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:eek: :confused: Hi Everybody I think I need some help with the CGFNS Ex. I've just failed on July 2003. Iwas really sure that I did well, but I failed. the major problem is that as I'm not living... Read More

  1. by   suzanne4
    My suggenstion:
    1. Apply for Visa Screen Certificate-----this actually takes the longest because of evaluating all of your credentials.
    2. Submit paperwork for CGFNS exam.
    3. Complete English exams, if required.
    4. Take CGFNS exam-----remember that this exam is only given three times
    per year, March, July, and November. It is given all over the world, but at only six cities in the US. Deadline for July exam is mid-April and that deadline is for ALL materials to be received by CGFNS office, not just your application. Verification from your Board of Nursing and your nursing college has to also be received.
    5. NCLEX exam.
    Hint: When you send in for verfication to your nursing school, have them fill in the form, as well as submit a transcript, just one time and this will cover you for both applications. You won't need to submit twice. Same thing with your license verification, you need to do this only once.

    Good luck.....
  2. by   rodi
    Thanks a lot for your promt reply Suzanne.

    But before i apply for CGFNS exam do i still have to fill in the Certification Program forms? will they run another check of my educational backround?

    Thank you.
  3. by   suzanne4
    The Certification program includes your CGFNS exam. You pay $295 and that lets you take your exam, and includes just that you passed TOEFL or TOEIC, if you are required to take the English. Getting the certification no longer gives you the right to work in the US as a nurse. You must complete the Visa Screen just as it has been required in the past if you are planning to work in the US. For those of you that do not have a visa for the US that allows you to work, such as from marrying a US citizen, or someone that already has a green card, you must complete the Visa Screen process. There is no way around it.

    Good luck to all of you.
  4. by   suzanne4
    In response to Faby's note above: CGFNS is not required for a green card. You have a choice of either CGFNS or NCLEX. English is required for all, except if you have trained in a country where English is the native language, or your program was taught completely in English.
  5. by   moffist
    I took the CGFNS in Chicago last week. Can anyone tell me if the CGFNS put your results online? I found it quicker to check my staus online as any letters took two weeks (and I only live in Michigan!!!)

    What is the quickest way to get your results. I know when my children took ACT and SATs they could pay to get their results early. Anyone know if this is possible with CGFNS. I really did have a BAD time getting through the CGFNS process and I trained in the UK. What a fuss!!!
  6. by   suzanne4
    Scores will be available on-line but not for about 8 weeks, you can start checking the beginning of May.

    Good luck!
  7. by   moffist
    Quote from suzanne4
    Scores will be available on-line but not for about 8 weeks, you can start checking the beginning of May.

    Good luck!
    Thanks Suzanne.

    Do you work for CGFNS? I'm checking every week day anyway just in case.

    moffist
  8. by   suzanne4
    I do not work for CGFNS. I used to live in Michigan but am currently living in Bangkok. Because of all of my students, I work with CGFNS closely and am aware of all of their rules and regulations. You can check the website every week, but I can promise you that nothing will be up until the beginning of May. Remember, the exam was given all over the world, not just in the US. They have to receive the exams from all over and then get them processed. Nothing will be done and posted before two months. Never has in the past, and won't in the future. Only PASS or NO PASS will be posted, you will have to wait for your actual score to be sent to you in the mail. That will be done after things are posted.

    Good luck........................
  9. by   ethelbsnrn
    is IELTS accepted in the US ? My sis failed the TSE and took the IELTS. Is this accepted for a visa screen? What is the passing score when you want to be in the US? In UK?
  10. by   suzanne4
    6.5 on the Academic branch of the IELTS and 7.0 on speaking..................
    Yes, IELTS is accepted for the Visa Screen
  11. by   sunnyuk
    Quote from foreign nurse
    sorry to hear that you failed last July. I passed CGFNS in March and that was my first time for it. I studied on KAPLAN, CGFNS guide book and Mosby. They are all good sources.

    For me it is really important to work on the questions. I did almost 4,000 questions in 3 months...in the book and CD- ROM.

    When will you take it again,BTW??
    hi everyone,
    i am planning to take cgfns exam by end of this year. can anyone please give me more details on the kaplan and mosby guide books for cgfns. i mean what is the actual title of the books and where can i purchase them. thank you.
  12. by   suzanne4
    Use the CGFNS guide book, as well as NCLEX study guides for the others.
    You can use Saunders, Mosby, Lippincott...............etc. They all have excellent reviews. Just try to do as many questions each day that you can. The earliest that you will be able to take the CGFNS exam is November, so you have plenty of time. If you shoot for 100 per day you will be well on your way.
    I would highly recommend that you get your application in as soon as possible, because deadline posted is when all documents have to be received, not just your application. This means papers from your nursing board as well as university.
    Get the Visa Screen application filed as soon as possible also. You do not need to have results of your exams for this to be started, you can save yourself quite a bit of time.
    Do you know which state that you are interested in working in? I would apply to them as soon as possible as you will need permission from them to be able to sit and write the NCLEX exam. Some states are taking months for this, example, California is over 6 months right now just for the ATT letter.

    Hope that this helps..................
  13. by   sunnyuk
    Quote from suzanne4
    Use the CGFNS guide book, as well as NCLEX study guides for the others.
    You can use Saunders, Mosby, Lippincott...............etc. They all have excellent reviews. Just try to do as many questions each day that you can. The earliest that you will be able to take the CGFNS exam is November, so you have plenty of time. If you shoot for 100 per day you will be well on your way.
    I would highly recommend that you get your application in as soon as possible, because deadline posted is when all documents have to be received, not just your application. This means papers from your nursing board as well as university.
    Get the Visa Screen application filed as soon as possible also. You do not need to have results of your exams for this to be started, you can save yourself quite a bit of time.
    Do you know which state that you are interested in working in? I would apply to them as soon as possible as you will need permission from them to be able to sit and write the NCLEX exam. Some states are taking months for this, example, California is over 6 months right now just for the ATT letter.

    Hope that this helps..................
    hi, thank you for your reply. its really helpful. well appreciated. thank you once again.

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