Quickest Way for Getting Things Done and Licensed in US - page 21

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   suzanne4
    The English exams that are accepted are either TOEFL, TWE, and TSE or
    the IELTS series with the academic branch and the speaking section.

    The computer-based TOEFL exam actually contains the TWE. If you do the pencil and paper TOEFL, then you must do the TWE as a separate exam.

    Hope that this helps.
  2. by   nina9404
    Hi Suzanne!

    Thanks for all the help!
  3. by   nina9404
    Hi Suzanne! It's me again.

    I am a Registered Nurse and also a licensed physician here in the Philippines. I passed CGFNS and TOEFL/TWE. I have applied for VisaScreen and am just waiting for my TSE result. I took CGFNS because I already applied for it before I learned about this informative site.

    Anyway, I finished my BS Nursing just last March 2004 and have spent my time studying for the Philippine Board exams, TOEFL, CGFNS and TSE. So, as of now, I have ZERO work experience as a nurse. I am trying my best to get the experience.

    I have an relative in Ohio who just recently decided to help me get a job in one of the hospitals there. I made the mistake of applying in California to take the NCLEX several months ago. I now have a letter of eligibility from california BON to take the NCLEX but have NOT registered with Pearson Vue yet. My questions:

    1. Is an eligibility letter to take the NCLEX the same as ATT?

    2. Having heard of all the issues with California not giving a license without an SSN, I am contemplating on applying to NY BON for the NCLEX. Im willing to pay another application fee as well as their required CGFNS verification, if it would mean that I can process my visa faster and go to the states quicker in the long run. Or should I apply to Ohio BON instead? I want to act now and either apply to New York or Ohio for the Nclex OR register with Pearson Vue already. Need your suggestion please.

    3. I have heard that some hospitals there in the US don't accept doctors who took up Nursing after their medical degrees. Is that true? Doctors who took up Nursing here in the Philippines are frowned upon by some of the other nurses. Just want to share that.

    4. Lastly, it's hard to apply for nursing jobs here in the Philippines to get the experience, since the hospitals would know that I have a medical degree and thus would immigrate and not stay with them for long. There are however, 6 months training available in several tertiary hospitals here, but of course you are not really an employee of the hospital. Would trainings like these suffice? Or can you recommend any agency that is okay with that?

    Thank you for being patient with all my questions!
  4. by   suzanne4
    Eligibility and ATT are not the same. You will not receive the ATT until the fee is paid tho Pearson-Vue and they receive the okay from the BON as well. Pearson-Vue is the one that actually handles the ATT now.

    Personally, I would just stick with CA since that is already done. You still have immigration issues to deal with, so just endorse to Ohio when you can.

    I have known and worked with some physicians from Russia years ago that were doctors in Russia, but chose to become nurses here in the US and they wonderful to work with. Actually being a physician is many othe countires is more on par with being a Registered Nurse here in the US. You will be quite surprised when you start.

    You will be starting a s a new grad, whether or not you have the six months experience at home or not. I would not worry about it. Nursing in your country is very different from nursing over here.

    Hope that this helps.............
  5. by   nina9404
    Quote from suzanne4
    Eligibility and ATT are not the same. You will not receive the ATT until the fee is paid tho Pearson-Vue and they receive the okay from the BON as well. Pearson-Vue is the one that actually handles the ATT now.

    Personally, I would just stick with CA since that is already done. You still have immigration issues to deal with, so just endorse to Ohio when you can.

    I have known and worked with some physicians from Russia years ago that were doctors in Russia, but chose to become nurses here in the US and they wonderful to work with. Actually being a physician is many othe countires is more on par with being a Registered Nurse here in the US. You will be quite surprised when you start.

    You will be starting a s a new grad, whether or not you have the six months experience at home or not. I would not worry about it. Nursing in your country is very different from nursing over here.

    Hope that this helps.............
    Hi! Yup! That's what I thought. Nurses in the US are almost like doctors. Very different from nursing here in the Philippines. The problem I have regarding the training or my lack thereof, is that hospitals there require it before hiring nurses from here. I had an interview with a well known hospital in Maryland and I was denied because of my lack of training/employment experience as a nurse. Any sugggestions?
  6. by   suzanne4
    There are still some that will hire you...................
  7. by   nina9404
    Quote from suzanne4
    There are still some that will hire you...................
    Hi! Do you know of any? and can you please tell me? Pleaaaaase?
  8. by   suzanne4
    Depends on where you wish to work and live. Do not pick a place just because you can get a job there. If you do not like the weather, then it will be pure "uckies" for you for a few years, for lack of a better work to use.
  9. by   nina9404
    Quote from suzanne4
    Depends on where you wish to work and live. Do not pick a place just because you can get a job there. If you do not like the weather, then it will be pure "uckies" for you for a few years, for lack of a better work to use.
    Can you suggest any hospital? I lived in Ohio for a year when I was in high school. I like the place and even the weather. Any suggestion regarding hospitals?
    Thanks again!
  10. by   zuzi
    Quote from suzanne4
    eligibility and att are not the same. you will not receive the att until the fee is paid tho pearson-vue and they receive the okay from the bon as well. pearson-vue is the one that actually handles the att now.
    [font='times new roman']suzanne clarifies these two terms for me please: eligibility and att. after you filled and paid both of application ny bon and cgfns, you will wait for what? for att or for eligibility letter? and after that with this letter you will apply for nclex, will you pay registration fee for nclex through pearson-vue, and after that....what kind of letter you will received from nclex ?

    thank you!
  11. by   suzanne4
    Once NY receives the CVS from CGFNS and approves you to register for the exam, you will get a letter from NY stating that you meet all requirements for licensure except the NCLEX exam. Once you have registered with Pearson-Vue, and paid your fee, and they also receive word from NY, they will then issue you the ATT (Authorization to Test). The ATT is no longer sent by the BON, but is handled by Pearson-Vue.

    Hope that this helps.....

    (please type with a larger font... :wink2: )
  12. by   zuzi
    Thanks for all , now I wait .
  13. by   rn_faith
    hi!!! suzanne I'm just puzzled about that SSN thing in California because I'm on the process now on completing the forms needed for the things needed on the eligibility test in Cali and besides I'm willing to wait for four months or so but the problem is what is SSN? how will it affect me? and how will I get it? thank you so much...

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