I just finished my BSN in Puerto Rico and the school I graduated from in P.R. is accredited by the NLNAC. I contacted the CT board of nursing before going away for school and I was told that I would be able to apply for licensure once I returned to CT, but there is another student that graduated from the same school that I did that was told that she would need to go through the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGNFS). This set her back approx. $800 dollars and it took several months for her to get permission to take the NCLEX-RN. Was I misinformed or am I okay? I would hate to pay the $90 application fee only to be told I need to pay another $800 and then wait an eternity to take the NCLEX.
I study in the University of Puerto Rico and it is accredited by the middle states college association ( One of a few U.S. entities that accredit universities). We are also a US territory which means you SHOULD NOT be classified as a foreign Nurse.
If I were you and your friend I'd check again, the person who attended her probably isn't aware that we are part of the US.
And please keep us posted.
Last edit by sunset357 on Aug 10, '08
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