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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   starbin
    Quote from silverdragon102
    if a foreign trained nurse then you do need visa screen and can apply now for it. as a nurse you need to apply for gc well actually you need to find an employer willing to petition you for gc and yo may find that employers prefer nclex pass to cgfns pass
    let me rephrase it silverdragon!!!!
    if you are a forign born nurse who is seeking a employment based visa to work in the usa, you have to go through the visa screen stuff..no matter where you were educated......even thr us grads need vsc.
  2. by   madu
    Thank you Silverdragan 102 and Starbin.
    I have a problem . What is GC mean? and Do you know what visa type I can appy for. Because in the visa screen certificate application I have to choose one visa category that I want to obtain. It says I can select ether H-1B, H-1C or Permanent(green card). Is anyone know what we can choose?
  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from madu
    Thank you Silverdragan 102 and Starbin.
    I have a problem . What is GC mean? and Do you know what visa type I can appy for. Because in the visa screen certificate application I have to choose one visa category that I want to obtain. It says I can select ether H-1B, H-1C or Permanent(green card). Is anyone know what we can choose?

    permanent green card is what you are applying for
  4. by   suzanne4
    Quote from fulltime_nursern
    [FONT=Fixedsys]thanks suzanne. one more question my mom is in CAL, can she be the one to send all my application using her address.. thanks.. is this also the time i have to use the third party authorization to release info?
    I would send everything yourself and just use her address as your mailing address. I have seen too many problems occur when things did not arrive properly on time, etc. Or you are also looking at two courier fees, never send anything by regular mail, unless you have the time to wait to replace any of it.

    And I definitely would not use CA for initial licensure, you will not get your exam done and find out the result for months and months and months.
  5. by   mountaineer_05
    Good Day everyone! :0

    Can anyone please help me with my situation, Im sort of lost or should I say out of the circulation regarding the updates of my application to NY-BON.
    It has been seven (7) months ago since I sent my application to NY-BON, together with my applications for CVS and Visascreen. (I took suzannes advice) I only realized that it has been this long since I last sent when my friend who applied to NJ-BON told me that she already recieved her att and it only took her 3 months!

    I was hopeful that in 4 months time since my application I would sit for NCLEX, but it has been seven months and I haven't heard from them yet. Now im beginning to think that something has gone wrong... I did everything right with regards to payment and applications and since I sent it, CGFNS has notified me through email and by checking the status of my application in their website that they recieved my documents and payments and all other necessary or required docs are ready for review. The last note was last february that all docs are ready for review... how long does it take for them to review my documents?

    the last entry on the correspondences section of my status in cgfns is FINAL NOTIFICATION TO NEW YORK - Standard Ground mail.. what does that mean???

    I don't know what to do next... should I wait again? I believe I've waited too long and should take action. Please lend me your advise so I could get out of this dilemma...

    Do I need to register to pearson vue to take the nclex already? because I read in the nclex handbook that I should register to pearson vue first and pearson vue (PV) will inquire from NY-BON if Im eligible to take NCLEX-RN, and NY-BON will notify PV as to my eligibility to sit for exam, and when that happens, PV will send my ATT? is that the works???? Should NY-BON contact me first to let me know I am eligible before I register? which is which??? oh, please can anyone enlighten me... im so frustrated....

    any comments or suggestion is highly appreciated.... Thanks y'all God Bless...
  6. by   speedtec
    Hi Mountaineer,
    Yes, you can already apply with PearsonVue for your ATT. NY-BOn will only send you notice of your eligibility but it's PearsonVue that will send out your ATT.
    You may register with pearsonvue online and it usually takes around a month (or less) to have your ATT. For all you know, you might be already eligible with NY-BON but still don't have your ATT cz you haven't applied with PearsonVue.
    PearsonVue will contact the BON where you applied for to determine your eligibility.
    Hope this helps.
  7. by   lakwatsero
    Hey Speedtec. Sorry to doubt your advice, but could someone reconfirm that one can proceed to make arrangements with Pearson Vue even without receiving an eligibility to test from their respective BON's? I don't exactly remember where, but I have read in one of these stickies that one should not begin to register with Pearson Vue until one has his eligibility to test in his hand, or at least a confirmation from the BON that the latter already mailed the eligibility to test. Thanks so much in advance for any clarification.
  8. by   speedtec
    Hi lakwatsero, I missed to take into account the country of origin of Mountaineer. Lest I stand corrected, let me clarify that as per personal experience here in the US, I didn't have to wait for the BON's go-signal before I registered with PearsonVue. Fact is, agents from PearsonVue encouraged me to register as soon as I could to facilitate the swift processing of my application. Long before my BON notified me of my eligibility, PearsonVue had already released my ATT.
    I'm not sure if it works the same way for international test takers. My apologies for the oversight.
    Perhaps test takers from the Philippines can share their input regarding Mountaineer's query?
  9. by   lawrence01
    I think for foreign trained Rns it's much safer to just wait for your eligiibility letter or sometimes when you call up or email the BON they themselves will give you the go-signal to register to pearsonvue and they won't send the letter anymore because they already gave you the go-signal thru phone. This doesn't always happen though and maybe isolated to cases or applicants whose eligibility letter was long over-due.
  10. by   lawrence01
    One more thing, pearson-vue won't issue the ATT if the BON didn't transmit your data to them. In fact, the data you provided in registering in pearsonvue must match the data transmitted to them by your BON for pearson to issue you the ATT. But you can surely register and get a receipt/acknowledgement that says you paid the fee and is now registered with pearson-vue. The ATT will only come when the BON have transmitted your data to pearson. It's not advisable to register w/o being sure of being approved yet (eligibility letter) or have a go-signal from your BON (email or phone).
    Last edit by lawrence01 on May 8, '06
  11. by   mountaineer_05
    Good day everyone...

    To speedtec, lakwatsero and laurence01... thank you so much for your input regarding my situation. I really really appreciate it.

    it's confusing what to do next after sending all the application and payments. waiting for the eligibility sounds more sensible but, waitng for 7 months for it is a very long wait, which makes me want to go ahead and register to PV as soon as I can.

    My friend (applied to NJ_BON and recieved ATT in 3 months) told me that after NJ-BON informed her that they recieved her application, she went ahead and registered to pearson vue, despite the fact that her eligibilty is not yet available. I guess, in my friends case, speedtecs' input is correct, PV perhaps contacted NJ-BON to ask about my friends eligibilty, and even if she has not recieved her eligibilty letter yet, her BON already gave their go signal to PV, so she now has her ATT.

    Thanks again for all your advice, I hope also that members of this forum who are in the same situtation, or has gone through the same road can share with us their experience.

    This forum is really a big help to all of us nurses.

    Thanks again speedtec, lakwatsero and laurence01... God Speed...
  12. by   jonRNMD
    Quote from mountaineer_05
    My friend (applied to NJ_BON and recieved ATT in 3 months) told me that after NJ-BON informed her that they recieved her application, she went ahead and registered to pearson vue, despite the fact that her eligibilty is not yet available. I guess, in my friends case, speedtecs' input is correct, PV perhaps contacted NJ-BON to ask about my friends eligibilty, and even if she has not recieved her eligibilty letter yet, her BON already gave their go signal to PV, so she now has her ATT.
    mountaineer.....i also applied for NY BON....after CGFNS sent my CVS to NYBON, it took about 3 weeks for them to evaluate my transcript and license before they gave me the go signal to register for Pearson vue.....

    i strongly recommend to wait for eligibility before registering for the BON where you applied....some issues do crop up like lack of hours for certain subjects....

    goodluck and Godbless
  13. by   speedtec
    to mountaineer, and all those with similar problems, hope this answers your questions/doubts once and for all. i took the liberty of contacting pearsonvue's agents through their online chat service and inquired about mountaineer's problem. here's the transcript of the exchange:

    please wait for a site operator to respond.
    you are now chatting with 'pam'
    pam: thank you for contacting pearson vue this is pam how may i help you?
    ######: hi pam, i just have a question
    pam: sure
    ######: a friend based in the philippines who registered with ny-bon wants to know if he could register with pearsonvue right now, or does he have to wait for ny-bon to send him confirmation of his eligibility before he registers with pearsonvue?
    pam: that would be fine if your friend registered now. the ny baord does not require them to register with them first only california does.
    rafael dominic: okay, thanks pam. i truly appreciate it. have a good day!
    pam: your welcome : )
    pam: thank you, you too!
    pam: once you close the chat window, please use the exit survey to rate the assistance you just received and to provide us with your feedback. this is done to help us to improve our service that we provide to you. if you have any further questions or inquiries, please contact us again. have a nice day!
    thank you for contacting pearson vue and have a great day.

    okay, so i guess it's safe to assume that mountaineer can go ahead and register with pearsonvue. -- speedtec

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