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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   COCOA_LOVER73
    Hello Suzane,

    I am a Diploma nurse from india and worked as a RN in UK for 4 years.I came to US as depended(H4 visa).I would like to sit for NCLEX exam.Please correct me if i am doing wrong for the following.

    1.I needs to apply local Board of nursing.
    2.Apply for credential evaluation report from CTS
    3.register with VUE for exam.

    Heard that since I did diploma in Nursing(done in india), my psychiatric hours are less during our course,I may asked to complete specific hours before appreaing for exam and this extra step is not required in NC.Do you have any idea on this?.if yes, which are the states are excepted for this step?

    My Husband's job is kind of travelling all the time, we stay in once place for less than three months.Can i apply for licence in NC eventhough I stays in IL.

    Suzane,I really appreciate if you could spare some time to answer my queries.

    Thanks alot

    Cocoa
  2. by   suzanne4
    Quote from COCOA_LOVER73
    Hello Suzane,

    I am a Diploma nurse from india and worked as a RN in UK for 4 years.I came to US as depended(H4 visa).I would like to sit for NCLEX exam.Please correct me if i am doing wrong for the following.

    1.I needs to apply local Board of nursing.
    2.Apply for credential evaluation report from CTS
    3.register with VUE for exam.

    Heard that since I did diploma in Nursing(done in india), my psychiatric hours are less during our course,I may asked to complete specific hours before appreaing for exam and this extra step is not required in NC.Do you have any idea on this?.if yes, which are the states are excepted for this step?

    My Husband's job is kind of travelling all the time, we stay in once place for less than three months.Can i apply for licence in NC eventhough I stays in IL.

    Suzane,I really appreciate if you could spare some time to answer my queries.

    Thanks alot

    Cocoa
    There are no states that are excepted. Youy will need to apply thru CGFNS and get an answer from them. It depends on your program specifically, most that I am aware of from there mee the psych requirements. If you are goign to work in Illinois, you will need a CES done by CGFNS.

    The US govenrment is the one that sets these requirements, and you will also need to get a Visa Screen Certificate, so going thru NC is not doing you any favors.
  3. by   COCOA_LOVER73
    Thanks alot suzane for your prompt reply.

    if i decided to apply IL board of nursing.I guess they they need a approval from CES,right.Suppose if I planning sit for the TOFEL,then whether this score can used for both the VISA screen and Nclex exam?

    Thanks in Advance

    Cocoa
  4. by   pika
    I am posting this for a friend, Chew is Chinese citizen but finished his BSN degree in the Philippines, too late to know he can’t be given a license in the Philippines since he is not a Filipino. Is there any other way he could get a greencard in US to practice nursing.
  5. by   lawrence01
    Quote from pika
    I am posting this for a friend, Chew is Chinese citizen but finished his BSN degree in the Philippines, too late to know he can't be given a license in the Philippines since he is not a Filipino. Is there any other way he could get a greencard in US to practice nursing.
    For what I know is that he only needs his full transcript of records and let the school forward it for him.
  6. by   suzanne4
    Quote from COCOA_LOVER73
    Thanks alot suzane for your prompt reply.

    if i decided to apply IL board of nursing.I guess they they need a approval from CES,right.Suppose if I planning sit for the TOFEL,then whether this score can used for both the VISA screen and Nclex exam?

    Thanks in Advance

    Cocoa
    TOEFL score alone won't work, you need the entire series for the Visa Screen Certificate.
  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from pika
    I am posting this for a friend, Chew is Chinese citizen but finished his BSN degree in the Philippines, too late to know he can't be given a license in the Philippines since he is not a Filipino. Is there any other way he could get a greencard in US to practice nursing.
    The US government does not require a license in the home country, or where the nurse attended nursing school, only a completed set of transcripts.
  8. by   pika
    Quote from suzanne4
    The US government does not require a license in the home country, or where the nurse attended nursing school, only a completed set of transcripts.
    I have a follow up question, what about if he is to get a visa screen which is required when applying for an immigrant visa to US, from what I know, it requires one to be an RN since cgfns needs a verification from the PRC(the licensing body of the Philippines)right? So in his case, how could that be if he is not yet an RN since the PRC won't allow him to be an RN in the Philippines.
    Last edit by pika on Jan 30, '06
  9. by   d_ebb_ie
    hi suzanne
    i have questions with regard to endorsement. if i choose to take the NY nclex & if i pass the exam, then i would endorse for CA. what if my petitioner is in CA? will they process my immigration papers if i am licensed in NY? or have it endorsed first before processing my immigration visa?
    can someone process my endorsement, or do i need to process it personally in NY? and how long will the endorsement take?

    thank you so much suzanne. you're an angel.
  10. by   chris castillo
    I need an angel :angel2: to help me . I have just completed all the prerequisites for the North Harris Community College nursing program and am about to apply for acceptance. I still need to take the "hesi"(sic) test and was told to purchase a study guide from them(hesi??). Do you know what they are referring to , I can't locate this study guide on line. The test I am referring to is the english(logical thinking) and math test required before applying to the nursing program. I need a peer to help me thru the mire and muck of all the prerequisites necessary to apply. can you help me?
  11. by   suzanne4
    Quote from pika
    I have a follow up question, what about if he is to get a visa screen which is required when applying for an immigrant visa to US, from what I know, it requires one to be an RN since cgfns needs a verification from the PRC(the licensing body of the Philippines)right? So in his case, how could that be if he is not yet an RN since the PRC won't allow him to be an RN in the Philippines.
    Look closely, it doesn say that it is required, just if you have it, then you need to list it. The only requirement is a completed set of transcripts. There are actually quite a few from the Philippines that are no longer going for licensure in the Philippines, only concentrating on the US exams.
  12. by   suzanne4
    Quote from d_ebb_ie
    hi suzanne
    i have questions with regard to endorsement. if i choose to take the NY nclex & if i pass the exam, then i would endorse for CA. what if my petitioner is in CA? will they process my immigration papers if i am licensed in NY? or have it endorsed first before processing my immigration visa?
    can someone process my endorsement, or do i need to process it personally in NY? and how long will the endorsement take?

    thank you so much suzanne. you're an angel.
    Immigration is based on where your ewmployer is, not where you are licensed. One has nothing to do with the other.

    You can endorse to CA and get a temporary license in one day. You need to take care of the application process yourself since you hold the license. It is just a matter of filling out an application and paying a fee. Very simple.
  13. by   suzanne4
    Quote from chris castillo
    I need an angel :angel2: to help me . I have just completed all the prerequisites for the North Harris Community College nursing program and am about to apply for acceptance. I still need to take the "hesi"(sic) test and was told to purchase a study guide from them(hesi??). Do you know what they are referring to , I can't locate this study guide on line. The test I am referring to is the english(logical thinking) and math test required before applying to the nursing program. I need a peer to help me thru the mire and muck of all the prerequisites necessary to apply. can you help me?
    HESI exams are done pre-and post nursing school for some programs, as well as duiing the semesters.

    Try looking via a Google search with the capital letters HESI and I am sure that you will find something, or just post something on the student forum.

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