Should I take the CGFNS?

  1. Hi there.I'm glad this website exists..I do have a lot of questions that need to be answered. I am bothered whether I should take CGFNS or not. Some people say that I should because it would be a good preparation for my NCLEX. As far as I've known, I can still work in certain US states even without taking and passing it, right?Actually, I , myself don't want to take it because I am applying for the state of California and CGFNS is not required there.But there are people who tell me to take it because soon it could possibly become one of the requirements for US visa..How true is it?Is it really necessary to take CGFNS?Is it a plus factor for visa screen?Please help.Thanks a lot.
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    Joined: Feb '07; Posts: 19
    Critical Care Nurse; from PH
    Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in Critical Care


  3. by   chichimitchi
    why take a test when u dont have too? plus only like 5 states require that anymore.. i wouldnt
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    if you don't need to take the exam for your state BON then you shouldn't take it. The exam is different than the NCLEX. Visa screen is different as it is a requirement for immigration and you need a pass or either CGFNS or NCLEX, but to work as a RN in the US you have to pass the NCLEX so should really concentrate on that
  5. by   praeclarus
    :yeahthat: If you are really are sure that you will be practicing in California, it's better that you not take it. It will be just a waste of money, time and effort on your part. And you can NOW apply for VisaScreen with either NCLEX or CGFNS exam unlike before when they strictly required that one takes the CGFNS exam.
  6. by   suzanne4
    They are not going to require that nurses take the CGFNS exam for immigration, they are actually getting away from that. They will not be going the other way. Just another rumor that is floating around Manila.

    And I am sure that it was started by an agency there.