i just wanna ask some questions with u guys out there.
im a registered nurse in the philippines and soon as i finished and passed the local board exam there,me and my family have to moved here in seattle.
now i dont know what to do in order to be license here.
some said that i should take the nclex and be licensed in california...
and if i passed the california board i can "transfer" my license here in washington.
in this way i dont have to take the CGFNS exam.because the california board doesn't required the CGFNS exam..
is this true???
is this a good way to be license here in washington???
i need ur advice guys!
thanks a lot!
hope u can help me
Feb 25, '11
hi.. i am living in washington as well and a nurse in the philippines.. i thought i might help you with your question...
well 1st WA does not require you to take CGFNS.. only have your college transcript evaluated by them (cgfns site calls it CES)..it cost about $300+ and have the CGFNS send their evaluation directly to the WA board of nursing
then you will have to take the TOEFL..
those are their requirements..
personally... i am going to apply to california and have my license endorse here... that way i dont have to take TOEFL.. i have heard from friends that it is hard.. i wish they take ielts though...
another advice... while at it.. you may want to do what i am did... call dshs (website: www.dshs.wa.gov
... ).. and ask them if ur education is elegible for CNA without going to school for it.. well they will say it does.. and they will have you fax your BSN diploma and PRC license card and they will mail you the forms.. anyways thats if you want to work.. ive been here for 5 months now and i wanted to work while studying and waiting for my ATT..
good luck... =)
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