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custus has 10 years experience and specializes in cardiadic, plastic surgery, gastro enter.

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HELLO everybody,

my name´s Mike, I´m from Salzburg - AUSTRIA (RN in Salzburg) and decided to move to the US. I read a lot on different boards about RN in the USA. And it will be long and stony road to do NCLEX, CGFNS, TOEFL, a.s.o., including all the costs :angryfire

So maybe it is easier to do this in a group and I will find other nurses from Germany or Austria or Switzerland or ... who decided to move to the US either.

I wrote to the California Board of Nursing and the CGFNS organisation (via e-mail) but havn´t got any answer yet. :uhoh3:

Maybe there is one who can help me/us to do all the arrangements and examinations???

Thank you all, greetings from Salzburg (The town where Mozart was born)

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Please take the time to do some reading on this forum, especially the sticky at the top called "The Primer." There is information there that you need. Especially if you are under the impression that you must write the CGFNS exam, definitely not the case.

The only two things that you need to do are write the NCLEX-RN exam, and a series of the English exams; and that can be either the IELTS series of the TOEFL series. And get a Visa Screen Certificate. All is discussed above.

It makes no difference if there is a group or individually, the costs are the same, they do not offer discounts. All of the information that you need is on the International Forum here.

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custus has 10 years experience and specializes in cardiadic, plastic surgery, gastro enter.

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Hi Suzanne,

thank you for your quick answer, the problem is there are so many threads, so man things to read and you can find a lot of answers but they are allocated on the board.

I don´t think that I have to do the CGFNS but some told me that I will need it. 2 months ago I began to improve my english but I there are many things to learn again (had learning english for 13 years in school)

I just thought it would be easier to learn and do all the arrangements in a group. Maybe there are one or two Germans or Austrians who decided to move to the US either.

But thank you again, I will read the thread you have posted before. :idea:

Regards, Michael

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https://allnurses.com/forums/f75/primer-all-wish-work-us-160143.html

this is the thread Suzanne was talking about. I don't think it will make much different if doing it a group or not as prices will still be the same although always nice to have a buddy to go through the process but board of nursings all have their own timeframes and also dependant on whether there are any problems with the paperwork. There are only a couple of states that now require CGFNS exam so it depends to what state you are applying to. Have you decided on where you want to live? Also the process is slow after you have passed NCLEX especially at the moment due to retrogression and employers are waiting to see what is happening regarding the visas. If you have to do CES with CGFNS your transcripts have to be sent by your school of nursing but arrange pick up by FedEx/UPS or other big recognised carrier as if sending it by ordinary mail it takes them several weeks to acknowledge they have recieved them where as FedEx etc they acknowledge quicker

Welcome to the site and good luck on your journey

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hey michael

i am an RN from switzerland, currently living in the states. i already went through all the things necessary, but would be happy to help. so, if you have any questions, go ahead - you can pm me, too.

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custus has 10 years experience and specializes in cardiadic, plastic surgery, gastro enter.

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thank you anna for this thread, it was really very helpful. i decided to move to fl or ca - not because everybody want to live and work there - i have been for one month in ca and one in fl a couple years ago. i know there are a lot of other nice places to go but i have just started my paperwork and many other things will follow soon and i hope i can manage it within the next 1 - 2 years! the most important thing is i am deeply grateful for advice and assistance

cu, michael

english only per the terms of service of this forum.

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Silverdragon102 has 30 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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thank you anna for this thread, it was really very helpful. i decided to move to fl or ca - not because everybody want to live and work there - i have been for one month in ca and one in fl a couple years ago. i know there are a lot of other nice places to go but i have just started my paperwork and many other things will follow soon and i hope i can manage it within the next 1 - 2 years! the most important thing is i am deeply grateful for advice and assistance

cu, michael

english only per the terms of service of this forum.

if you use the search facility on this forum i would suggest doing a search as there are plenty of information regarding ca and florida. ca do their own assessment on your transcripts but it takes several weeks to get your results and will not issue license without ssn which you will not get until in the us with a valid work visa, again plenty on this subject on here. florida require ces and i believe you get your results a bit faster. again i am also sure there is a thread on florida

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custus has 10 years experience and specializes in cardiadic, plastic surgery, gastro enter.

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Hi Anna,

yes FL should be faster this is what I also have read I think it would be the best way of beginning. So I will start with transcripts and translations. I also will look for further FL information and attend an English course. Enough things to do but I think this is the right way!

Suzanne: sorry about my german words

Akropolis: (now in English), thank you, I have sent you a pm

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Hey Custus - off topic but I just wanted to say that Salzburg is my most favourite place in all of Europe. It is such a beautiful town & the surrounding area is breathtakingly beautiful. Just wanted to let you know!:)

I'm in the process of going to FL. Just awaiting the end of the Visa hold ups!

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custus has 10 years experience and specializes in cardiadic, plastic surgery, gastro enter.

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Hi RGN1,

yes Salzburg is a nice city but... only in summer and it´s a very small city. You are right, the historic district and the the mountains , the lake district, the Salzburger Festspiele (Salzburg Festival) Berchtesgaden many tourists, churches, banks and insurance companys and the most important - MOZART - yes, everything is Mozart like: Mozartschnitzel, Mozartkugel, Mozartburger, Mozartplace, Mozartbeer, Mozart.....aso. :uhoh3: Everything is very expensiv but RN´s are still seeked here either. If you are from a EU country no problem for you to work here. But we have a long and cold winter and this is what I really hate!

So you did all the paperwork, I wish I would have done it earlier. So the sands are running out and I have to hurry up. Why did you decide to move to FL?

I have been to the "Sunshine State" for one month (June) and it was raining every day but I don´t care because it was only between 11 am and 2 pm and the most important thing - it was a warm rain!

I have just began to do all the paperwork, to improve my English and I hope that I will finish all these things in the next 1,5 years! I have no idea how long it will take to be in your position.

Michael

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I don't mind the Mozart overkill because Mozart is my favourite composer and so probably no coincidence that when I finally got to see Salzburg I loved it. Although my husband, who was not going to be as biased as me also found it a wonderful place too (and it was winter when we went). We both also like Innsbruck and the surrounding Tyrol too, we had our honeymoon in Igls.

We chose FL by default because we had a holiday home there for 10 years & know the area well. It made sense to go somewhere we are comfortable with.

Even if you are in my position, and there are many more even further down the road then me, at the moment no-one knows how long it is going to be because of all the immigration law that is being debated in the USA.

You can find out all about that by searching this site - there's loads!!

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