already passed the CGFNS and IELTS- how to take NCLEX in Illinois - page 6

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   Silverdragon102
    Quote from 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.
    just use the time to practice questions and prepare yourself for NCLEX. We all want things to move faster but with retrogression in progress for nurses and I140's taking several months to be approved in both Nebraska and Texas things are not going to move fast so might as well take advantage and use it wisely
  2. by   nxt777
    for ricemilk:

    i would suggest you to apply for licensure to il directly since you're working in that state. endorsing would take you more time (i think). il is not really bad when it comes to eligibility as long as you submit the required documents in a timely manner.

    you wont even have big problems with the ces since you have a cg certificate whether you apply for a ces report or a letter of cg cert verification. cgfns has your record on file.

    goodluck to you! im taking the nclex for il licensure.

  3. by   dcraneses
    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.

    hi Ricemilk! its nice to know that I can help my fellow nurses based on my experiences in applying for my NCLEX in Illinois.

    Its nice to tell you that i am scheduled to take my NCLEX in HK this september.. and to tell you, it took sweat, patience and MONEY to accomplish that! hehe

    if you have any inquiries im willing to answer those.. just dont hesitate to ask questions and Ill answer it right away..thanks and God bless!
  4. by   dcraneses
    Quote from nxt777
    for ricemilk:

    i would suggest you to apply for licensure to il directly since you're working in that state. endorsing would take you more time (i think). il is not really bad when it comes to eligibility as long as you submit the required documents in a timely manner.

    you wont even have big problems with the ces since you have a cg certificate whether you apply for a ces report or a letter of cg cert verification. cgfns has your record on file.

    goodluck to you! im taking the nclex for il licensure.
    hi nxt777!

    ill take my nclex is september! yey! congrats to us.. the next step is finally here! can u share your experiences regarding your application? and when and where you plan to take??thanks.. godbless and goodluck!
  5. by   ricemilk
    Quote from dcraneses
    hi Ricemilk! its nice to know that I can help my fellow nurses based on my experiences in applying for my NCLEX in Illinois.

    Its nice to tell you that i am scheduled to take my NCLEX in HK this september.. and to tell you, it took sweat, patience and MONEY to accomplish that! hehe

    if you have any inquiries im willing to answer those.. just dont hesitate to ask questions and Ill answer it right away..thanks and God bless!
    Hi there! thanks a lot! sure there would be questions coming from me in the future from you. that's good to hear, you being done with the application and soon to face the NCLEX...God bless on your exam dcraneses.
  6. by   ricemilk
    Quote from nxt777
    for ricemilk:

    i would suggest you to apply for licensure to il directly since you're working in that state. endorsing would take you more time (i think). il is not really bad when it comes to eligibility as long as you submit the required documents in a timely manner.

    you wont even have big problems with the ces since you have a cg certificate whether you apply for a ces report or a letter of cg cert verification. cgfns has your record on file.

    goodluck to you! im taking the nclex for il licensure.
    thanks heaps, nxt777. i know once i get started, the rest will just follow. im just being too meticulous about application abroad. god bless on your exam...i'll get to that, too, the exam i mean...im excited about it..

    "trust in the lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. in all your ways acknowledge him. and he shall direct your paths." prov. 3:5-6
  7. by   vain
    hi everyone! i am new here and i really find this site interesting and very useful..

    i would just like to ask what ces does illinois require?
    is it the ces full education course-by-course report?
    or the ces healthcare profession and science report?

    thanks a lot! ;-)
  8. by   suzanne4
    Go for the full education report, especially if there is the slimmest chance that you will go on for grad school. It will save you from having to go thru that process again.
  9. by   vain
    thank you ms. suzanne!
  10. by   ricemilk
    Quote from kathykaye
    application form

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

    you can also apply online.

    www.continentaltesting.net

    you can go to US embassy and ask for fingerprint card. have it fingerprinted on any NBI office near you. then send it to identix with a fee.
    www.identix.com
    Is there any requirement in getting a fingerprint card (IL BON) for my nclex application in the US embassy? My nurse friend in Manila offers to get it for me, she's asking in what department will she get it.

    Thanks ahead, a lot.
  11. by   dcraneses
    Quote from ricemilk
    Is there any requirement in getting a fingerprint card (IL BON) for my nclex application in the US embassy? My nurse friend in Manila offers to get it for me, she's asking in what department will she get it.

    Thanks ahead, a lot.
    the fingerprint card is requested directly from IDFPR. pls send an email to prfgroup09@ildpr.com, and request for a fingerprint card. they will send it to you with no charge! good luck!
  12. by   ricemilk
    Quote from dcraneses
    the fingerprint card is requested directly from IDFPR. pls send an email to prfgroup09@ildpr.com, and request for a fingerprint card. they will send it to you with no charge! good luck!
    Thanks to you!

    I already sent an email to this address maybe 3 weeks ago...asking pertinent question re IL BON application and a request for fingerprint card. I did got a reply that my message hs been forwarded to a certain department to be filled (or filed, typo error probably). Was wondering if I could get the card either from them or in the embassy.
  13. by   ricemilk
    Quote from dcraneses
    the fingerprint card is requested directly from IDFPR. pls send an email to prfgroup09@ildpr.com, and request for a fingerprint card. they will send it to you with no charge! good luck!
    Hi again, dcraneses...how did long did it took 'til you got your requested fingerprint card from them? was it sent via snail mail or fast track? Thanks. :spin:

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