What US State/s that does not require IELTS or TOEFL for NCLEX-RN Application? - page 2

I am an international student from the Philippines but a US American citizen. I have not taken the local board exam or IELTS/TOEFL. Does anybody know what US State that does not require IELTS/TOEFL in order to apply for a... Read More

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    Quote from Bama RN
    Just out of curiosity, is there any reason you don't want to take the IELTS or TOEFL?
    No reason so far. I just want to go straight on taking the NCLEX-RN. But if I found a state that does not require IELTS/TOEFL, then I will go for that state.

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    Quote from miraree
    No reason so far. I just want to go straight on taking the NCLEX-RN. But if I found a state that does not require IELTS/TOEFL, then I will go for that state.
    Since for now, FL is the one possible state you mentioned that you like to apply into, given you don't have a local PH license, as both CA and NV require them, as Silverdragon mentioned, then that's the state you will settle into for many years to work and play?

    My reason for my comment is that as long as you don't plan to try to endorse (transfer) your FL license back into CA or NV, as you will still need to pass the particular State's same requirements that you don't want to have to go thru at this present time and then you just end up wasting more money (for application fees and other exam fees, all non-refundable expenses) and more time (to pass the English exam and waiting for results) and if you don't have a local PH license, by the time, you get your FL license, you're back to square one and getting denied (lack of a PH license).
    Last edit by steppybay on Feb 26, '13 : Reason: ++ info
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    Quote from steppybay
    Since for now, FL is the one possible state you mentioned that you like to apply into, given you don't have a local PH license, as both CA and NV require them, as Silverdragon mentioned, then that's the state you will settle into for many years to work and play?

    My reason for my comment is that as long as you don't plan to try to endorse (transfer) your FL license back into CA or NV, as you will still need to pass the particular State's same requirements that you don't want to have to go thru at this present time and then you just end up wasting more money (for application fees and other exam fees, all non-refundable expenses) and more time (to pass the English exam and waiting for results) and if you don't have a local PH license, by the time, you get your FL license, you're back to square one and getting denied (lack of a PH license).
    Ah, okay...
    Now I get it.
    Because some of my relatives in the US said that I don't need to take the local rn board exam that's why I did not take it.
    But now, I am currently self reviewing for my IELTS Academic Purposes since my friend said that it is the one I should review rather than the General Training.
    I have heard from few people that some who graduated here in the Philippines and went to the US, did not take the local board. And they took the NCLEX when they arrived in the US.

    To tell you the truth, I am hopeless.
    I don't know anyone who has been in my situation.
    I am asking advises from my uncles but it's taking them too long to give a reply.
    I am only hoping that if I pass the ielts here, then i apply for the nclex-rn exam and i will just be waiting for my schedule of exam in the US.

    Thank you very much for you reply.
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    hi I'm a nurse from Philippines and I am applying for NCLEX-RN in Nevada. Does anybody know if they require TOEFL even though i'm an immigrant and is there any testing site for TOEFL in Nevada? Your reply will be highly appreciated GOD BLESS!!!
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    Quote from ceszxy27
    hi I'm a nurse from Philippines and I am applying for NCLEX-RN in Nevada. Does anybody know if they require TOEFL even though i'm an immigrant and is there any testing site for TOEFL in Nevada? Your reply will be highly appreciated GOD BLESS!!!
    Have you tried looking on the BON website? Links can be found at the bottom of the page
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    Hi Miraree! I'm also a US citizen and looking for amstate that does not require TOEFL. Whcih state did you apply to in the end?
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    I think IELTS is required for the NCLEX-RN. IELTS can be a big advantage on your part. If it's too expensive for you to review IELTS in the U.S., why not try in the Philippines? Of course having an IELTS certificate would be something to be proud of. By the way, IELTS is only valid for two years. Good luck.
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    hi where did u end up applying? im looking for a state that dont require ssn and englist test too? plz help
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    CA is a State that doesn't require an English Test - BUT no State will accept you without having a SSN
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    Quote from DocsWifey
    CA is a State that doesn't require an English Test - BUT no State will accept you without having a SSN
    Some states will accept applications without a US SSN they may however not issue a license until one is provided


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