hi silverdragon and helpdesk, thanks for the reply. by my previous post, you can probably tell that i'm all mixed up..
i am a permanent resident of canada, and i can apply for citizenship next year.
@helpdesk - im learning about "shortcuts" the hardway
anyway, i passed the california BON, and as far as i know my nclex pass will expire in a year if i dnt get a license.. so getting a vermont license is the only way i dnt waste my nclex pass (i heard?). which made a lot of sense to me when i was downloading licensing requirement from vermont.... bottomline is, i wanted a license in vermont, for the license and not to work.
i am practising in manitoba now, and as much as i've come to love this place and my job, i just dnt see myself staying here for good. i hate the winter months. so, im planning on moving EVENTUALLY to warmer climate. Going south is the more obvious alternative..that is why I have thought to start the paperwork. My family's in houston, so Texas is also an option. I do know that the job market is tough right now, but Im hoping...
Going back to ierf.. the CES is a requirement for most if not all of the states... so once i get my academic records verified, i could simpy request a report from ierf (or cgfns) to be sent to the state of my choice.. im assuming again, that my assumptions are right.
yesterday when i was typing my previous msg, i was confused about the CES and the visa screen.. so these two are not the same? @helpdesk, i could still pursue ierf, and then apply for visa screen with cgfns? i guess, you're right. have to wait it out be patient with the agencies i deal with.
@silverdragon - hi. ive become so dependent on allnurses for info. i read somewhere here that im goin to need to be a canadian citizen, and to have the following - a job offer from the US (which will qualify me for a TN visa), nclex, english test, and visa screen to work in the US. are these the requirements in a nutshell? or am i leaving something out?
im sorting everything out -- thank you so much!