Published Apr 6, 2014
Hello house! Lemme first of all appreciate everyone who's been making effort to keep the forum going. Uhm! I have a little concern. Well, as you may know; from my profile, I hold Bachelors in Nursing from a Nigerian University. Now that I have migrated to the US specifically NY, I need someone to please give me a detailed info on how to go about credential evaluation, registration and licensing with NY state board of Nursing. Your inputs will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Contact the NY state Board of nursing
Starting point would be apply for CVS with CGFNS and then wait approx 6 months for the documents (depends how timely CGFNS send for your documents and how quick they are returned) to move to NY BON and then another 1-2 months for a decision on whether you can sit NCLEX once you have met requirements and passed NCLEX a license will be issued. I would send NY application approx 4 months after you have started CVS as well as get the couple of online courses that the NY BON require.
See their website, links at the bottom of the page
skylark, BSN, RN
And complete NCLEX and get credentials from CGFNS : )
Silver Dragon was posting at the same time as me and got in with the same info about one millisecond before me
Thanks silverdragon for the detailed piece and thanks to everyone. So from all indications, well; if I may go by silverdragon's comment, that means I have to wait for approximately 6-8months before I can get my license in NY. As u may know, my papers( that which permits me to work in The US) will be available in 3months. So wen I have that, is there any form of nursing job I can take up? No matter how meager, I mean.. one can't be idle for over 7months without doing anything.. thanks once again
How is your working status? I mean, do you have the SS# that's work authorized or have the proper working visa or PR status or ?
NY is one of the states that allows one to take the NCLEX-RN without having a SS# to apply and even receive the license, BUT it's a totally different situation with any US employer in every state, they will need to see and copy your SS# card and usually run the numbers thru some kind of electronic verification to assure it's valid.
There are many international students and nurses with a RN license but unable to use that license until they can start work in the States legally.
thank you! your input is much appreciated
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