NCLEX Illinois- a bit confused..please help - page 2

:confused: Good day! I am a nurse from the Philippines and now planning to take NCLEX and be a registered nurse in Illinois. You see, I already passed the CGFNS as well as the IELTS. I was wondering... Read More

  1. by   jmolinaRN
    hello colleagues,

    i came across some things that i need to verify before taking any further steps. this is a copy of a letter that i sent to illinois division of nursing.

    illinois dept of financial & professional reg


    dear mr. reid,

    thank you for your quick response. i apologize for not fully disclosing my status; i am a nurse from the philippines who graduated from the said country. based from your reply, i understand that i must first accomplish and submit my application for the nclex however, while i was working through the 28-page registered professional nurse packet, i came across some questions and information that i find confusing.

    1. i have to submit the accomplished finger print card to an approved live scan vendor in the state of illinois, pay their required processing fee and the results will be electronically mailed to your department or the concerned department? do i have to send the finger print card directly to the live scan vendor or can i send it to my brother in illinois so he can personally hand it to the approved live scan vendor and handle the fees from there?

    2. i have to submit the accomplished "certifying statement of fingerprint submission" to your office (or concerned department) along with the following accomplished forms: "application for licensure and/or examination", "certification of education"?

    3. the form "verification by licensing agency/board" will be sent to cts directly by the agency who granted me my professional license and thus, will not be returned to me?

    4. i am not sure how to answer 'part vii: examination coding information' as i am a graduate of a foreign nursing school.

    5. quoting your reply in my earlier inquiry:

    "3. shall i have the toefl results sent to the following address? (as displayed in the ets registration site):

    if you send anything send it to:

    illinois dept of financial & professional reg

    320 w. washington street

    3rd floor
    springfield , il, 62786

    attn: lmu
    "

    and the instruction given in page 2 of the packet:

    "read the above general instructions before proceeding. all documents and
    forms required for licensure by examination must be submitted to:

    continental testing services inc.
    p.o. box 100
    lagrange, illinois 60525-0100"

    i shall send the nclex forms (every form in the packet) to continental testing services inc. meanwhile, i will have the concerned agencies address the toefl ibt results as well as the ces report to illinois department of financial and professional regulation.?

    thank you.

    your help is sincerely appreciated.


    - joshua rey d. molina

    replied:
    i'm sorry but i am unable to answer those questions please check with the numbers provided below:

    application help
    217 524 6731 / 217 785 8158- annette hudson
    or technical assistance unit at 217 782 8556


    thank you very much at maligayang pasko. =)

    - josh
  2. by   jmolinaRN
    here is a copy of my earlier questions to idfpr (with their short replies)

    [font=courier new]please see attached

    i have recently received my local license and have ordered the credentials evaluation services via cgfns. i was advised that it may take long and to save time, i plan on taking the toefl by january 13, 2008 or as soon as possible.
    local license as what?
    my questions are:

    1. can i have cgfns send my credentials to your office without a pending application to take the nclex?

    you should apply for your nclex first
    2. is it ok to have ets.org forward my toefl results to your office even if i have not filed my application to take the nclex or any documents to your office?
    you should apply for your nclex first
    3. shall i have the toefl results sent to the following address? (as displayed in the ets registration site):
    illinois dept professional reg
    department: nursing
    springfield , il, 62791

    if you send anything send it to:

    illinois dept of financial & professional reg

    320 w. washington street
    3rd floor
    springfield , il, 62786
    attn: lmu


    i will be waiting for your response before taking further actions.

    thank you.

    joshua rey d. molina
  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Please check out the International forum as much has been written about Illinois and also any questions pertaining to application if a foreign nurse should be asked there. This forum is mainly for support whilst studying and taking the exam

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