NCLEX information -- please read - page 3

Let me clear up any misconceptions or bad information that you have. In order to write the NCLEX exam, you must have a letter called an ATT letter (Authorization to Test) from the Board of Nursing... Read More

  1. by   avsy
    thank you! If that's the case, if ever i'll pass my NCLEX is it okey if i wont take CGFNS examination? Can you choose where you want to take you NCLEX examination?
  2. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from avsy
    thank you! If that's the case, if ever i'll pass my NCLEX is it okey if i wont take CGFNS examination? Can you choose where you want to take you NCLEX examination?
    you register with www.vue.com and once you have recieved your ATT from your nursing board you can register to sit the exam where you want as long as they have a centre in that location.
  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from avsy
    thank you! If that's the case, if ever i'll pass my NCLEX is it okey if i wont take CGFNS examination? Can you choose where you want to take you NCLEX examination?
    Some states specifically require CGFNS exam and will not let you even endorse into that state without having CGFNS exam or at least two years work experience in the US as an RN. You need to selelct where you would like to work first, then proceed from there.

    Where you actually write the exam has nothing to do with where you will be licensed.
  4. by   avsy
    okey, what are the states that doesn't require cg's? if ever you dont have a visa, could ATT help you in acquiring a temporary visa? thanks.
  5. by   suzanne4
    NY and California. Many others only require a credentials evaluation by CGFNS, but not the exam, such as New Mexico, Arizona, Florida, Colorado.
    With most of the others, if you get licensed in another state, you can just endorse over, except for Illinois.

    With the NCLEX exam going to be offered in Hong Kong and Seoul beginning in January, I doubt if the ATT letter will help you with a Visa. It is very tough to get a tourist visa to the US, especially if you are a nurse in a SE Asia country because fo the money that you need to show in the bank that belongs to you.
  6. by   neriners
    Quote from suzanne4
    Some states specifically require CGFNS exam and will not let you even endorse into that state without having CGFNS exam or at least two years work experience in the US as an RN. You need to selelct where you would like to work first, then proceed from there.

    Where you actually write the exam has nothing to do with where you will be licensed.
    Hi Ms. Suzanne,
    How are you? I have learned a lot just from reading your messages. Though I have few questions to ask.

    i passed CGFNS-July 2003, IELTS - Oct 2003, received my Visascreen-April 2004. INS received my I-140 petition last july 2004.

    now, I am still undecided to what state is best for me? I have an option to go to either texas or maryland. i am preparing to take the nclex-rn because my petiion is now under processed. i have visited their websites (board of nursing). i saw in their FAQs that there is a minimum work requirement to be approved to take the nclex-rn exam in texas, of about 2 years? is that really required? would you also have an idea if maryland doesnt accept/recognize IELTS for the english exam requirement? only TSE or ILA OPI. does that mean that even if i passed IELTS, i still have to take TSE, just to be eligible?

    Ms. Suzanne, please help out. Thanks again and May God bless you!

    Regards,
    neriners
  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from neriners
    Hi Ms. Suzanne,
    How are you? I have learned a lot just from reading your messages. Though I have few questions to ask.

    i passed CGFNS-July 2003, IELTS - Oct 2003, received my Visascreen-April 2004. INS received my I-140 petition last july 2004.

    now, I am still undecided to what state is best for me? I have an option to go to either texas or maryland. i am preparing to take the nclex-rn because my petiion is now under processed. i have visited their websites (board of nursing). i saw in their FAQs that there is a minimum work requirement to be approved to take the nclex-rn exam in texas, of about 2 years? is that really required? would you also have an idea if maryland doesnt accept/recognize IELTS for the english exam requirement? only TSE or ILA OPI. does that mean that even if i passed IELTS, i still have to take TSE, just to be eligible?

    Ms. Suzanne, please help out. Thanks again and May God bless you!

    Regards,
    neriners
    Yes,Maryland requires TSE for licensure. I still recommend NY as the best place for initial licensure as it is quite easy to endorse from there and they grant you a license right away. Many other states do not unless you have a SSN#.
    Who petitioned for your I-140? Was it an agency?
  8. by   neriners
    Quote from suzanne4
    Yes,Maryland requires TSE for licensure. I still recommend NY as the best place for initial licensure as it is quite easy to endorse from there and they grant you a license right away. Many other states do not unless you have a SSN#.
    Who petitioned for your I-140? Was it an agency?
    hi suzanne! thanks for the reply! :hatparty: yes, my agency petitioned me. some of my friends under the same agency were approved already and now waiting for the u.s. embassy interview. they were approved in less than 3 months. do you have any idea if it is true - that lack of experience is a ground for denial of visa in the embassy? thanks for your time.
    God bless.
  9. by   suzanne4
    Quote from neriners
    hi suzanne! thanks for the reply! :hatparty: yes, my agency petitioned me. some of my friends under the same agency were approved already and now waiting for the u.s. embassy interview. they were approved in less than 3 months. do you have any idea if it is true - that lack of experience is a ground for denial of visa in the embassy? thanks for your time.
    God bless.
    Many nurses get a green card who have never practiced as a nurse in their own country, or even took the boards in their own country. As long as you have taken either CGFNS or NCLEX and the English exams, and can get a Visa Screen Certificate, you should have no problems.

    Good luck...................
  10. by   neriners
    Quote from suzanne4
    Many nurses get a green card who have never practiced as a nurse in their own country, or even took the boards in their own country. As long as you have taken either CGFNS or NCLEX and the English exams, and can get a Visa Screen Certificate, you should have no problems.

    Good luck...................
    Thank you so much for that. I wil l keep you posted for any developments.
    God bless you!
  11. by   keira
    Do you have any idea about NY Nclex application? Do you have to pass the local board exam first or you have to be be licensed NUrse first before you can apply for NEWYORL NCLEX? pls? i badly need your advice?

    or can I endorse later to New York if i'll choose New mexico as my initial licensure?
  12. by   donty8
    hi suzanne,

    i just want to know if passing the local board exam is required before i could be qualified to take the nclex exam?


    Thank you in advance. God bless.
  13. by   lawrence01
    Quote from keira
    Do you have any idea about NY Nclex application? Do you have to pass the local board exam first or you have to be be licensed NUrse first before you can apply for NEWYORL NCLEX? pls? i badly need your advice?

    or can I endorse later to New York if i'll choose New mexico as my initial licensure?
    Hi, Keira. This is a VERY old thread. Your question has already been answered in one of the threads located right here in the very 1st page of the Int'l forum and most active threads can be found in just the 1st 3-5 pages of the Int'l forum.

    I recommend reading Suzanne's Primer and the other threads already started and active regarding NY, CA, NJ, NM, VT and other popular states located in the 1st 3-5 pages (active) of the forum.

    I recommend reading those NEW threads relevant to you from the beginning because some of your questions were already answered countless times by the mods and other posters who had experience with it.

    Thank you for understanding. :wink2:
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Aug 31, '06

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