best way to go CGFNS exam or CES report? what would u do?

  1. i have this huge dillema with my state (Georgia) before they let me take the NCLEX i either have to have a CGFNS certificate or a CES report, what do u think i should do?? which one would save me time and trouble??

    your option would really really be appreciated coz my life kinda depends on it when u think about it hehe.. thanks guys ould love to hear from you!
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  3. by   lawrence01
    Under normal circumstances the CES would be faster. It only involves transcript and Clinical evaluation and license verification (if you took and passed the NLE).

    CGFNS Certification involves 4 major requirements, namely: 1) passing the CGFNS Exam, 2) passing score in either TOEFL or IELTS, 3) License verification (mandated), and 4) transcript/clinical evaluation

    If you fail any of the qualifying exams you delay your CGFNS Certification and there are some reports that mailing of CGFNS Certification may sometimes be late as well.

    Transcript evaluation normally should only take less than 3-4 months if there are no hitches. Have your transcripts and license verification sent via courier would be best since you can track it and know if they have actually received your documents.
  4. by   chichimitchi
    ok, so for the CES do i need to have a license? do i have to take the NLE? or is this just if u have it?
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from chichimitchi
    ok, so for the CES do i need to have a license? do i have to take the NLE? or is this just if u have it?
    No you do not have to take NLE but if you do take it and fail then you have to declare it
  6. by   suzanne4
    The CES does not require that you take the NLE exam, it only looks at your transcripts and does an evaluation. No preparing for an exam that is as far from the NCLEX exam as possible.

    CGFNS requires the NLE exam before they will permit you to sit for the CGFNS exam.

    Again, it is dependent on where you are going for licensure and where you will be working.
  7. by   john83
    Quote from chichimitchi
    i have this huge dillema with my state (Georgia) before they let me take the NCLEX i either have to have a CGFNS certificate or a CES report, what do u think i should do?? which one would save me time and trouble??

    your option would really really be appreciated coz my life kinda depends on it when u think about it hehe.. thanks guys ould love to hear from you!
    Most states these days accept CES(although you have to verify with the BON to be sure), if you can go through CES, I think that's the one that would solve your concerns on time and trouble for the reasons pointed out by Lawrence01.

    Taking heed of Suzanne's advice, everything though will depend on where you want to work eventually(long term). There are only a handful of states that strictly require the cp exam; I read this thread somewhere, just ask Lawrence and ma'am Suzanne.
  8. by   chichimitchi
    guys just thank you so much.. you have no idea.. im planning to work in GA and it requires either CP exam or CES report
  9. by   john83
    Quote from chichimitchi
    guys just thank you so much.. you have no idea.. im planning to work in GA and it requires either CP exam or CES report
    You're welcome in behalf of everyone who posted here!

    God bless!
  10. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from chichimitchi
    guys just thank you so much.. you have no idea.. im planning to work in GA and it requires either CP exam or CES report
    I would just go with CES report
  11. by   suzanne4
    Definitely just the CES report. Why take an exam, if you are not required to?
    :spin:

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