New MD-RN from the Philippines - page 2

Hello everyone! I'm a new graduate of BS Nursing from the Philippines. I will be taking the Philippine December board exams. :) I'm still deciding which state to take my NCLEX - my choices are: ... Read More

  1. by   lawrence01
    Quote from Antigone
    Thanks lawrence. I am really leaning towards NY because I have relatives in PA. I have relatives in CA too but I'd prefer to be closer to those in PA. The thing is, I'm scared because they say processing (from start to landing in US soil) takes so long if you go to NY.

    Is this true?
    If it's still that way then I would have to say CVS for NY will take some time. Fastest one that I know is 8 months.

    I think what some are doing is going for NM or VT first and at the same time apply for CVS for NY. Once they pass the NCLEX via NM or VT they will look for an employer to petition them (using the letter that they have passed the NCLEX already) while at the same time applying for CVS for NY.

    This route will be more costly since you are literally applying for 2 States at the same time.

    It's up to you to weigh the pros and cons.

    There are posters here who are already working in NY and hope they can see this thread and give you advice.
  2. by   augigi
    If you have relatives in PA, why not go to PA to work?
  3. by   Antigone
    Is processing in PA relatively fast? How long does it take?

    Another option is Texas coz my close friend works there.
  4. by   lawrence01
    It would be faster compared to the CVS. Texas needs CGFNS' CES while the last time I checked, PA still needs the CGFNS Certification (Exam) for initial licensure and just the CES if to endorse.

    Pls. re-check PA's req'ts on their website for any changes.

    For foreign RNs, the 3 absolute essential websites to know and use is www.ncsbn.org, CGFNS International and of course www.allnurses.com.
  5. by   lawrence01
    You may want to consider NJ as well since it is so close to PA and NY. NJ requires just the CES as well.
  6. by   paopao
    Hello everyone! Just like Antigone, I'm an MD-RN, however I'm married with 3 small kids so I'm not in a hurry to leave. I'm giving myself 1-2 years to complete the NCLEX, TOEFL and get employed by direct hiring (I have a VISA). My question is, should I apply to VM or NM like my friends are doing or stick it out with NJ where my sisters live? Where should I have the criminal background check-up done? Will applying there fit my timetable of 1-2 years? Please help!
  7. by   Rep
    Quote from paopao
    Hello everyone! Just like Antigone, I'm an MD-RN, however I'm married with 3 small kids so I'm not in a hurry to leave. I'm giving myself 1-2 years to complete the NCLEX, TOEFL and get employed by direct hiring (I have a VISA). My question is, should I apply to VM or NM like my friends are doing or stick it out with NJ where my sisters live? Where should I have the criminal background check-up done? Will applying there fit my timetable of 1-2 years? Please help!
    Your criminal background check begins when you start your petition process.
  8. by   lawrence01
    Quote from paopao
    Hello everyone! Just like Antigone, I'm an MD-RN, however I'm married with 3 small kids so I'm not in a hurry to leave. I'm giving myself 1-2 years to complete the NCLEX, TOEFL and get employed by direct hiring (I have a VISA). My question is, should I apply to VM or NM like my friends are doing or stick it out with NJ where my sisters live? Where should I have the criminal background check-up done? Will applying there fit my timetable of 1-2 years? Please ly directly to the State I want to work in the 1st place.help!
    If you're not in a hurry just like you said then I would just apply directly to NJ. You may go to NJ BON's official website at www.ncsbn.org for more detailes re: req'ts for foreign-educated RNs.

    I know a lot that went through NM and VT and when they got their eligibility letters after 2-4 months time they are trying to find ways to delay themselves to take the NCLEX.
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Nov 17, '06
  9. by   NRSKarenRN
    new jersey board of nursing changes its requirements for internationally educated nurses

    nj: (rn and lpn) application packet graduates of foreign nursing programs (has revised 5/06 requirements)
  10. by   reyan
    Hi Md-Rns. If I don't have a nursing license here in the Philippines but have a medical license, do i need to send to PRC the validation of license? Or are they just validating the nursing license (since nursing is the profession being applied for)? thanks.
  11. by   lawrence01
    Quote from reyan
    Hi Md-Rns. If I don't have a nursing license here in the Philippines but have a medical license, do i need to send to PRC the validation of license? Or are they just validating the nursing license (since nursing is the profession being applied for)? thanks.
    You do not need to send validation of your Philippine medical license. It would only be the nursing license but if you have not taken the local nursing licensure exam at all then you do not need to that at as well. You can still apply for visa screening and CGFNS' CES w/o one (as long as you haven't taken the NLE at all).

    Where have you applied for US licensure, BTW?
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Apr 28, '07
  12. by   suzanne4
    Some from PI are receiving letters from CGFNS asking about the licensing and that they need verification, and that is after they have sent letters that they did not take the exam. Because of some recent problems that have come up caused by some of your fellow countrymen, suggest that you get the PRC to verify that you have not written the licensing exam. Expect CGFNS to start asking for that in the future from there.
  13. by   reyan
    Thanks for the heads up. Anyone here who have asked PRC for that verification? Do you know what forms to fill-up? It is rather chaotic out there.

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