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Hello, Is it possible to skip the CGFNS exam and only do the NCLEX? I guess I will have to ask them directly. Hospitals are closing? May I ask why?
With regards to NY hospitals closing, you can read of some of them in the NY nursing threads.
While there are some states that allows to take the NCLEX-RN without a SS#, the license itself will not be issued till you provide them with one.
Do you have a BSN degree? Just know that many European college courses may not meet the many US state's educational requirements and require that you take up any deficient ones either in your country or in the States (not always an easy find and can be $$$).
Do you have some year's of paid nursing experience as that may help in future job searches, but know it's not any sort of guarantee with the tough job market with the local nurses, who are also finding it hard to get in for both new grads and experienced ones.
I would ask your nursing board there of other successful ones that have recently made it to the states and maybe already working.