CGFNS/ICHP's Official decision on Visa Screening for June 2006 NLE passers - page 3

CGFNS Denies VisaScreen® Certificates for Philippine Nurses Who Passed the Compromised June 2006 Philippine Licensure Examination PHILADELPHIA, PA — FEBRUARY 14, 2007 — After careful... Read More

  1. by   msdreamchaser
    i think the u.s. decided already for those who can't decide for themselves like me... i tired of all the issues and i guess it's now time for the retake... not just for pardon or compromise...

    i just hope the prc will make things better because they are the one who made things worst for all of us!!!
  2. by   kathykaye
    Quote from lawrence01
    Hopefully, lifting of retrogression in the coming months.

    :yeahthat::smiley_aa
  3. by   bonsai_25
    If there will be a retake.. THEY SHOULD schedule it soon.. and by the way.. according to cgfns we only need to retake 3 and 5.. why would rosero want us to retake 1 to 5 haha. *shakes rosero* hmfff

    who will you vote this may? :P
  4. by   Rep
    Quote from ^same^
    ii just hope the prc will make things better because they are the one who made things worst for all of us!!!
    Agree.....
  5. by   paraw
    Hi guys.
    Sad to say about this bt all I can say is. It is pitiful to say that someone outside the Philippine jurisdiction knows and have a clear view and stand on Philippine nursing exam!!!!Gosh... So funny....
    I personally agree with CGFNS, because we can't tell whos who passes .
    To the test takers/passers, all I can say is prove to the world that you deserve the PRC card you have....

    God bless...
  6. by   dave787
    Quote from Camill3
    do i really have to get this VisaScreen? i thought i just have to pass the nclex-rn exam to be able to work in the US? can anyone enlighten me on this?

    hi i hope this will enlighten you

    Does passage of the NCLEX or the CGFNS Exam make someone who passed only the June 2006 Exam eligible for a VisaScreen certificate?
    No. The passage of the NCLEX or the CGFNS Examination is only one of four general VisaScreen requirements. Under normal circumstances, passage of either examination will fulfill this particular requirement. However, the license of those Philippine Nurses who passed only the June 2006 Exam has been determined to be "not comparable" to a U.S. nursing license due to the fact that the licensing examination given by the PRC was compromised. Therefore, the VisaScreen certificate cannot be issued, as required by U.S. immigration law and its implementing regulations to those participating in only this compromised examination.
  7. by   suzanne4
    US immigration requires that all that wish to get a green card on their own present a Visa Screen Certificate.

    A nursing license does not give you permission to work in the US, you must have a visa that will allow you to do so. That is why there is so much talk of the VSC.
  8. by   qwerty12
    Thank you all for clearing this issue for me. I guess it would be less of a burden for June 06 board passers if cgfns issued the said ruling before the board exams of december 06. I was just wondering why it took them this long, when the issue has already been resolved back in the Philippines. I'm one of those who passed last June 06, it's just so unfair.
  9. by   lawrence01
    Please be advised of not committing fraud and/or mis-representation when applying for Visa Screen Certification and do note that CGFNS/ICHP has the right and can revoke any Visa Screen Certificate at any time if the recipient becomes ineligible after he or she receives the certificate.

    Fraud and/or mis-representation has many forms. Some examples are written on page 15 of the Visa Screen hand book but it is not limited to those given as examples of that hand book. Thank you.

    Impt. quote from the Visa Screen hand book (2007): "Any effort an applicant or through another person on an applicant's behalf to deceive or defraud CGFNS/ICHP into issuing a certificate or statement is grounds for revocation of that certificate or statement"

    See link: http://www.cgfns.org/files/pdf/apps/...book%20Web.pdf
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Feb 17, '07
  10. by   suzanne4
    There were actually quite a few that listened to what we had posted here and rewrote the exam in December and now are all set with going ahead with everything.

    If you remember even months ago, there was a big issue with hospitals not wishing to employ anyone that took that exam, and that was in CA. We encouraged everyone just to rewrite the exam in December and not wait for the official CGFNS word on it, as if you were in the US, you would have know that this is what the final decision would be.

    CGFNS is under contract to the US Federal Government, they need to follow the US rules and need permission to make a change.
  11. by   lemon sweater
    Quote from XIGRIS
    I really dont know the entire story regarding this issue however, I wonder why not take those 2 sets of Exams? Would it make it easier to do that than wait until a"pardon" is made by CGFNS?
    It looks like CGFNS decided not to give visa screens so just take it. The United States is a very nice place to live and work. There are so many opportunities that you can explore here. You have that option as a nurse to be here.
    Good luck again. If you did well during the June exam, Im pretty sure you're going to pass the next one.
    sir Xigris,

    this is not anymore about retaking the exam, this is all about the integrity and sovereignity of our country.. It is very clear that the Supreme Court already decided that a retake will be unnecessary since the leakage issue was not widespread instead ordering the 1,687 examinees to do the retake last december..

    it can be interpreted that CGFNS simply did not respect the decision of the Supreme Court and to think our Phil license is not comparable to their license so why the hell giving much attention to this issue. How about if i'll pass the NCLEX, don't tell me CGFNS will not give me a visa screen certificate and if so, it is tantamount they are questioning the integrity of the NCLEX exam? correct me if am wrong... thanks..
  12. by   lemon sweater
    Quote from suzanne4
    US immigration requires that all that wish to get a green card on their own present a Visa Screen Certificate.

    A nursing license does not give you permission to work in the US, you must have a visa that will allow you to do so. That is why there is so much talk of the VSC.
    hi suzanne,

    i am just wondering why CGFNS issued visa screen certificate to nurses who passed the NCLEX exam but without a philippine license because they failed or not took the exam at all. so, if this is the case, our philippine license has no value at all.
    please give some thoughts about this... thank you..
  13. by   art00
    Quote from lemon sweater
    sir Xigris,

    this is not anymore about retaking the exam, this is all about the integrity and sovereignity of our country.. It is very clear that the Supreme Court already decided that a retake will be unnecessary since the leakage issue was not widespread instead ordering the 1,687 examinees to do the retake last december..

    it can be interpreted that CGFNS simply did not respect the decision of the Supreme Court and to think our Phil license is not comparable to their license so why the hell giving much attention to this issue. How about if i'll pass the NCLEX, don't tell me CGFNS will not give me a visa screen certificate and if so, it is tantamount they are questioning the integrity of the NCLEX exam? correct me if am wrong... thanks..
    I beg to disagree. If you passed the June 2006 exam and have been granted a license to practice the nursing profession in the Philippines then you are free to practice the profession in the Philippines. This is where Philippine sovereignty ends.

    Practicing the nursing profession in the US has NOTHING to do with Philippine sovereignty at all. This is governed by the policies, rules and regulations of their own regulatory agency. Take note that the CGFNS does not prevent anyone from practicing nursing in the Philippines.

    Also, the CGFNS does not have to respect the rulings of the Philippine Supreme Court. The Americans have their own Supreme Court. Nursing practice in the Philippines is governed by Philippine laws and rules. Nursing practice in the US is governed by US laws and rules. Two very different things.

    Just my humble opinion.

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