return it to you. if not, you'll be the one asking cgfns for your personal copy. that is replacement certificate which will cost you $100.
    hi, i tried to visit the cgfns site and looked for the cost if they will be the one to send a copy of my cgfns certificate....but i cant find it, i actually saw the replacement certificate fee which is 100$. anybody knows how much and how to ask the cgfns to send a copy of my certificate to cts?

    i really dont want to send my original certificate but i think....it is the cheapest way, ces is very much expensive....sending my original copy of cgfns together with my application is cheaper....just hope and pray that they will send it back and not lost in the process... should it be lost....then..i guess, i will ask the cgfns to send me a duplicate copy and pay 100$.

    just an idea...what do you think?

    bonbon2005
  12. by   suzanne4
    Quote from bonbon2005
    hi, I tried to visit the cgfns site and looked for the cost if they will be the one to send a copy of my cgfns certificate....but I cant find it, I actually saw the replacement certificate fee which is 100$. anybody knows how much and how to ask the cgfns to send a copy of my certificate to CTS?

    I really dont want to send my original certificate but I think....it is the cheapest way, CES is very much expensive....sending my original copy of CGFNS together with my application is cheaper....just hope and pray that they will send it back and not lost in the process... should it be lost....then..I guess, I will ask the CGFNS to send me a duplicate copy and pay 100$.

    just an idea...what do you think?

    bonbon2005

    Never send the original, have a notorized copy of the one that you have sent. And this is for everything, even if an agency asks for your originals, do not give it to them. They only get the originals if they paid for it.
  13. by   nxt777
    Quote from bonbon2005
    hi, i tried to visit the cgfns site and looked for the cost if they will be the one to send a copy of my cgfns certificate....but i cant find it, i actually saw the replacement certificate fee which is 100$. anybody knows how much and how to ask the cgfns to send a copy of my certificate to cts?

    i really dont want to send my original certificate but i think....it is the cheapest way, ces is very much expensive....sending my original copy of cgfns together with my application is cheaper....just hope and pray that they will send it back and not lost in the process... should it be lost....then..i guess, i will ask the cgfns to send me a duplicate copy and pay 100$.

    just an idea...what do you think?

    bonbon2005
    i suggest you ask cts what they really need. if you are a cgfns certificate holder, ask them if they need a copy of your original certificate or just a verification from cgfns that you are indeed, a certificate holder. if they only need a verification. then u can just order the verification letter under cgfns certification program and i think that will cost you $75.

    im sorry i cant provide you with much details on this, coz i did nt go that route. although, i was a cgfns certificate holder then, i still purchased their ces. coz i didnt know that time that the cg certificate can take the place of the ces report.

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