Nurses-Louisville Kentucky: Do I need to pass local nursing board to practice in US?

  1. Hi! everybody i just have a question about being a nurse at Louisville KY
    I'm currently here in the Philippines. I haven't pass my Local Board exam here but trying my best to pass.

    My question is... by any chance , just in case i wasn't able to make it - passing the local board exam here. Can i still work as a nurse in KY eventhough i wasn't able to pass my local here ? and what are my options...


    The reason why i'm asking this is because my boyfriend is planning to do a fiance visa, get married and build our dreams there.

    Please help.. i really need information in regards to this concern.

    Melanie
    BSN Graduate
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    Sending to forum re immigration issues.
  4. by   lawrence01
    Quote from countmein1981
    Hi! everybody i just have a question about being a nurse at Louisville KY
    I'm currently here in the Philippines. I haven't pass my Local Board exam here but trying my best to pass.

    My question is... by any chance , just in case i wasn't able to make it - passing the local board exam here. Can i still work as a nurse in KY eventhough i wasn't able to pass my local here ? and what are my options...


    The reason why i'm asking this is because my boyfriend is planning to do a fiance visa, get married and build our dreams there.

    Please help.. i really need information in regards to this concern.

    Melanie
    BSN Graduate

    Have you taken it or just planning to take it?
  5. by   countmein1981
    I'm planning to take my Local Board exam this coming Dec. 2 and 3 of 2006
    I'm hoping to pass the axam but i'm checking my options if it goes the other way around.
  6. by   precy
    If you haven't taken the local board exam, better not to take it if you don't have plans of working in the Phil.
  7. by   lawrence01
    Please click this link to refer to the KY BON for their respective requirements:
    http://www.kbn.ky.gov/license/foreign/foreignexam.htm

    The website was last updated last 3/2006 so it may be prudent to contact them for any changes.

    You may also consider other States. www.ncsbn.org
  8. by   countmein1981
    Quote from precy
    If you haven't taken the local board exam, better not to take it if you don't have plans of working in the Phil.
    is there any difference if i took the local board exam or not? or its like i'm gonna start from scratch if i go to KY? like take some exams there and it will disregard my local license

    another thing is my answer is nope i'm not planning to work here but instead it will be in KY.
  9. by   countmein1981
    Quote from lawrence01
    Please click this link to refer to the KY BON for their respective requirements:
    http://www.kbn.ky.gov/license/foreign/foreignexam.htm

    The website was last updated last 3/2006 so it may be prudent to contact them for any changes.

    You may also consider other States. www.ncsbn.org
    thank you for the website ... :wink2: it helps alot
  10. by   suzanne4
    local exams are not required.

    but, they are never disregarded if taken and you did not pass it.
  11. by   countmein1981
    Quote from suzanne4
    local exams are not required.

    but, they are never disregarded if taken and you did not pass it.
    i see... coz most filipinos are under the impression of taking the local board eventhough they will not actually work here and before going to the next step like working abroad...

    what's the max amount it willl cost me for the visa screen/cgfns exam if i take it in ky?
  12. by   suzanne4
    For actual costs, you will need to go to CGFNS website. Do not forget the NCLEX-RN exam which is needed for licensure to work in the US.

    With the fiance visa, currently you do not need the English exams or the Visa Screen Certificate since you will not be applying for a visa on your own.
  13. by   KYnightnurse
    Once you get to L'ville, go to the hospital you are interested in working at and ask to see the Nurse Recruiter. He or she should be able to guide you in the right direction.
  14. by   KYnightnurse
    Just curious, how and why did you pick Louisville?

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