A Step by Step Guide for Foreign RNs - page 2

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This guide aims to help fellow foreign RNs with their Registered Nurse application in Illinois. I have provided links for some of the institutions and forms involved in the process of applying to Illinois. If you have found any... Read More


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    Quote from lesliefy
    Hello! I am a bit confused with this. Where should I obtain my fingerprint card? from idfpr or from the approved vendors? And how is the isp involved in my fingerprint card? please help!
    First, where are you?

    You can request fingerprint cards from IDFPR itself (see my first comment). Try them first. However, most are saying they are difficult to contact.

    ISP is another way of requesting cards.

    If you're not in IL, a vendor like Accurate Biometrics (see link in first comment) converts your ink-roll card to a digital record and processes it by submitting it to ISP.
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    I am currently residing in the Philippines. I sent an email to IDFPR and still no response.

    I tried contacting ISP via email and they told me to contact the IDFPR first. They gave me links connecting me to IDFPR and still no response from the latter.

    If I will go for Accurate Biometrics, is it correct if I use the "FBI card (FD-258)[COLOR=#3d5d6e]"??? Am I doing the correct thing if I use this standard card which I got from their website ([/COLOR]http://www.accuratebiometrics.com/fingerprinting_Ink_and_Roll.html) ??

    Thank you so much for responding
    Last edit by lesliefy on Feb 1, '13 : Reason: typo
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    Quote from lesliefy
    I am currently residing in the Philippines. I sent an email to IDFPR and still no response. I tried contacting ISP via email and they told me to contact the IDFPR first. They gave me links connecting me to IDFPR and still no response from the latter. If I will go for Accurate Biometrics, is it correct if I use the "FBI card (FD-258)"??? Am I doing the correct thing if I use this standard card which I got from their website (http://www.accuratebiometrics.com/fi..._and_Roll.html) ?? Thank you so much for responding
    If you're thinking of printing Accurate's sample image, no. The card will be in a card stock.

    Give IDFPR 2-3 business days (maybe even a week) to respond to you. I don't remember them responding to me when they sent me a fingerprint card. And I remember it arrived hours after I was done with the livescan in Accurate. So, it took a while. Maybe 2 weeks. It would depend on how they choose to send the card to you in the Philippines.
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    Is cgfns-ces some sort of an nclex exam or the like? Is that a nursing exam like cgfns? Pls help
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    Quote from jcmdimaano
    Is cgfns-ces some sort of an nclex exam or the like? Is that a nursing exam like cgfns? Pls help
    CES is just a breakdown of your transcripts no exam involved
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    How did the IDFPR know that you need a fingerprint card? How did you contact them? Thanks.
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    Quote from lesliefy
    How did the IDFPR know that you need a fingerprint card? How did you contact them? Thanks.
    I sent them an email as I said in the guide but it does take them "a while".
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    IDFPR just replied to me! They are asking for my name and address so they can send me the card. yey! thanks so much for the help.
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    Quote from lesliefy
    IDFPR just replied to me! They are asking for my name and address so they can send me the card. yey! thanks so much for the help.
    Yay! Good for you!

    Good luck on your exam!
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    Thanks a lot.


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