Quickest Way for Getting Things Done and Licensed in US - page 16

As most of you know, I have been recommending initial licensure in NY for quite some time. And for those of you that did not heed the warning, you now know why. New York is three easy... Read More

  1. by   plato353
    a very intresting and bold assumption you make here.lets revise your 100 percent. i obtained my nclex rn in february of this year.yep i am a foreign trained graduate.
    suffice to say i did not need a social security number prior to my licence being issued which i have in my possesion.i have not taken up residency in the us as yet.it takes two weeks for your ca license to be issued and can be verified via computer. the agony of having to know you passed whether it be two days to three weeks is of no statistical value.
    some of my colleques who have passed the nclex here in london keep it for future reference.
    we are not subject to section 11350.6 pertaining to professional tax and family support judments scrutiny prior to licenses being issued only applicable to us nationals.this is in relation to social security numbers

    as for splitting hairs :imbaryour att does not take four weeks to arrive at your door. once you have been found eligible go online with pearson vue pay your 200 dollars and your att gets sent to you via email. print it,legally valid at the exam testing centre with supporting positive identification.we have to pay 150 dolllars for taking the exam in the uk
    i guess we both stand on the side of sharing information
    plato 353
    Last edit by plato353 on Aug 14, '05
  2. by   suzanne4
    California does not issue a hard license if you do not have a social security number. It is required before they will issue you a hard license. You have a letter that states that you passed, not the physical license. It cannot be endorsed.

    California, as well as most other states, will not issue you a license without a SSN#. They want to make sure that you have the legal documents to work in the US.

    It isn't the ATT that takes the time, it is getting approval from CA to be able to qualify to even sit for the exam, nothing to do with the ATT. That is actually an instant thing once they have approval from the state. It is only doing double the work, you still have to submit everyhting to ICHP for the Visa Screen Certificate..........why have to duplicate everything?

    There is not one recruiting agency in the US that recommends CA for initial licensure.

    Right now, if you would try to endorse to another state, you cannot, as you do not have a number issued to you. That will not be done until you sumbiut the SSN# to CA BON. So, therefore you can get verification that you passed NCLEX for ICHP and the Visa Screen Certificate, but you are unable to endorse because you have not had a number assigned yet.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on Aug 14, '05
  3. by   LeeTendayi
    Quote from suzanne4
    Photographs can delay everything, becausee you do not have a complete file.
    And have you actually sent the Form 1 to NY BON yet?

    It takes more than a few weeks to get approval from CGFNS, usually a few months. They get thousands and thousands of documents on a daily basis.
    You should figure minimum of six weeks to two months after they receive everything. Things do not happen overnight with them, that is why I tell everyone to submit everyhting right in the beginning.

    Even if you were to apply to California for licensure, it is minimum of at least four months before you would get aproval to sit for the NCLEX exam, and they do not even go thru CGFNS. They do their own credentials evaluation and it is usually closer to six months thru there.

    Just sit tight.....................as I keep saying, best things is life are worth waiting for.
    Now Im confused. All the forms I downloaded from the CGFNS site I sent back to CGFNS except the two that stated I needed to forward to the College and one to the Registration authority here (NMC). I did not send anything to NY BON. I better check on that. I thought all the forms for CGFNS cover NY BON as well. So I will check the NY BON site and fill the form. I payed CGFNS US$600 do I need to send the NY BON somemore money. Now Im confused. Thanks for you time.
  4. by   salesnurses
    Based on experience, I recommend nurses to take initial licensure with vermont board of nursing. they process applications in three months time & would only ask an official copy of your transcript of records & photostat copy of foreign license. they issue licenses even without sss number. they wont require you to pay fees to cgfns. they won't require cgfns certificate. I think vermont is better than new york. because with new york, nurses still pay processing fee with another credentialing body. thanks.
  5. by   suzanne4
    It is your choice, but you still need to deal with CGFNS for the Visa Screen Certificate, and it is much easier for them to obtain the documents for most.
    You then need to endorse to antoher state which can take another few months, so you really haven't saved anytime.
  6. by   t.turnbull
    Quote from plato353
    a very intresting and bold assumption you make here.lets revise your 100 percent. i obtained my nclex rn in february of this year.yep i am a foreign trained graduate.
    suffice to say i did not need a social security number prior to my licence being issued which i have in my possesion.i have not taken up residency in the us as yet.it takes two weeks for your ca license to be issued and can be verified via computer. the agony of having to know you passed whether it be two days to three weeks is of no statistical value.
    some of my colleques who have passed the nclex here in london keep it for future reference.
    we are not subject to section 11350.6 pertaining to professional tax and family support judments scrutiny prior to licenses being issued only applicable to us nationals.this is in relation to social security numbers

    as for splitting hairs :imbaryour att does not take four weeks to arrive at your door. once you have been found eligible go online with pearson vue pay your 200 dollars and your att gets sent to you via email. print it,legally valid at the exam testing centre with supporting positive identification.we have to pay 150 dolllars for taking the exam in the uk
    i guess we both stand on the side of sharing information
    plato 353

    Hi plato Ive applied and passed my nclex through california, I recieved my pass letter from cbon this states that I have met all requirements for licensure in California apart from providing them with a #ssn. Im just wondering how you actualy recieved a hard copy of your license.
    cheers trev.
  7. by   nayeli0016
    I'm sorry to butt in, but I honestly don't know where to place this question. Does Texas require the CGFNS exam? Some websites say that they do require the CGFNS exam and others say you just need the CES... *confused*
  8. by   suzanne4
    Texas requires the CES, not the exam.
  9. by   casper76
    Hi Suzanne,
    I am a male nurse, i didn't have obstetrics lessons. Will it affect my eligibilty to sit for NCLEX? But i have some OBS experience whilst i was in the community. Thank you.
  10. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from casper76
    Hi Suzanne,
    I am a male nurse, i didn't have obstetrics lessons. Will it affect my eligibilty to sit for NCLEX? But i have some OBS experience whilst i was in the community. Thank you.

    probably. If you recieved your training in the last few yrs then the answer would be yes. It has to be theory and practical and for a certain amount of hours. Sometimes it is worth just applying for CES with CGFNS and they will let you know what hours you fall short on
  11. by   plato353
    to get a hard copy of your licence is easy let the agency dealing with your immigration sort it out no probs. at the end if the day you have passed and there will always be reference.a hard copy or letter of notification would suffice. now the issue i have with cgnfs is as follows.its best to pass your nclex first through a state that does not require it because the state (BON) will evaluate your academic qualifications.
    fair enough cgnfs plays a part in the immigration process for visa screening,note however the return of visa screening with cgnfs once you are in the immigration process is on average a month.its in the intrest of this organisation (whom i view as a of duplication) to speedily process those in the immigration que papers.i guess they have to juastify their existance
    how many people out there who have applied to cgnfs prior to being approved by a state board of nursing are still waiting for their decisions.a philipino lady i worked with waited one year and the phones at this place never works.
    dont take my word for it their are loads of nursing websites to attest to this fact.
    anyway as a foreign nurse the fees you would pay at the american embassy does not include cgnfs beacuse it gets taken care of by the agency or hospital that you are going work for.and your comitment would be to fulfill your contarct
    why waist 110 dollors.thats a day trips money to the theatre to go and see a good play(to many chiefs)
  12. by   t.turnbull
    Quote from plato353
    to get a hard copy of your licence is easy let the agency dealing with your immigration sort it out no probs. at the end if the day you have passed and there will always be reference.a hard copy or letter of notification would suffice. now the issue i have with cgnfs is as follows.its best to pass your nclex first through a state that does not require it because the state (BON) will evaluate your academic qualifications.
    fair enough cgnfs plays a part in the immigration process for visa screening,note however the return of visa screening with cgnfs once you are in the immigration process is on average a month.its in the intrest of this organisation (whom i view as a of duplication) to speedily process those in the immigration que papers.i guess they have to juastify their existance
    how many people out there who have applied to cgnfs prior to being approved by a state board of nursing are still waiting for their decisions.a philipino lady i worked with waited one year and the phones at this place never works.
    dont take my word for it their are loads of nursing websites to attest to this fact.
    anyway as a foreign nurse the fees you would pay at the american embassy does not include cgnfs beacuse it gets taken care of by the agency or hospital that you are going work for.and your comitment would be to fulfill your contarct
    why waist 110 dollors.thats a day trips money to the theatre to go and see a good play(to many chiefs)
    Cheers for the reply,
    I work in theatre to. Did you get a good theatre job in the states, or have you made sacrifices ie location vs salary vs cost of living vs specialty. Im not with agency, because I want to play a part in my future! Im currently waiting for replys from hospitals in Texas sent copy of cv and covering letter expressing intrest, and I think its going to be tricky to endorse my license from california. Im waiting for my visascreen certificate to be posted and in the mean time im gathering NIS reports and court reports (driving offences) minor.

    trev
  13. by   madwife2002
    I just heard that phase one approval is now taking 6 months to come through I guess things have slowed down again.

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