How to get WA RN license

  1. 0 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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  4. Visit  xtxrn profile page
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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!

    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
  5. Visit  chillin4me profile page
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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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  6. Visit  shannalim profile page
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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!
  7. Visit  shannalim profile page
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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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    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?
  9. Visit  diva rn profile page
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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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    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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    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.
  12. Visit  red leaf profile page
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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!
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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!

    Thank you! I am now trying my luck to find a tutor for my TOEFL test.
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  14. Visit  chillin4me profile page
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    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.
    people take NCLEX under CA BRN because of the absence of such other exams... and if u wish to do it, then u have to be patient...because of so many applicants for CA BRN application will be processed 4-6weeks... call the CA BRN to know more about their application process or go to their website, u will find so many helpful information for you...

    http://rn.ca.gov/applicants/lic-exam.shtml


    application fee is $150
    you have to fill up the application form, mail it with your payment

    then communicate with your school about your TOR and other pertinent documents stated on the application packet, ALL the documents from your school is strictly mailed by your school directly to CA BRN (not coming from you). There is a request form for the TOR and other requirements for the international graduate included in the packet...

    since you are not in California, request for a fingerprint card, its for $51... you can process it in your local police station or sheriff department...and mail it back to CA BRN...

    just be sure you have a SS number, CA BRN is strict about that...

    if all the requirements are already mailed to the CA BRN, wait for 4-6weeks for their reply (by mail) stating that you are already eligible to take the test... then schedule your exam with pearsonveu...

    Goodluck to you.. let me know if you have questions
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    Quote from chillceb
    people take NCLEX under CA BRN because of the absence of such other exams... and if u wish to do it, then u have to be patient...because of so many applicants for CA BRN application will be processed 4-6weeks... call the CA BRN to know more about their application process or go to their website, u will find so many helpful information for you...

    http://rn.ca.gov/applicants/lic-exam.shtml


    application fee is $150
    you have to fill up the application form, mail it with your payment

    then communicate with your school about your TOR and other pertinent documents stated on the application packet, ALL the documents from your school is strictly mailed by your school directly to CA BRN (not coming from you). There is a request form for the TOR and other requirements for the international graduate included in the packet...

    since you are not in California, request for a fingerprint card, its for $51... you can process it in your local police station or sheriff department...and mail it back to CA BRN...

    just be sure you have a SS number, CA BRN is strict about that...

    if all the requirements are already mailed to the CA BRN, wait for 4-6weeks for their reply (by mail) stating that you are already eligible to take the test... then schedule your exam with pearsonveu...

    Goodluck to you.. let me know if you have questions
    Thank you so much for your help! I will try my luck and hopefully things will go well...


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