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hi thanks for the reply. im new here, where do i find suzanne's stickies? i read up a little bit and vermont doesnt seem to be a cgfns state however, new york is. the only reason im interested in taking the vermont nclex is that it seems quicker interms of processing time and the requirements are less compared to the other states. if i take the nclex in a non cgfns state will i get endorsement from a cgfns state? i am from new york originally but plan to work in hawaii maybe...(surf's up! heehee)
Let me clear up some things for you. The NCLEX exam is a national exam, it is not state specific. And there is no such thing as reciprocity between states, it is only for the exam. You will need to endorse to the new state and fo thru their process. You have trained out of the US and therefore are a foreign grad, even if you hold a US passport, you will still be required to follow any required procedure that a foreign nurse does. Licensing requirements are different from US immigration requirements.
NY does not require the CGFNS exam, but they do require the CSV and you will need to go thru that process to work in NY. Any of the other states that require the CES, you will need to go thru that, and if they require the CGFNS exam, you will need to do that.
Going thru a state that you think is faster just to endorse is really a waste of time, it can take you longer to endorse than it would have taken to do things in the first place.
Vemont also is taking three to four months to give approval to sit for the NCLEX exam, and you cannot eve start the process until you have graduated, so not sure why you would wish to waste all of that time.