Quickest Way for Getting Things Done and Licensed in US - page 38

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
    As long as the transcript holds all classes, then you only need that one. I would still submit a copy of your CPA license, you want to make sure that they know all of the details. If not, later one they can say that you with held information. It is always better to give them everything and let them decide what they want to use and what they don't want to.

    It is usual only in the Philippines that all classes get placed on one transcript. Most other places only have the classes on the trancripts that were completed in their school.
  2. by   licocam
    hi suzanne, pls give me your advice on my case
    i've done my verification for new york state, still yet to call cgfns coz my papers were already received by them 2 months ago, but still there is no progress to what they have posted that they're still doing preliminary review on my papers.
    i've passed my application for new york state, took the required exams, but they sent me a letter stating that i must submit a copy of my visa, employment authorization or other valid immigration status.
    i am a filipino nurse and plan to take the exam in hongkong. i'm sort of lost on what to do next coz i'm doing all the processing aT my own expense and don't have an employer.
  3. by   suzanne4
    For the NY application, they wanted a copy of your passport submitted with the application, just to make sure that you are legal someplace. A copy of your passport will take care of the requirement for you.

    You have me confused, you said that CGFNS recieved your documents two months ago, and that you have already taken the required exams for NY, the required exam is the NCLEX, not sure how you had permission to do that.

    And if NY is waiting for the passport copy, then you have not passed everything for NY. Am I missing something here?
  4. by   licocam
    I'm sorry suzanne if i misled you, what i meant was the short classes done on-line. i haven't taken the nclex yet, still have to follow up cgfns on my verification too.
    What pages would i send them a copy of?
    really really grateful for your guidance
  5. by   whoopee
    Hi Everyone,

    I'm new in all nurses. This is my first post & i hope i'm doing it right. Hi Suzanne, I sent a pte email to you not knowing how to make a post. I have the same questions in the email as I do here so, sorry for the repetition.
    I'm a foreign-educated RN with a I-130 (spousal visa). I will be moving to Washington State in a couple of weeks. I've applied to CA BON with intent to transfer to WA. I went through CA primarily to avoid taking the CGFNS and also because I might work there in future. Of course, this was before I read your thread regarding the prefered NY option.


    It's been 3 months since I've sent my application & transcripts and I haven't heard from them. I wonder if I've left out any documents i.e. CES report? Visa Screen? Or do I still need these since I have I-130? CA BON have cashed my check for the application fee though. How soon do you think i can expect a reply?

    I understand that I should apply for my SSN# as soon as I'm in the U.S. I'm wondering if there's anything proactive I can do while I wait for CA BRN to reply. Or should I forego CA route and start my application to NY.



    Thank you for taking the time to reply.
    whoopee

  6. by   suzanne4
    Quote from licocam
    I'm sorry suzanne if i misled you, what i meant was the short classes done on-line. i haven't taken the nclex yet, still have to follow up cgfns on my verification too.
    What pages would i send them a copy of?
    really really grateful for your guidance
    The one with your picture. That is all that they need.
  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from whoopee
    Hi Everyone,

    I'm new in all nurses. This is my first post & i hope i'm doing it right. Hi Suzanne, I sent a pte email to you not knowing how to make a post. I have the same questions in the email as I do here so, sorry for the repetition.
    I’m a foreign-educated RN with a I-130 (spousal visa). I will be moving to Washington State in a couple of weeks. I’ve applied to CA BON with intent to transfer to WA. I went through CA primarily to avoid taking the CGFNS and also because I might work there in future. Of course, this was before I read your thread regarding the prefered NY option.


    It’s been 3 months since I’ve sent my application & transcripts and I haven’t heard from them. I wonder if I’ve left out any documents i.e. CES report? Visa Screen? Or do I still need these since I have I-130? CA BON have cashed my check for the application fee though. How soon do you think i can expect a reply?

    I understand that I should apply for my SSN# as soon as I’m in the U.S. I’m wondering if there’s anything proactive I can do while I wait for CA BRN to reply. Or should I forego CA route and start my application to NY.



    Thank you for taking the time to reply.
    whoopee
    It takes four to six months to get approval from CA to sit for the exam, as they do their own credentials review. The do not need the CES, and the VSC is only needed for immigration. But with the I-130, that is a spousal petition, meaning that you will not have to go thru the process of getting your own green card, so you will only need the NCLEX exam.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on Jan 23, '06
  8. by   lordfrazer
    I too have a question! The CGFNS website states that Arizona requires only the CES, and not the full certificate - does this mean I don't need to take the exam/English test? (I trained in the UK, so that shouldn't be required, I hear). Also, how long does the CES take? And can I not do the NCLEX until I have heard whether my ces report comes back +ve? Thanks! Andrew
  9. by   speedtec
    Hi suzanne, timing means everything, and unfortuntely for me, I applied for California NCLEX licensure before I came across this site.
    I would have definitely applied for NY licensure if I had seen this site earlier.
    Anyway, here's my case.
    I'm a Philippine RN slated to take the California NCLEX this April. I came to the US with an H4 (dependent) visa, with my wife holding an h1b (working) visa. We currently reside in Iowa.
    As a dependent, I'm not entitled to a SSN, thus, California BON will not issue a license unless I produce a SSN? So how do I obtain a SSN? The only way I could think of is to have the hospital (where my wife works as a medtech) sponsor me so I could change the status of my visa and thus obtain a SSN. But I'm not sure they will do this unless I have a license???
    Another thing, if (hopefully) I pass the NCLEX, can I apply for reciprocity so I may practice here in Iowa?
    Hope you could enlighten me on this matter. Thanks so much!
  10. by   suzanne4
    Quote from lordfrazer
    I too have a question! The CGFNS website states that Arizona requires only the CES, and not the full certificate - does this mean I don't need to take the exam/English test? (I trained in the UK, so that shouldn't be required, I hear). Also, how long does the CES take? And can I not do the NCLEX until I have heard whether my ces report comes back +ve? Thanks! Andrew
    English exams are waived for you. Arizona doesn't require the CGFNS exam, only a credentials evaluation. And you are correct, you cannot the NCLEX exam, until they give permission for you to do it, and they will not do it until they have received the CES and have approved your file, etc. Taking the NCLEX exam is the last step in getting your license, you get permission to sit for the exam when all of the reuqirements have been met, except for writing the NCLEX exam. No short cuts around that, plus you will still need to go thru the immigration process after you pass NCLEX. Not one thing can be done until you have a passing score until then. Proof mnust be submitted with the petition by your future employer.
  11. by   suzanne4
    First, you will not be applying for reciprocity, that is only for the actual NCLEX passing, it isn't for the license. You will be applying to Iowa for endorsement.

    Once you pass NCLEX, find an employer in Iowa. They can submit a petition for you. You will also need to pass the English exams, if you are not exempt from them, and get a Visa Screen Certificate. But since you are already in the US, you will be having an AOS or Adjustment of Status filed on your behalf by your new employer. It will take about 60 days or so for you to receive the EAD, at this time, you will be granted a SSN#, takes about one week after you have the EAD and go to the Social Security office before you will have the number. At this point, you can submit the number to CA, and they will issue you a license number within a few days. They you can endorse to Iowa.

    Unless your wife's employer is actually offering you a job, they cannot submit for a change in status for you to a different visa type. Doesn't work that way.

    Immigration only requires that you pass NCLEX to be able to submit documents, it doesn't require an actual license.

    Hope that this helps......................:angel2:
  12. by   licocam
    thanks suzanne!
    you've really helped me a lot!
  13. by   whoopee
    Quote from suzanne4
    It takes four to six months to get approval from CA to sit for the exam, as they do their own credentials review. The do not need the CES, and the VSC is only needed for immigration. But with the I-130, that is a spousal petition, meaning that you will not have to go thru the process of getting your own green card, so you will only need the NCLEX exam.
    Hi Suzanne,
    Many thanks for your reply. I've since read some of the previous posts & realized that you've already given answers to some of my questions. I'm sorry to have made you repeat :imbar. I'm sure I echo the sentiments of many when I say that you're doing such an impressive job . You are appreciated, Suzanne. This is a much needed forum and I'm so grateful to have found it!

    I've checked out both the NY & Vermont BON websites & would like to apply to Vermont despite having sent my application to CA BON. I don't mind foregoing my fees at CA if it saves me a bunch of time. Will I be penalized for doing that?


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