How long does it take to get a Hawaii RN license? - page 2

I am a new grad in CA, licensed in california in August. I have two questions actually, how long would it take to get licensed in HI (someone told me it takes like a year to get a HI license!) and... Read More

  1. Visit  chubbycheng profile page
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    @ruskenzRN: Thanks for explaining it to me.This will surely help me a lot. One more question? how long did you wait for the CGFNS to be finished evaluating your transcript when you applied to them? Thanks for replying.
  2. Visit  Kim Kardashi profile page
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    It took me a year to have my credentials approved, which I hated for the long gaps I have from my graduation to the date I took my exam. Most of the interview I go to asked me this question of why it took me so long to take the exam and what I did during those times. After the credentials I waited probably another 2 months to have my application approved for the ATT after that the processing time was quick, specially the scheduling of the exam. I got my license after a month, i took the exam Oct 2011 received my confirmation mail after 2 weeks then sent it back with the amount to be paid then received my licence a day before Christmas Eve.
  3. Visit  PrinceofSiamRN profile page
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    actually its case to case basis..these factors will affect your waiting time:

    1. the passing of your Transcript ,summary of RLE etc by your school etc.
    2.the passing of your high school (xerox) diploma 2x2 picture etc
    3. the passing of your license record in your licensing body (PRC in our case)
    4. the courier that you will choose in sending those requirements. (I always choose the 1600pesos up courier since it will just take 3-4 days)
    5. your speed in passing and processing things

    ***there is a correspondence by cgfns which will notify you the pending requirements and also the papers that had been received ,i hope you know these things.

    As for me,my whole nclex process was a bit slow for some circumstances. I started processing last nov. 2010. i sent my papers plus the fee in my BON. it took me a while to start my cgfns for some financial reasons yet i started collecting my requirements last january 2011. Then i started the cgfns booklet in feb.2011. my diploma in high school was the culprit why it took me some months to finish it coz i lost my diploma so i need to get a copy which took me 2 months. i think i finished my cgfns aug.2011. so counting it. from nov 2010 to aug 2011. it took me "9 months" so i will minus my messed up diploma ,you will probably finish it for half a year or 6 months if all of your requirements will be sent,processed and received appropriately. there's really lots of factor to be consider. So it is safe to say that it will probably take 6-8 months =). but as i said it depends to many factors.

    But if you already passed all cgfns requirements,i received my eligibilty after "3-4" weeks
    .the eligibility signifies that cgfns had finished evaluating your credentials and that these were forwarded to your BON and you were approved to sit for the exam.

    hope these help chubbycheng. best of luck =)
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  4. Visit  chubbycheng profile page
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    Wow! so I think I'll need to ready myself for the long wait. Thank you for your responses. The information you have given me make it all loud and clear as to what will I expect in processing my papers.:spin:
  5. Visit  PrinceofSiamRN profile page
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    no problem chubbycheng best of luck =) Godbless
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  6. Visit  JennRN1987 profile page
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    Hey is there anyway I can get your email to ask you questions im a nursing grad from FL moving to HA i need help asap thank you
    Jenna.willis1@gmail.com
  7. Visit  lucus_clyne profile page
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    hi, just wanna know if the one above are still the requirements of the Hawaii BON as of now? CGFNS-CES, Initial application with the fee? Or do they require TOEFL scores? thanks in advance.
  8. Visit  cheethaj profile page
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    It really depends on whether or not you have any criminal convictions and what time you are applying. I graduated from CA and applied for my HI RN license 2/2013. It took 5 months to get my license. I believe the main reason it took so long is because I applied for the license in the beginning of an odd numbered year when they renew all of the state's nursing licenses. They renew all the RN licenses in July of every odd numbered year (2013, 2015, 2017,...) and if you get your license just before that then you have to pay for a completely new license when July hits. In their words "We do not prorate your application money to your other license that begins in July". As for job prospects, sorry to say but it is basically impossible. It took me 6 months to get a job and I had to network like no other. Thank God I'm from here. Things may be looking up in January when some of the hiring freezes are lifted and they can hire people again. Most jobs here hire RNs to work as LPNs or even techs just to get their foot in the door and then pay them lower wages for a year or two. It seems unethical but I guess that is your only option when you have no jobs and you still want to get people in the door. I wish you the best of luck.

    Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hau'oli Makahiki Hou
  9. Visit  ixiaoniu profile page
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    Quote from PrinceofSiamRN
    actually its case to case basis..these factors will affect your waiting time:

    1. the passing of your Transcript ,summary of RLE etc by your school etc.
    2.the passing of your high school (xerox) diploma 2x2 picture etc
    3. the passing of your license record in your licensing body (PRC in our case)
    4. the courier that you will choose in sending those requirements. (I always choose the 1600pesos up courier since it will just take 3-4 days)
    5. your speed in passing and processing things

    ***there is a correspondence by cgfns which will notify you the pending requirements and also the papers that had been received ,i hope you know these things.

    As for me,my whole nclex process was a bit slow for some circumstances. I started processing last nov. 2010. i sent my papers plus the fee in my BON. it took me a while to start my cgfns for some financial reasons yet i started collecting my requirements last january 2011. Then i started the cgfns booklet in feb.2011. my diploma in high school was the culprit why it took me some months to finish it coz i lost my diploma so i need to get a copy which took me 2 months. i think i finished my cgfns aug.2011. so counting it. from nov 2010 to aug 2011. it took me "9 months" so i will minus my messed up diploma ,you will probably finish it for half a year or 6 months if all of your requirements will be sent,processed and received appropriately. there's really lots of factor to be consider. So it is safe to say that it will probably take 6-8 months =). but as i said it depends to many factors.

    But if you already passed all cgfns requirements,i received my eligibilty after "3-4" weeks
    .the eligibility signifies that cgfns had finished evaluating your credentials and that these were forwarded to your BON and you were approved to sit for the exam.

    hope these help chubbycheng. best of luck =)
    Hello
    I am Chinese applicant. could you tell me some details about applying Hawaii?
    1. are there any requirements about the transcript of my nursing school,like credit,hours,score,courses, Clinical Practice,etc?
    2.if i apply for Hawaii RN, first i should apply the CES of CGFNS,right?

    Thank you
  10. Visit  nurseman81 profile page
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    I sent my application with a check and they received it on 4 November and my license was activated 5 November.

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