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BSN grad without license --Take Refresher course prior NCLEX?

akosiasol akosiasol (New) New

hi to all the member's.

i'm a new here, just want to ask. i'm a B.S.N graduate in other country in 2007 and haven't take a licensure exams in our place even once. and its been 8 yrs now, and now planning to continue my nursing, i was told before of the newyork state board of nursing that i need to take an CGFNS Verification before taking NCLEX. but havent get it yet. now decided to continue my nursing and its been 8 yrs now since i graduated nursing, and asking if i should take a refresher course to start my nursing again. or i can just take CGFNS right away even its been 8 yrs now since i graduated nursing? hope that can somebody answer my question regarding this matter. i really want to continue my nursing here. thank in advance to all those who will answer my question.


Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 43 years experience.

Most agencies providing a refresher course with hands on care require one to have an active license.

You need to start apply to CGFNS for verification of nursing credentials--type CGFNS report needed is based on state you are applying to for nursing license.

Start here: CGFNS International

Click here to View State Board of Nursing Requirements by State

I have moved your thread to allnurses Nurse Registration forum where many discussions on this topic located.