I am planning to go for NJ as well, so I did my research and this was what I got so far, however I do have a lot of questions and I really do know where to begin.
There are five (5) elements that are now required for licensure of a foreign graduate as a nurse
in New Jersey including:
1. A transcript review performed by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools
(C.G.F.N.S.) (You are required to have the Full Education Course by Course Report.);
2. Proof that the applicant has achieved a passing score on the Test of English as a Foreign
Language exam, TOEFL (C.G.F.N.S. is also providing English language evaluations) (Must be
submitted only to C.G.F.N.S.);
3. A completed licensure application for graduates of any foreign nursing program
includes information concerning the applicant’s educational and experiential background;
4. Criminal History Background Check clearance; and
5. Passing the appropriate NCLEX licensing examination.
For the requirement no.1 - I went to the CGFNS (CGFNS International
but it says there are 2 types of reports and I'm not even sure if I'm on the right track.
For no. 2 - I understand that I would still need to take an exam, right?
For no. 4 - the application form asks for SSN, which I do not have.
source : http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nursing/fornurse_app.
'm beginning to think that NJ is not the right place for me. What other states would you suggest that I may try considering? Thank you