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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   nayeli0016
    :chuckle wooops Yeah I got confused with Michigan and Illinois. Perhaps that thing I read about their requirements on their site wasn't really about requiring years of experience in the US, I think I saw something like number of years in the home country, etc. Thanks for the corrections Suzanne.

    Btw, I plan to take the NY route and work in NY as well, what do you think Suzanne? Or is there another state which you recommend to work in regardless of the licensure thingy? :spin:
  2. by   suzanne4
    Any state is fine....................
    Neither Michigan or Illinois reuqire experience in the home country. Mi still requires the CGFNS exam or five years of experience as an RN in the US before you can endorse without having to take the exam. Illinois was two yearsof experience without CGFNS exam, in the US as an RN, but they just recenlt cancelled that requirement.

    Pick a state based on where you would like to live........such as weather, etc.
    You will be much happier that way.
  3. by   nayeli0016
    Suzanne do you know a state which has a strong Arab community?
  4. by   nayeli0016
    I'm actually looking for a state that has a strong Arab or generally Muslim communities so at least I won't have difficulties practicing my religion... But anywhere would still be fine, besides I was able to adjust here in the Philippines which is predominantly a non-Islamic country. :-)
  5. by   suzanne4
    Michigan actually has a very large Arab population, the major newspaper in Arabic was produced there for many years, but is now produced in Los Angeles.
  6. by   nayeli0016
    Wow I didn't know they had a newspaper in Arabic there. That's nice to know. Thanks Suzanne. :-)
  7. by   nurseako
    Quote from suzanne4
    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 applications only, next you take the NCLEX exam, then you get a hard license and can endorse to almost any state afterwards. Because of the requirements of the Special Credentials Verification for New York, you do not have to do any of the running around to obtain your documents. CGFNS will obtain them for you....after you sign the release and send them the money.

    NY also requires two short classes that can be done on-line, one on Child Abuse, and the other on Infection. Both are available for about $15 each and take only one hour or so.

    NY BON application can be found at www.op.nyed.gov. You only need to submit "Form 1."

    The Special Credentials Verification can be found at www.CGFNS.org, as well as the Visa Screen Application.

    Once you have received documentation from NY that your credentials have been received and approved, submit payment to Pearson-Vue for the NCLEX exam. www.perasonvue.com. They are the ones that will actually send you the ATT letter, upon approval of the Board of Nursing. Be aware that this ATT (authorization to test) is only good for ninety (90) days. You will have onlt that amount of time to get the exam done in, otherwise you will lose your payment and have to start again.

    Hope that this helps................

    Most importantly, NY will issue you the license without a Social Security Number.
    Hi suzzane,
    I would like to ask why is the NY board of nursing needs additional courses for as before we can take the NCLEX? And, why do we need to pay for additional fee for Credential verification?

    do u have the web site where we can take the additional cors? thak u very much
  8. by   suzanne4
    Quote from nurseako
    Hi suzzane,
    I would like to ask why is the NY board of nursing needs additional courses for as before we can take the NCLEX? And, why do we need to pay for additional fee for Credential verification?

    do u have the web site where we can take the additional cors? thak u very much
    You actually do not need the additional courses before you get approval to write the NCLEX exam. The courses each take only about one hour and can be donw on the computer. And at a cost of about $15 US each. They just have to be completed before you begin work in NY, if you decide to work there.
  9. by   Sanchai
    Hi suzanne.. I really regret not reading this forum before I applied for the NCLEX exam.. I should have applied in NY... I applied in California already, about a month ago.. I have a few questions, I hope you can help me..

    1. I submitted an application to California already, since I haven't received an ATT yet, and I haven't paid through Pearsonvue, can I have another application at NY?
    2. If a pursue my California application and I pass the NCLEX, how long will they be able to give me an SSS number? Do I need to work in California first before I get to endorse my license to another state?
    3. If I'm planning to work in Texas (i've read they require 4 years experience before they accept an endorsement of license), and I have a California license does that mean Texas would not accept me?

    Pardon me for these questions, I'm just confused.
  10. by   paksibaby
    Hi Suzzane!

    I did a child abuze training already, but nobody told me about the infection certificate.Can you send me the website please!
    Thank you!
  11. by   suzanne4
    Was the child abuse course specifically for NY? It is actually on the same website that you found that course, they are offered all over. You can do a search here for the exact link if you need it again, it is also available on the NY BON website.
  12. by   paksibaby
    Yes the Cild Abuse Course was specially for NY.
    Here is the website everybody:
    http://69.3.158.146/nurse/nysna/catalog.cfm#ped
  13. by   suzanne4
    Infection Control can be found on the same site. This is another reason that you should alsways do research yourself on what you will need and not rely on others to tell you. It is listed directly on the NY BON website about these two courses.

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