Have i understood this correctly?

  1. Hi all,

    Would someone be kind enough to confirm i have understood the whole migrating process correctly.

    My situation is:-
    Qualify Septemeber 07 (hopefully), will have job offer from medical practice in North Carolina. Can also get sponsorship from US citizen if required.

    So:----

    Contact my University and ask them to submit my training transcript details to CGFNS for Credential Evaluation Sevice, which is then submitted to NCBON.
    At same time start VISA Screen process with CGFNS.

    Submit Application for Licensure by Examination to NCBON once they accept my CES

    Receive confirmation and book NCLEX exam.

    Sit exam

    Submit VISA Screen and Visa application to US Embassey.

    Medicals and Interview.

    Sit patiently waiting for that nice postman to deliver me a letter

    It all sounds so easy when you just jot it down and take the emotions away from it. If only that was the case lol.

    Am i on the right lines, and if i say about 18 months from start to finish if all goes well would that be a fairly accurate timescale?


    And sorry one more ?, does anyone know what the breakdown is for training hours both theoretical and practical across the various disciplines/branches for North Carolina.

    Sincere thanks in advance for any replies received. This forum is a godsend so thanks to all who contribute.
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Contact my University and ask them to submit my training transcript details to CGFNS for Credential Evaluation Sevice, which is then submitted to NCBON.
    At same time start VISA Screen process with CGFNS. Would suggest using FedEX or UPS when you send it as sending via snail mail will take CGFNS a few weeks to open. You can arrange for them to pick up from the university. It is what I did. Better to wait for visa screen as recently changed and only valid for 12 months once you pay fee and any delays may result in you having to re pay for visa screen

    Submit Application for Licensure by Examination to NCBON once they accept my CES

    Receive confirmation and book NCLEX exam. Pearsonvue who will also give you ATT

    Sit exam

    Submit VISA Screen and Visa application to US Embassey. NO, your Application is done by employer and you keep visa screen until interview

    Medicals and Interview. You will be informed by embassy when you interview date will be and then you arrange medical with designated provider

    Sit patiently waiting for that nice postman to deliver me a letter Sit very patiently

    It all sounds so easy when you just jot it down and take the emotions away from it. If only that was the case lol.

    Am i on the right lines, and if i say about 18 months from start to finish if all goes well would that be a fairly accurate timescale? No one can say but yes look roughly on this time scale


    And sorry one more ?, does anyone know what the breakdown is for training hours both theoretical and practical across the various disciplines/branches for North Carolina. You would need to check with them as each has their own requirements

    good luck but you won't be able to start the process until you have completed your course and things may change, but this is roughly what would happen if starting process now
  4. by   suzanne4
    But to throw a kicker in to this, do you have enough hours in each of the required areas, such as Mental Health and peds/maternity. The Us requires approved clinical and theory thru an actual nursing school where it will appear in your transcripts.

    Petitioning by US citizen does not work, it is employer specific that will get the you the visa the quickest to work, but only if you meet the required hours........most current programs do not......I would start there. Which area are you specializing in? You have the best chance with Adult and with just doing the other areas as electives, if your program permits that.

    And be aware that most medical practices will not open their books to immigration and they will be looked over with a fine tooth comb. Rarely ever see an actual medical office that will do that, but also do not recommend that for a new grad. Get at least one year of hospital experince in the US, you are going to find that many terms alone are different, as well as how we practice here. You will not get the same type of training and in-house education that you really need in an office.

    Not one thing can be submitted until you have an actual completed set of transcripts.........and do not submit for Visa Screen Certificate until you know that your training has been approved. The application is only good for one year from when they receive it, and what if you need to make up some hours?

    Also Pearson-Vue will not release the ATT until you pay for the exam, and again, do ot do that, until you know that your hours have been accepted.

    Hope that this helps..............:angel2:
  5. by   uk student nurse
    Thanks guys for the prompt and informative replies.
    I am Adult Branch and have emailed NCBON requesting a breakdown of the training hours requirement, so will have to wait and see.

    Thanks again
  6. by   rsmit02
    You got the correct details of everything you need to do and it sounds so so easy put like that LOL.

    I definately have to add plenty of patience is definately required, I sat down with your exact list in April and went for it doing everything I could as quick as possilbe I have a sister in usa helping out to who I will also live with plus a gauranteed offer of employment with sponsership from the director of the hospital my sister works at I was sure it would be a quick and easy process..... Here I am 8 months later and what stage am I at?????????

    So far Contact my University and ask them to submit my training transcript details to CGFNS for Credential Evaluation Sevice, which is then submitted to NJ BON.

    Yup you got it that is it thats how far ive got. On paper seems easy but the nursing school does not make your request a priority and they take ages. Once all your transcript is submitted then the report is issued. well CGFNS have had my transcript and stated my file is ready for review 4 months now and after months of phone calls and emails ending in a formal complaint they say they will review my file 20th Dec then its 4-6 weeks till I get my report sent to NJ BON.

    I have Submitted my Application for Licensure by Examination to NJ BON on they are waiting for my CES.

    I most likely do have nursing hours to make up I have not met a nurse trained in the uk after 1999 who hasnt had to either adult/maternity or mental health trained. To make up which I discovered is next to impossible in UK you can go to usa but this involves applying for college and F1 student visa, we have done this and it took us about 5 months. (I think you can do it on a toursist visa if you can time classes right)

    Then starts the next leg of the journey, nclex exam, employer, file for green card.

    I think in a perfect world 18 months is do able but in reality I wouldnt start counting the 18 months till you have cgfns report in hand and know you have the required hours. From this point I think (retrogression aside) 18 months is realistic.

    Im not trying to put you off, but just know how hard it all is and dealing with knowing when to finish work, when to sell the house how to plan the next few years its better to be in the picture with the reality of it. We move out to NJ end of december I start college in January to make up hours.

    Good luck,

    Ruthx

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