Visa Screen for June 2006 Philippine Nursing Exam

  1. this is the latest news from cgfns. just in.

    commission on graduates of foreign nursing schools (cgfns international) statement regarding visascreen® eligibility of philippine nurses taking the professional regulation commission's (prc's) june 2006 nursing licensing exam.

    click the link for details: http://www.cgfns.org/sections/press/...25-06_vs.shtml


    this is for information purposes only. no one should argue regarding this issue.
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  3. by   batibot
    PHILADELPHIA, PA-OCTOBER 26, 2006-The Board of Trustees of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS International) met October 22-23, 2006 and considered whether Philippine nurses who have passed the Professional Regulation Commission's (PRC) June 2006 nursing licensing exam are eligible for VisaScreen® Certification.
    The Board directed its staff and counsel to review and assess whether the licensure process followed in light of the challenged results of the June 2006 exam is "comparable" with that required for nurses licensed in America, as required by U.S. law. CGFNS will then make a final determination of whether passers of the June 2006 exam are eligible for VisaScreen® certification. CGFNS expects to reach a final decision on the question of comparability in the near future. Any VisaScreen® applications that CGFNS receives from June 2006 passers will be accepted but deferred for a final decision until this assessment process is complete. If the assessment concludes that the license is not comparable, the VisaScreen® application from a June 2006 passer will be denied.
    http://www.cgfns.org/sections/press/...25-06_vs.shtml
  4. by   bonsai_25
    hey batibot.. this issue should be in the Philippine forum.
    anyway, its good that CGFNS is finally releasing their side.
    Let us wait for their final verdict.
    Everyday we get different news, bad and good.
    Who will the students follow the PRC, the President, The court of appeals, the Supreme court, NCSBN, CGFNS?
  5. by   pinoy_guy
    Quote from bonsai_25
    Who will the students follow the PRC, the President, The court of appeals, the Supreme court, NCSBN, CGFNS?
    if you plan to work in the US, may I suggest the NCSBN & the CGFNS?
  6. by   bonsai_25
    wahhhhhhhh...lawrence check the international forum. theres another one like this. I think batibot accidentally post it there.
  7. by   Rep
    Quote from bonsai_25
    hey batibot.. this issue should be in the Philippine forum.
    anyway, its good that CGFNS is finally releasing their side.
    Let us wait for their final verdict.
    Everyday we get different news, bad and good.
    Who will the students follow the PRC, the President, The court of appeals, the Supreme court, NCSBN, CGFNS?
    Follow the CGFNS and CGFNS, these are the agencies who will make your dreams come true to work as a nurse in the US.
  8. by   lawrence01
    merged threads for posterity.
  9. by   batibot
    sorry...my mistake... anyway for those in the Philippines do not lose hope...
  10. by   bonsai_25
    it's okay batibot hehe and thanks for the suggestions by the way.
    To the june 2006 batch, let us just prepare for every outcome possible to this issue. Goodluck guys
  11. by   ubermench
    Hi guys!

    I just need some clarification....Regarding the Visascreen, Do I need to have a local license in order for me to apply for the Visascreen Certificate? Question b. under Non-Health care professionals on Section 15 ( Registration and License ) of the application asks " Have you ever been licensed in your Country of Education?" and my answer would be NO ( I really dont have any intention of taking the local NLE if possible), would this suffice? I know it looks and seems pretty obvious...but you cant be too sure about these things.

    Thanks!
  12. by   Rep
    Quote from ubermench
    Hi guys!

    I just need some clarification....Regarding the Visascreen, Do I need to have a local license in order for me to apply for the Visascreen Certificate? Question b. under Non-Health care professionals on Section 15 ( Registration and License ) of the application asks " Have you ever been licensed in your Country of Education?" and my answer would be NO ( I really dont have any intention of taking the local NLE if possible), would this suffice? I know it looks and seems pretty obvious...but you cant be too sure about these things.

    Thanks!
    No, you don't need a PRC license if you apply for a VisaScreen, but if you have one then you have to mention it in your application.
  13. by   nurse_plush
    as a june 06 passer who already obtained his/her license, then one can apply for their services (cgfns exam, ces etc.) aside from the visascreen since there was no announcement that these passers can't apply for them?
  14. by   suzanne4
    Quote from nurse_plush
    as a june 06 passer who already obtained his/her license, then one can apply for their services (cgfns exam, ces etc.) aside from the visascreen since there was no announcement that these passers can't apply for them?
    cgfns has said that they abide by the courts, and the courts do not agree with prc issuing the license. they have stated that they will not give permission to sit for the cgfns exam based on the nle exam of june and they will not issue a vsc as there is no license to verifiy that they accept.

    they have stated that requirements must be followed as in the us, and that is if there is an issue with any licensing exam, the entire exam in retaken by all. not just a part, or from a certain location if there are issues such as what went on with the above.

    you are also going to find it increasingly hard to find an employer, all that i have spoken with are not willing to touch a nurse that took that exam without a retake, and that is from hr people all over the country. you may find a nursing home or an unscrupulous agency to take you, but as far as finding hospital work, they facility could be open to lawsuits later on, etc. and from a risk manangment standpoint, none are willing to go that route.

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