Need advice about NCLEX in Illinois & Nursing Home

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    Hello everyone! I am a RN in the Philippines but presently living in Dubai with my family (have 3 kids). Just waiting for our immigrant visa to be released in Abu Dhabi-Embassy but, unfortunately, there is another retrogression on the way. I am in a dillema right now. I really want to take NCLEX while waiting for the visa so as to save time and think it is much better to have it passed before we leave. How do you find NCLEX in Chicago? Does anyone here knows if the test is the same with other states? Also, I'm going to work in Harmony Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Would you mind giving me some info about the facility, anything that is of most concern? Could you please advise what part of Chicago is more safer to live in? By the way, Harmony is located at West Foster Avenue. I would really appreciate if you could provide me all the info that I need. Thank you so much. God bless.
    Last edit by karylle on Mar 22, '07 : Reason: wrong icons
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    Check out the Illinois Board Of Nursing website to download application to take NCLEX!
    Anywhere up north and near the Lake are good areas. Also look at links further on the page re this
    Last edit by deensy on Mar 22, '07 : Reason: Give more info
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    Thanks. God bless.
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    Quote from Deensy
    Check out the Illinois Board Of Nursing website to download application to take NCLEX!
    Anywhere up north and near the Lake are good areas. Also look at links further on the page re this
    Thanks, Deensy. I've known the website and the procedures how to apply for the exam. What I want to know is about the nursing home where I will be working at and the best/safe place in Chicago. Have you applied at IBON before? I have the complete application packet but I have not worked on it as I'm not so sure whether I'll take it now or til I arrived there. One thing more, I want to see first how it is with the new test plan. God bless.
    Last edit by karylle on Mar 23, '07
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    Quote from taurusgirl
    Thanks, Deensy. I've known the website and the procedures how to apply for the exam. What I want to know is about the nursing home where I will be working at and the best/safe place in Chicago. Have you applied at IBON before? I have the complete application packet but I have not worked on it as I'm not so sure whether I'll take it now or til I arrived there. One thing more, I want to see first how it is with the new test plan. God bless.
    Dear Taurusgirl,
    sorry, I cant answer your questions, coz me too, Im still wondering what would be life in chicago.Just read that you have the complete application packet...if its not too much from you... ...kindly send it to me please, I visited the website but completely lost if its the application or what...I also read about the fingerprinting...how is that? and.I took the IELTS, as my english test, but I read somewere that Illinois BON only credited the toefel?..I will be working at NORRIDGE Healthcare facilities, and like you. I am also waiting for my Visa and planning to take the NCLEX at hongkong...I cant start with my application for the fact that...i dont know where to start!. Im still here in RP. hope youll find time to reply.

    god bless
    bonbon2005

    note> By the way, i read your post to questions for suzzane area, and I did ask you the same ... unfortunately, it was deleted...( wrong post! stupid me hehehe )

    thanks
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    Quote from bonbon2005
    Dear Taurusgirl,
    sorry, I cant answer your questions, coz me too, Im still wondering what would be life in chicago.Just read that you have the complete application packet...if its not too much from you... ...kindly send it to me please, I visited the website but completely lost if its the application or what...I also read about the fingerprinting...how is that? and.I took the IELTS, as my english test, but I read somewere that Illinois BON only credited the toefel?..I will be working at NORRIDGE Healthcare facilities, and like you. I am also waiting for my Visa and planning to take the NCLEX at hongkong...I cant start with my application for the fact that...i dont know where to start!. Im still here in RP. hope youll find time to reply.

    god bless
    bonbon2005

    note> By the way, i read your post to questions for suzzane area, and I did ask you the same ... unfortunately, it was deleted...( wrong post! stupid me hehehe )

    thanks
    Hi, bonbon2005!

    Think I already gave you all the website about the application. For complete information, please go to: http://nursingherald.blogspot.com there you will find 'how to apply license in Illinois'. I don't have scanner with me so I can't send you the forms. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to pm me, ok? I'm planning to take NCLEX in Hong Kong too, maybe late part of June or 1st week of July. Wanna join? Goodluck and God bless.
    Last edit by karylle on Mar 26, '07
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    Hi, bonbon2005!

    Think I already gave you all the website about the application. For complete information, please go to: http://nursingherald.blogspot.com there you will find 'how to apply license in Illinois'. I don't have scanner with me so I can't send you the forms. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to pm me, ok? I'm planning to take NCLEX in Hong Kong too, maybe late part of June or 1st week of July. Wanna join? Goodluck and God bless.
    dear Taurusgirl,
    yah I got it, many thanks! Im planning to take the NCLEX probably August, and will go there with my hubby and 1 yr old daughter, we never got a chance to visit the place, so will take the opportunity since I will take the exam there...but cant make it this June, since were 3, we need to raise double money, but I appreciate the invitation! so nice of you!

    By the way, are you just waiting for your papers? I mean what packet are you now if you dont mind? As of me, we paid our visa fee last January and sent back the DS 230 form with NBI< police clearance and some other papers, i think were in packet 3, are you under agency?, me, yes, and will be working at healthcare facility somewhere in Norridge...dont ask me anything about the place coz I really got NO IDEA!!! I hope somebody could give me some insights. as far as i know is that I will be getting 17 $/ hour and will have a liittle raise once I passed the Nclex.

    I will start to complete my application ,, guess I need many things to do...the fingerprinting thing makes me sick!!!!

    Hope to hear from you again

    bonbon2005
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    Quote from bonbon2005
    dear Taurusgirl,
    yah I got it, many thanks! Im planning to take the NCLEX probably August, and will go there with my hubby and 1 yr old daughter, we never got a chance to visit the place, so will take the opportunity since I will take the exam there...but cant make it this June, since were 3, we need to raise double money, but I appreciate the invitation! so nice of you!

    By the way, are you just waiting for your papers? I mean what packet are you now if you dont mind? As of me, we paid our visa fee last January and sent back the DS 230 form with NBI< police clearance and some other papers, i think were in packet 3, are you under agency?, me, yes, and will be working at healthcare facility somewhere in Norridge...dont ask me anything about the place coz I really got NO IDEA!!! I hope somebody could give me some insights. as far as i know is that I will be getting 17 $/ hour and will have a liittle raise once I passed the Nclex.

    I will start to complete my application ,, guess I need many things to do...the fingerprinting thing makes me sick!!!!

    Hope to hear from you again

    bonbon2005
    Hi! Actually, I'm just waiting for the visa; DS-230 forms were sent out last October 2006. They gave me $17/hr without NCLEX and $21/hr with NCLEX. I've seen Norridge Healthcare facility; try to browse 'Google earth'. Still not sure what month I'm gonna take it; it depends on the processing of my papers. Goodluck and God bless.
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    hi taurusgirl. i sent you an email. hope you can reply...thanks!
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    hello bonbon2005,

    do you think ielts would be ok for Illinois or they really need toefl as the english exam?

    tnx for your reply...

    mherudge


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