Endorsement Issue


I am reviewing the requirements on how to do the RN Licensure by Endoresement in the State of Wiconsin. I applied for my initial licensure in Florida because they don't required CGFNS. But I am now having a hard time to endorse my license in Illinois because they are requiring a local license from the country of my education which is in the Philippines. I did'nt intended to practice in there since I am a U.S. permanent residence that is why I didnt have a Philippine license. I want to work in Wisconsin. I am reviewing the requirement on how to do the endorsement since I live couple minutes drive from Kenosha, Wisconsin. I understand that as a foreign graduates I need to provide additional requirements like CGFNS. But based from the Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing website there is an Exception from CGFNS: If you have graduated from or completed the nursing education program of an English speaking school in Canada you are except from CGFNS. Also, you may be except from CGFNS if you have been licensed and practicing full-full time for 2 consecutive years within the last 5 years in a U.S. state does not require CGFNS. Is it possible to endorse my license in Wisconsin even if I didn't work in Florida as an RN? I am confused. I hope someone can help me regarding this matter.

Thank you.


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"Licensed and practicing full-time for 2 consecutive years" sounds pretty clear to me -- if you haven't been working in FL, you wouldn't qualify for the exemption. Of course, the WI BON is your best source of information; I suggest you contact them directly with your questions. Theirs is the only answer that matters. :)

Best wishes.

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If you haven't worked in Florida then how do you think you will meet the 2 years requirements. You are just going to have to meet state requirements for foreign trained nurse.

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