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hamith hamith (New) New

I'm gen, a registered nurse in the Philippines... I need help on something, I'm currently working here in sharjah, UAE.. and I'm planning to take moh exam but that moh appointment is so hard to get,, so I was what if I'll try the nclex exam.. but here's the problem I don't know the process, the fees and is there any agency I can trust to do the process for me... plz help me..

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

You can't just take the NCLEX. You need to apply to a state board of nursing (or college of nurses in Canada as as of 1/1/15 NCLEX-RN is used in Canada) for a nursing license by examination as an internationally educated nurse. Most states require educational and credential assessment via CGFNS. Some states require a valid US social security number to apply (CA, MD, VT, NJ for example) other states you can apply but won't be issued a license until you provide a valid SSN, like FL. (FYI only citizens, legal permanent residents, and those on a valid work visa are entitled to a SSN. No agency can issue a SSN other than the US social security administration )

An agency cannot get you an authorization to test the NCLEX only a state BoN issues those. Many states require criminal background checks, proof of English proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL) and/or licensure in the country of education.

There are 50 states and also US territories that have boards of nursing. You need to pick one to start and look at the requirements for licensing by examination as an internationally educated nurse.

Thank you! Can you help me how to start?? Or can you give me the step by step process. .

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

Thank you! Can you help me how to start?? Or can you give me the step by step process. .

What state do you wish to live and work. There is a link to the board of nursing website for each state at the bottom of all nurses website or google "application for licensing as a registered nurse as an internationally educated nurse in (insert state name) board of nursing"