Quickest Way for Getting Things Done and Licensed in US - page 31

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
    And there should actually be two sets of fingerprints sent to CA, not just one, or it will take longer to get your approval from the BON.
  2. by   suzanne4
    Quote from ninacf
    Thanks Lawrence. I'm still feeling like a stray cat here in beautiful Dubai. I'll just ask my superiors who are under the Department of Health since they are in the government they should probably know the NBI or FBI's counterpart in UAE.
    A local police dept is just fine there.
  3. by   suzanne4
    AS I keep saying, the more reputable facilities are interested in seeing a passing score on the NCLEX exam, the CGFNS doesn't make any difference to them. It is strictly a screening exam only and doesn't permit you to work. I know that the companies here, that I like, will only work with a nurse who has a passing NCLEX exam, they won't do a thing with just the CGFNS. Hospitals are interested in a known thing, that the nurse will be able to work.

    An agency can submit your documents for processing based on the passing of either CGFNS or NCLEX. If you are out of the country, and will be going for consular processing, you just need to show the Visa Screen Certificate when you go for your interview, at least that is how things are right now.

    My personal feeling is that CGFNS exam is a waste of time and money unless you are going to MI where it is still required, otherwise just go for the NCLEX exam.
  4. by   lawrence01
    CA just updated their website very recently and I have seen that now they clearly state that they only require the 1 fingerprint card for examination purposes and 2 cards for endorsements.

    Before, it was confusing because some will get two cards while some only get one plus now you can order these things directly from their website and not through email anymore. Good for CA.
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Dec 15, '05
  5. by   suzanne4
    That may be all that they require, but if there are any issues with that one set, you will be waiting months. It is worth it to get that extra set done, or it can take you a year or so to get your ATT. Especially if there is an issue with one print. And CA doesn't notify you, so after waiting your four or five months jsut to be told that there was an issue with a set of fingerprints doesn't make any sense to me.

    Your choice. My recommendation.
  6. by   nurseako
    I have a problem with my CG certificate. I am from the philippines, i mailed this problem of mine to my agency who is based in the US. The problem is, i passed the cg last july and passed the IELTS last october. So, it has been more than 2 months since the result was released. When i mailed this poblem to my agency, they replied to me and told me that i need to inform the CG office that I am allowing a third party on behalf of myself to receive my cg certificate. Actually, when they came to my country they let me sign an Authorization form, that i am allowing them to access my file. my question is, am i going to do what they want me to do? However, if im goingt to let them receive my cg certificate will i still receive another copy of it? I still need it in filling for my NCLEX RN exam.

    thanks for your help
  7. by   lawrence01
    Quote from suzanne4
    That may be all that they require, but if there are any issues with that one set, you will be waiting months. It is worth it to get that extra set done, or it can take you a year or so to get your ATT. Especially if there is an issue with one print. And CA doesn't notify you, so after waiting your four or five months jsut to be told that there was an issue with a set of fingerprints doesn't make any sense to me.

    Your choice. My recommendation.
    Yes, I agree that having another one will be better and before we always request for 2 cards via email and they will send in 2. I just don't know if this is still possible to those who are still going go to request because the updated website seem to be screening already that if its an exam applicant you only get 1 and if an endorsement applicant you get 2.

    Doesn't hurt to request for 2 anyway.
  8. by   mariz
    hi! do you know how long it takes to apply to the BON of illinois? ty
  9. by   lawrence01
    Quote from mariz
    hi! do you know how long it takes to apply to the BON of illinois? ty
    Sorry, but most of I know did'nt apply for Illinois and have'nt heard of anyone yet getting their ATT ever since their change of requirements in July.
  10. by   suzanne4
    You no longer need the CGFNS exam, but you still need to have your credentials verified by CGFNS for the CES, so you are looking at about four months before you will get approval to sit for the NCLEX exam. You need the CES report before they will even consider your application in Illinois.
  11. by   gracediwa
    Hi,

    now I am more confused. But i will follow ms. suzanne's suggestion, I will go for NY. I have just one question that I haven't found the answer. If I am processing my VISASCREEN and i have a tourist visa and i planned to fly to new york or any state,- let's say to get used to the area/environment or other reasons-will I encounter any problems with the immigration? will i be questioned regarding tourist visa and plans to migrate?

    thanks!!
  12. by   suzanne4
    I would not come to the US on a tourist visa with 8 suitcases and a bunch of nursing books in your suitcases. That would be a major red flag to someone. Immigration has the right to ask you what you will be doing in the US, sometimes they will and sometimes they won't.
  13. by   gracediwa
    Ms. Suzanne,

    Thanks for the prompt reply. That was fast!!!! (also for the PM)
    Anyway, too bad I can't bring my books

    Here's the follow up question to Ms, Suzanne and to the rest who have undergone the same problem:

    (1)IELTS or TOEFL/TSE? I really don't know which one to take. How much is IELTS? They say that TSE is hard to pass.

    (2) VISA SCREEN- will i be interviewed at the US embassy? Scares me.

    (3) I was told just now by a friend that I should not bring with me any papers related to work or plans such as diplomas, permit for exam, etc or risk being deported if found to have this. Is this true? If so what shall I tell the officer?

    (4)Does the eligibility to test from NY has an expiration date like ATT? And can I take NY-NCLEX in testing stations at california or other stares aside from NY?

    (5) Clarification: Marrying before anything else would mean providing additional papers to all concerned department?

    Milyong Salamat!! (Million Thanks)

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