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Bethrod Bethrod (New) New

Hi guys, Can you tell me if Florida requiring filipino nurses to take the English proficiency exam?

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

Hi guys, Can you tell me if Florida requiring filipino nurses to take the English proficiency exam?

Did you check the requirements listed on the board of nursing website for a nursing license by examination as an internationally educated nurse? That would be the definitive source.

http://floridasnursing.gov/forms/licensure-info-edu-outside-us.pdf

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

Moved to the Nurse Registration forum

I did read in their website and it says there that "foreign nurses who uses english textbook and taught in english is exempted to take the english proficiency exam. I don't want to start sending out my papers to Florida BON as long as I know the exact requirements for NCLEX RN.

Thanks for your respond. I really appreciate it.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

I did read in their website and it says there that "foreign nurses who uses english textbook and taught in english is exempted to take the english proficiency exam. I don't want to start sending out my papers to Florida BON as long as I know the exact requirements for NCLEX RN.

Thanks for your respond. I really appreciate it.

It's not NCLEX requirements but requirements for a nursing license by examination. NCLEX is one step. You will not know if exempt from demonstrating English proficiency until your credentials are assessed by CGFNS or other agent and report issued. If you do not have a valid SSN you will not be issued a license until you provide one.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

Until the CGFNS report is ready and states on it that your education was done in English with English text books you can not know whether you have to take English exam or not

Hello Beth , we have same question. I called the BON 2 months ago and they told me to take the english profiency test. Pls Pm me :)