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CGFNS exam is not a mandatory exam for licensure in the US. The only two exams are NCLEX-RN and the series of English exams, if you are not exempt from them. The CGFNS exam is waived for... Read More

  1. by   shangve
    I think NCLEX_FN is better than other exam.
  2. by   suzanne4
    You must be an RN to work inthe US and get a visa to work. The only way that you can work with the PN exam, is if you already passed the CGFNS exam.

    It isn't achoice as to which exam to take, all nurses working in the US must take the NCLEX, it is our licensing exam. Soem states require that a foreign grad take the CGFNS exam in order to meet their requirements to even sit for the NCLEX exam and get a license in that state. It definitely is not a choice left up to the nurs in most accounts.
  3. by   seventhdust
    hi I am third, a registered nurse from the philippines...

    this is a very interesting site for nurses!

    I would like to ask some questions regarding the cgfns exam, hope someone from this forum could help me...

    What is the total score for the cgfns exam, i am quite confused, i took the exam this march and i heard from a friend that you have to get a score of 400 to pass the exam while we only answered 271 questions.. i was not enlightened regarding these facts for I never entered a review center. Hope you could help me on this...

    thanks..
  4. by   suzanne4
    Totsl points available are 800, not all questions count the same. You get more than one point per question. And yes, you need a 400 to pass.
  5. by   dave787
    i also have this experinced with the cgfns system, in the correspondece area they states they sent me letters starting from the welcome notice donw to inactivity letters but none of this reached me.
    one thing also for the DHL courier , i filled up the form requesting from the IDP to froward my IELTS result to CGFNS/ICHP, they gave me my the tracking number. and to think DHL will deliver it in a span of 48hours. i check the tracking online system and it says it was deliverd already. its been a month of waiting to change the status in my cgfns confirming recieving my result but up to know i am waiting for it.
    i dont know why dont they hire more eployees to work this papers since influx of large of examinees are getting this exam and the fact they increase the service fee. stating the mission a non-profit institution.
    Last edit by suzanne4 on May 9, '06
  6. by   suzanne4
    1. DHL does not guarantee two day delivery to the East Coast from SE Asia.

    2. The website is not updated daily. More time would need to be spent doing this, rather than something that really matters.
  7. by   jonRNMD
    Dave....you have to call CGFNS personally
  8. by   diogol
    Quote from suzanne4
    CGFNS exam is not a mandatory exam for licensure in the US. The only two exams are NCLEX-RN and the series of English exams, if you are not exempt from them.

    The CGFNS exam is waived for Michigan if you are a Canadian nurse, or have worked for at least five years in the US as an RN. It is currently the only state where you cannot get licensed in another state, then endorse to there.
    Illinois recently abandoned its requirement for the CGFNS exam, and now only requires the CES.

    Most states are now just requiring the Credentials Evaluation Service (CES) done by CGFNS. This is different than the exam.

    Immigration only requires that one exam be done, CGFNS or NCLEX. You will ultimately be required to sit for the NCLEX exam, so if you can afford to take that one, then that is the way to go.

    Hope that this clears up any rumors that are flying around the world at the moment.
    thank you very much for all your writings. I'm, a Portuguese nurse, certificated by national consil of nurses in Portugal and i'm trying to go to USA. Here only exist one company that deals with this kind of matters and i think they don't know very well how to do it. They are asking me for cgfns if i want to work in USA, do i realy need this exam? maybe in order to get a visa! or a license work, or something before emigrate. Exist other easier way to do it, maby doing only one nursing exam and english exam.
    thank you once again for your care.
  9. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from diogol
    thank you very much for all your writings. I'm, a Portuguese nurse, certificated by national consil of nurses in Portugal and i'm trying to go to USA. Here only exist one company that deals with this kind of matters and i think they don't know very well how to do it. They are asking me for cgfns if i want to work in USA, do i realy need this exam? maybe in order to get a visa! or a license work, or something before emigrate. Exist other easier way to do it, maby doing only one nursing exam and english exam.
    thank you once again for your care.
    Depends on where you will be working to whether you need CGFNS exam. These days there are not that many require the exam. Some agencies are still requesting people to do it but not always necessary. Where are you hoping to live and work in the US as that will help with further info?
  10. by   diogol
    i will try Boston, i've beem working in Portugal for 7 years, i don't have a degree for operating room but i work in anesthesia for 6 years. can you tell me if I need to do Cgfns,Toefl, nclex and the anesthesia exam for nurses? If i have to do it i will do. but only if necessary. i think that is too much.
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from diogol
    i will try Boston, i've beem working in Portugal for 7 years, i don't have a degree for operating room but i work in anesthesia for 6 years. can you tell me if I need to do Cgfns,Toefl, nclex and the anesthesia exam for nurses? If i have to do it i will do. but only if necessary. i think that is too much.
    from what I see on their website you need CES from CGFNS, language exam and if your training is accepted ATT to sit NCLEX. Regarding anaesthesia exam I believe it is done completely different https://allnurses.com/forums/f16/

    http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=eohhs2te...d&csid=Eeohhs2
  12. by   gabriellacassandra
    A friend of mine took the CGFNS last July 2009. Does anyone here know how to check on the exam result? She went to "test" but she said she could only see the IELTS result but beside these the " CP Diagnostic Report " is empty also under the test name: IELTS. Does the "test result" under IELTS the result for IELTS or is it the CP exam result? Is there anyone here who can help her find the exam result? Thanks.
  13. by   callenRN1507
    if you cannot find the result on the test link that means that the result is not out yet...as far as i can remember it may take more than a month or so...so for now lets just hope that your friend will have good results for this exam...to add up, this exam greatly prepares one on passing the NCLEX exam...for me the CGFNS qualifying exam was way much harder than the nclex...for me the fact that you are going to answer all 265 plus questions from CGFNS as compared to a minimum of 75 questions in NCLEX, makes the CP exam more demanding and difficult...btw i passed the NCLEX exam with a minimum of 75 questions so if your friend will get through CP then he/she has a great probability of passing the NCLEX exam as well...

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