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Pls can anyone tell me which are the best books to be for passing CGFNS examinations. Do anyone of u have any idea of their scoring format. Bcos they ask some 260 questions in all and a total score of 800. That means does each question has a score of 3.076923, or do they give any scores for previous work experience or passing in toefl.
Also is that they pass only general nurses and do not pass any Bsc nurses.
Any additional help for clearing exams will be highly appreciated.
There are 260 questions, and they do not all score the same number of points. The only book that will be helpful to you directly is the book that CGFNS sends to you when you register for the exam. Their score has nothing to do with work experience or passing the TOEFL exam, only nursing questions on the exam.
Yes, they pass nurses who have a BSN. The US requires that the nurse be a generalist, not a specialist, as they are in the UK and Australia. The US requires that the nurse has clinical and theory hours in all of the major nursing subjects. If not, the time has to be made up before being permitted to sit for the exam.
Not sure where you are from, but why are you even considering the CGFNS exam? It slows down the whole process of emigrating by at least six months or so. Best bet is to go directly with NCLEX exam and the required English series, if you are not exempt from that. Many states are only requiring a credentials evaluation done by CGFNS and not the exam. And thise that are requiring the exam, you can usually get around that for almost all states by licensing in one that doesn't then endorsing, unless you want to work in Illinois right away. Which is about the only one that would require two years actual work experience in the US if you do not take the CGFNS exam.
Hope that this helps.................would definitely think about skipping this exam, especially that NCLEX will be offered in Hong Kong, Seoul, and London beginning in July, 2005.