Quote from suzanne4
Unless you are going to work in a state that requires the exam, why are you even wasting your time taking it? It does not give you a license to practice in the US, and the more reputable companies want to see a passing score on the NCLEX exam, or you may find yourself working as a nursing asst over here for months and months and months.
Yah I agree. If the state you're applying for doesn't reuire CGFNS, take the NCLEX-RN. It's the "U.S. licensure exam for nurses".
It's time-saving/ affordable to take JUST the NCLEX-RN. Some just take the CGFNS so that they may have a taste of what the NCLEX is supposed to be like. In my opinion, the 2 exams are only 50% similar. NCLEX focuses on prioritization/ delegation of responsibilities/ application. CGFNS focuses more on "knowledge" of Nursing. My CGFNS result stated that I should study harder and esp. more on certain topics that have fallen below the ideal grade. Hah! So why did I pass the NCLEX RN Duh!
My recommended books:
Local review books like GApuz are good for last minute review but be careful of typographical errors and obvious errors (ive seen quite a few)
CGFNS guide + CD's(a staple if youre taking the CG)... Some questions from the book do come out.
All towards up Pinoys!!!