Inspiring reading about your process! Let me explain a little where I am in the/my process!
I just graduated this January from school with my two bachelors! I am crreuntly working at northen largest ER to get my acute care experience! I've started my application to the state of New York! I chose NY because it's where I want to work mostly but also because they don't require a social security number for their application.
My thought about starting the paperwork this early is that I could sit for NCLEX asap and then when I have my full year of acute care I can start apply to jobs.
However, I've started my application at CGFNS and I'm doing their credential service for New York, that is a specific one.
Ive done two of the obligated courses (child abuse, infection control) for the state of New York and I've sent my RN application to them.
Ive sent the CGFNS forms to my school and to our licensure department in Sweden. Im also sending forms (my secondary high school grades, my birthcerificate, passport etc) and a notarized application to CGFNS.
Then I just have to wait for my school and the department to work. My school have said that they will send their documents next week!
After I'm approved and get my ATT and passed NCLEX my plan is to get in touch with a agency who can help me get recruited.
I don't know if this is the right way to go, hopefully it is. I also find it hard what exactly they want from my school - just my bachelors and all the course names and earned degrees? Or the full explanation on what the school course included etc? And since I can't find anyone that has done the New York credential it is hard to find and answer, but hopefully I get this right!