Is the english exam IELTS / TOEFL required for the licensure exam in any state? - page 3

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   Silverdragon102
    Would suggest you check this with the BON
  2. by   bsnwnab
    it's so difficult to get in touch with the board of nursing, it's always busy ='(

    from the nm board website it says..
    internationally educated nurses must demonstrate english competency. this can be demonstrated through successful completion of an approved english competency exam such as:
    - test of english as a foreign language (toefl) or
    - test of english for international communication (toeic) or
    - test for english for the academic version of international english language testing system (ieltst) or
    - successful completion of a nursing program that is given in english in another country or
    - a passing score on a nursing examination which is given in english in another country or
    - a certificate from the commission on graduates from foreign nursing schools or other agencies which indicates successful completion of toefl, toeic, or ielts.


    question:
    so if i graduated from the philippines, i don't have to take the english test? what kind of proof do i need to send along my application to say that english was the medium used @the school?? or does the bon already know that they speak english in the philippines??

    another question:
    if one is a us citizen, went to elementary, middle school, high school and some college units in california, including college english (principles of composition)... is the toefl still required??? for new mexico, or for any state that requires an english test.
    thanks
    Last edit by bsnwnab on May 17, '11
  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from bsnwnab
    it's so difficult to get in touch with the board of nursing, it's always busy ='(

    from the nm board website it says..
    internationally educated nurses must demonstrate english competency. this can be demonstrated through successful completion of an approved english competency exam such as:
    - test of english as a foreign language (toefl) or
    - test of english for international communication (toeic) or
    - test for english for the academic version of international english language testing system (ieltst) or
    - successful completion of a nursing program that is given in english in another country or
    - a passing score on a nursing examination which is given in english in another country or
    - a certificate from the commission on graduates from foreign nursing schools or other agencies which indicates successful completion of toefl, toeic, or ielts.


    question:
    so if i graduated from the philippines, i don't have to take the english test? what kind of proof do i need to send along my application to say that english was the medium used @the school?? or does the bon already know that they speak english in the philippines??

    another question:
    if one is a us citizen, went to elementary, middle school, high school and some college units in california, including college english (principles of composition)... is the toefl still required??? for new mexico, or for any state that requires an english test.
    thanks
    your transcripts need to indicate that your training was done in english using english text books (as far as i am aware and what others have posted)

    if one is a usc then you may find english is waivered however that will depend on the state
  4. by   geraldinechua
    Hello. Please help me with this. A State BON requires CGFN-CES, my question is:

    Should I start processing my application to that State (send payment, etc.) and then apply for CGFN-CES?

    Or I should start with CGFN-CES application (so that the 1 year given by State BON to complete application won't commence yet) and after a few weeks start the State BON application?

    Thank you very much,
    Geraldine
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    I would say start with CES first and after a couple of months submit state application, just make sure to state the state on your application
  6. by   geraldinechua
    I sincerely appreciate the reply silverdragon102. I was hoping I could apply for a generic CGFN-CES and just decide later, while the CES is being processed, to have the CES transferred to a specific state. Thanks so much for your help.
  7. by   Silverdragon102
    CGFNS ask for a state to send the report to. I don't think you can get it done and then choose a state later. I do know you can request it to be sent to others states later but one is required for initial application. Best thing is to check the handbook and see what it states
  8. by   geraldinechua
    What you said makes sense. Yes, I've read that CGFN reports can be requested to be sent to another state. Thanks for sharing your knowledge, I am now most confident on how to go about the process. Thanks a lot, I wish you the best
  9. by   anaali
    Hi everyone
    I have a question, Im an RN from PR( U.S Territory) and I applied for RN license in WI, but I worked as a CNA in WI for 5yrs, and in my application requirement doesn't mentioned anything about TOEFL test. Do you think that WI DRL will allow me to take the NCLEX RN without taking the TOEFL test? I will appreciate any help you can give me, thank you.
  10. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from anaali
    Hi everyone
    I have a question, Im an RN from PR( U.S Territory) and I applied for RN license in WI, but I worked as a CNA in WI for 5yrs, and in my application requirement doesn't mentioned anything about TOEFL test. Do you think that WI DRL will allow me to take the NCLEX RN without taking the TOEFL test? I will appreciate any help you can give me, thank you.
    You really need to check with the state BON

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