Hi! I am a Dual citizen (Fil-Am). I finished my nursing course here in the Philippines and earned my RN license here. Right now, I am planning to take the NCLEX but there are things that confuse me.
Am I considered a foreign nurse (who still needs to take the CGFNS exam)?
I am applying for Massachusetts..
Thanks in advance..
You're considered an Internationally-Educated Nurse or IEN and will always be subject to the rules that pertain to all IEN's in terms of licensure in all the 50 states. Massachusetts requires IEN's to submit proof of either passing the CGFNS Certification Exam or completion of the CGFNS Credentials Evaluation Service.
You may also be required to pass a Board-designated test of English proficiency as stated in the link below since you trained in a country where English is not considered a primary language. Call the board and verify this. TOEFL is one of the most widely accepted English tests but they may accept other standardized test of English proficiency.
Last edit by juan de la cruz on Jan 18, '12