Looking 4 imfo on Nursing in Alaska

  1. Hi. i am a nurse from Perth who is interested in working in Alaska. If anyone has any imformation regarding requirments to do so it would be much appriciated.
    Thank 4 ure time!
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  3. by   suzanne4
    You would have to complete the same requirements to work in Alaska, as any other state. You are required to complete the CGFNS exam, NCLEX exam, and the Visa Screen process. If you trained in Australia, then your English testing would be waived. The earliest that you will be able to take the CGFNS exam is November, 2004. It is given only three times per year and the cut-off was this past week for the July exam.

    The website for CGFNS is www.CGFNS.org. You can download both applications from this site, for the exam, as well as Visa Screen. If you go to Alaska's Board of Nursing website, you should be able to download the appropriate forms that you need. You will have to submit an application to them, then be accepted by them to sit for the NCLEX exam. Do not register for the exam until you have received a letter from the Alaska BON.
    NCLEX exam is currently only given in the US and its possessions. You will be able to take the exam in either Saipan or Guam, if you prefer. You can actually sit for the exam in any state, it doesn't have to be Alaska.

    Hope that this helps.
  4. by   nemo
    Thanks for all that information, its been very helpfull.
  5. by   aceraa
    can an nclex passer apply for alaska..do i have to retake the exam or just request the originating state to forward the result to Alaska bon..how about the cgfns..is this waived if you already passed the nclex..thanks
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from aceraa
    can an nclex passer apply for alaska..do i have to retake the exam or just request the originating state to forward the result to Alaska bon..how about the cgfns..is this waived if you already passed the nclex..thanks
    Passing NCLEX doesn't mean things are waivered when applying to a new state. Check out what requirements the state has and if in doubt ask them. Saying that NCLEX is a national exam so as long as you meet requirements you shouldn't have to repeat it
  7. by   Fiona59
    Quote from aceraa
    can an nclex passer apply for alaska..do i have to retake the exam or just request the originating state to forward the result to Alaska bon..how about the cgfns..is this waived if you already passed the nclex..thanks

    Do you have a work visa for the US??
  8. by   aceraa
    none...
  9. by   loriangel14
    You will need one.Due to retrogression you are looking at a lengthy wait.

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