Hi, I am an international nurse. I have a question for you guys.
Thank you in advance for your comments
I am thinking of taking the RN exam. But one big problem is that I
didn't hold a license from my home country since I have never
worked before I came to US. So they told me that I am not
eligible for CGFNS certification. But in Illinois state, CGFNS is a
prerequisite for NCLEX. So the only way I can do is to apply for
license from another state(California) which will not require
CGFNS. And then with this license, I apply for CGFNS(is this ok?).
After getting CGFNS, I then endorse my license into an Illinois one.
(the baseline is that I want to work in Illinois)
Do you think this is OK? I have called them(state board) millions
of times. Some of them say: it is ok! But someone said: I don't
know, but you can try... I want your advice because I don't know
if there are some other potential problems: e.g. Would they let
me to do the endorsment immediately after new license release?
Do I first need to activate my license and then do the endorsment?
I am really confused with these problems. If you have any good suggestion, please let me know. I would be very happy to take it.