Anyone, Suzanne help got CES Report!!!!

  1. Hi guys,

    Thanks so much for reading this. I got my CGFNS Credential Evaluation Report CES this morning and I need help understanding it.

    It lists my academic record,
    High School as having the high school diploma with a GPA of B
    It recognises my degree in Behavioural Psychology as an equivalent Bachelors degree in the US.

    Now my nursing it lists my nursing as Nursing 3 years of undergraduate study then goes on to list every course I did including biology classes, medical nursing, surgical nursing, child and maternal and mental health. Next to every subject it is listed as a Pass and hoew many us semester credits it equals. At the end it says......
    Level of study undergraduate.......US semester credits 238.5....GPA 2.98

    Thats it end of report, I sont understand does this mean I dont need to make up any hours for nursing in the usa???? I thought the point of the report was it listed specifically what you were missing for the usa so if nothing is there does that mean nothing is missing?????

    Please anyone let me know before I start getting excited that I dont have hours to make up!!!!!!

    Ruthx
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  3. by   suzanne4
    This is what I have been telling you to wait for all along, instead of trying to figure out what you were going to do and when. Yo uneeded to find out what you got credit for. And you had wanted to go and retake the entire program.

    It will be up to a state to decide if you meet their hours, since you want NJ, submit that with your application and let them tell you. Each state can vary slightly, go ahead and submit to NJ.

    And just chill until they respond to you. No other plans in the making, wait until you get an answer from them.
  4. by   rsmit02
    LOL Cheers Suzanne always full of plans that me got to look miles ahead LOL!!!!

    I am still planning on coming over to the usa on a student F1 visa as I want to do the Kaplan International nurse course for passing nclex it is 4 months long and they issue an I-20 for the student visa. We have plenty funds and will be living with my sister so no bills or stress of finding somewhere to rent.

    I will submit to NJ board and see if they will allow me to sit nclex then come to the states to do the kaplan course then sit nclex and file for AOS.

    Thanks for all your help along the way suzanne what would we do without you!!! Im sure I will have plenty more questions yet!!!

    Ruthx
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from rsmit02
    LOL Cheers Suzanne always full of plans that me got to look miles ahead LOL!!!!

    I am still planning on coming over to the usa on a student F1 visa as I want to do the Kaplan International nurse course for passing nclex it is 4 months long and they issue an I-20 for the student visa. We have plenty funds and will be living with my sister so no bills or stress of finding somewhere to rent.

    I will submit to NJ board and see if they will allow me to sit nclex then come to the states to do the kaplan course then sit nclex and file for AOS.

    Thanks for all your help along the way suzanne what would we do without you!!! Im sure I will have plenty more questions yet!!!

    Ruthx

    they do Kaplan in London, seen it advertised in the nursing times several times I also found saunders great
  6. by   rsmit02
    Hi Anna,

    Cheers but we want to get to the usa asap we live 14 hour drive from london so would cost us the same to move or commute there to do the course as go to the usa to do it. They do offer the course online to so would be no need to move to do it but that is the point LOL we want to move. I want to file for green card via AOS NOT from the the UK it just takes to long. I can do it all and be in the USA with my family.

    Ruthx
  7. by   suzanne4
    I still do not agree with what you want to do. Seriously rethink it.
  8. by   rsmit02
    Suzanne,

    Sorry what do you not agree with, I got your PM about my review choices and replied is that what you mean or do you mean with me coming on a student visa?

    Ruthx
  9. by   Silverdragon102
    I think she means AOS, at the moment there is no telling which countries are going to be affected by this retrogression and could have a serious impact on your process if UK is included as it doesn't matter where you file but your country of origin.

    We are all desperate to go over to the US as quickly as we can but surely going through the UK process isn't going to be as bad as you think.
  10. by   rsmit02
    Ok cheers but can I ask what is Retrogression? I have not heard anything about it how does it affect us? I thought suzannes thread on it on the uk forum said not to worry about. Also if I am in usa and on student visa doesnt mean I have to leave, and if I have filled for AOS and temporary work visa even if the green card is slow coming through doesnt the temporary work visa mean I can work anyway?

    Ruthx
    Last edit by rsmit02 on Aug 29, '06
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from rsmit02
    Ok cheers but can I ask what is Retrogression? I have not heard anything about it how does it affect us? I thought suzannes thread on it on the uk forum said not to worry about. Also if I am in usa and on student visa doesnt mean I have to leave, and if I have filled for AOS and temporary work visa even if the green card is slow coming through doesnt the temporary work visa mean I can work anyway?

    Ruthx
    Retogression basically means visas for this year are running out and won't just affect nursing but other trades. Hopefully congress will sort this out but it won't be until I believe until after the elections in november

    At the moment no one knows which countries will be affected I think a lot depends on country visa demand which I think is low in the UK. When retrogression comes in things will slow down a lot and people who do AOS will be affected this may in turn affect working as no tempory work authorisation will be given.
  12. by   rsmit02
    But will this affect me if I am not filling AOS till next summer at the earliest, I will be moving and studying first.

    Ruthx
  13. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from rsmit02
    But will this affect me if I am not filling AOS till next summer at the earliest, I will be moving and studying first.

    Ruthx
    if not filing until then why not get NCLEX sat here in the UK and you should be ready next summer to move. Have you definately found a hospital where you want to live who will petition your green card?
  14. by   rsmit02
    I want to move asap as my family is in usa and my sister is having her 1st baby in Feb. I will not sit for nclex till next may as I want time to review first and also have always wanted to learn spanish so will do classes in that.

    As for jobs have been offered 2 jobs in 2 seperate hospitals. My sisters nursing director has interviewed me on the phone and said there are jobs in med surg and telemetry for me when I get there, I have spoken to the hospitals lawyer and the hospital regularly sponsers international nurses.

    Also St Frances in New Jersey has also interviewed me for a position in a unit for Psychiatric patients needing surgical care and operations so they want my psychiatric experience and offer a 9 month preceptorship programme for the surgical teaching as I have no experience. The were very interested and also told me to contact them as soon as I was ready for nclex.

    See I dont see the point in sitting here in uk learning for nclex and waiting for my visa when I can do exactly the same thing but be in the usa already on a student visa with my sister helping with the baby, and if I had nursing hours to make up I cant find anywhere within 6 hours of me to do them here in uk but have already spoken to the Burlington college nursing dean in NJ and they are happy to let me sit in classes and make up hours there. Money is no issue for us we have sold our house and been left money by a family member and have my sister to live with so need to worry about bills, rent etc will just give money to my sister for our keep.

    Our NHS employers here in the uk are keeping our jobs open for us for 12 months we are taking unpaid leave so even if usa doesnt pan out we have jobs to come back to.

    See even if retrogression seriously affects us and I am stuck doing random college classes in the usa for 2 years to keep my student visa until I can work we can afford it and I will really enjoy the classes there are many I would love to do in Burlington.

    Im not sure why people think it is a bad idea, I would understand it if we had no money or place to live but we do.

    Ruthx

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