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Foreign RN, kindly needing help.

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by Damsychick Damsychick (New Member) New Member

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Good day colleagues!

I am a Filipino B.S.Nurse who just arrived in America last year because I got married here. Recently got my permanent residency card and all legal documents to work. I've been working as a Quarantine and ER Nurse for 9 years in Philippines and the middle east. I am living now in Charleston SC and very eager to get back in my career track. Been checking all the requirements for taking the NCLEX yet I'm kind of lost with all of the eligibility requirements. Is there anyone who will kindly guide me or advice me of the processes or steps I needed to do.

These are also two leading questions I have in mind:

-Do I need to take tofel/ielts even if I'm already a permanent resident in US?

-Do I need to complete some courses to meet the boards eligibility requirements before taking the NCLEX?

Hoping for your replies. Thank you.

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Pixie.RN has 18 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and works as a Infection Preventionist/Nurse Epidemiologist.

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If you're looking to obtain a license via South Carolina, the BON is pretty clear in the requirements:

Requirements to take the National Council Licensure Examination For Registered Nurse And Licensed Practical Nurse

So if English isn't your native language, then TOEFL/TSE is required. As far as additional education, you need to have your education evaluated by CGFNS. It's all on that website. Good luck!

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972 Visitors; 11 Posts

I guess I need to reread and review the site link you gave. Hard to go back to basic processes after a long time. Thank you. :)

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Hi! Are you still processing your nclex? Or your already working?

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HI! I stopped processing with SC BON and transferred my application to Georgia BON. Sadly their toefl score requirement, specifically the Speaking category is too high, close to a perfect score which is hard to attain by a foreign test taker. I passed the over all twice but got short with Speaking. I also got some pending validations from Cgfns so right now I'm just waiting for my approval to take the exam.

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