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this is proving more difficult than i expected and i was wondering if someone might be able to help. i am an american citizen who did all my basic schooling in nyc and then moved to finland. now i am about to finish up (no pun intended) a 3.5 year bsn course and want to apply for certification in new york.
as i understand it i need to apply to the cgfns credentials verification service. they will process my application and send it to the nys department of education. i also need to apply to the nys board of nursing and then if i receive permission from them i will be allowed to take the nyclex. at least i think that's how it works.
it also seems that i will need to take a course in reporting and indentification of child abuse and well as a course in hiv infection. do i need to take these before i apply to nys? since i still live in finland i was hoping to come to new york to take the nyclex exam, but it appears that i will have to come twice at least?
if anyone can explain this better to me or offer any advice it would be much appreciated.
thanks in advance
take a deep breath and relax.
now, do not submit the regular credentials verification form. you need to submit the special verification form for ny available thru cgfns. you must also apply to ny board of nursing for licensure. when they have received your documents from cgfns, they will send you a letter called an "att", 'authority to test.' until you get that letter, do not do anything else. once you have it, you can then make an appt with pearson-vue to schedule yourself for the nclex exam.
the two classes that you are so worried about can actually be done on-line at a cost of $15 each.
now go and have a great day.............
if you have any more questions, please just post them...........