Hi I was just wondering if ever I became a LPN in California and would like to request for LPN license in NY by endorsement, is that possible?
I am presently processing my application in california where I would be staying at a friend's house. until this previous weeks I have thought of the conveniency I have if I will stay in New York for personal reasons. however, as a BSN educated outside (particularly in the Philippines) it requires for me to apply for CVS which is a bit pricy and would take about 1 year to finish.
somebody please answer,
Im sorry if ever this concern was raised previously.. (if it is, please tag the link)
so that I could obtain more information.
Sep 16, '12
by NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN Moderator
I would apply directly to NY instead of going through California to save yourself money and headaches as NY does permit professional nurses to apply for LPN license. There is no requirement for concurrent theory and clinical.
Licensed Practical Nursing
To meet the professional education requirement for licensure as a licensed practical nurse, you must have completed high school or the equivalent, and present satisfactory evidence of either a, b or c below.
- graduation from at least a nine-month program in practical nursing registered by the New York State Education Department as licensure qualifying or recognized as preparatory for practice as a licensed practical nurse by the licensing authority or appropriate governmental agency in the jurisdiction where the school is located; or
- completion of at least a nine-month program of study that is satisfactory to the New York State Education Department in a program conducted by the armed forces of the United States; or
- graduation from an approved program in general professional nursing.
In addition to the professional education requirement, every applicant for licensure or limited permit as a licensed practical nurse must also complete approved coursework or training appropriate to the professional's practice in infection control and barrier precautions, including engineering and work practice controls, to prevent the transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the hepatitis b virus (HBV) in the course of professional practice. See additional information and a list of approved providers
for this training.
Verifying Education Credentials From Non-U.S. Programs
Applicants who have completed LPN or RN education outside of the US must have their education credentials verified by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS). Such applicants should contact CGFNS at www.cgfns.org
for the application and instructions to complete the CGFNS Credential Verification Service for New York State
. Please note that this verification process is not the same as CGFNS' Certification Program (which is required for registered nurse applicants applying for limited permits). The CGFNS Credentials Verification Service for New York State licensure applicants is a process for verifying the authenticity of education credentials. The CGFNS Credentials Verification Service for New York State does not indicate approval by the New York State Education Department of the content of education. After education credentials are verified by CGFNS, they are then forwarded to and evaluated by the New York State Education Department.
You will be advised in writing of the results of the New York State Education Department's evaluation of your education. In addition, the licensing examination administrator will be notified if you are eligible for the examination.
Contact CGFNS at:
The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)
PO Box 8628
Philadelphia, PA 19101-8628
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Sep 16, '12