Published Jun 9, 2003
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.
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!
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