First of let me congratulate you with a very fine forum. And appologise if this information is in here somewhere. But i have been going trough multiple threads and cannot find the information i need.
This is a post i am making on behalf of a nurse friend here in China.
From the information i have gathered most states no longer require the CGFNS certification to be able to sit for your NCLEX. Which is a very good thing.
One thing i cannot seem to find out is if you are required to have a separate highschool degree or GED from your nursing education.if you want to work as an RN in the states
"My Nursing education was a combined education program so i do not have a separate high school level certificate or diploma. after the combined program i went on and studied 4 years and got my BSN here in china. I have been working as a licenced Nurse/Nurse practitioner in China for almost 10 years now"
For the CGFNS certification you need the following ( quoted from the CGFNS manual )
Do You Meet the Educational Requirements?
CGFNS requires evidence that you have:
* successfully completed a secondary school education that is separate from your nursing education
* If you have not completed a secondary school education that is separate from your nursing education, you can meet the
CGFNS pre-professional education requirement by obtaining a General Education Development (GED) Diploma, an
equivalency diploma recognized in the United States.
Is this the "completed a secondary school education that is separate from your nursing education" just a requirement of the CGFNS or do the local state BON also require you to have the same If you want to take the NCLEX-RN and work as a RN in the states. The BON sites i looked at where not clear on this matter.
Seems like a waste of money to have a CES done if she needs to get her GED first.
I hope someone can help me with this.
Sep 1, '06
Thank you for your reply suzanne4. Yes i have read the sticky post and many other posts in this forum. Devouring the information. I commend you on the time and effort you put into this forum.
I'm just trying to gleem what the local BON requirements are for a RN.
Many BON's post on their website that the applicant has to have a completed Nurses education. Up till now and by the best of my knowledge i have not found one that literally states that you must have a separate secondary education.
CGFNS seems to require it for their certificate. These days most states do not require you to have the CGFNS certification anymore only having your credentials checked by a trusted party and passing the NCLEX.
Now there is the kicker which i cant seem to find an answer too.
Do the BONs require that separate secondary education ( highschool/GED )
Or was this something specific to the CGFNS.
The specific question is: Do the BONs require a separate secondary education in the usa known as highschool or your GED. Or should ( in theory ) a combined nurses education and a subsquent BSN. be enough (provided that the credentials are up to USA standard, ofcourse)
Last edit by Rahvin on Sep 1, '06