If you are on my shoes, what would you do?? pls read..

  1. Hi, this is my first post here so bare with me...

    here's my case..

    Im a US immigrant and will be graduating this coming year, my dad told me to take all necessary exams.. as of this moment Im kinda confused and have some questions hope u guys can help,.

    here's my concerns..

    a. should i take the local board, or can I directly go ( USA ) w/o this and take the NCLEX abroad?
    b. what are other exams should i take?
    c. if ur on my situation what would you do? I mean being blessed to have this opportunity of leaving PI anytime I want..

    Please I need ur reply ....
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   K-Ann
    Dont take NLE. If you browsed the forums here, you'll know by now that you don't need a local license to take NCLEX-RN. Since you are already an immigrant, I think you don't need to take the english exam too. Check with your BON. Just don't take NLE if you dont want to practice in the Phil.
  4. by   mtreyes
    wwwoooowwww... please take nclex-rn ....
  5. by   BurstPurse
    Quote from kewl_nurse
    Hi, this is my first post here so bare with me...

    here's my case..

    Im a US immigrant and will be graduating this coming year, my dad told me to take all necessary exams.. as of this moment Im kinda confused and have some questions hope u guys can help,.

    here's my concerns..

    a. should i take the local board, or can I directly go ( USA ) w/o this and take the NCLEX abroad?
    b. what are other exams should i take?
    c. if ur on my situation what would you do? I mean being blessed to have this opportunity of leaving PI anytime I want..

    Please I need ur reply ....
    You are very lucky!!!
    Don't take the local board anymore. Take the NCLEX-RN instead.
    However, there are some schools that does not release the requirements needed for you to take NCLEX-RN unless you passed the local board exam. So consult your student manual or talk to the admin of your school.
    Since you took your BSN in the Phils, it is required for you to take the english proficiency test.
  6. by   RNHawaii34
    Quote from kewl_nurse
    hi, this is my first post here so bare with me...

    here's my case..

    im a us immigrant and will be graduating this coming year, my dad told me to take all necessary exams.. as of this moment im kinda confused and have some questions hope u guys can help,.

    here's my concerns..

    a. should i take the local board, or can i directly go ( usa ) w/o this and take the nclex abroad?
    b. what are other exams should i take?
    c. if ur on my situation what would you do? i mean being blessed to have this opportunity of leaving pi anytime i want..

    please i need ur reply ....
    good for you! if i were you? you don't need to take the local board, go straight to nclex-rn. as soon as you graduate, apply for nclexrn na. get outta there as soon you can. depending on which state you will be migrating, you might want to check with their respective board of nursing if what is their requirement in order for them to let you take nclexrn. but, there are some states who dont require nle. such as california, new mexico, and vermont. pls. feel free to pm me when you have more questions. congrats!
  7. by   tantrum
    My wife is in the same boat. Don't even think about taking the local boards there. It would just complicate things if things go crazy as what happened lately with the NLE. There are a number of states that don't require the CGFNS exam (hence no Phil licensure requirement). You only need to take NCLEX. If you are an immigrant, a few states would require some English test. Just inquire with each nursing board the specific requirements.
  8. by   kewl_nurse2b
    Quote from rnhawaii34
    good for you! if i were you? you don't need to take the local board, go straight to nclex-rn. as soon as you graduate, apply for nclexrn na. get outta there as soon you can. depending on which state you will be migrating, you might want to check with their respective board of nursing if what is their requirement in order for them to let you take nclexrn. but, there are some states who dont require nle. such as california, new mexico, and vermont. pls. feel free to pm me when you have more questions. congrats!

    really thanks!!
    what about florida? any idea? do they require such?
  9. by   kewl_nurse2b
    Quote from tantrum
    My wife is in the same boat. Don't even think about taking the local boards there. It would just complicate things if things go crazy as what happened lately with the NLE. There are a number of states that don't require the CGFNS exam (hence no Phil licensure requirement). You only need to take NCLEX. If you are an immigrant, a few states would require some English test. Just inquire with each nursing board the specific requirements.
    Yea actually that's one of the major thing, So what exams ur wife will goin to take? And do u think its okay to take NCLEX here?
  10. by   RNHawaii34
    Quote from kewl_nurse
    really thanks!!
    what about Florida? any idea? do they require such?

    Pls. go to :www.ncsbn.org for the web address of the board of nursing for specific State you are interested to apply for nclexrn. it is important to read it carefully. each state have specific requirements before you take the nclexrn.goodluck. don't hesitate to ask questions if you have any:-)
  11. by   tantrum
    Quote from kewl_nurse
    Yea actually that's one of the major thing, So what exams ur wife will goin to take? And do u think its okay to take NCLEX here?
    She's going to take NCLEX but she will need some intensive review (you can use Suzanne's strategies for the review). If you are in Manila, the nearest location for the exam is Hong Kong. If you are already an immigrant, why don't you just take it in the mainland and avoid the extra fee?
    Florida I think don't require CGFNS exam but they require CES (credential evaluation). Just make sure you have enough clinical hours and transcripts of records (the Florida BON can give you the details and exact requirements for each subject).
  12. by   suzanne4
    Quote from BurstPurse
    You are very lucky!!!
    Don't take the local board anymore. Take the NCLEX-RN instead.
    However, there are some schools that does not release the requirements needed for you to take NCLEX-RN unless you passed the local board exam. So consult your student manual or talk to the admin of your school.
    Since you took your BSN in the Phils, it is required for you to take the english proficiency test.
    If they already have a green card, then they are not required to take the English exams. They are not applying for a visa, they already have one.
  13. by   suzanne4
    Quote from tantrum
    My wife is in the same boat. Don't even think about taking the local boards there. It would just complicate things if things go crazy as what happened lately with the NLE. There are a number of states that don't require the CGFNS exam (hence no Phil licensure requirement). You only need to take NCLEX. If you are an immigrant, a few states would require some English test. Just inquire with each nursing board the specific requirements.
    Very few actually do, and remember that the original poster already has a green card.
  14. by   kewl_nurse2b
    Quote from suzanne4
    Very few actually do, and remember that the original poster already has a green card.
    so what exams I must take?? Nclex only?

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