Pinoy RN here, planning to apply NCLEX RN in New Mexico

  1. Hello guys!

    I badly need your help. I am very confused about the application in New Mexico. I am a registered nurse from the Philippines. Graduated way back 2010. And now living here in New Mexico for almost 2 years now. I want to know the step by step process to those who already took their NCLEX exam in NM, most especially those who came from the Philippines. I have read the instructions in NM BON page for International graduate but I think it is good to know it from those who already experienced the process/application. I hope to hear from you guys. Please enlighten my mind. Thank you! Godspeed.
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  3. by   JustBeachyNurse
    You don't apply for the NCLEX. You apply for a nursing license by examination as an internationally educated nurse. The details are on the BoN website.

    You need to prove proficiency in English as well as have a course by course evaluation of your nursing education and credentials. CGFNS is most common and accepted by most states. NM happens to also accept a few other credential evaluation services.
  4. by   MissCshin23
    Thank you so muchfor your reply. I have read the details in NM BON site. And it says there the exemption from taking English exam. So it means I'll be exempted from it coz we used English language for our textbooks and in Licensure examination the way, I want to ask if where can I get a Verification of English Competency? Is that the same services offered from CGFNS which is English Proficiency Report? . Hope to hear from u again. Thanks
  5. by   JustBeachyNurse
    When cgfns evaluates your credentials it will verify whether your program was taught in English with English texts. If cgfns does not verify/validate that your education was in English you will be required to take ielts or toed and pass. It must be an official verification included on the CES report.
  6. by   MissCshin23
    Thank you so much for answering my questions. It's a big help for me. I'll start to work on my CES soon.
  7. by   cjbt23

    i wonder how was your application so far? i know its been years but i got interested with this thread since i'm currently in this situation now. Hoping for your response.
  8. by   MissCshin23
    Hello.. my application is doing good so far.
  9. by   MissCshin23
    Haven't taken the NCLEX exam yet. I just started my application last July. CGFNS took so long and I'm going to register on pearson vue soon.
  10. by   cjbt23
    What are the requirements you sent them? Did they ask you to take IELTS/TOEFL?
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from cjbt23
    What are the requirements you sent them? Did they ask you to take IELTS/TOEFL?
    You would do better by keeping your questions in one thread but also to check directly with the BON either by reading their website or emailing them
  12. by   MissCshin23
    They didn't ask me about tAking the IELTS/TOEFL. My application in NM BON was very quick. After sending my application to BON, they sent me an email that I can register to Pearson Vue then I registered on Pearson Vue then I got my ATT right away. If you need some help u can email me. Here is my email Address
  13. by   Jang23
    Hi. Do you know how to get this Criminal Background Check paperwork to 3M Cogent if I am residing in the Philippines? It's one of the reqts for NM BON NCLEX application. Thank you!
  14. by   syrajane
    Hi. Good pm. I am an ex-saudi nurse, I left the KSA last year (FEB 2016). Now, I am processing for my CES (CGFNS). I am just a little confused as I am trying to do everything on my own since it will be really costly to avail services from processing agencies. I want to order CES and I am stuck at Step 5 (Professional License Information). Should I also list my saudi council license or just my philippine licese? Your responses would be very much appreciated. Thank you po