CGFNS and Visa screen... when BON? - page 2

Hi again... and thank you for the advice for the CGFNS exam stuff. I am still missing small bits and bobs :crying2: about this visa screen and Boards of Nursing. I understand the CGFNS mob do the... Read More

  1. by   nuisance
    Wow! You're great! Thanks for all your help. I can see that you are helping a lot of Asian nurses. I am from Asia too, specifically the Philippines and we have a lot of nurses here who are wanting to go to US and earn more as the opportunities here are less. A lot of nurses did not practice nursing for years due to lack of opportunities and when US opened again, some of them went back to hospitals.

    Some agencies accept nurses even without experience after they graduated. They say the hospital setting in our country is much different from that of US' so they don't mind. What do you think about that?

    Have a nice day!
  2. by   suzanne4
    Personally, there are only a few agencies that I would even consider using. Most have no idea of what nurses do and are just there for the money from the hospital and could really care less about you.
    That is why I set up my program for nurses from SE Asia so that no one would get taken advantage of. At least I know that my students won't. We teach all of the differences found between the US hospitals and the hospitals on this side of the world. And there are significant differences.

    My personal opinion.....................stay away from most of those agencies....
    Why do you even need them?
  3. by   ione
    hi suzanne, i think we share the same sentiments here. i'm just wondering.. ever consider putting up a school here in manila? why not?!
  4. by   suzanne4
    Right now I am concentrating on Thailand, but you are more than welcome to come here....................
  5. by   rhynth
    Quote from suzanne4
    Right now I am concentrating on Thailand, but you are more than welcome to come here....................
    hi suzanne. Can I know your office address here in Bangkok. I'm also here in Bangkok and I am about to start my review classes for NCLEX next week.

  6. by   suzanne4
    Quote from rhynth
    hi suzanne. Can I know your office address here in Bangkok. I'm also here in Bangkok and I am about to start my review classes for NCLEX next week.

    Where are you taking your review classes at?
  7. by   suzanne4
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    Where are you taking your review classes at?

    Times Square Building, just next door to the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit
    Suite 12-03.

    Please come by for a visit. Would like to meet you
  8. by   gloryjean14
    hi suzanne,i'd like to thank you first for the wonderful informations that you are sharing in this forum,I really appreciate your being so helpful to everybody.I would like to ask you some questions,too.I am currently working in Canada but was trained in the Philippines and I am planning to move to Florida or Texas.I passed my CGFNS test in 1994.Does it have an expiration date?I am planning to get started on applying for a visa screen,so as what I understand fr.the previous discussions,I have to take those english tests.I was able to waive it here in Canada so I didn't have to take it.I guess bec I was trained in the Phils,I have to take it,eh?and also CGFNS has my papers already but not my papers as a canadian nurse,do i send it to them or the BON?sorry for bombarding you with lots of questions but i'm confused on where to get started and is tempted to get an agency to help me.Any idea about working in Texas or Florida as how are the hospital/training/orientation as well as cost of living and salary?thank you in advance!
  9. by   suzanne4
    CGFNS scores are only good for two years. But for those states, I know especially Florida, you only need credentials verification from CGFNS, not the exam. You will need to submit a complete new set of papers to CGFNS for the credentials verification, as well as the Visa Screen if those are the two states in which you want to work. You will need to complete the NCLEX exam as well as the full series of English exams to qualify for the Visa Screen Certificate.

    You will need to apply directly to the Board of Nursing where you wish to practice. Most states have the forms available on-line for you to download.
    They will also require a set of documents from the Philippines, as well as Canada.

    I would worry more about getting all of those documents and applications taking care of, before even thinking of placement.
    Get that started and then send another post, and I will help you with the next step.
  10. by   gloryjean14
    thank you for those infos suzanne!
  11. by   suzanne4
    If you have any more questions, please let me know.
  12. by   gloryjean14
    hey suzanne,just wanting to know about the cost of toefl,tse,twe versus ielts and also nclex.also,i when i completed cgfns certification prog,do i have to do it again with the bon?or i can just direct them to cgfns?sorry have to ask you these questions,i havent done any research yet but planning to download applications fr cgfns tonight.thanks.
  13. by   suzanne4
    NCLEX exam is $200.
    TOEFL and TWE together (when done by computer) are $125.
    TSE is $125.
    IELTS is $125.
    IELTS series is $125.

    Licensure fees with the board of nursing vary from state to state.

    Your credentials that you had filed with CGFNS, back from 1994, are no longer valid. Depending on where you wish to work, you may only need to do the certification, not the exam. Certification is very different from verification. The application for Florida will ask if you have gone thru the Credentials Verification program.