How to get WA RN license

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    Hi all,

    I am new to this forum and I need help! I had just take CGFNS CP ( because I signed up wronglyand BON just asked me to continue) and TOEFL iBT ( which is killing me) so that I can take NCLEX in Seattle. After I took the TOEFL iBT, I know that there is no way I can pass the requirement score total: 83 and speaking:26. Is there any advice please so that I wont need to go through the misery of TOEFL again. Currently I am a green card holder residing in Seattle.

    Anyone please advise me and I will be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you very much!
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    Quote from shannalim
    Hi all,

    I am new to this forum and I need help! I had just take CGFNS CP ( because I signed up wronglyand BON just asked me to continue) and TOEFL iBT ( which is killing me) so that I can take NCLEX in Seattle. After I took the TOEFL iBT, I know that there is no way I can pass the requirement score total: 83 and speaking:26. Is there any advice please so that I wont need to go through the misery of TOEFL again. Currently I am a green card holder residing in Seattle.

    Anyone please advise me and I will be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you very much!

    Please excuse my unfamiliarity with CGFNS CP and TOEFL iBT.... What are those? I'm guessing they have to do with having gone to nursing school somewhere other than the US.

    My first reaction is to call the WA BON, and ask them. They're going to be the ones who decide if you've met their requirements. Good luck
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    Quote from shannalim
    Hi all,

    I am new to this forum and I need help! I had just take CGFNS CP ( because I signed up wronglyand BON just asked me to continue) and TOEFL iBT ( which is killing me) so that I can take NCLEX in Seattle. After I took the TOEFL iBT, I know that there is no way I can pass the requirement score total: 83 and speaking:26. Is there any advice please so that I wont need to go through the misery of TOEFL again. Currently I am a green card holder residing in Seattle.

    Anyone please advise me and I will be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you very much!

    are u from the philippines?
    i suggest u apply in the california BRN they only require u to pass nclex (as long as u have ss number)... no cgfns, no ielts, no toefl... PM me if u need more info
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    Hi,

    CGFNS CP is comission graduate foreign nursing school certification program and TOEFL is the exam for american english. Thank you for your reply!
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    Hi chillceb,

    Thank you for your reply!May I know how do I pm you? Sorry that I am not filipino. But I am stuck for 8months with no where been done. Will really love if there is someone willing to guide me please...
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    Quote from shannalim
    Hi chillceb,

    Thank you for your reply!May I know how do I pm you? Sorry that I am not filipino. But I am stuck for 8months with no where been done. Will really love if there is someone willing to guide me please...
    are u an international graduate? or graduated in other state that wants RN license in WA?
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    Go to the Washington BON website...just Google it. I have been to it several times and there are instructions on how to obtain licenses from other states as well as out of the country.
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    Quote from chillceb
    are u an international graduate? or graduated in other state that wants RN license in WA?

    I am an international graduate that is trying to get RN license in WA but was hitted badly by the TOEFL exam.
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    Quote from diva rn
    Go to the Washington BON website...just Google it. I have been to it several times and there are instructions on how to obtain licenses from other states as well as out of the country.

    Thank you! As TOEFL is one of their requirement in WA but I seen some posting that there are nurses able to get licensed in CA and endorse to WA without any TOEFL requirement. So I will love to find out more about that.
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    Take an ESL (English as a second language) class while you wait to take the TOEFL again? If you want to communicate with your patients and coworkers, you've got to be able to speak to them in English. There is a reason English proficiency is required: to ensure patient safety. If a doctor mishears you or you misunderstand a doctor, it could be someone's life. Seattle is a large city and I'm sure you can find a class or program to enroll in.

    If not, there are inexpensive books you can purchase, you can listen to radio, or just talk to people to improve your English. Good luck!
    Quark09 and hoopschick like this.


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