i desperately need your help, for people who have dealt with ierf.
i passed my nclex last year, through the california BON. I am now based in canada, have a canadian license, but do not have a SSN so i cannot get a USRN license through california. i then figured maybe i could go through vermont licensing board, since they can give me a license without the ssn, as long as i have the pass letter from cali. One other requirement is a CeS which I could get through cgfns or ierf. I do not know what i was thinking but instead of going through the more familiar cgfns, i applied and paid for the fees in ierf!!!!
It's been almost a year since then, and they have been asking for a course description from my school (i went to nursing school
in the Philippines), of which they never seem to be satisfied with my school is sending.
And after a looong and cranky phone call to them, they finally admitted they have NEVER verified someone from the school i went to. All the other graduates of my school went to CGFNS to have their papers verified, not ierf, so nobody`s heard of ierf, and my school just don`t know how to respond to what they want!
I`m so frustrated now, I wanted to pull out all the documents I sent to them, since it cost a lot of $$$ to file. They refuse to send them back! And they`re charging me an extra 80$ since apparently the documents were not submitted on time (since it`s not complete)-- and they havent done anything YET!
Right now, my problem is.. should i just cut my losses, and start from scratch this time with CGFNS?
Now my question is this.. (after that very long intro)
I am a canadian licensed nurse, wanting to work in the US. I have my nclex from cali board, hoping to get licensed through vermont (since i have no ssn.) I know i will need a visa screen for the TN visa which i hope to apply for next year. The visa screen is issued by cgfns? should i just give up on ierf, tell them to shove my papers up their...and go to cgfns? if i have a visa screen by cgfns, is this accepted by the vermont board of nursing? does anyone know the answer to my questions?
so confused. and overwhelmed. im trying to read the vermont board requirements again, and the words are just blurry