give me some advice

  1. Hi, I am an international nurse. I have a question for you guys.
    Thank you in advance for your comments

    I am thinking of taking the RN exam. But one big problem is that I
    didn't hold a license from my home country since I have never
    worked before I came to US. So they told me that I am not
    eligible for CGFNS certification. But in Illinois state, CGFNS is a
    prerequisite for NCLEX. So the only way I can do is to apply for
    license from another state(California) which will not require
    CGFNS. And then with this license, I apply for CGFNS(is this ok?).
    After getting CGFNS, I then endorse my license into an Illinois one.
    (the baseline is that I want to work in Illinois)

    Do you think this is OK? I have called them(state board) millions
    of times. Some of them say: it is ok! But someone said: I don't
    know, but you can try... I want your advice because I don't know
    if there are some other potential problems: e.g. Would they let
    me to do the endorsment immediately after new license release?
    Do I first need to activate my license and then do the endorsment?

    I am really confused with these problems. If you have any good suggestion, please let me know. I would be very happy to take it.

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  3. by   Jay-Jay
    If you want to work in Illinois, why are you posting this in the Canadian nursing forum?

    I'll move it to the general nursing forum. You'll get a better answer for your question there!