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by didiabu didiabu, BSN, RN (Member)

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I am a foreign nurse from the Philippines. I am already RN licensed in Ohio, and I am trying to get endorsed in Maryland as a nurse. So it means, I already worked with CGFNS for CES professional report before for Ohio BON. But they required me to do the RE-EVALUATION for CES report. So I did apply again to them, and I also applied to get a temporary license as RN in MD. I started applying in CGFNS January 1st, 2019. They accepeted all of my documents, the only document added was my HS diploma. My problem now is my temporary license will expire next month, I already have 2 job offers but they wont hire me not unless my license will be extended or not unless I have the permanent license. The only lacking requirement I need is from CGFNS so MBON can start giving me my permanent RN license. I have called CGFNS multiple times, they told me first that my situation will not take 12 weeks because it is only a re-evaluation, and that it will be really just easy. And then I called again on the 10th week because they still did not review it, and they told me now it will take 12 weeks. I emailed them on the 11th week and they told me it will now take more than 12 weeks! Can you believe how they keep on changing their info? They told me to keep on checking their website because maybe I will a slot for the expedite option, Since January I never saw that option. I am willing to pay for it but I just do not have the option on my account. I am so in a hurry for this because MBON told me they can not extend my temporary license nor can I reapply for it. I do not want to loose the job offers. And I searched online, I found who is the chief executive of CGFNS and I have his email address, has anyone in here emailed him about your CGFNS application? I feel so helpless here, like it is so unfair they are doing this to international nurses. Hospitals are in need of nurses, but this company is holding us back in getting a job. 

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Jorhi has 6 years experience.

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Hi, I am also from the Philippines and applying for re-evaluation. Someone did my CES application for me when I first applied. Now I am confused with the forms I need to fill out. I am stuck on step 3 "Professional Employment Information", it is asking me to provide employment information in the last 5 years and if not provide an explanation. Do I need to provide a certificate of employment if I filled that out? I just wanted to be prepared before I proceed with the re-evaluation since my previous employment were all located in Saudi Arabia and it's hard to ask documents from there.

Any input will be highly be appreciated. 

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didiabu has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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1 hour ago, Jorhi said:

Hi, I am also from the Philippines and applying for re-evaluation. Someone did my CES application for me when I first applied. Now I am confused with the forms I need to fill out. I am stuck on step 3 "Professional Employment Information", it is asking me to provide employment information in the last 5 years and if not provide an explanation. Do I need to provide a certificate of employment if I filled that out? I just wanted to be prepared before I proceed with the re-evaluation since my previous employment were all located in Saudi Arabia and it's hard to ask documents from there.

Any input will be highly be appreciated. 

Hello! I never provided any certificate of employment in CGFNS reevaluation. I just provided them my previous employment info. But in the hospital I got hired, the background check agency asked for my certificate of employment. So keep those stuff with you.

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Hello!

Any updates on your re evaluation? I am from the Philippines too and had my CES report re evaluated since Dec 2018. I was originally licensed in MD but now I reside in PA and my TPP will expire this coming October. I've called CGFNS about the status of my report but all they say is they are still working on it. It is annoying having to wait for something without having to know when your report will be released. I would love to hear an update or experience about your CES journey.

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didiabu has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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12 hours ago, zeekee96 said:

Hello!

Any updates on your re evaluation? I am from the Philippines too and had my CES report re evaluated since Dec 2018. I was originally licensed in MD but now I reside in PA and my TPP will expire this coming October. I've called CGFNS about the status of my report but all they say is they are still working on it. It is annoying having to wait for something without having to know when your report will be released. I would love to hear an update or experience about your CES journey.

Hello! I got my MD Nurse license finally. MDBON accepted my old CES report from Ohio. Good thing I have a copy of the old one when CGFNS approved my CES report for Ohio. Give BON a call, tell them your situation and ask if they will accept your old CES report from another state. If you do not have a copy of the old CES, go to CGFNS website and they have an option of giving you another copy of your old CES report and pay $75. 

Up until now, CGFNS has not reviewed my current application. They are terrible and slow. And I waited for this since December 2018.

Goodluck!

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Hi! That’s great! I literally just called CGFNS and they told me the same update every time I call 🙄. It’s very annoying. I’m calling PA BON now making sure that I could do that. It’s bs having to wait this long. Thank you very much! I would never knew any other option if you didn’t tell me what you did 😩

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didiabu has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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23 minutes ago, zeekee96 said:

Hi! That’s great! I literally just called CGFNS and they told me the same update every time I call 🙄. It’s very annoying. I’m calling PA BON now making sure that I could do that. It’s bs having to wait this long. Thank you very much! I would never knew any other option if you didn’t tell me what you did 😩

Oh yes! I've tried everything with CGFNS. From making them feel guilty, calling and emailing them everyday, to trying to report them. Lol. But I did not report them, I changed my mind because MBON was really understanding. CGFNS promised to do it in 12 weeks but it never happened. They are really terrible. Anyway, I hope everything works out for you. Goodluck!

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Have you considered reporting them to the BBB? I know it doesn't help the immediate. I find them to be rude and a horrible organization to work with. It's cost an arm and a leg to pay for the credentialing then it feels like it expires as soon as everything is accepted. It's just a huge money making scheme! Good luck getting all your stuff!

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I know! Called them (CGFNS) again after calling PA BON and they said they can’t do such thing where they use a duplicate copy (CES report for MD) to be sent to PA.  I absolutely don’t understand why they don’t help you out OR offer any other options. I feel like I am stuck and I absolutely have no idea what to do now except to wait. I still have a couple months til October this year until my TPP expires. But I hope it doesn’t come to the point where it’s almost October and they haven’t released the report yet. For my license sake, it’s a freakin re-evaluation 🙄🙄🙄

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1 hour ago, zeekee96 said:

I know! Called them (CGFNS) again after calling PA BON and they said they can’t do such thing where they use a duplicate copy (CES report for MD) to be sent to PA.  I absolutely don’t understand why they don’t help you out OR offer any other options. I feel like I am stuck and I absolutely have no idea what to do now except to wait. I still have a couple months til October this year until my TPP expires. But I hope it doesn’t come to the point where it’s almost October and they haven’t released the report yet. For my license sake, it’s a freakin re-evaluation 🙄🙄🙄

I'm sorry to hear about that! Call again and talk to someone else who is more helpful! Explain your situation to them. Do you have your own CES copy? Maybe they will accept it if it is from you? I really begged the MD BON and explained to them that my temporary license is expiring so soon, and the hospital hiring me will only give me one month to get my license. I hope things will work out! I know how it feels. We should report CGFNS to BBB

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didiabu has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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3 hours ago, buzzbuzz1 said:

Have you considered reporting them to the BBB? I know it doesn't help the immediate. I find them to be rude and a horrible organization to work with. It's cost an arm and a leg to pay for the credentialing then it feels like it expires as soon as everything is accepted. It's just a huge money making scheme! Good luck getting all your stuff!

Im gonna try to report them to BBB. They are really too much now. They are just after money, and not even helping people out.

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didiabu has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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1 hour ago, zeekee96 said:

I know! Called them (CGFNS) again after calling PA BON and they said they can’t do such thing where they use a duplicate copy (CES report for MD) to be sent to PA.  I absolutely don’t understand why they don’t help you out OR offer any other options. I feel like I am stuck and I absolutely have no idea what to do now except to wait. I still have a couple months til October this year until my TPP expires. But I hope it doesn’t come to the point where it’s almost October and they haven’t released the report yet. For my license sake, it’s a freakin re-evaluation 🙄🙄🙄

Or you can contact your local congressman and state attorney general to make a complaint about CGFNS. I hope this helps. 

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