Quote from dcraneses
thanks for the replies!
nxt777, so ur saying to just submit my ces and other forms like the fingerprint card and ct nur? thats a good news. you are not going to take the toefl? pls keep me updated about the status of your application and probably will do same steps u did. thank you so much!
yes, apply your ces through cgfns. cts will view your ces online when cgfns is done with it. since you already passed the cgfns certification program you may apply for your ces online for faster processing. http://www.cgfns.org/sections/programs/ces/
or may not
ask you to submit forms from your nursing school and from prc since they already have these files when you applied for the cp exam. when i applied online i didnt submit any other forms and i just received my copy of ces. if you do apply online, check your order status every now and then. you can even apply for your ces before you send your application to illinois since it takes more time to process the ces than to mail your application forms to cts.
the fingerprint card
- must be requested from illinois department of finance and professional regulation through snail mail (this is the one i did) or you may email them http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/e_mail/prfgrp09.asp
or as posted by kathykaye you may go to the us embassy and request for one. make sure its for the state of illinois. coz different states also utilize different fingerprint cards. then go to nbi carriedo, get your fingerprints on the card and mail it to one of the vendors listed with the fees. kathykaye always remind applicant to make a note to the vendor where they will be sending their fp card to make a note to forward their original receipt to cts. i have a relative from illinois and i sent it to them so they will be the one to process it there and they mailed the original receipt to cts. they submitted my fp card to art's investigations.
the ct-nur -
just bring it to prc, you'll just have to pay some fees and they will be the one to send it to cts. again, you may do this ahead before you mail your application forms to cts because it takes some time for prc to process this.
i wont be taking it anymore because i got my application approved already. it might has been waived because of this http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/apply/forms/cgfns_02.pdf
i passed the ielts so il be using it for my visa screen. just yesterday i have applied online for my visa screen but i do have to submit some forms to my nursing school and to prc (because i think, vsc is processed by
ichp, a division of cgfns) unlike when i applied for ces wherein i didnt mail any documents to them (may be because its cgfns who processed this). you can actually apply for your vsc if still dont have one. its $498. http://www.cgfns.org/sections/programs/vs/
goodluck to your application! just post your questions here. glad to be of help to my fellow nurses....