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by Claire Speaks Claire Speaks, ADN (Member) Member

Claire Speaks has 5 years experience as a ADN and specializes in Consulting for internationally-trained Nurses.

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Hi!

My name is Claire. I am a french nurse and I applied on CGFNS in Febuary. I have chosen the expedited service review and my report is already issued. It says that my nursing education and my diploma are both comparable to those of a first-level (registered) nurse in the USA. So now I have to take my TOEFL and get enough points.

My boyfriend lives in Arkansas, but I coulnd't apply to the Arkansas BON because they need a US SSN which I don't have yet. So I have chosen to apply to the Colorado BON. We have friends there and my boyfriend will be able to work there maybe... If not, I am planning on asking for a licensure by endorsement in Arkansas when I'll have a work visa a so a US SSN.

Anyway, I have a question about my application. What if Colorado decides that I don't have enough hours in one of the specialities? Where and how can I take courses?

I would like to be ready if it happens and I have no idea about what to do if they tell me that I have to take more courses....

Do you think you can help me? I hope you understood everything because my english is not perfect!

Thank you so much in advance for your answer :)

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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Ginger's Mom has 41 years experience as a MSN, RN.

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Bigger issue is that you do not have the legal right to work in the usa. Are you planning to marry your boyfriend? My understanding a ssn is required for colorado too. You will mot be able to get a ssn until you have a legal right to work in the usa.

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Silverdragon102 has 31 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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many people are having issues finding somewhere were hours can be made up if short. Options are to see if there is anywhere in France to make up these hours or a nursing school in the US that will allow you to sit and make these hours up, this may be difficult as many nurses already struggling to find schools that will allow them to do this in the US.

As mentioned also be aware unless marrying your boyfriend you are looking at over 6 years currently to get a immigrant visa allowing you to live and work in the US

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Hi Claire , My name is Binta and I'm from France too . I'd like to know if you are currently in process to translate you french degree of nurse . I'm currently in process with the CGFNS and I think it could be helpful to exchange our informations. Let me know if your are ok . Have a nice day

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