Problem applying nclex in california - page 14

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hello, i am an foreign graduate and an RN from philippines. i migrated here in california last nov 11 and was planning to take nclex here but when i submit all my requirements they told me that i am not eligible to take the nclex... Read More


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    Quote from orchidgee
    Hi dragon lady,

    How long did you wait to be eligible after you send your Declaration form?

    Thanks!

    Thank you, Dragon LAdy.

    Do you have any idea on how to apply for fingerprints electronically for those who are out of state applicant that is planning to apply in FL BON or in other state? Because i tried to have my fingerprints electronically but the vendor told me that they don't send fingerprints to state by state.
    Last edit by orchidgee on Apr 2, '13
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    Quote from orchidgee
    Hi Tarapm,

    Congratulations for passing the NCLEX-RN exam in Florida. I'm from California and also applied for Florida and now the only thing that i need to do is the fingerprints. Were you also in California when you applied for FL BON? May i know what did you do to get the fingerprints since we're out of state applicant?
    I sent them my fingerprint cards and they sent it back to me because what they need is "electronic fingerprints".
    Please lemme know how did you get your fingerprints.

    Thanks!

    FL did not require me fingerprinting. That's only a requirement for Ca last year.
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    Quote from tarapm

    FL did not require me fingerprinting. That's only a requirement for Ca last year.
    contact one of the livescan vendor in florida and ask them to send u a hard card. when u get the hard card to local sherrif department and have ur fingerprinting with them then return the hard card to ur contact livescan vendor in florida. you have to pay the livescan vendor for like 75 and the sherrif dept which may varry depending on ur location
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    hi, im a new member here.. im a registered nurse from the Philippines.. I've been living in Wisconsin for almost 2 years now. I don't wanna apply to Wisconsin Board of nursing because I have to take the CGNS exam and Toefl first before I can apply to them. So I thought of applying at California BON because I have a friend who is a nurse there and he said he didn't need cgfns and toefl when he applied for nclex before, but that was 2007. Good thing I found this site before I proceed to my plans. I read from here that a lot of Filipino nurses got denied of the eligibility. So I checked on the requirements of the other states. I called Florida board of Nursing, and they told me that I don't need Credential Evaluation from CGFNS nor the TOEFL if my transcript of record is written in English.

    I hope someone can tell me if applying to Florida board of nursing is the best thing to do for me. Is there any chances too that I will be denied of eligibility too if applied to Florida? Because our finances are too tight now, I don't want to pay the registration fee then get denied. I can't afford my money to go to waste. thank you.
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    hi, im a new member here.. im a registered nurse from the Philippines.. I've been living in Wisconsin for almost 2 years now. I don't wanna apply to Wisconsin Board of nursing because I have to take the CGNS exam and Toefl first before I can apply to them. So I thought of applying at California BON because I have a friend who is a nurse there and he said he didn't need cgfns and toefl when he applied for nclex before, but that was 2007. Good thing I found this site before I proceed to my plans. I read from here that a lot of Filipino nurses got denied of the eligibility. So I checked on the requirements of the other states. I called Florida board of Nursing, and they told me that I don't need Credential Evaluation from CGFNS nor the TOEFL if my transcript of record is written in English.

    I hope someone can tell me if applying to Florida board of nursing is the best thing to do for me. Is there any chances too that I will be denied of eligibility too if applied to Florida? Because our finances are too tight now, I don't want to pay the registration fee then get denied. I can't afford my money to go to waste. thank you.
    If WI is the first and most desired state you want to work and practice in, then getting any other out-of-state RN license (be it CA, NV or any of the 48 states), endorsing that out of state license means you will still NEED to comply with the same exact minimum requirements that you're so trying to avoid to do. Then, it also means having to pay for doing them PLUS pay the extra application fees back into WI (or any other state you wish to endorse into).

    This is why if you read some of my postings, it makes absolutely no sense to go "state hopping" around. By the time, one comes back to full circle, you will not only have wasted the money, but add into almost another year for the testings and exams and waiting for the state BON's to give you their results.

    It's to your best interest to simply comply with your most desired state's requirements, so many kababayans are under the impression to get a license from the fastest, easiest and cheapest state, then endorse (transfer) that license into very first state choice, only to find it doesn't work that way.

    Each state has its own requirements for endorsement processing and one of the common factor is the review of your school's transcripts. If you produce documents from an international school, it must meet the English requirements as set forth in their application forms. It will not matter if you're an American citizen or dual-citizen, it will ALWAYS go back to where you got the BSN degree from.

    As of this point, FL is not a known state enforcing the concurrency rules, but then again, as I stated above, do you plan to stay and work in FL once you pass the NCLEX-RN? Or go back to WI (with a FL RN license) and start from square one and do all the required exams and evaluations that the WI BON's needs? I think you get my point.
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    If WI is the first and most desired state you want to work and practice in, then getting any other out-of-state RN license (be it CA, NV or any of the 48 states), endorsing that out of state license means you will still NEED to comply with the same exact minimum requirements that you're so trying to avoid to do. Then, it also means having to pay for doing them PLUS pay the extra application fees back into WI (or any other state you wish to endorse into).

    This is why if you read some of my postings, it makes absolutely no sense to go "state hopping" around. By the time, one comes back to full circle, you will not only have wasted the money, but add into almost another year for the testings and exams and waiting for the state BON's to give you their results.

    It's to your best interest to simply comply with your most desired state's requirements, so many kababayans are under the impression to get a license from the fastest, easiest and cheapest state, then endorse (transfer) that license into very first state choice, only to find it doesn't work that way.

    Each state has its own requirements for endorsement processing and one of the common factor is the review of your school's transcripts. If you produce documents from an international school, it must meet the English requirements as set forth in their application forms. It will not matter if you're an American citizen or dual-citizen, it will ALWAYS go back to where you got the BSN degree from.

    As of this point, FL is not a known state enforcing the concurrency rules, but then again, as I stated above, do you plan to stay and work in FL once you pass the NCLEX-RN? Or go back to WI (with a FL RN license) and start from square one and do all the required exams and evaluations that the WI BON's needs? I think you get my point.


    Thank you for replying to my post. I got your point. Actually, eventually we have plans to move to another state because my husband is been living in Wi all his life and is sick of the Winter here. But at this time, we don't know yet of where are we moving, but I have to say I don't see it happening soon.

    As for your advice, of complying to Wisconsin requirements, yup I thought about that too, but its actually the pressure of passing the CGFNS first before I could apply for NCLEX is the one I am worried about (I took CGFNS 6 or 7 years ago and I failed it).

    I checked on the requirements of Wisconsin for their Licensure by Endorsement Requirements, they are:
    1. Fee(s) attached to this completed 5 page application (DSPS Form #772).
    2. Statement of Graduation or Completion from Nursing School (DSPS Form #259). (U.S. graduates only. Please do not provide transcripts as transcripts do not contain the information we require.) If you are applying for RN licensure by examination through completion of the Pre-MSN basic nursing requirements program, there is no guarantee that you will be eligible for a RN license in other states. 3. Verification of licensure (include active and inactive licenses). See below.*
    4. Conviction and Pending Charges (DSPS Form #2252) (if applicable).
    5. Copies of malpractice suit(s) (if applicable). Submit copy of court documents of criminal complaint and judgment of conviction.
    6. Statement of Foreign Nursing Education (DSPS Form #1006). (Foreign graduates only.)
    7. CGFNS certificate if applicable. (Foreign graduates only.) (See DSPS Form #675.)


    What do you think about the CGFNS certificate if applicable? I am confused of the "if applicable". What do you think?
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    Quote from wisconsin_girl
    Thank you for replying to my post. I got your point. Actually, eventually we have plans to move to another state because my husband is been living in Wi all his life and is sick of the Winter here. But at this time, we don't know yet of where are we moving, but I have to say I don't see it happening soon.

    As for your advice, of complying to Wisconsin requirements, yup I thought about that too, but its actually the pressure of passing the CGFNS first before I could apply for NCLEX is the one I am worried about (I took CGFNS 6 or 7 years ago and I failed it).

    I checked on the requirements of Wisconsin for their Licensure by Endorsement Requirements, they are:
    1. Fee(s) attached to this completed 5 page application (DSPS Form #772).
    2. Statement of Graduation or Completion from Nursing School (DSPS Form #259). (U.S. graduates only. Please do not provide transcripts as transcripts do not contain the information we require.) If you are applying for RN licensure by examination through completion of the Pre-MSN basic nursing requirements program, there is no guarantee that you will be eligible for a RN license in other states. 3. Verification of licensure (include active and inactive licenses). See below.*
    4. Conviction and Pending Charges (DSPS Form #2252) (if applicable).
    5. Copies of malpractice suit(s) (if applicable). Submit copy of court documents of criminal complaint and judgment of conviction.
    6. Statement of Foreign Nursing Education (DSPS Form #1006). (Foreign graduates only.)
    7. CGFNS certificate if applicable. (Foreign graduates only.) (See DSPS Form #675.)


    What do you think about the CGFNS certificate if applicable? I am confused of the "if applicable". What do you think?
    The "if applicable" probably does NOT apply to those coming from more known "English speaking and taught" countries such as the UK, Canada etc, but coming from the Phils where the primary language is not English, then I'm pretty sure getting a CGFNS certificate is going to be needed.

    Your best answer would be to e-mail the WI BON. If it's deemed it's required, then why go thru the process of going out of state then having to meet the CGFNS anyways?

    Until you know for sure of what state you will be moving to and time is not of the essence, then you might as well get the certificate since it will be already done should the next state you're going to is going to require it anyways. If not and you don't get the certificate maybe that next state doesn't require it.

    These things take months so if you don't plan to move for another year or so, I say go for it and maybe this will help spread out the financial cost rather than letting it be done at the same time. Good luck!
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    Quote from wisconsin_girl
    hi, im a new member here.. im a registered nurse from the Philippines.. I've been living in Wisconsin for almost 2 years now. I don't wanna apply to Wisconsin Board of nursing because I have to take the CGNS exam and Toefl first before I can apply to them. So I thought of applying at California BON because I have a friend who is a nurse there and he said he didn't need cgfns and toefl when he applied for nclex before, but that was 2007. Good thing I found this site before I proceed to my plans. I read from here that a lot of Filipino nurses got denied of the eligibility. So I checked on the requirements of the other states. I called Florida board of Nursing, and they told me that I don't need Credential Evaluation from CGFNS nor the TOEFL if my transcript of record is written in English.

    I hope someone can tell me if applying to Florida board of nursing is the best thing to do for me. Is there any chances too that I will be denied of eligibility too if applied to Florida? Because our finances are too tight now, I don't want to pay the registration fee then get denied. I can't afford my money to go to waste. thank you.
    hi kabayan. i applied to florida brn and i applied for cgfns ces also. here is my email incase u need assistance. cane_crutches@yahoo.com
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    Quote from lloi
    hi kabayan. i applied to florida brn and i applied for cgfns ces also. here is my email incase u need assistance. cane_crutches@yahoo.com
    thank you for reply.. so when you applied to florida brn, you also applied for ces.. When I called the them yesterday they told me I don't need credential evaluation from cgfns already. hmm.. I am not sure of what to do yet actually..


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