I Need Advice

  1. :icon_smil hi everyone.i'm filipina bsn-rn 1993 graduate but i dont have any experience except for being a private nurse for two years.i'm married to korean and at present we r residing here in korea.i'm planning to continue my profession as a nurse and take up refresher course and get some more experience in philippines coz i'm considering to go to chicago to work there as nurse.i would like to know if they have any age limit in employing nurses there?? i'm 35 years old now?????????and is it alright if i'm going to skip cgfns and take nclex directly????coz theres examination center of nclex here in korea.......??thanx and hope to get a good advice........
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  3. by   perfectbluebuildings
    try posting this in the international nursing forum... I think it is more often visited and they would probably be able to help you out good luck!
  4. by   m711998
    Quote from Rayrae
    try posting this in the international nursing forum... I think it is more often visited and they would probably be able to help you out good luck!
    thanks for the advice gud luck to you and may god bless you.:wink2:
  5. by   suzanne4
    i took the liberty of moving your post to the international forum, my home.

    to work in illinois, you will need to get a credentials evaluation done by cgfns, you no longer need to take the exam for illinois. you will need to get that done first. you will need to apply to illinois board of nursing for "licensure by examination." once accepted by them, you will be able to register for the nclex exam, but not until you have their approval.

    you will also need to complete the series of english exams, either toefl, twe, and tse or the ielts series in the academic branch with the speaking section.

    you will also need to apply to cgfns for a visa screen certificate, this will not be issued until you actually pass both the nclex exam as well as the english exams.


    since you have been out of the field for so long, i highly recommend that you get a copy of the saunder's comprehensive review for the nclex-rn exam. i suggest that you start reading from the beginning before you even start on the questions. nursing in the us is quite different from that in other countries, this will give you a better background before even considering a review class for the nclex exam. in the us, the nurse is also responsible for assessing breath sounds, as well as heart tones, along with a complete assessment each shift. this is quite different from many other countries.

    hope that this gives you a start. the book is available on amazon if you cannot find it in a bookstore there. (www.amazon.co) and they deliver to korea.

    welcome to allnurses.com............
  6. by   nina9404
    Quote from suzanne4
    i took the liberty of moving your post to the international forum, my home.

    to work in illinois, you will need to get a credentials evaluation done by cgfns, you no longer need to take the exam for illinois. you will need to get that done first. you will need to apply to illinois board of nursing for "licensure by examination." once accepted by them, you will be able to register for the nclex exam, but not until you have their approval.

    you will also need to complete the series of english exams, either toefl, twe, and tse or the ielts series in the academic branch with the speaking section.

    you will also need to apply to cgfns for a visa screen certificate, this will not be issued until you actually pass both the nclex exam as well as the english exams.


    since you have been out of the field for so long, i highly recommend that you get a copy of the saunder's comprehensive review for the nclex-rn exam. i suggest that you start reading from the beginning before you even start on the questions. nursing in the us is quite different from that in other countries, this will give you a better background before even considering a review class for the nclex exam. in the us, the nurse is also responsible for assessing breath sounds, as well as heart tones, along with a complete assessment each shift. this is quite different from many other countries.

    hope that this gives you a start. the book is available on amazon if you cannot find it in a bookstore there. (www.amazon.co) and they deliver to korea.

    welcome to allnurses.com............
    hi suzanne!
    i have the 2nd edition of saunders. i heard there is a 3rd edition. should i go out and but the latest edition?
    thanks in advance.
  7. by   suzanne4
    The second edition will be okay, it is actually my favorite, it just ins't produced any more or available in the US.
  8. by   nina9404
    Quote from suzanne4
    The second edition will be okay, it is actually my favorite, it just ins't produced any more or available in the US.
    Thanks a lot Suzanne!

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