is the philippine local boards required for work in US?

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    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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    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
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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
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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.
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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."
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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!
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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...
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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.


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