Quickest Way for Getting Things Done and Licensed in US

  1. 2 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.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on Mar 15, '05
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    From 'in the middle of two worlds'; Joined Dec '03; Posts: 37,350; Likes: 5,479.

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  4. Visit  nutella profile page
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    Hi Suzanne!
    Great idea to make it a "sticky".
    A question about the "limited permit". Is that the "hard copy" you were talking about? Or is that something else?
    Thanks,
    nutella
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    Quote from nutella
    Hi Suzanne!
    Great idea to make it a "sticky".
    A question about the "limited permit". Is that the "hard copy" you were talking about? Or is that something else?
    Thanks,
    nutella
    The limited permit really won't be beneficial for a foreign nurse. It requires the CGFNS exam, first of all. Plus by the time that you have all of your documents to be able to work in the US, you would already have your permanent license. I would definitely save your money..............

    The hard copy is the actual nursing license, California will only issue you a letter saying that you passed, they will not issue you a license until you actually have a Social Security Number.
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    Quote from suzanne4
    The limited permit really won't be beneficial for a foreign nurse. It requires the CGFNS exam, first of all. Plus by the time that you have all of your documents to be able to work in the US, you would already have your permanent license. I would definitely save your money..............

    The hard copy is the actual nursing license, California will only issue you a letter saying that you passed, they will not issue you a license until you actually have a Social Security Number.
    Thanks for that information!
    35 $ for something I do not need. Good that I did not pay for that.
    nutella
  7. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Just go for the regular license only and you will be just fine....
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    Quote from suzanne4
    The limited permit really won't be beneficial for a foreign nurse. It requires the CGFNS exam, first of all. Plus by the time that you have all of your documents to be able to work in the US, you would already have your permanent license. I would definitely save your money..............

    The hard copy is the actual nursing license, California will only issue you a letter saying that you passed, they will not issue you a license until you actually have a Social Security Number.
    Hi Suzanne....I signed up with an agency from NY. They wanted me to take the NCLEX exams only when I'm there since they said I could still work as a nurse using a limited permit. I already have a CG certificate. My questions are...what's a "limited permit"? what's going to be my job status...RN with a limited permit or a nurse aid? how much time is the limit of the "limited permit" just in case i can't take the NCLEX right away?
    Thanks for always taking the time to answer questions......
  9. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    With a limited permit, you must be under the direct supervision of a registered nurse, someone who is willing to sign off on your docements that get filed with the state. Perhaps your agency has someone atr the hospital that is willing to do this, I know that I wouldn't do it without first knowing the nurse.

    Which agency did you sign with?
  10. Visit  eperey profile page
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    hi suzanne4, i agree that new york is the quickest way. vermont center is far ahead than california. one more thing, if someone failed nclex, she/he can retake nclex after 45 days while california takes 91 days. i did apply to bon california for nclex, it took almost 5 weeks to reach the result to me here in uk.
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    Hi, Suzanne

    Thank you introduced me this forum after my post of self-introduction. There are so many useful information for me since I planned to working in USA, but what puzzled me was there were some agencies who provide mixed imformation for the nurse about go abroad. It makes me hard to make chose, like to take the CGFNS or NCLEX-RN exam. The agency suggested to take the NCLEX-RN,coz it save time and the most effective and quick way. you will spend same time to prepare the CGFNS or NCLEX, but after you take the CGFNS, you need to pass the NCLEX and gain the license, and now the immigration policy was not bright for overseas. There are many state can provide us the NCLEX with out CGFNS scores. Would you like to give me some suggestion? Thank you !

    Alice
  12. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Follow what is stated in this sticky, apply thru New York for initial licensure. You do not need to take CGFNS exam unless you wish to work in either Michigan or Illinois. Then you can endorse to almost every other state. This is by far the easiest.

    If you would like, send me your resume and I will look at it for you and make some suggestions..........

    Even with the retrogression in place, get started on thse documents, as well as your english exams as soon as possible.

    Let me know if you have any more questions...........
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    Hi suzanne, It's so glad to hear from you about the suggestion, you're so nice.
    Any way, I'm not sure whether you know some info of the education system
    in China, the most nurse students went to nursing school not after the high school graducation, but junior school. So we didn't own the high school diploma, but our nursing program was four years, for some cases, the first 2-year program can equivalent with the high school. Applying for the RNLEX is another problem for me, as you said, due to the retrogression, it will be more difficult. I would like to send you my resume later, but i don't have your e-mail address.

    I'm searching some information about the difference between working in China and been working in USA. maybe we'll talk it next time! hope you have a nice day, it's 8:00 pm here and i suppose it's midnight at USA, so, Have a good dream.

    Alice
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    Quote from coffeealice
    Hi suzanne, It's so glad to hear from you about the suggestion, you're so nice.
    Any way, I'm not sure whether you know some info of the education system
    in China, the most nurse students went to nursing school not after the high school graducation, but junior school. So we didn't own the high school diploma, but our nursing program was four years, for some cases, the first 2-year program can equivalent with the high school. Applying for the RNLEX is another problem for me, as you said, due to the retrogression, it will be more difficult. I would like to send you my resume later, but i don't have your e-mail address.

    I'm searching some information about the difference between working in China and been working in USA. maybe we'll talk it next time! hope you have a nice day, it's 8:00 pm here and i suppose it's midnight at USA, so, Have a good dream.

    Alice
    I am well aware of the training in China..............
    Do not worry about the retrogression currently in place. By the time that you get you your exmainations taken care of, it should be lifted.

    I will send you my e-mail address by PM.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on May 1, '05
  15. Visit  pinoy_guy profile page
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    Hi suzanne4,

    First thanks for being so helpful to us here on this board. I've learned a lot.

    I've a few--actually a lot--of questions, if you don't mind...

    1. My friends and I have Tourist Visas. Will applying for the Visa Screen make us ineligible to enter the US on our Tourist Visas? Because they'll ask us if we have "intent to immigrate" and we'll have to say "no," otherwise we won't be allowed entry into the US. Since applying for a Visa Screen is obviously an intent to immigrate, will this endanger our plans?

    2. Can you give me a timeline on how long it would take to get to the US, via New York and via California? Some friends are dissuading me from California, claiming it took their friends around 1 1/2 years to get there... Another friend claims that it'll take the same time for New York. Is this true? I'm going mostly by anecdotal reports here...

    3. I plan to take the CGFNS exam, just in case. Is this advisable, or is it a waste of time and money? I noticed that even with the CGFNS certificate, we'll still need the Special Verification Service.

    4. How will we fill up the New York Application Form, specifically Item #20: Citizenship/Immigration Status? All the choices are not appropriate for somebody in the Philippines. Answer "H" is the closest answer, but it's still not correct.

    5. How do we answer Item #17: especially Postsecondary Schools? We are second-coursers, and from anecdotes, the first few applicants included their first courses in the Application Form (Pre-Med, MD, DDM or whatever)...and wound up waiting for 3 years for all credentials to be verified. Some people are now advising putting only the last school attended--the nursing school--as the Transcript of Records will be integrated anyway, including the schools previously attended... So what do we do?

    We're currently at a crossroads right now, having to choose where to apply, California or New York. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks for reading this!


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