already passed the CGFNS and IELTS- how to take NCLEX in Illinois - page 5

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   shanaya
    hi! i am a nurse from the Philippines.u seem to be knowledgeable with the application in Illinois.I took the nclex exam but unfortunately i failed the exam, do you know the reapplication process?thanks very much.:spin:
  2. by   kathykaye
    Quote from shanaya
    hi! i am a nurse from the Philippines.u seem to be knowledgeable with the application in Illinois.I took the nclex exam but unfortunately i failed the exam, do you know the reapplication process?thanks very much.:spin:

    you just have to download the same application form that you used before... you dont need to send requirements again...

    *just the application form and the fee ($79)

    *on part I B, just indicate there the information bout your application.

    goodluck on your exam!
  3. by   shanaya
    thanks so much for the info....
  4. by   BurstPurse
    Is there anybody who used ERES (instead of CGFNS) for the CES Report?
    I'm just wondering which of the two is faster.
    Thanks.
  5. by   shanaya
    Luckily, CTS sent back my original CGFNS cetificate though it was really hard to let it go because i believed worked hard for it. However the annoying part was that the certificate was quite worned out when i had it back, they just mailed it to me via regular mail envelope....grrrrrrrrrr. that was "my precious"!

    I have not tried ERES but here's the website for more info:
    http://www.eres.com/ or maybe call CTS to verify it.
  6. by   suzanne4
    Biggest problem with using anything other than the actual CES is that it is not accepted by all states, and even all universities if you decide to switch states, or attend grad school.

    Never believe in someone having to pay twice for the same thing, only because it will take a few more weeks.
  7. by   ricemilk
    Hi...been a member for a long time now but just got the interest to post a query inasmuch as the thread I've been following here is related to my case...

    Wonder what happened to dcraneses' application to IL...Hope to hear from you. I'd appreciate that really since I'm on to applying to IL BON, too.

    Passed the CGFNS and IELTS and obtained my Visascreen Cert, also. I plan to apply for nclex in IL asap, besides my work application is in that State (I'm waiting for my packet 3). But, when I got to read their processing method, I literally got a headache. It's complicated. I wish to apply to other states that are non-fussy yet my friend advised that I will undergo the same process when I will request for an endorsement as I'll be working there in IL, so why not do it now?

    Miss Suzanne, is it true that I will undergo exactly the same process of application for exam as I would with endorsement? I read in the IL Licensing instructions about the application process and likewise withthe process for endorsement..it seems similar, but I guess there might be some slight changes that would make the endorsement less taxing on my part. I'm not really sure as I must admit I'm not good in dissecting and comparing all these rules and must-dos.

    In your opinion, Miss Suzanne, if you're in my case, would you rather skip to other States for your nclex exam app. though your employment agency is in IL, for the sole reason that IL application process is complicated? By the way, IL is not our first option to work into, it's just that it's their "open" or "available" slot that time to engaged in according to our agent. Anyway, it's okay, we're happy for the chance to work there in the future, by God's grace.

    I'd appreciate your response, Miss Suzanne. Thanks ahead. And also to you guys who'd care to indulge in my query. Inputs from those who had personal experience in applying for nclex to IL is a great help.
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from ricemilk
    Hi...been a member for a long time now but just got the interest to post a query inasmuch as the thread I've been following here is related to my case...

    Wonder what happened to dcraneses' application to IL...Hope to hear from you. I'd appreciate that really since I'm on to applying to IL BON, too.

    Passed the CGFNS and IELTS and obtained my Visascreen Cert, also. I plan to apply for nclex in IL asap, besides my work application is in that State (I'm waiting for my packet 3). But, when I got to read their processing method, I literally got a headache. It's complicated. I wish to apply to other states that are non-fussy yet my friend advised that I will undergo the same process when I will request for an endorsement as I'll be working there in IL, so why not do it now?

    Miss Suzanne, is it true that I will undergo exactly the same process of application for exam as I would with endorsement? I read in the IL Licensing instructions about the application process and likewise withthe process for endorsement..it seems similar, but I guess there might be some slight changes that would make the endorsement less taxing on my part. I'm not really sure as I must admit I'm not good in dissecting and comparing all these rules and must-dos.

    In your opinion, Miss Suzanne, if you're in my case, would you rather skip to other States for your nclex exam app. though your employment agency is in IL, for the sole reason that IL application process is complicated? By the way, IL is not our first option to work into, it's just that it's their "open" or "available" slot that time to engaged in according to our agent. Anyway, it's okay, we're happy for the chance to work there in the future, by God's grace.

    I'd appreciate your response, Miss Suzanne. Thanks ahead. And also to you guys who'd care to indulge in my query. Inputs from those who had personal experience in applying for nclex to IL is a great help.

    When applying for endorsement you still have to follow requirements for foreign nurse so if they require CES or CVS then you have to follow it through. What is it you are really finding confusing regarding IL BON process?
  9. by   ricemilk
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    When applying for endorsement you still have to follow requirements for foreign nurse so if they require CES or CVS then you have to follow it through. What is it you are really finding confusing regarding IL BON process?
    Thank you. Have you applied to this state? It's not actually confusing, it's fussy. That's how I look at it personally (in terms of processing) as compared to other states NM (the most accessible and easy to apply to, I should say), in such a way that there's a lot of processes to go through...Fingerprinting for one. It would be better if they would send these fingerprint cards via airmail by request than have to go to US embassy to get one and be handed by another fingerprint card of another state (as in the case of dcraneses). By coincidence, I've chanced upon a thread here of some American nurses in US who seem to even have a difficulty in getting there in Chicago (endorsement processing). Likewise, an acquaintance in my NCLEX review class can attest that applying to IL BON is, indeed, a bit taxing and takes a longer time. Knowing this, I have to turn on my patience button, considering the CES matter, also.

    Well, nothing I can do, got my employment there, might as well do it.
  10. by   bebe13
    I recently underwent Licensure by Endorsement to IDFPR because my initial state of licensure is NM but my petitioner is from IL. I agree it's a bit laborious compared to NM BON requirements. However, if your application is accurate and complete (meaning all supporting documents in order), I believe IDFPR is really fast in its processing. Case in point is my application. IDFPR received it on May 11, 2007 and issued me a license on May 30, 2007.

    I hope you get through your application well. God bless.

    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. -- Philippians 2:3
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from ricemilk
    Thank you. Have you applied to this state? It's not actually confusing, it's fussy. That's how I look at it personally (in terms of processing) as compared to other states NM (the most accessible and easy to apply to, I should say), in such a way that there's a lot of processes to go through...Fingerprinting for one. It would be better if they would send these fingerprint cards via airmail by request than have to go to US embassy to get one and be handed by another fingerprint card of another state (as in the case of dcraneses). By coincidence, I've chanced upon a thread here of some American nurses in US who seem to even have a difficulty in getting there in Chicago (endorsement processing). Likewise, an acquaintance in my NCLEX review class can attest that applying to IL BON is, indeed, a bit taxing and takes a longer time. Knowing this, I have to turn on my patience button, considering the CES matter, also.

    Well, nothing I can do, got my employment there, might as well do it.
    A lot of states do fingerprinting, I had to do it for AZ which in the UK is a bit hard as most police stations don't use ink anymore. Sometimes being 'fussy' is a good thing but if you take your time and complete everything carefully then things will flow in a nice manner
  12. by   ricemilk
    Quote from bebe13
    I recently underwent Licensure by Endorsement to IDFPR because my initial state of licensure is NM but my petitioner is from IL. I agree it's a bit laborious compared to NM BON requirements. However, if your application is accurate and complete (meaning all supporting documents in order), I believe IDFPR is really fast in its processing. Case in point is my application. IDFPR received it on May 11, 2007 and issued me a license on May 30, 2007.

    I hope you get through your application well. God bless.

    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. -- Philippians 2:3
    Couldn't agree more (the verse).

    That's really fast...I'm happy for you. Good to know there's one positive point (from you) to take regarding this matter. I hope and pray it would be the same with me.

    Thanks a lot. God bless you, too.
  13. by   ricemilk
    Thank you, I really appreciate your counsels. I guess I have to agree with that because everything has to be in order, rushing will only cause trouble.

    I dont know, maybe it's just my want to take nclex sooner that made me seem impatient with this one.

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