do i need to take my local boards for my CES? - page 3

hi guys, ive asked this question before but i really really have to be sure that i dont need to take my NLE here in the philippines to be able to get a CES (georgia) coz ill be leaving for the... Read More

  1. by   suzanne4
    School is only the beginning of the process, do not think that anything is over at this point. And at one time, everyone was required to have their local license, and this was just a couple of years ago when the CGFNS exam was still mandatory for all states.

    Suspect that it may go back to that because of issues that have come up from your country. And unfortunately, there have been many. Could almist fill up a book with just what I am aware of. And that is the unfortunate part of it.
  2. by   arl1065
    hi
    I graduated last october. I applied for CES report last January and stated in a letter that I have never taken the local board exams because I do not have plans to work in my country. Got my CES report last Feb.
    But now, I change my mind. I want to also take the local board exams this June. Will i have problems with getting the visascreen several months from now? Should I have to write to CGFNS that i've changed my mind? I already have ATT (IL BON) last april.
  3. by   lawrence01
    Quote from arl1065
    hi
    I graduated last october. I applied for CES report last January and stated in a letter that I have never taken the local board exams because I do not have plans to work in my country. Got my CES report last Feb.
    But now, I change my mind. I want to also take the local board exams this June. Will i have problems with getting the visascreen several months from now? Should I have to write to CGFNS that i've changed my mind? I already have ATT (IL BON) last april.
    This kind of changes aren't usually retrovert. They usually don't hold it against you if you have already done the process using the old policies and rules so I wouldn't be worried much about it. Can they take it against you? No, they can't. So, I honestly think you are safe. These alleged changes will only affect those yet to apply or just in the process of it.

    I would be more worried about the Visa Screening Certification if CGFNS will require Philippine licensure as mandatory for eligibility. If they do, and by the way people has been abusing and circumventing their VSC process lately, they might just do it. And if PI licensure is mandatory for VSC then you really have to take the NLE and it wouldn't matter w/c State are one is applying for licensure since to be able to migrate everyone is required to have the VSC.

    Right now, CGFNS hasn't announce any thing about mandatorily requiring PI licensure for VSC but we think it won't be long until they do.

    Also, it may be too late to register for the June NLE. Try and check first if they still are taking-in registrants for it.
    Last edit by lawrence01 on May 4, '07
  4. by   arl1065
    thanks lawrence...

    i already went to prc last monday. Registration for nle is until may 11.
  5. by   lawrence01
    Quote from arl1065
    thanks lawrence...

    i already went to prc last monday. Registration for nle is until may 11.
    Good. Are you taking it then? Have you reviewed long enough for it?
  6. by   arl1065
    yes, i'll be taking the nle this june 10-11. i hope i can prepare in a month time. i've downloaded the imci and will buy some review materials suggested in this forum, like sia's and udan. But I've read the saunder's book. it took me four months to finish it. Do you think my review for nclex will suffice for nle also?
  7. by   lawrence01
    Quote from arl1065
    yes, i'll be taking the nle this june 10-11. i hope i can prepare in a month time. i've downloaded the imci and will buy some review materials suggested in this forum, like sia's and udan. But I've read the saunder's book. it took me four months to finish it. Do you think my review for nclex will suffice for nle also?
    Just one month preparation for NLE is a bit stretching it I think. There are only a few "NCLEX-type" questionnaires there and generally NLE questions are formulated differently from NCLEX-type questions and some NLE questions are very subjective.

    The community health nursing (CHN) part is localized and you can only answer CHN questions if you read the whole local CHN book.

    Those who prepared just 2-3 months for it also finds it hard to pass it on their 1st try. Less than 50% passes it. Even some schools that prepares their students for NLE for more than 6 mos. traditionally only have less than 50-60% passing rate for all their graduates.

    Your choice. Good luck.
  8. by   chichimitchi
    any news from CGFNS anyone??
  9. by   suzanne4
    They sent me one answer, but I needed more information from them before posting that response. Hopefully it will arrive tomorrow.

    They answered my question based on what a state wants, but not what CGFNS wants for the CES and I wanted that clarified.
  10. by   kanebo
    Any reply from CGFNS?
  11. by   suzanne4
    I have had two responses, but nothing about what I was asking. They answered for the VSC, and about US license. So sent the third e-mail roday. Will keep sending until I get the answer about the NLE and the CES.
  12. by   kanebo
    hi arl1065...did you apply for CES online or thru paper application? Did they ever asked/waited for your License Validation? Did you submit your letter indicating that you have never taken local board together with your application or only after they have indicated in your status online that your License Validation is "Waiting to be Received"? I hope you can share the succession of events that transpired in your application...

    Because I received an email notification from CGFNS that they already received my letter but I do not see yet any change in the status regarding my License Validation? I am just concerned that not until they change that "Waiting to be Received" thing no review of credentials can occur...

    Thanks in advance.
  13. by   lengdoo
    I just want to share that I have a friend who ended up taking the NLE. She thought that CGFNS wouldnt require NLE anymore (She called CGFNS, emailed them) but her VISA SCREEN wouldnt be issued so she decided to take the NLE and her VISA SCREEN was released. So better take the NLE. It's not required to take NCLEX but CGFNS or IMMIGRATION because I remembered last year when I filed my papers, the lawyer attached copy of my PHIL LICENSE along with VISA SCREEN CERTIFICATE. I guess it will depend on who's the consul who's gonna approve your paper. Apart from saying that you're NCLEX-passed, BSN-educated, you would want them to know that your licensed in your country, right? Dont let them have any doubts.

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