is the philippine local boards required for work in US?

  1. 0 hi everyone! i am a nursing student from the philippines and will be graduating soon. i was wondering if i need to take the local board in the philippines first before i can take cgfns and nclex? i really want to work in the US after graduation, so any info you can share to help me speed things up will be greatly appreciated as it is im really confused with the different requirements and exams that i have to take...do i really have to take them all??? thanks thanks!!!! hope to hear from you!!!
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  4. Visit  Leilah75_RN profile page
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    you need to pass our national board exam before nclex or cgfns accepts your application otherwise the board will ask for an explanation why you havent taken the phil nat'l board exam.
    Last edit by Leilah75_RN on Feb 15, '07
  5. Visit  awwzom profile page
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    thanks for replying leilah75! i was just wondering coz some of my classmates are planning to leave for the US immediately after graduation with their US tourist visa, and then take the nclex there and find a job as well...i was thinking if the local boards are not required then i wouldn't take it anymore...so i have more time to accomplish and prepare for other exams
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    Quote from awwzom
    thanks for replying leilah75! i was just wondering coz some of my classmates are planning to leave for the US immediately after graduation with their US tourist visa, and then take the nclex there and find a job as well...i was thinking if the local boards are not required then i wouldn't take it anymore...so i have more time to accomplish and prepare for other exams
    welcome

    Check out the Phillipine and International forums. No you do not have to take the local boards but you do have to submit a letter explaining this. There is a retrogression on at the moment and no hospital in the US at the moment can file for AOS. Plenty of info regarding current visa issues on the international forum, check us out
  7. Visit  damuh_yuzah profile page
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    You do not need a philippine licencse to sit down for the NCLEX but you DO NEED your philppine licencse in order to obtain a visascreen certificate in order to obtain an immigrant visa. Why would they let you practice in the US if your not even practicing in your own country??? Think about that and please don't look for loop holes because there are none!
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    Quote from damuh_yuzah
    You do not need a philippine licencse to sit down for the NCLEX but you DO NEED your philppine licencse in order to obtain a visascreen certificate in order to obtain an immigrant visa. Why would they let you practice in the US if your not even practicing in your own country??? Think about that and please don't look for loop holes because there are none!
    Actually, you don't need a Philippine license when you apply for a VSC. The only time when you need a Philippine license is when you want to take the CGFNS exam which as for now is no longer a requirement for most of the US states.
  9. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Quote from leilah75
    you need to pass our national board exam before nclex or cgfns accepts your application otherwise the board will ask for an explanation why you havent taken the phil nat'l board exam.
    Sorry but incorrect. Only CGFNS requires the local exam to be able to write the CGFNS exam. And that is only needed in a handful of states now. It is not required for any state to have a local license, only a written statement as to why you do not, if you did not take it. Very simple to do and much easier than writing an extra exam.

    The US government does not require a local license for immigration purposes, only a completed set of transcripts and that is required for licensure as well.
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    Please take the time to read the sticky at the top of this forum called the "Primer."
  10. Visit  awwzom profile page
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    thanks you all so much for the info!!! i'll pass it on to my classmates as well hope to bump into you guys in the US soon, hihihi! cheers!
  11. Visit  bealehanna profile page
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    Quote from damuh_yuzah
    You do not need a philippine licencse to sit down for the NCLEX but you DO NEED your philppine licencse in order to obtain a visascreen certificate in order to obtain an immigrant visa. Why would they let you practice in the US if your not even practicing in your own country??? Think about that and please don't look for loop holes because there are none!
    You don't need to take local board to apply for VSC:smackingf . VSC requires you to pass EITHER CGFNS OR NCLEX only and series of English exams... Local board is needed if you want to sit for CGFNS Exam...
  12. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Quote from damuh_yuzah
    You do not need a philippine licencse to sit down for the NCLEX but you DO NEED your philppine licencse in order to obtain a visascreen certificate in order to obtain an immigrant visa. Why would they let you practice in the US if your not even practicing in your own country??? Think about that and please don't look for loop holes because there are none!

    Sorry, but no. Local license is only for the CGFNS exam, nothing more. US immigration does not require a local license, only a completed set of transcripts. It is not a loophole, this is how things are in the US.
  13. Visit  dasha1111 profile page
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    Hi Everyone! New to this...But would like to contribute my ideas. Read all the posts, Suzanne is definetely right! Tho im still a student nurse but graduating soon, did my research on this topic and true enough, not all states requires CGFNS. You only need to take the local exam if youre planning to work in the Phil. and need it as well, as a requirement to take the CGFNS exam. But if you can skip that, why not? My suggestion tho is check the requirements for the specific state you are planning to work. If its California, CGFNS isnt required only NCLEX, thus for a VISA screen certificate, you only need NCLEx. hope that helps...Good luck to you and your friends! ---
    Btw, Greetings everyone!!!!!! and thanks in advance to those who give wise, unselfish advices for those who are new, starting from scratch and a "baby" to the world of nursing. --- Hello Susan! always read your advices.. helps a lot. thanks
  14. Visit  sofia_815 profile page
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    What do you plan to do after passing all the exams and waiting for the petition to be done?..It would take 12 months to two years before you could land to US..You could have enhance your nursing skills during that time..Why not work here in the Philippines while waiting for the petition??..It would take a very long time before you could complete all of those, you should have at least enhance yourself doing nursing works, adapting yourself to the real world of nursing which takes a lot of patience, hardwork and tolerance for stress..and not all who takes CG,NCLEX,TOEFL,IELTS passes for the first time..so the safest is to pass the LOCAL boards first before taking any foreign exams..with Philippine license, you can work as a nurse here regardless if you pass or dont pass US exams..at least, you can recall and enhance nursing skills you've learned from college, and you've got this chance to learn more and discover things which is new to you and find confidence when you work abroad..
  15. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Quote from sofia_815
    What do you plan to do after passing all the exams and waiting for the petition to be done?..It would take 12 months to two years before you could land to US..You could have enhance your nursing skills during that time..Why not work here in the Philippines while waiting for the petition??..It would take a very long time before you could complete all of those, you should have at least enhance yourself doing nursing works, adapting yourself to the real world of nursing which takes a lot of patience, hardwork and tolerance for stress..and not all who takes CG,NCLEX,TOEFL,IELTS passes for the first time..so the safest is to pass the LOCAL boards first before taking any foreign exams..with Philippine license, you can work as a nurse here regardless if you pass or dont pass US exams..at least, you can recall and enhance nursing skills you've learned from college, and you've got this chance to learn more and discover things which is new to you and find confidence when you work abroad..
    Do not agree with that at all. Work as an RN in the Philippines is so very different from working in the US as an RN that it really does not make any difference. The skills that you learned in school again are quite different from the US in many respects. From the number of patients that you care for in the hospital, and yet, in the US you are legally responsible for doing a head to toe assessment on each of your patients on a daily basis in the hospital, something that you do not do in the Philippines. This includes listening to heart tones as well as breath sounds. And even more so in the specialty areas.

    With the issues of the June, 2006 exam; and there is no guarantee that the nurse will even be able to get a job in a hospital for where they wish to work in the first place that pays. Volunteer work there does not count as work experience in the US.


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