IELTS

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    Hello everyone,

    I am new in this forum. I have a quick question. I am an American citizen educated in the United States from elementary school throughout college. I went to the Philippines to pick up a quick nursing degree BSN. Do I have to take IELTS even as a native English speaker?

    Also can someone please tell me how to apply for the NCLEX? I plan to practice in NJ. The NCLEX process seems so complicated!! Do I:

    1). Go to CGFNS first (no need to take local boards?) so I can have my CES and CVS (I plan to have a license in NY)
    2.) Then take NCLEX and start looking for jobs?


    Please let me know. So confused and bewildered! New to the nursing certification life.
    Thanks
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    IELTS will vary depending on the state and what your transcrts state. CES report is just a breakdown on your transcripts and you still have to sit and pass NCLEX but whether local exam (NLE) will depend on state and whether you can sit it. CVS is just a service CGFNS do for NY by obtaining all relevant information instead of you arranging for it to be sent.
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    Quote from wendyevans20022002
    Hello everyone, I am new in this forum. I have a quick question. I am an American citizen educated in the United States from elementary school throughout college. I went to the Philippines to pick up a quick nursing degree BSN. Do I have to take IELTS even as a native English speaker? Also can someone please tell me how to apply for the NCLEX? I plan to practice in NJ. The NCLEX process seems so complicated!! Do I: 1). Go to CGFNS first (no need to take local boards?) so I can have my CES and CVS (I plan to have a license in NY) 2.) Then take NCLEX and start looking for jobs? Please let me know. So confused and bewildered! New to the nursing certification life. Thanks
    Your US citizenship doesn't really matter when it comes to nursing education obtained outside the US. IELTS can be a requirement to some states but not all. If you plan to be licensed in New York, then apply for the CVS report because that's the CGFNS service that is specific for NY. And then you can just endorse your license to New Jersey as you plan to practice there. With New York, you can take the NCLEX without having to take the NLE but as to looking for RN jobs post NCLEX, you will be considered as a graduate nurse as you don't have US Clinical experience yet so you might consider looking for internships or fellowship programs and those usually comes through a fine line of admission and some would require you to pay up front to be admitted into their program. Instructions for New York application is pretty self explanatory on their website: NYSED.Gov (:
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    Thank you so much for your response. Very helpful FlamingWallflower. Does this mean I would have to take the NLE in the Philippines if I plan to practice in NJ? I cannot since not a Filipino citizen.

    So the best scenario for me is to:
    1. Get CVS report, take NCLEX for NY
    2. Once licensed in NY endorse license to NJ
    3. Then if lucky, work in NJ as an RN?
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    You will find it cheaper and quicker to apply to the state you really plan on living and working in. Each state has their own requirements and even though you do CVS in NY NJ may still require you to get the CES report done. CVS takes approx 6-8 months to complete before being allowed to sit NCLEX (as long as eligible) and CES takes approx 4 months. Having a license in one state doesn't mean you will get a license in another as many have found out with CA
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    Quote from wendyevans20022002
    Thank you so much for your response. Very helpful FlamingWallflower. Does this mean I would have to take the NLE in the Philippines if I plan to practice in NJ? I cannot since not a Filipino citizen. So the best scenario for me is to: 1. Get CVS report, take NCLEX for NY 2. Once licensed in NY endorse license to NJ 3. Then if lucky, work in NJ as an RN?
    Remember, regardless of your citizenship, you are still considered as a foreign graduate nurse as you had acquired your BSN outside the US.

    According to NJ-BON:

    There are five (5) elements that are now required for licensure of a foreign graduate as a nurse in New Jersey including:

    1. A transcript review performed by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (C.G.F.N.S.) (You are required to have the Full Education Course by Course Report.);

    2. Proof that the applicant has achieved a passing score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language exam, TOEFL (C.G.F.N.S. is also providing English language evaluations) (Must be submitted only to C.G.F.N.S.);

    3. A completed licensure application for graduates of any foreign nursing program, which includes information concerning the applicant’s educational and experiential background;

    4. Criminal History Background Check clearance; and

    5. Passing the appropriate NCLEX licensing examination.

    As a foreign graduate, you have to meet this five requirements. Their website doesn't say anything about having a local license from your country of study but the third requirement sounds vague that you may or may not need a local license. You have to check that out with their office.


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