I just migrated here in the US 2 weeks ago. I graduated with a BSN last March in the Philippines and wasn't able to take the NLE this year due to personal reasons. Now my questions are:
Since Illinois doesn't accept foreign grad nurses to sit for NCLEX-RN without their local license, can I work as a CNA for the meantime? I am going back to the Philippines next year to take the NLE.
What do I need to do aside from filling out the application form and sending the needed documents with it? Do they require further training?
Is it going to be just a written exam or there's a skills exam too?
Thanks in advance.
Oct 29, '12
Exactly the same situation. Just go to http://www.idph.state.il.us/nar/home.htm
Find out the details, I got my CNA same year I graduated my Nursing in the Philippines.
Save your time reviewing.... You can do it.
Last edit by frankie1220 on Oct 29, '12
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