How to: Applying for the CGFNS CES - page 2

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Let me start of by saying that I intend to make this a thread to help others (more on Filipinos but can be used as a general guide) who want to pursue their nursing career abroad, specifically the United States, and need an... Read More


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    I totally forgot about this thread but to answer some unanswered questions for future reference:


    DO I NEED TO SEND MY DIPLOMA/TRANSCRIPT TO PRC..OR DO I JUST GET THAT FROM MY SECONDARY SCHOOL AND HAVE THEM SEND IT DIRECTLY TO CGFNS..?
    - Regardless where you graduated you are required to PERSONALLY (directly from you) mail CGFNS your high school diploma and usually a photocopy will suffice.


    Does the diploma needs to be validated too if i have a license in the Phils.? Or just the license?
    - The high school diploma as stated above can come from you so no validation is required assuming that it is a perfectly good copy. The only validation that is required is with your TOR and, if applicable, your license in the Philippines. Your respectable school and PRC will be able to accommodate you with the validation process.


    Hey what state did you apply? Do you have any news is michigan is strict??
    - I applied for Virginia. As far as Michigan, I am not particularly sure about whether or not they are strict but I'm almost certain that the process for Virginia and Michigan are very similar. Meaning that they rely a lot on the completed CGFNS CES report for your evaluation and usually is also the basis for your eligibility. In short, having completed your CGFNS CES we can probably assume that Michigan will also grant you your eligibility


    Will CGFNS process a CES report without the license?
    If you do not hold a license in the country where you were educated and the state does not require you to hold a license prior to your application then disregard the request for validation form and provide a valid reason when asked by CGFNS (during the online application process).


    English language proficiency?
    - TOEFL is recommended but some states also accept IELTS. If you've already completed TOEFL/IELTS in the past 2 years I've read somewhere that it could still be valid. Your scores must also be submitted DIRECTLY TO CGFNS NOT THE STATE BOARD before you can be eligible to sit for the exam so NO "English exam to follow".
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    i checked the requirements in my state(wa) regarding the secondary highschool diploma and it says that my state doesnt require Secondary school evaluation in CES. does that mean i dont have to pass my secondary school diploma? thanks. i lost my diploma=(
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    @darts_888 - check your E-Mail.

    UPDATE
    There are instances where the state doesn't require a secondary school evaluation like the state Washington (Click here to see which states require it and which states do require it). If the state you wish to apply to does NOT require it then that simply means that you do not have to submit your HS diploma. Although, you are still required to list your educational preparation when applying for the state.
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    Hi, I got some problems with my cgfns ces for new York state, when I was filling up the forms on line I put some information regarding a university that I was attend but I realize that this university it's causing me so many troubles to they send my certificated notes to cgfns they said that they cannot do that because it is not in his policies, that is my bachelor degree university, now I don't know how to erase it, I'm already not complete my CES cause I won't pay the fees till i erased it, please I'm gonna apriciated if some one tell me how to do! Thanks in advance!!
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    The only thing CGFNS will accept is written explanation and even then they may still require transcripts from university
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    Quote from darts_888
    i checked the requirements in my state(wa) regarding the secondary highschool diploma and it says that my state doesnt require Secondary school evaluation in CES. does that mean i dont have to pass my secondary school diploma? thanks. i lost my diploma=(
    I need to know how to erase or change some information from my CGFNS application before I star it the process thank you
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    Usually when changing information with CGFNS you need to submit in writing
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    Silverdragon102, as usual , is correct.

    You need to send a request to CGFNS through this link here. Information that was submitted to CGFNS and is subject to any changes will require a letter to formally request the change. Also, I also advise that in the letter you will eventually write to include a VALID explanation.
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    Quote from iirnited
    Silverdragon102, as usual , is correct.

    You need to send a request to CGFNS through this link here. Information that was submitted to CGFNS and is subject to any changes will require a letter to formally request the change. Also, I also advise that in the letter you will eventually write to include a VALID explanation.
    Hi, I'm sorry but what do you mean with valid explanation? And thanks for your advice
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    A letter of explanation should include the reason why you want something change like "I made an error when inputting my information". Any explanation, assuming it's valid, will do.


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