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    I'm a new nurse and I'm looking for a job somwhere East (Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Michigan, Virginia) help me out! I've got a lot of offers in California but I really want to get work somwhere east!

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    Quote from wilbeth
    I just called Ca BON this afternoon and somebody told me that he cannot give the result by phone, he said to wait for 31 days and it will come in the mail. What did you say when you talk to the operator? I called Ca BON thinking that I'm gonna get my result too, 'coz I read your post that you got your's by calling Ca board. Thanks and God Bless!
    Yup! you really have to wait for the mail. In my case I waited 4 weeks, I just called the BON if there were some requirements that I failed to submit which is causing the delay. When they checked they found out that everything checked out okay and that I should have recieved the results way before. There was a glitch in the system according to them and they told me that normally they don't give out results thru the phone but since I've met all the requirements and that a glitch was causing the delay, they told the results over the phone and told me to wait for a week for the letter from the BON. I guess in your case it would be different. I was just sooo happy that I passed that's why I posted it here. I didn't mean to say that results could be verified thru the phone. Goodluck to you! By the way how many questions did you get? what type of questions did you answer?

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    Actually I didn't really asked if I passed, I think the operator just slipped. I asked her about the status of my nclex results and asked why it hasn't been mailed to me yet. The operator then, checked in the computer then told me that they were just waiting to verify my live scan before they release my license. I think whatever was told to me was unintentional and to those who would like to find out I guess you would have to wait for the mail. Anyway, I got my mail already good thing it's true that i passed.

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    Quote from echota
    CONGRATS FIL!!!! You finally got your result and I'm so happy that you passed!!!:smiley_aa GOodluck to you!
    thank you for all the encouragement that i got from all of you. I wouldn't be able to handle the nervousness and tension without you! Finally I'd be able to do my passion, which is nursing!

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    I took the nclex-rn last aug 15, After finishing the test at 75 questions, I'm really feeling so devastated. I hoped that I could have answered more questions assuming that I failed. This morning I called the Ca BON and they told me that I passed and that they were just waiting for my finger prints to issue my license. I felt so relieved! I made a lot of sacrifices just to prepare for the nclex! I've been away from my wife for 6 long months, I resigned from my job just to study and its a good feeling to know that one's sacrifices has paid off. God is so good, and I wouldn't have pulled it through if not for Him and my family's support. I just wish everybody who just took the nclex best of luck! I would be waiting for your threads saying that you passed!

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    Quote from echota
    As many of you know...I've taken my exam last Aug. 22 in California and I still haven't gotten my result. Tomorrow will be my 2nd week of waiting unless today is an exemption because it's labor day. My exam stopped at 75, had alot of select all that apply, prioritization, delegation. I've seen some members in the forum who took their test later than me and found out they passed 3 days after. I'm getting frustrated and depressed from waiting because now I feel that I probably failed. I'm sorry for all this I just need to vent from waiting too long and feeling that I probably failed again for the third time...
    Me too, I got the same kind of questions! I took the test last aug 15 and I'm still waiting for the results! I just hope that we pass coz' I really don't know how to prepare myself if I'm going to re-take the test. I wish california had quick results!

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    Quote from courtneyalissa
    I checked on the pearsonvue website and it said status pass...what a relief!!! I know they're unofficial results but that still means passing right? Good luck to everyone...
    How did you check ur test results with pearson vue? I took the test in california, is that the quick result? Pls. help me, I've been waiting for 3 weeks for the results and I just want to get it over with!

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    Quote from bettorjon
    fil-rn thanks for the information. how long does it take your wife to process her application in ohio? ok ba talaga yung compact states? do they require cgfns passer o kahit yung certification lang?
    using tagalog is in violation of the tos of this website and is not permitted.

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    if you are filipino nurses, try applying in one of the compact states. my wife applied in ohio and it's a bit fast as long as you submit all the requirements all at once (my wife submited hs diploma, diploma from her nursing school, transcript, license verification, and applied for ces from cgfns. in my case, i'm a permanent resident and when i applied it took the ca bon 6 mos to process my application. i'm assuming that the filipino nurses asking about this are not permanent residents ot citizens? most of my friends there applied in one of the compact states and they said it's faster and easier, so i guess it's worth a try?

    tagalog is not permitted per the tos of this bulletin board, all posts must be in english.

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    Quote from brnurse
    i may sound clueless, but what are compact priveleges?
    this was taken from the texas bon site, so i guess it would be the same for all compact states.

    how would you like your texas nursing license to be similar to your texas driver's license, enabling you to practice nursing throughout the country with your home state license, just as you can drive throughout the country with your texas driver's license? well, times are changing, and a few states have moved toward allowing a rn and lvn license from one state to serve as a privilege to practice nursing in other states. the legislation, passed in texas and other states and known as the nurse licensure compact (compact), serves as an agreement among states to mutually recognize each others' licensees. these states who have adopted the compact are referred to as party states.
    as the compact legislation becomes effective, the party states will begin to recognize a single nurse license rather than the cumbersome practice of obtaining duplicative licenses for each state where a nurse practices. mutual recognition of a license increases nurse mobility and facilitates delivery of health care by innovative communication practices such as telenursing. additionally, the compact will better promote the public health and safety by encouraging cooperative efforts among the party states in nurse licensing and regulation. as more state legislatures enact the nurse licensure compact the number of party states will increase and the nation will move closer to allowing one home state license to grant a nursing privilege nationwide.
    it is important that texas nurse's understand multistate licensure because texas is one of the first states to enact it and will be at the front of this innovation in regulation in the new millennium.
    in order to enjoy the multistate licensing privilege, the compact requires that the nurse be licensed in the party state in which he/she permanently resides. this license is known as a home state license. the nurse must meet the criteria of their home state law to obtain and retain the home state license. with the home state license, the nurse may practice in any other party state without obtaining any additional licenses. a nurse practicing in another party state pursuant to the multistate privilege must comply with the state practice laws of the state in which the patient is located at the time care is given. compact states where a nurse practices using a multistate privilege are known as remote states.
    a nurse in a party state can hold a home state license in only one party state at a time. if a nurse changes permanent residence from one party state to another party state then the nurse must relinquish licensure in the previous state of residence and apply for, and meet the requirements for licensure, in the new home state. the compact does allow a nurse to apply for a new home state license prior to moving. further, the nurse may move back to their previous party state and re-establish licensure or move to another party state and apply for licensure there.
    when a nurse moves to a state which has not enacted or does not recognize the compact, the previous home state license converts to a license valid in only the former home state and does not entitle the nurse to a multistate privilege in other party states.
    a nurse practicing in a remote state will be subject to the nursing practice laws and regulations of that remote party state. the nurse must know and conform to the laws, rules and regulations affecting his/her practice in the remote party state. if a nurse violates the nursing practice act (npa), the remote state may discipline a nurse practicing under a multistate licensing privilege. although a remote party state may not directly effect a home state license, it may revoke or restrict the nurse's multistate privilege to practice nursing within its own state boundaries. additionally, the home state may also take disciplinary action for a violation which occurred in a remote state. in other words, any party state can issue a disciplinary order against a multistate privilege and restrict the nurse's practice within its party state borders, but only the state of residence (the home state) can discipline a license. administrative procedures according to individual state law, including due process rights of a nurse, will apply to disciplinary action by any party state on a multistate license or privilege.
    it should also be noted that the compact creates a shared information system which enhances the party states' ability to monitor nursing practice to protect public health and safety. the compact creates a coordinated licensure information system called nursys which will include information on the licensing and disciplinary history of each nurse. each party state must timely report any adverse disciplinary action against a home state license or a multistate privilege. the party states must also submit information on any current significant investigation and any denials of applications for licensure. state confidentiality laws will still control the release and use of such information, but the database will be an invaluable tool to the party states in tracking and monitoring ongoing investigations and disciplinary action of nurses.
    the compact privileges and requirements only affect those states who have implemented the compact through the legislative process. if a nurse currently hold a license in a non-party state, that license will not be affected. therefore, if a nurse desires to practice in that non-party state, they will need to continue to renew their license there until such time as the state enters into the compact through legislative action.
    if you currently live in a non-party state but have a texas license, the texas license will not be considered a home license which grants a multistate licensing privilege. a non-resident texas license is still required in order for a non-resident nurse to practice nursing in texas. as new states enter into the compact, a nurse holding a resident license in that state will be eligible for a multistate privilege. if you live in texas after this date your license will be a home state license, granting the multistate privilege in all party states. at this time, there is no plan by the board to increase licensure fees.
    as other states join the compact, the texas board of nurse examiners will keep you fully informed so that you will have sufficient and timely information to inform you of the implications of multistate licensure.
    if you have any questions regarding the compact or its impact on your license, please refer to the board's website. general questions about the compact language or the concept of mutual recognition of licensure can be obtained from the national council of state boards of nursing website at www.ncsbn.org.

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    Quote from lawrence01
    Filipino RNs nowadays apply for either Vermont or New Mexico and many of them are posting that it only takes about 2-3 mos. because they don't require any service from CGFNS to be made eligible. They then endorse to another state that doesn't also require any service from CGFNS such as CA.

    There will also be instances that it is better to just apply directly to the State BON you would like to be licensed to, esp. for those State BONs that require CGFNS' CES such as NJ, FL, IL to name a few.

    If you'll do a search here, you'll come upon threads and posts on how to apply to those 2 BON.
    NM would still require something from cgfns, you would still need to get the credentials evaluation service but you would no longer have to take the certification program/exam.

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    Quote from ruby_june01
    i've read all about it and i still want to apply to cali because of my relatives, mainly.
    so my question: will they accept my registration if i send only my diploma with supporting papers like certificate of passing since my license is not processed yet due to the leakage issue. will they accept it? what do you think??? i really want this registration to be over and done with. please, i need help.
    I applied in California and even with all the requirements it took me 6 mos to get my ATT then another month to find a vacant test date, then another month for the results. Are you a citizen or a permanent resident? You can't apply without the SSN. I think you should consider applying in one of the compact states since it's faster and easier to apply into. If you're worried that you don't have a relative in other states, you don't have to be scared. In my case I applied in california but I took the test in Pennsylvania coz' that's where my parents live at. As long as there's a pearson vue test center in that area you can take the exam in california even if you applied in a different state. When you pass the nclex, I think you could apply for endorsement in california.

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    The bottom line is if you think an agency would be able to help you out, better make sure that everything is clear and in writing. Don't just rush into signing the contract, be sure to read the fine print also. Make sure the agency that your applying to is reputable. Remember, US laws are strict and protects its citizens (take note). I'm a permanent resident and I for a fact know that there are different benefits that apply to citizens which I do not have. What more for those only holding a working permit or visa? I'm not discouraging all those who want to seek an agency, just be careful and make sure you are not at a disadvantage.

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    Quote from suzanne4
    Sorry, but they take at least $5 US for every hour that you work for them.
    And if you do the math, that comes to $9600 per year, that is insane.

    They do not collect a fee, they take it right off of the top.

    And there is no such thing as a free green card. It comes out of your pocket.

    I would agree with you on that! There's no such thing as a free green card!!!I'm a lawful permanent resident here in the US but my wife however is not, she's also a nurse like me and when I asked for my employer to sponsor her they said that they'd be willing to but all the expenses would come out of my own pocket. If these companies are willing to do that for you, where do you think would they get the money to do so? Eventually they would take that out of your pocket in one way or the other. I think there are other companies out there who would not charge that much, 10 gran a year is way too much!!! That's exploitation already!

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    Quote from ctatacute
    I'm applying in Illinois...

    I just got confused, I know you can go on with the application even without a local license but in our case... We have one but we don't have it yet.. and we don't know when we will be able to get it... so I'm thinking if I should go on without it or wait for it... because if i go on, they might question me on why i didnt declare my license... but if I wait, I'm wasting my precious time naman... *sigh*
    I agree with suzanne when she says that you might be charged with fraud which could eventually jeopardize your prospects of a getting a job here in the US. I think Illinois has not yet signed with the compact states so they are still recquiring that you pass the CGFNS exam. If they're already a member of the compact state however, you would need the CES for them to process your application even without the license. Don't be in such a hurry to apply for a job here in the US. I'm a permanent resident here and I finished my pre med and RN degree in the philippines, I'm licensed in the philippines and here in california. When I went back here I had no work experience and not that I'm incompetent or what but working here scared the hell out of me. If I were given the choice, I would have stayed there and work at least for a year to gain experience and confidence, but I had to go back coz' my re-entry permit was about to expire. The work environment here is very different compared to the philippines and it's difficult to apply to a good hospital without experience not unless you know somebody from the inside who could pull some strings for you. Here you are greatly penalized if you commit a mistake, not like back there where you could easilly be forgiven for any errors you might commit. I would suggest that you get some experience at least for a year anyway, you're still young.
    All of my friends from the philippines who are now licensed nurses here in the US also worked back there for at least a year. A little sacrifice wouldn't hurt, plus it would really help you gain valuable experience that you'll definitely be able to use here. Instead of waiting for your license and doing nothing do something else first if possible.


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