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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   suzanne4
    Quote from nurseMargo
    Vermont is New York.
    Vermont service center has jurisdiction over NY.
    Sorry but wrong information. Licensing in NY has nothing to do with Vermont. Coimpletely separate jursidictions.

    Immigration is handled in Vermont for NY and Vermont. But they are not related to each other at all.
  2. by   suzanne4
    Quote from renafriday
    suzanne-sorry if you have covered this but would be grateful for advice-I am a UK nurse at the beginning of the process- everyone here says apply for licensure through Vermont-but you seem to recommend NY-is that correct? I know that you have probably advise dthis before but would be grateful for input
    You still have to go thru the Visa Screen process, and unless you are planning to work in Vermont, or are already in the US and need to get your immigration things started for the AOS, it is not going to save you any time.

    Vermont is not for everyone. Let others say what they want, but it is still time before Vermont will issue you the license, it is not done the day after you pass the exam, and it doesn't save you anything. You need to decide where you are going to work first and find out what their requirements are. For some states, being a foreign grad, will still require you to complete either the CES, or the CGFNS exam, so do your homework first.
  3. by   nurseMargo
    Quote from suzanne4
    Sorry but wrong information. Licensing in NY has nothing to do with Vermont. Coimpletely separate jursidictions.

    Immigration is handled in Vermont for NY and Vermont. But they are not related to each other at all.
    Oh, I'm SORRY.
    I thought she's asking about filing for AOS.
    Very sorry!!!
  4. by   msrclim
    Hi! Just wanted to share with you my experience with licensure. I applied to take the NCLEX with the Arizona State Board (CGFNS test not needed). The only delay was they needed a credentials evaluation service report (CES) from CGFNS. To get the CES report, I had to make arrangements for all my transcripts and local license to be sent to CGFNS. It took about 2 months for CGFNS to issue the report and send it to AZN. Took AZN about 10 days to give me the permit to take the NCLEX. I took the NCLEX shortly thereafter and the AZN state board sent my nursing license by mail to me within 2 days of taking the test. They issued the license even if I have no SSN. I only had to sign an affidavit (sent by AZN board) as to why I had no SSN (i.e., not a US citizen or permanent resident).
    :wink2:
  5. by   suzanne4
    Quote from pika
    Is it advisable for a newly graduate BSN from the Philippines to go to US on a tourist visa and start working from there on becoming an immigrant to practice nursing?
    Actually it is illegal to do that per US immigration code.
  6. by   renafriday
    thanks for the reply-my plan is to work in az-so i intend to apply through their board withan IERF certificate-1 question-if i then decide to work in another state (and not az) how easy is it to xfer this-thanks
  7. by   starbin
    Quote from renafriday
    thanks for the reply-my plan is to work in az-so i intend to apply through their board withan ierf certificate-1 question-if i then decide to work in another state (and not az) how easy is it to xfer this-thanks
    if you have a license in one state, you can endorse it to another state.. but each state has different requirements which you must meet before being granted a license. as suzanne says,"license is not transferable, it is endorsed from one to another state."
  8. by   bettybedpan
    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.
    I need an answer to my question if anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it. I have written the NCLEX twice without success. I am a RN in Canada and have been working for 15 years. Has anyone heard of the Kaplan course that prepares Canadian RN's to write the NCLEX exam. Is it helpful?????
  9. by   renafriday
    thanks for that-on another issue does anyone know how long it takes cgfns to issue a visa screen certificate-without the language provision-thanks
  10. by   Toffifee_De_Sheltie
    Hi suzanne4

    I am a new member of this site. I was trained to be a registered nurse in Hong Kong. I also have a Bachelor of Science (BSc) (Hons) in Health Care Studies (Nursing) for Registered Nurse, (Oxford Brookes University, UK). I have been working in acute govt. Hospital after registered in 2000 as a Registered Nurse. I would like to work in USA and get more detail about NCLEX Exam.
    1)can I arrange to take the exam in hong kong?
    2)By Post?
    3)Then go to USA to take the Exam?
    4)How to registered in USA as a RN?
    Feel free please e-mail me. Thank you very much.:kiss
    e-mail: toffifee_de_sheltie@yahoo.com.hk
    Elmo:Melody:
  11. by   nethmateo
    Hi! I'm planning to take the NCLEX but don't know how to begin.I earned my BSN degree in Philippines and presently working in UAE. Is it possible to request for documents from CGFNS to submit to the board of nursing in the state i wished to apply,and how much is the processing fee? Hoping you can help me in taking that first step.
  12. by   msrclim
    Quote from renafriday
    thanks for the reply-my plan is to work in az-so i intend to apply through their board withan IERF certificate-1 question-if i then decide to work in another state (and not az) how easy is it to xfer this-thanks
    Arizona is part of the compact states which includes about 20 or so states that have made agreements with each other to make it easier to endorse nursing licenses between them. However, I don't know how easy it is to do. What you need to do is to check out the nursing board website of the state that you are interested in working in and look at their requirements for nurses holding licenses from a compact state, if applicable, or from a non-compact state.
    I found the AZ state board very straightforward and prompt in their handling of my case. The most critical part is for you to apply and send all the documents needed for the Credentials Evaluation Service (CES) Report because this is the one that takes the most time. Access the cfgns website for this service. Hope this helps.
  13. by   suzanne4
    Quote from renafriday
    thanks for the reply-my plan is to work in az-so i intend to apply through their board withan IERF certificate-1 question-if i then decide to work in another state (and not az) how easy is it to xfer this-thanks
    What is an IERF Certificate? That is a new one on me.
    Az is a ocmpact state, so if you keep your residence there, then your license is good in all fo the compact states. But if you move, then you will need to apply for licensure by endorsement. Your Az license will not transfer, you will be keeping that and will be getting a new license in the new state.

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