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CVS - NEW YORK - CGFNS 2019

Specializes in Graduate BSN.

Hi guys, I am from outside USA who went thru the process of CGFNS NY to take NCLEX-RN. If you have questions about CGFNS new york, ask me and I'll try my best to answer.

Cos I have seen a topic about this and it has so many threads to a point that it is confusing.

could you share with me how long did you take to get the new York approved email after you completed your CVS? my CVS report had sent to the New York nursing board for more than 1 month, but I didn't get any notice. thank you for your help!

natsuhomes1, BSN, RN

Specializes in Graduate BSN.

It says there follow-up 6 weeks after. So I waited for 6 weeks, emailed them using the "Contact Us" page in their site also ask if they received your CGFNS file. I received a reply a week later. Then once they reply, you can ask them pretty much anything you have a question for, the will answer you.

Btw I assume you already applied the licensure at their website right?

8 minutes ago, natsuhomes1 said:

It says there follow-up 6 weeks after. So I waited for 6 weeks, emailed them using the "Contact Us" page in their site also ask if they received your CGFNS file. I received a reply a week later. Then once they reply, you can ask them pretty much anything you have a question for, the will answer you.

Btw I assume you already applied the licensure at their website right? 

thank you! yes, I had already applied the licensure, as you mentioned, you send the contact form to them, and then you got the approved email? I appreciate your kindly help.

natsuhomes1, BSN, RN

Specializes in Graduate BSN.

@Ivylyu19 Not yet approved. They will tell you if your file was already sent to the Bureau of Comparative Education, which all foreign educated applicants go thru.

Comp Educ. will take 10-15 weeks or depending on the volume of applicants, then it will be sent back to the Nursing Boards, takes 1-2 weeks to finally receive your ATT.

If they'll tell you that your file was sent to the Comp. Educ., email the CompEd for updates if they receive it and INCLUDE all the necessary details for your file.


If they received it, I recommend emailing them every 2-3 weeks for updates.

I hope you're not confused.

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4 minutes ago, natsuhomes1 said:

@Ivylyu19 Not yet approved. They will tell you if your file was already sent to the Bureau of Comparative Education, which all foreign educated applicants go thru.

Comp Educ. will take 10-15 weeks or depending on the volume of applicants, then it will be sent back to the Nursing Boards, takes 1-2 weeks to finally receive your ATT.

If they'll tell you that your file was sent to the Comp. Educ., email the CompEd for updates if they receive it and INCLUDE all the necessary details for your file.


If they received it, I recommend emailing them every 2 weeks for updates.

I hope you're not confused.

oh ! what you told me is very helpful! I never know such specific information. thank you again! hope you could get your approved letter soon!

natsuhomes1, BSN, RN

Specializes in Graduate BSN.

You're welcome! If you have some confusion with anything, just ask again here. I got my ATT 11 weeks waiting in total. Now I'm preparing for my exam.

On 11/6/2019 at 4:56 PM, natsuhomes1 said:

Hi guys, I am from outside USA who went thru the process of CGFNS NY to take NCLEX-RN. If you have questions about CGFNS new york, ask me and I'll try my best to answer.

Cos I have seen a topic about this and it has so many threads to a point that it is confusing.

Hello! Was the board ok with your clinical and theory hours in psych , paeds? I feel I’m lacking hours.

natsuhomes1, BSN, RN

Specializes in Graduate BSN.

@irishnurse96 yes, I have no problem with any subjects... How do you know that you are lacking in that area? I think the best way to do is call the boards first what to do & what they can suggest.

22 minutes ago, natsuhomes1 said:

@irishnurse96 yes, I have no problem with any subjects... How do you know that you are lacking in that area? I think the best way to do is call the boards first what to do & what they can suggest.

I just feel like I am as ive seen Irish/uk nurses are lacking hours.

May I ask how many clinical and theory hours you had?

also when sending documents for form 1, did you send secondary school transcript

natsuhomes1, BSN, RN

Specializes in Graduate BSN.

Honestly, I did not see my transcript and my hours since my school sent it to CGFNS.

I did not send a secondary school transcript, just uploaded a scanned diploma.

3 minutes ago, natsuhomes1 said:

Honestly, I did not see my transcript and my hours since my school sent it to CGFNS.

I did not send a secondary school transcript, just uploaded a scanned diploma.

Ok, thanks for your Help

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

Usually if over 10 years since at school you don’t have to send in secondary school certificate. I think I had 150 hrs on average on theory and a lot more clinical hours when I applied to NY way back in 2002

Hi! I'm confused with CGFNS and NYSED process. So I paid for CVS but never sent any documents to CGFNS. Instead I went straight to NYSED with my application and sent my school and license documents to them. Now I received an email from CGFNS saying that my application has been completed and they will send my CVS to NYSED. Now when I check my log in at CGFNS it only says waiting to be recieved for my school and license records. Any help with this please? Thanks

natsuhomes1, BSN, RN

Specializes in Graduate BSN.

Hi @PediaNurse

May I ask you why did you use CVS NY but did not send any documents to them? It's seems like you're paying for the service but did not use it.
The usual process would be:
1. Pay CVS CGFNS NY and follow all the information they gave you to process your documents (like print the cgfns files & give it to your school/license issuer)
2. Wait for the CGFNS to receive your file (which was sent by the school)
3. Wait for the CGFNS to verify your files then they will send it to NYSED after (8-10 weeks I forgot) regardless if it is done or not.

To sort everything out, I recommend calling CGFNS and NYSED.

You can send your files directly to NYSED using the specific forms they have on their website BUT they recommend CVS-CGFNS-NY for FASTER processing. I don't know how long would it take if you won't use CVS CGFNS NY.

I hope I made it clear. If you still have questions, just ask me. I'll try my best. 🙂

Hi! Thanks for your reply. Two friends recommended that I send my documents directly to NYSED since it is much faster then CGFNS and they both had received confirmation emails and they're just waiting for their ATTs now. So now I'm confused if it will affect the status of my application with NYSED because of the CVS from CGFNS.

natsuhomes1, BSN, RN

Specializes in Graduate BSN.

@PediaNurse ohhh I see, I can't really say how would that go cause I did not experience that. So I assume you already sent and paid your RN application to NYSED online? Cos if you have already, they have a "Contact Us" page where you can email them to track the progress of your file. I would recommend giving them a call both CGFNS and the NYSED about your situation.

@PediaNurse I did the same thing that you did. When you apply to CGFNS and NYSED, that's all you do for the time being. Like @natsuhomes1 said, CGFNS will contact your nursing school and ask them for ALL the verified nursing school documents and it must be sent by your school (not you) to NYSED. When I initially sent it myself, I received a call and an email from NYSED stating that they recieved my school documents however I wasn't supposed to do that because it is strictly a CGFNS to school to NYSED transaction which caused tampering. I had to start over again which delayed my application. The 2nd time around, I notified my school that they were going to receive a "request" from CGFNS and my counselor got the documents ready when that time came. NYSED has to "verify" all our nursing school certifications. From the time I started CGFNS, refiled again, to receving my ATT, it took 8-10 months. It should have been faster however, I tried to "speed" it up by sending them myself which actually delayed it.

On 1/2/2020 at 11:51 PM, pinktiramisu said:

@PediaNurse I did the same thing that you did. When you apply to CGFNS and NYSED, that's all you do for the time being. Like @natsuhomes1 said, CGFNS will contact your nursing school and ask them for ALL the verified nursing school documents and it must be sent by your school (not you) to NYSED. When I initially sent it myself, I received a call and an email from NYSED stating that they recieved my school documents however I wasn't supposed to do that because it is strictly a CGFNS to school to NYSED transaction which caused tampering. I had to start over again which delayed my application. The 2nd time around, I notified my school that they were going to receive a "request" from CGFNS and my counselor got the documents ready when that time came. NYSED has to "verify" all our nursing school certifications. From the time I started CGFNS, refiled again, to receving my ATT, it took 8-10 months. It should have been faster however, I tried to "speed" it up by sending them myself which actually delayed it.

Hi! Yes the school and license office sent my transcripts and license verification directly. How did you refile if I may ask?

Seau Yin Chong

Specializes in Heart Kidney Orthopedics.

@natsuhomes1 and anyone who would share their experience and advice,

May I know where were you educated?

I was graduated from a nursing school in Japan, hopefully I am not lack of any hours in clinical or theory. Also, worked in a hospital for 3 years, but not working as a nurse for almost these 4 years after I have my first baby. I am now in US with my american husband and baby.

I am currently waiting for validation of the transcript forms which CGFNS told me they are not valid (signature and seal are not valid).

May I know what and how long the process takes after files are sent from CGFNS to NYSED? (NYSED, Comp Educ. etc)? Can you make an easy list out just for the service and period?

I am not sure about what are the steps after files sent to NYSED.

I applied licensure to NY state already, but not NCLEX RN yet, because I thought I am only supposed to apply with Pearson Vue after NYSED tells me I am eligible to take an exam. At what point did you apply for NCLEX RN and how did you get ATT?

Appreciate your patience and kind help.

Edited by Seau Yin Chong

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