For Ms. Suzanne and anyone who are applying for Illinois..pls help.

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    Hi! I'm a registered nurse in the Philippines. I really decided to join this website because I have so many questions in mind that is bothering me right at this moment. This is regarding my plans of working in Illinois. I will be taking the CGFNS exam this July. In God's grace to pass, I'm planning to take IELTS exam and apply for an NCLEX examination. I would just like to ask an advice from you if what exam should I take first? Is it the IELTS or apply first to NCLEX? And how many months does this application will be approved by the Illinois BON? Because I've heard from my friends that it will took us a couple of months for our application to be approved by the Illinois BON for us to take the NCLEX exam. Is it true? Thanks ahead for your reply... God bless!!!
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    Why are you taking the CGFNS exam in the first place? It is not needed anymore to work in Illinois, only the CES from CGFNS is needed, and that is just a credentials evaluation.

    I suggest that you read the stickies at the top of the International Forum, they will be of quite benefit to you.

    And I do not recommend the CGFNS exam at all, unless the state where you wish to work specifically requires it. It involves completely different preparation than the NCLEX-RN exam, and passing the CGFNS exam will not give you a license.
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    Thank you so much Ms. Suzanne. At least now I have a clearer picture as to what should I really have to do.... You're my savior ma'am!!!!! Thank you once again and God Bless...More power to you!
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    Thank you so much ma’am! At least I have a clearer picture now on what should I really have to do regarding this matter. Once again ma’am, thank you. You’re my savior. God bless and more power to you!!
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    Good day once again ma'am. Just want to ask if what is really needed english test for licensure in Illinois? Is it the TOEFL or IELTS?
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    hi! i applied for the NCLEX through the Illinois board of nursing. until now, i'm still waiting for their reply and my ATT. but, i suggest you take the TOEFL instead of IELTS. last time i checked, they only accept TOEFL scores. Good luck to both of us!
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    Quote from nich
    good day once again ma'am. just want to ask if what is really needed english test for licensure in illinois? is it the toefl or ielts?
    hi there! this link (in pdf) might give an info on licensure requirements in il for international nurses:

    http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/apply/forms/cgfns_02.pdf

    it seems toefl is the only english test acceptable to the idpr.

    in the philippines, toefl ibt starts on june in manila, cebu, binan.
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    Quote from leis23
    hi! i applied for the nclex through the illinois board of nursing. until now, i'm still waiting for their reply and my att. but, i suggest you take the toefl instead of ielts. last time i checked, they only accept toefl scores. good luck to both of us!
    hello! may i ask how long has it been since you submitted all the requirements to il?

    also, how long did your ces report take to finish from the time you sent your forms to cgfns?

    thanks.
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    Quote from kiko88
    hello! may i ask how long has it been since you submitted all the requirements to il?

    also, how long did your ces report take to finish from the time you sent your forms to cgfns?

    thanks.
    i applied to il and will be taking the nclex this coming june.. the processing in il is fast.. after a week of passing my application, they send me a letter telling me that my application was approved and they told me to register at pearsonvue... it only takes a week..

    regarding ces, it took about less than 2mos before they forwarded the result to continental testing service..

    take the toefl exam as a requirement in il bon...

    if all the necesarry requirements are already there (application form, ces result, toefl result and fingerprint reciept), they will send you an acknowledgement letter...

    goodluck and god bless...
    Last edit by kathykaye on May 28, '06
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    Hi! thank you so much for responding my message. I would just like to ask u if aside from the green application form for examination u have submitted to CTS, what else did you include? Should i also include my transcript of records from the nursing school i attended? What about the diploma? Pictures? Kindly enumerate to me the things i should include in my green application before i will send the following probably this month. thank you and God bless!


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