Is the english exam IELTS / TOEFL required for the licensure exam in any state? - page 2

Is the english exam IELTS / TOEFL required for the licensure exam in any state? I was confused whether I should take the IELTS first before applying for registration / permission to be able to... Read More

  1. by   debnky
    Quote from narsbing
    Is the english exam IELTS / TOEFL required for the licensure exam in any state?

    I was confused whether I should take the IELTS first before applying for registration / permission to be able to sit for the exam.
    what kind of test is this?
  2. by   suzanne4
    Those are two different types of English exams.
  3. by   jvinz1
    Hi, You know what guys, I like this topic because it really fits me in my own sit. right now. i passed the NCLEX exam last nov. 2007 in cali. and then my relatives told me that i need to pass my eilts exam too. to process my papers to work in the US. I took here in Switzerland the eilts exam and sad to say I just got total band score of 6.0 . and I a couple of weeks I took eilets again i got 5.5 total band score (thats ****) hehehe i called the exam center here in switzerland here in bern and asking them how are they checking our papers? what are the rules how to get highier total band score. They told me that in my sit. is speaking category is my weakiest part beacause my accent is american accent they could'nt undestand my accent !!!!!!
    it is understable im applying for the US not for british
    and now im applying for toefl exam. my quest. is how many points i need to pass the toefl exam ?

    thank you guys,
    jvinz1
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Sep 22, '08 : Reason: removing profanity
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from jvinz1
    Hi, You know what guys, I like this topic because it really fits me in my own sit. right now. i passed the NCLEX exam last nov. 2007 in cali. and then my relatives told me that i need to pass my eilts exam too. to process my papers to work in the US. I took here in Switzerland the eilts exam and sad to say I just got total band score of 6.0 . and I a couple of weeks I took eilets again i got 5.5 total band score (thats ****) hehehe i called the exam center here in switzerland here in bern and asking them how are they checking our papers? what are the rules how to get highier total band score. They told me that in my sit. is speaking category is my weakiest part beacause my accent is american accent they could'nt undestand my accent !!!!!!
    it is understable im applying for the US not for british
    and now im applying for toefl exam. my quest. is how many points i need to pass the toefl exam ?

    thank you guys,
    jvinz1
    If you check the VSC handbook it will give you the scores on pass marks required for the English exam. Also be aware with retrogression you are looking at a few years waiting
  5. by   anne26
    Hi! I am registered nurse in the Philippines. I live in Kansas righ now and still on adjustment of status. I want to apply for RN-NCLEX exam here. I learned that they require CES and TOEFL/TSE for those who graduate of a foreign nursing school in which instruction was not in English. Will I still need to take toefl/tse if the books,lectures and examination is in english?
    Pls. help me.
    Thank you so much. Please help me.
    Have a great day!
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from anne26
    Hi! I am registered nurse in the Philippines. I live in Kansas righ now and still on adjustment of status. I want to apply for RN-NCLEX exam here. I learned that they require CES and TOEFL/TSE for those who graduate of a foreign nursing school in which instruction was not in English. Will I still need to take toefl/tse if the books,lectures and examination is in english?
    Pls. help me.
    Thank you so much. Please help me.
    Have a great day!
    If the state requires a English exam then you have to do it, however if the BON recognises that your training was done in English they may waiver it. A lot will go on what CES report states. You are looking at approx 4-6 months to go through the process. In what way are you AOS?
  7. by   anne26
    hi! thanks silverdragon102.I entered in the US with K1 visa (non immigrant). Kansas State Board of Nursing required toefl/tse for foreign nurses in which instructions was not in english. what should i do? Or it is wise to apply in other state then I apply for reciprocity. thank you againfor the info.God bless us.
  8. by   suzanne4
    Immigration and licensure are two very distinct entities. Even if you would hold a US passport, if you trained overseas, then you must meet the requirements for the foreign trained nurse. And going thru another state and then endorsing back to the state that you want, will not change the requirement of the English exam.

    Some states, such as Illinois, will exempt the English exam if the training was 100% in English, but not all states will do this. It is up to the BON to make that determination for you. If they tell you that you need it, then it is something that you are going to need to complete before they will grant permission for you to sit for the exam.

    We also do not have reciprocity between licenses in the US; it only exists for the NCLEX exam and it means that the results from the exam are accepted all over the US as well as US territories.
  9. by   Silverdragon102
    CES should be able to indicate to the BON if your training was completely in English and meets BON requirements. If not then you will have to do the English exams.
  10. by   jvinz1
    What CES mean? im sorry im not updated

    thanks
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from jvinz1
    What CES mean? im sorry im not updated

    thanks
    CES is credential evaluation and is done by CGFNS and a lot of states require this when trained overseas. Each BON/BRN will tell you what their requirements are for foreign trained and you will have to meet them
  12. by   anne26
    hi guys... thanks for the info. God bless.
  13. by   bsnwnab
    Has anyone taken Internet Based TOEFL and know the score requirement for New Mexico board of nursing... the website only has scores for paper based and computer based TOEFL. Or does that mean they don't accept Internet based toefl...??

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