I graduated from Philippines and filed for nclex examination at Vermont it requires CES report. My CES report was insufficient number of hour.. yes HOUR! 1 hour only. The vermont BON told me that in my transcript it is okay but the CES report, said I have lacking 1 hour in pediatric nursing. And they told me that they r just waiting for the CGFNS to re-evaluate it, It takes so long so I could CGFNS accdg. to them what they got from my school transcript is fixed they have nothing to do with it. And suggest me to file for re-evaluation and it cost me like $200 again not to mention the process for my school docs fee/ mailing fee etc... anyone here with same situation as mine? what did u do? thanks
Nov 30, '12
I am curious to know what happened with you. I am in a similar situation, but i need 10hrs in theoretical maternal/infant nursing. Please let me know how things worked out for you.
Dec 1, '12
Good luck with all that. CGFNS are pretty incompetent as far as getting things done in a timely manner in my experience. It took them almost 2 years to get my paperwork completed. And this is with the fact that I am from Canada, a country that has very similar education to that received in the US.
The only thing I would recommend is to get the name and extension and email of the person handling your file. Contact them, be on their butt, several times a week if needed. Ask them what you can do to move the process along quicker. When I applied pressure, I managed to get my documents completed much quicker (they said once everything was in it would take 6-8 weeks. I harassed, they got it done in like a week and a half without having to pay the 500$ for expedited application).
That being said, if the error was your fault from having incorrect information submitted, then I think you just might have to suck up the loss and re-submit the application for CES. It will probably be quicker to get done since most of it has been done already, but you probably don't have a choice to pay again. Sorry to say. They are just completely money hungry and that is the reality.