I have seen alot of members who are asking for a STEP BY STEP guide on how to apply for a New York License
most of them are experiencing the problem i have experienced before. I took up the NCLEX-RN last February 09, 2011 for the CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD which i fortunately passed
the downside is I'm from the Philippines
THE PROBLEM: CALIFORNIA BRN IS REQUIRING SSN BEFORE ISSUING A LICENSE
TAKE NOTE: GUYS ESPECIALLY MY FILIPINO BROTHERS AND SISTERS we can not refer to this process as "ENDORSING/ENDORSEMENT of LICENSE" simply because we do not have an active and valid LICENSE TO ENDORSE..
what i immediately did was to go to NY'S website( http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/
) and contact NY BON for some questions.
THIS IS HOW I STARTED MY PROCESS (just sharing)
To be licensed in NY by "endorsement" of your CA NCLEX-RN
STEP 1: You need to download FORM 1
- Application for Licensure and First Registration
****All applicants for licensure must complete this form and submit it with the licensure and registration fee of $143.00 directly to the Office of the Professions at the mailing address at the end of Form 1. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH. Make checks payable to the New York State Education Department, (to my Filipino friends my bank BDO does not issue money order they only do demand draft which means no refunds, PLEASE make sure that you READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY NOT ONLY FROM THIS INFO BUT FROM THE FORM ITSELF). You must answer all questions and provide all information requested unless otherwise indicated. Failure to complete all required parts of the application will delay its review. Form 1 must
be signed in the presence of a Notary Public.
STEP 2: Download Form 3
– Certification of Approval of Nursing Program
and/or License Status or Licensing Examination Results
****This form must be submitted by the licensing authority, I paid $60 for this. Use this form if you are applying for licensure by endorsement of a license in another U.S. jurisdiction. Complete Section I and forward this form to the licensing authority of the jurisdiction in which you passed the State Board Test Pool (SBTP) or the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX). Ask the licensing authority to complete Sections II and III and submit the completed form directly to the Office of the Professions at the address at the end of the form.
STEP 3: CGFNS Credentials Verification
****If you seek to meet the education requirements for Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse through a program you completed outside the United States, your educational credentials must be verified by an independent credentials verification organization. For additional information, contact:
The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)
PO Box 8628, Philadelphia, PA 19104-8628
Contact numbers can be found through the website
PLEASE NOTE: This verification process is not the same as CGFNS certification (which is required for Registered Nurse limited permit applicants only). The CGFNS credentials verification process for New York State licensure applicants is a process for verifying the authenticity of your education credentials. It is not an evaluation or certification process.
*** YOU NEED TO ACCOMPLISH TWO COURSES FOR NY
SANITATION/INFECTION CONTROL AND CHILD ABUSE
For information on the Child Abuse course and Infection control, including the exemption form and a list of approved providers, visit their website at
You may also take this course online at http://www.elearnonline.net
click on course offerings, and then click on New York.
I think i paid around $45 for both of them
I HOPE I WAS ABLE TO HELP SOME OF YOU
Now, the only problem left is CGFNS's slowwwwwwww process
anyway i guess i just have to patiently wait...
Sep 27, '11
Quote from kinsella
We seem to have the same situation (no SSN obviously no license to endorse) the only difference is I applied for Arkansas BON.
I already paid for the CVS for NY (390usd) and will be sending the required documents to CGFNS.
They say CVS processing takes about 6 months.
I just have questions regarding form 1IC (infection control training).
You can send me or I can send my cell number to you.
Thank you and God bless!!!
Hoping for your kind reply
hello kinsella sorry just now
regarding infection control training in form 1.. what is your question?
if your refering to the choices just tick on the option that
has something to do with the school where you took the online course will
send it directly to them (NY).. am new here in allnurses.com
and i dont know how to send a personal message heheh sorry
GODBLESS YOU TOO
Last edit by nursejas_1188 on Sep 27, '11