Foreign Educated Have NY license wants to go CT license

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    hi so after a long long wait i passed my nclex and finally have a license in ny, i live in ct and the main reason i took ny is because they don't require cgfns exam but only cvs and it did really took a long time. 7 months for me :-)

    now i went to ct site to check how can i obtain endorsement and it was saying something about foreign educated student this is the exact quote! i hope im not violating any rules:




    [color=#453761]rn licensure by endorsement

    before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.

    in order to be eligible for a registered nurse license based on a current out-of-state license, an applicant shall arrange for the submission of the following documentation directly from the source:

    a completed application form and fee of $180.00 in the form of a bank check or money order, payable to, treasurer, state of connecticut”;

    an official transcript of nursing education, verifying the award of a degree, diploma or certificate in nursing. please note that if you completed your education under a last name other than your current last name, please ask your school of nursing to indicate your current last name on the documentation submitted (foreign-trained applicants need only arrange for verification of certification by the cgfns international;


    -this means i need to pay the expensive ces again? cgfns takes way to long to process paper works! grrrrrr im so confused >.<

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    Moved to the International forum

    We do see this a lot, CGFNS may be able to use the docs they already received for CVS and therefore may be quicker. Could be worth a chat talking to them (Yes I know they could have better customer relations) and asking them
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    thnks mr. Silverdragon. CGFNS people are not very friendly lol yeah but i figured might just go to Public health tom to actually talk to people in there. Il update this so somebody might be in the same situation and it might help.

    CGFNS are just too expensive :-( on the top of 180$ for temp permit
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    (Foreign-trained applicants need only arrange for verification of certification by the CGFNS International)

    i don't know much about CT licensure, but don't you think they meant CGFNS Certification Exam / CGFNS Exam when they said certification? So verification of certification means verification of the CGFNS Exam?

    Sorry to confuse you.
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    Then I would suggest the OP contacts the BON and gets something concrete on what is required. Some states will accept CES when endorsing instead of sitting the CGFNS exam which is required for initial application (PA comes to mind if I remember rightly some members have endorsed with no problems and have not had to do the CGFNS exam which was required for initial application)
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    ^ thanks for the replies. So I went to CT public health today and they gave me some paper works to send to NY (License Verification) which i don't know why they have to when you can verify my license online. Then the cgfns part. I need to call CGFNS to ask them to forward my transcripts to CT. I asked them if i need to pay again for a different CES since i already have the CVS for NY state, she said I need to call CGFNS and confirm that but she thinks that they might just consider forwarding the CVS instead? *That i need to confirm and tom I'll call cgfns*

    Then fill up my application for endorsement with the $180 and get it notarized

    I was wondering about the license box that they have on the application form since NY gave me a certificate instead of an actual license card (the small cad im expecting) but the CT public health lady I just need to photocopy and attached it to my application.

    well at least most of the part of my questions are clear. The cgfns case I need to find out more but for sure I don't need to take the exam.
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    How did this work out for you ?
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    hi! a lot of people emailing me bout this so ill update you to what i remember i did! lol first i went to [color=#009933]www.ct.gov/dph/ to see the requirements. i quoted the one from the dept health site and showed you what i exactly did step by step.

    a completed application form and fee of $180.00 in the form of a bank check or money order, payable to, "treasurer, state of connecticut”;
    http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/practi...n_app_only.pdf + 180$ payment of course -ct actually sent me my check back 3 times since i don't know how to write a check correctly before so make sure you know how ) make sure to get it notarized. and also please put a copy of your current license on the box on the 2nd page to get your temporary permit so you can legally work for 120days while your application is on process.

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    next,

    an official transcript of nursing education, verifying the award of a degree, diploma or certificate in nursing.please note that if you completed your education under a last name other than your current last name, please ask your school of nursing to indicate your current last name on the documentation submitted (foreign-trained applicants need only arrange for verification of certification by the cgfns international;
    -in my case i already have the cvs from new york right? so i logged in to my cgfns account, >place order >additional services> forwarding professional education information (cgfns will forward the diploma and transcript to the specific bon that you are seeking license to), this cost 75$ i don't know what the other 100$ one for but i purchase only the $75 one and this one perfectly worked for me. so after all the forms and payment information, after you successfully purchased the item. lets go to the next step.

    next,

    verification of all licenses held, current or expired forwarded directly from the appropriate authority in any u.s. state, territory or canadian province in which the applicant is or has ever been licensed as either a practical nurse or a registered nurse.most jurisdictions charge a fee for completion of the verificationform. please contact the jurisdiction for fee information.
    form: http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/practitioner_licensing_and_investigations/plis/nursing/rn/rn_licverif_form.pdf

    fill up this form then mail it to the state which you are currently licensed to get your info sent to ct there's a fee i think for ny it was 25$ ill put the link below to know the address of your jurisdiction/board of nursing, so you know where exactly to send this form and make sure you call them first to ask how much is the fee, different states has different rates so make sure to call them first!!!

    list of bon: https://www.ncsbn.org/contactbon.htm


    once you're all done with this, all you have to do is wait the temporary permit is sent really quick just call and update your status, it won't hurt if you do that. and make sure you pay, no payment no processing (obviously) so any questions just email me, i hope this helped!



    goodluck!
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    Hi Rosedale4u! I just want to ask what steps did you take first when applying for nursing licensure in NY State. We have the same situation, I'm currently residing in CT and wished to apply in NY State. I studied abroad (Philippines) and I'm confused on what should I do first. By the way, are you Filipino? What is your email add if you don't mind me asking. Thanks =)
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    Quote from jeanifer67
    Hi Rosedale4u! I just want to ask what steps did you take first when applying for nursing licensure in NY State. We have the same situation, I'm currently residing in CT and wished to apply in NY State. I studied abroad (Philippines) and I'm confused on what should I do first. By the way, are you Filipino? What is your email add if you don't mind me asking. Thanks =)
    You need to do CVS first via CGFNS and then after a few months submit application to NY BON


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