Quickest Way for Getting Things Done and Licensed in US - page 28

As most of you know, I have been recommending initial licensure in NY for quite some time. And for those of you that did not heed the warning, you now know why. New York is three easy... Read More

  1. by   suzanne4
    There is nothing that you can do as a volunteer as a nurse without having a license. Any facility will give you a thorough orientation, just worry about
    passing NCLEX right now.

    Quote from manangmdrn
    Thank you very much, Suzzane. I will now start my inquiries with the Vermont BON.
    Please keep me posted..................
    Last edit by suzanne4 on Oct 26, '05 : Reason: Automerged Doublepost
  2. by   kanny
    Thanks a lott suzanne4. i w'll concentrate on nclex first.
  3. by   manangmdrn
    hi to suzanne and to all who might be interested, including jonrnmd .

    i emailed the vermont bon the following message:

    i am a filipino immigrant who finished my nursing course in october 2003 in the philippines, but did not have enough time to take the licensure examination there because of immigration processing. i now hold a permanent resident status and would like to pursue a career in nursing here.

    i visited your website to see the requirements for foreign nurses, but one of them is the license from the country of origin. kindly advise me on the next step i should take to proceed.

    take note that i did not emphasize that i was a doctor first before being a nurse (maybe it helped in getting a more positive response?).

    here was the reply:

    you have up to 5 years to take the exam. if you took you nursing courses in english than you may qualify to take the exam. the application is on the web at www.vtprofessionals.org go to drop down bar, nursing and the application that you need is foreign exam/endorsement - where it calls for licensure just put the date you graduated and that you never took the exam in the philippines.

    i guess that is plenty enough time to review for the nclex!

    goodluck to all of us who will pursue this career!
  4. by   manangmdrn

    I have a follow up question.

    In the application form, there is the part about Taxes, answerable by Yes or No, pertaining to the State of Vermont. Should I just put N/A even if that is not among the choices, and just emphasize that I live in Maine? Will that not give a negative impact? Will they see through my plan to be endorsed to Maine?

    I badly need your advice here.
  5. by   suzanne4
    What is the specific quesrtion before you answer yes or no?
  6. by   manangmdrn
    Hi Suzanne,

    Here are the questions:

    3. I am in good standing with respect to or in full compliance with a plan to pay any and all taxes due to the state of Vermont.

    4. I am in good standing with respect to or in full compliance with a plan to pay any and all unemployment contributions due to the State of Vermont.

    Do you suggest I just answer "Yes" though I am not a resident of Vermont? Thanks in advance, and sorry for being such a nuisance.
  7. by   suzanne4
    You just need to answer YES to both of those, you are in good standing with them, as you do not owe them any taxes.
  8. by   manangmdrn
    Oh...so that's what it really meant! Thank you very much!
  9. by   sheisbb
    Dear Suzanne,

    I am from Malaysia. I have a 3-year nursing diploma (after secondary education) and a 2-year degree in nursing (under post-registration program). So does it holds the equal status with the Thailand nursing program?

    Thank you.
  10. by   suzanne4
    For working in the US or Thailand? Sounds like you actually have more than average for Thailand. And enough for the US.

    Which part of Malaysia are you currently in?
  11. by   sheisbb
    Hi Suzanne,

    I intented to go for USA actually. I have read the information from the BON NY. Notice that i have to send my nursing education details to CGFNS for review before apply for exam in NY.

    I am now working in Kuching (the cat city), Sarawak. Its part of the borneo island.

    Thank you for your help and concern in helping me. Ciao

  12. by   suzanne4
    If you are going the route of NY, there are only three applications. You can submit to NY at the same time that you send to CGFNS, or wait. The choice is yours. If you can afford it, it is easier just to get it done at the same time and then just sit back.
  13. by   Harumi
    Hello. This is my first post on this board.
    I'm a japanese RN working in Japan.
    I've applied for CVS-NY in Sep.,and CGFNS seems to be waiting for requirements(My license validation form , transcript validation form from my school).
    CGFNS says that the verification will end in six months when they can receive all requirements.

    I'll study English and Nursing for Visa screen and NCLEX in this six months!

    Is there anyone on this board whose verification(of CVS-NY) ended in six months? I've heard it may takes longer than six months:icon_roll
    Last edit by Harumi on Nov 23, '05