CGFNS Visa Screen certificate - page 2

I know It is a weird question. Since I am wating for one I was wondering if anybody can discribe how it looks? Doest it have your name on it? An expiration date? The date of graduation from your... Read More

  1. by   suzanne4
    Quote from SueIP
    Does it take as long to get it when you renew it??? LOL I am still waiitng for mine form October 2003!!!!

    Have you been following up with CGFNS? When did you actually pass NCLEX?
    On average most people receive their certificate within 4 months of the final exams. Sounds quite odd to em, it would have been lost in the mail, or they still are missing something from your file.

    I woulld get all documentation in to them at least six months before your renewal date, unless you get told otherwise later on. This is according to processing times right now.
  2. by   suehp
    Quote from suzanne4
    Have you been following up with CGFNS? When did you actually pass NCLEX?
    On average most people receive their certificate within 4 months of the final exams. Sounds quite odd to em, it would have been lost in the mail, or they still are missing something from your file.

    I woulld get all documentation in to them at least six months before your renewal date, unless you get told otherwise later on. This is according to processing times right now.

    I passed the NCLEX in Feb 2004 Oh and I have tried ringing them - all I get is an answer machine too - tried both numbers I have :angryfire
  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from SueIP
    I passed the NCLEX in Feb 2004 Oh and I have tried ringing them - all I get is an answer machine too - tried both numbers I have :angryfire
    It takes about four months after you complete your final test score that they need, so you should be receiving it at any time. Does the computer say that it has been sent?
    The time doesn't go from when you applied but from when you met all of the requirements..............
  4. by   suehp
    Quote from suzanne4
    It takes about four months after you complete your final test score that they need, so you should be receiving it at any time. Does the computer say that it has been sent?
    The time doesn't go from when you applied but from when you met all of the requirements..............

    No the website says "Ready for Review"...it has said that for a good couple of months now!
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from SueIP
    No the website says "Ready for Review"...it has said that for a good couple of months now!
    Mine also says that, but when I hit go and check within it says that it is still waiting for stuff that I know I sent either last year or 6 weeks ago.

    Anna
  6. by   RGN
    Sorry, I'm going a little off-track here but has anyone had any experience dealing with the CGFNS? I applied to take the exam in July but have yet to be rostered for it. Any time I call them they are exceptionally rude and unhelpful and won't give me any details about whether my file has been reviewed or when I will hear the outcome. With the exam only a couple of weeks away, this is very unsettling and aggravating. Any suggestions as to how I can get some more info or deal with this more effectively?

    Thanks!
  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from rgn
    sorry, i'm going a little off-track here but has anyone had any experience dealing with the cgfns? i applied to take the exam in july but have yet to be rostered for it. any time i call them they are exceptionally rude and unhelpful and won't give me any details about whether my file has been reviewed or when i will hear the outcome. with the exam only a couple of weeks away, this is very unsettling and aggravating. any suggestions as to how i can get some more info or deal with this more effectively?

    thanks!
    when did you send in your application? do you know for sure when they recieved the documents from where you are currently licensed as well as your nursing school? the deadline for everything to be received by them is 90 days before the july exam, which means mid april. that deadline is not just for your application.

    by the way, welcome to allnurses.com.
    where are you from?
  8. by   RGN
    thanks for the welcome, i'm living in ct right now but i'm from ireland originally. yes, they definitely received all the required documents by the april 14 deadline but they made some mistake and put me down for two schools of nursing (which were actually the same establishment!) instead of one, so i had to get another letter from the school of nursing explaining the mix-up. i only found this out after several calls and a lot of persistance on my part, otherwise they wouldn't have bothered letting me know. i understand that this delayed the review a little but my file was finally put forward on may 27 and i still have no answers!!

    Quote from suzanne4
    when did you send in your application? do you know for sure when they recieved the documents from where you are currently licensed as well as your nursing school? the deadline for everything to be received by them is 90 days before the july exam, which means mid april. that deadline is not just for your application.

    by the way, welcome to allnurses.com.
    where are you from?
  9. by   suzanne4
    Not sure what to tell you at this point. Personally I adivse everyone to go for initial licnesure in NY, then just endorse over to whatever state that they want. There are only a couple where this is not possible, examples Michigan and Illinois. Almost all others just want a credentials verification done, and not the exam.

    Good luck..............
  10. by   RGN
    Quote from suzanne4
    Not sure what to tell you at this point. Personally I adivse everyone to go for initial licnesure in NY, then just endorse over to whatever state that they want. There are only a couple where this is not possible, examples Michigan and Illinois. Almost all others just want a credentials verification done, and not the exam.

    Good luck..............
    Thanks suzanne4,
    Your reply is much appreciated. So could I just do the NCLEX RN exam for NY and convert it to a CT license without having to take the CGFNS exam? If this is the case, do you know how long this might take, once I have completed the NCLEX for NY?

    Thanks again!
  11. by   suzanne4
    First of all, what type of visa are you on?
    Second, there is no endorsement applacation for CT on-line but I quickly skimmed their regualtions (27 pages) and the only mention was that a nurse could get endorsement if they were lciensed in another state.

    I would call the BON there, and ask that if you were licensed in NY, could you apply for endorsement there...........best way to do it....also which part of CT are you living in? NY is quite close and fewer headaches.....and easy commute to many cities...just a thought. Most states handle the endorsement process rather quickly. The reason that I asked the first question is because are you required to submit a Visa Screen Certificate? Then you have that to deal with, but that could be done while you are waiting for endorsement.

    Hope that this helps, at least a little..............
  12. by   RGN
    Quote from suzanne4
    First of all, what type of visa are you on?
    Second, there is no endorsement applacation for CT on-line but I quickly skimmed their regualtions (27 pages) and the only mention was that a nurse could get endorsement if they were lciensed in another state.

    I would call the BON there, and ask that if you were licensed in NY, could you apply for endorsement there...........best way to do it....also which part of CT are you living in? NY is quite close and fewer headaches.....and easy commute to many cities...just a thought. Most states handle the endorsement process rather quickly. The reason that I asked the first question is because are you required to submit a Visa Screen Certificate? Then you have that to deal with, but that could be done while you are waiting for endorsement.

    Hope that this helps, at least a little..............
    Thanks for your reply, Suzanne, it certainly does help. I'm currently on a H4 visa (my husband has a H1B), which entitles me to live and study here only, and we're in central CT, although we'd definitely consider moving to be nearer my workplace if necessary. I'm not sure about the VisaScreen Certificate. Thanks for all your helpful suggestions and research, it is much appreciated. By the way, where did you find the CT regulations?!
  13. by   suzanne4
    Yes, you definitely need the Visa Screen Certificate since you would be the one applying for the green card for your family. H1-B is only a temporary work permit. Did you attend nursing school in the US or overseas? If in the US, then you may not need the Visa Screen but you will have other requirements to meet.

    Connecticut Board of Nursing..................but again, no endorsement application is on-line. I recommend that you call the BON there and ask if you can endorse to CT as a NY license holder.
    Every state has their regualtions on-line, at least I believe that all of them do, as well as contact phone numbers.

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