Quote from lavalin
I have a friend that left the Philippines 2 weeks ago and now is employed in New York going thru this same path.
The reason is because the CGFNS is available in the Philippines and they can process the Visascreen even though you dont have NCLEX. The goal of the agency is to be able to send you right away with the minimum investment on their part.
If the agency will invest on your NCLEX that will cost them more money and gamble due to the uncertainty of the nurse passing the NCLEX.
I guess my friends objective is just to get out and work abroad. This is her own decision but anyways as of now she is working on a temporary permit while reviewing for NCLEX. She will take the NCLEX in New York.
Bigger mistake is that NY also requires the CVS, and that neds to be done for them to even get a Limited Permit to work there. Most are being brought over and having to work as CNAs for months first. That is what has ben actually holding up some visas in the Philippines, because of this very same thing. Some of the agencies were not starting any of the procedure for licensing in NY, not even for the CVS and we all know that it takes several months to get that.
Sorry, but shame on those agencies that are doing that, they do not care about the welfare of the nurse, only how much that they can put into their wallets. They are in the slave trade, and that went out long ago in the US. No one can live on $7 per hour in NYC..................and if they have not completed the CVS, that is what they are going to be getting.
We see it happen all of the time and it is shameful.
Please let me know as to when your friend actually gets their RN license, and will get an RN salary...it is going to be some time from now.