Hi im a newbie here but I'm a big fan of this online community. I would want to commend the moderators and threaders of allnurses.com for providing a support system for every aspiring successful nurses.
I'm 22 years old, a Filipino pediatric nurse who is currently working in a government hospital in Manila. In my second year as a staff nurse, I finally took my time and efforts to start my NCLEX application. I am not yet a CGFNS or IELTS passer so it's still a long way for me, I guess. Since my mother is currently working in California for 8 years now, I really wanted to go to Califonia and applied for my NCLEX there.I sent my application last May 16, 2007 until now, with fingers crossed, no response yet from California BON. By the way, I have no U. S Visa eventhough my mom's working there, since she had no Green Card also.
While waiting for my eligibility, decided to study Saunder's (Comprehensive) and I'm on Chapter 16 already in spite of my work schedule. I made my own study schedule so I could read all chapters just before I enroll in a review center. I got the idea of reading saunder's from this site's tips.
I would want to ask everyone of the following queries?
What review center could I enroll in, and what month do you think I could enroll in? My schedule is too tight, leaves are applied way, way ahead.
Is it okay to use other's credit card for paying the application exam?
Where do you think I could take my NCLEX? I know there is a Manila testing center , but what are the benefits and risks as compared to hongkong?
What travelling agencies could I contact with in regards to hongkong exam?How much in US dollars will it cost a hongkong exam plus disneyland trip?
I do not want to be recruited by an agency, because that required me to be binded by a specific hospital in california. I really wanted to work in mattel's children hospital-ucla, children's hospital-la, so i decided to process my papers independently. What are the step by step processes I should undertake, when applying for a VISA. Please share with me your experiences.
Who immigration attorney to contact?
What are the requirements for VISA SCREEN. How much in minimum will it cost me.
To Suzanne, Thank you for your tips.
To everyone, please do help me.