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My name is Keerti, I am a registered nurse in hyderabad, India, I have done my GNM (General Nursing and Mid Wifery) and I have 3 years of clincal nusing experience in a multi-speciality hospital. Right now I am staying with my husband in USA on F2 VISA status as a dependent of my Husband. He has F1 Status.

I would like to appear for the NCLEX-RN exam here in USA. I have few quires regarding this.

1. Is my qualification as GNM (3 years diploma after +2) is eligible to appear for this NCLEX-RN exam?

2. If yes, How do I start the process?

3. Are there any consultancies to provied me info about this and also process my documentation?

Please help me with this topic

Thank u in Advance

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

Moved to the Nurse Registration forum as you are an International nurse.

Starting point would be looking at the state BON that you plan on working in. Be aware some states require a US SSN which I believe you on a F2 can not apply for. You do not need an agency to process the paperwork, many including myself have done it without using an agency

Most states require CES report from CGFNS although California will do their own assessment they also require a US SSN. Once you have met state requirements you will get eligibility to sit NCLEX and then can start looking for a employer. Unfortunately Diploma doesn't meet requirements for H1b without 12 years or more experience. Immigrant visa means EB3 which for people born in India is over 10 years wait and you can not work until visa is in hand.

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Hello Sir/Madam

I have few more quires

1.which type of report should I apply for in CGFNS, is it CES professional report or academic report.

2. You said that Diploma does not meet the requirements of H1b please explain me further. should I go for further studies like BSC nursing in INDIA or is there any chance of taking additional courses in USA to fulfill the requirements.

3. could you list out some states that do not ask for SSN.

thank you in adv.

regards

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

CES report Academic would be the one I recommend

H1b requires a minimum of BSN or at least 12 years work experience

You will need to do your own research on which state does not ask for US SSN as really it is a federal requirement just not all BON's follow the requirement

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on Jul 8 by amandeepkaur

hi i am from india too,,,ok here may be this could help you.first of all which state are you going to take nclex?second yes your gnm here equivqlent to BSCnursing ,but you need to get your evaluation report from CGFNS.you can check their website.fill the application for credential evaluation than fill the application for board of nursing which state you wanna take?you can take any state if u have social security no. anyother information you can contact me.

i am totally confused with these statements please help me whether i am eligible as a GNM from india to take the exam or not.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

i am totally confused with these statements please help me whether i am eligible as a GNM from india to take the exam or not.

The only way you can find out is get CES report done and apply to the state and meet their requirements. The CES report should say at what level you have been assessed at

Hi Amandeep and others on this forum,

I was wondering if I could get some of your inputs, I am Mayuri, a BSN and MSN from India, have 4 years of work experience and have specialized in critical care Nursing. I am currently on F2 Visa Status. I have started the CES professional report, as that is what is required by the Colorado BON. I am worried that the BON , will not give me a waiver as I do not have a SSN. I was wondering whether student dependents fall under the waiver for students? I am confused and a little worried. Should I apply to another BON ? are there any other BON that allows F2 visa holders to apply for the NCLEX? I would really appreciate the help.

Thank you

MC

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 10 years experience.

Hi Amandeep and others on this forum,

I was wondering if I could get some of your inputs, I am Mayuri, a BSN and MSN from India, have 4 years of work experience and have specialized in critical care Nursing. I am currently on F2 Visa Status. I have started the CES professional report, as that is what is required by the Colorado BON. I am worried that the BON , will not give me a waiver as I do not have a SSN. I was wondering whether student dependents fall under the waiver for students? I am confused and a little worried. Should I apply to another BON ? are there any other BON that allows F2 visa holders to apply for the NCLEX? I would really appreciate the help.

Thank you

MC

You don't apply for the NCLEX. You apply for a nursing license by examination. If you don't have a SSN, you don't have work rights. Are you anticipating securing a work visa sponsorship once licensed?

If you are ineligible for a CO license due to visa status getting a license in another state will do nothing to get you a CO nursing license. Officially per federal regulations only those with citizenship, permanent residence or work visa rights are entitled to professional licensure in the U.S., how that is implemented is up to the individual states. Some states require a SSN to apply, some states require a SSN to issue a license, some have other policies.

Your advantage is having a MSN and four years(recent?) critical care experience. IMHO, compete the CES process first. You can always pay to transfer the report to another BoN later. Then decide how to proceed once you know your credentials evaluation status.

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